How to Replace Control Arm 01-05 Honda Civic (Not Hatchback)

How to Replace Control Arm 01-05 Honda Civic (Not Hatchback)

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1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace failing, rusted, rotted, or damaged front control arms. This video is applicable to the 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 Honda Civic except for the Hatchback

🔧 List of tools used:
• Flat Blade Screwdriver
• 14mm Wrench
• 17mm Socket
• 19mm Socket
• Needle nose pliers
• Needle nose pliers
• 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
• Socket Extensions
• Swivel
• Torque Wrench
• Rust Penetrant
• 5mm Hex Wrench
• Floor Jack
• Hammer
• Jack Stands
• Reciprocating Saw
• Wire Brush

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Joseph David says:

I wish the ball joints were pressing into the control arm. It would make life so much easier.


seems so simple until i actually do it and get to the castle nut part off other 2 bolts ready to come out and… can't disconnect the tie rod from the control arm. feels super fused together.

Lucas Cam05 says:

would you need alignment after?

RG3DHD says:

is there any alignment like "Cam" shifting bolt on the lower front control arms?? i have em already but haven't done the job yet… i dont want tomess up my allignment

Cad says:

Do the control arms come with the compliance bushings?

Raul Mejia says:

Thank u … Raul Suprise arizona

Dane Sadler says:

does the Japanese Honda civic use the same parts as the American civic?

HHelmejor says:

im having hell separating the ball joint from the lower control arm; the loaner tool from AZ (arizona) just dont cut it. the video pretends it is a breeze and no help for those like in my case. it is not the first time I go through this. last time I hit the hell out of the ball joint from below until it popped out. afterwards I couldnt put the castle nut back on due to all the damage done to the end of the ball joint but that was my last resort. so a couple bangs with a good hammer, eh? – I doubt it.

Batman83 says:

So I've looked and cannot find a video on how to do it for the 06-11 Civic. Do y'all not have one?

westendcory says:

What part do I need to fix my rear tires from camber inwards

J Maxey says:

Is an alignment needed afterwards?

Ryan Smith says:

Ryan Smith
I have a 03 Honda Civic my right side control arm broke I was told it has one type control arm while some else said it has a upper and lower is there one arm or two

Luis Perdomo says:

Why can't I get the holes to align? If I do one side and put the bolt, can't do the same for the other

John Bizer says:

Was going to do the front struts as did the back last week. After watching the this video, seems might as well do the control arms as since more room with strut assembly out of there. Any issues doing this?

Lazywolvezz says:

can you take out the bushings to put a new one in for my lowered civic

jackass says:

When u get ready to tighten the control arm bolt, do u have to set the hub and control arm in ride position on all vehicles?

Nuckin Futs says:

How much would a job like this usually cost at a shop? Without the link.

EGB18 says:

Thanks i think this is similar to my 06 civic si, these bushings always go out on control arms, along with linkage, & outer tie rod

Cesar Rodriguez says:

If Im planning to change the lower control arms and the suspension, would it be easier to do this together?

**Suspension coming in about a month.

Michael McCullough says:

Would this be the same process for a 2019 civic?

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