UPC: Does not apply
Manufacturer Part Number: EC83739001
Placement on Vehicle: Front+Inner+Lower+Outer+Upper
Universal Fitment: No
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Years
Items Included: Mounting Hardware
Performance Part: No
Type: Control Arm & Ball Joint Assembly
Interchange Part Number: 515036F,ES3488,K6541,ES3493T,K80826
OE/OEM Part Number: car inner outer tie rod end replacement,rods ends
Superseded Part Number: pressing ball joint replacement car,wheel hub bearings assembly
Cotter Pin Hole: Yes
Material: Alloy Steel
Mounting Style: Bolt-On
Suspension Control Arm Replacement Guideline
Control arms are installed in pairs on the front and rear axle and connect the chassis to the wheels as part of the suspension. Therefore, they have a significant influence on the driving characteristics of the vehicle.
A dynamic or a comfortable driving style? The control arms are individually adjusted to the vehicle depending on the desired characteristics. They also absorb lateral movements and forces resulting from driving off and braking.
Tie-Rod End Replacement Guideline
If you feel a bump in the steering when driving over road bumps or curbs, this might be due to worn tie rod ends or inner tie rods. Clicking noises during sudden steering movements can also be symptoms of a defective tie rod. In order to determine the exact cause and replace the defective tie rod, the car must be elevated with a vehicle lift in order to be examined more closely.
This useful tip applies to the exchange of tie rod ends and inner tie rods, which together form the so-called tie rod.
Ball Joint Replacement Guideline
If there is a knocking or clunking noise in the area of the front axle when the car is traveling over road bumps, potholes or curbs, then there is usually a defect in a component of the wheel suspension.
The side of the front axle from which the (vibration) noise is emanating can already be determined during a test drive. The type of noise also already provides certain indications for maintenance regarding which components might be faulty.
1.Raise the vehicle and remove the front wheels.
2.To loosen the fastening screws and fixing nuts of the compression ball joint more easily, spray them with rust remover and allow to act for a few minutes.
3.Loosen the fastening screws of the broken ball joint on the control arm and remove the nuts.
4.Loosen and remove the fixing nut of the ball joint on the steering knuckle.
Tip:If the ball stud rotates, hold the ball stud in place with a hexagon socket.
5.Remove the bad or worn ball joint from the control arm.
6.Loosen the compression ball joint on the steering knuckle using a suitable special tool.
7.Clean the cone connection.
Tip:For better sealing and durability of the ball joint sleeve, a little silicone grease can be applied to the contact surface.
8.Insert new compression ball joint in the control arm and steering knuckle and tighten with new fixing nuts.
9.Reinstall front wheels. Lower the vehicle and tighten the wheel studs to the tightening torque specified by the vehicle manufacturer.
10.Measure the chassis and adjust it using the various holes on the compression ball joint if necessary.
11.Finally, carry out a test drive.
Warning:Depending on the axle design, the control arm may need to be secured against falling with a suitable device, e.g. a transmission lifter.
2.Treat the fixing screws and nuts of the control arm with rust solvent and leave it to work for a few minutes so that they are easier to loosen.
3.On vehicles with automatic headlight levelling, it may be necessary to detach the leveling sensor from the control arm.
4.If the stabilizer is connected to the control arm, the next step is to loosen and remove the corresponding stabiliser fixing screws.
5.Loosen and remove the control arm fixing screws.
6.Loosen the ball joint at the steering knuckle with a suitable special tool (e.g. a puller).
7.Remove the old control arm.
8.Clean the mounting flange of the ball joint pin on the steering knuckle with sandpaper and then with brake cleaner. Otherwise single rust particles can enter the new control arm joint via the ball pin, potentially leading to premature failure of the joint.
9.Fit the new control arm with the supplied accessories and attach new fixing screws and nuts.
10.Reattach the stabilizer and, if applicable, the leveling sensor for headlight leveling to the control arm.
A defective control arm can manifest in the following ways
(1).Noise (squeaking, creaking, rumbling).
(3).Increasingly woolly and imprecise steering.
(4).Uneven tyre wear.
Tip:If the control arm is in working order, it is possible to only replace the defective bearings and joints. However, replacing bearings, control arm bushings and ball joints can be very complex and costly.
1.First lift the vehicle using a car lift, ideally a wheel-free four-post car lift. This makes it easier to correctly tighten the control arm fixing screws.
(1).Please check the Compatible Fitment Chart above before payment making sure all the suspension parts listed on this page are compatible with your automobile.
(2).Although some parts have grease fittings, other parts are factory sealed, but do not affect the fit and quality of the parts.
(3).Please contact our customer services for targeted discount after all the items are received if you have reached any targeted discount thresholds, the terms of which is at the bottom of this page.
Any modifications to an item of any kind before contacting us will void any and all warranty coverage for this item. Please contact us before modifying the part so that we have the opportunity to correct the situation.
Do not tighten the fixing screws and nuts in this step, otherwise the rubber mounts will twist when the suspension compresses. This would lead to undesired preloading onf the mounts.
11.Now lower the vehicle until the suspension is compressed. Depending on vehicle type, load or unload the vehicle until the required height published in the specific installation instruction is reached. This is where a wheel-free four-post car lift is advantageous, as the underside of the vehicle can still be easily accessed once lowered.
12.Tighten the fixing screws with the torque stipulated by the vehicle manufacturer.
13.Lower the vehicle all the way.
14.Measure the chassis and adjust if necessary.
Cleanliness is extremely important when working on the power steering. Incorrect work and contamination can lead to leakage and, in the worst case, to failure of the steering assistance.
1.Lift the vehicle and dismount the front axle wheels.
2.Spray the fastening nut of the tie rod end with rust remover and leave it on for a few minutes.
3.Dismount the front underride guard.
4.Loosen the fastening nut from the tie rod and remove it completely.
5.Remove the tie rod end from the steering knuckle using an appropriate ball joint separator.
6.Remove the clamp of the bellow on the steering gear.
7.Push the bellow towards the tie rod end.
8.Unscrew the inner tie rod from the rack.
9.Clean the sealing face of the bellow at the steering gear.
10.Clean the lug of the rubber contact surface of the ball joint in the steering knuckle.
Always use new self-locking nuts and bolts for a reliable repair.
11.Screw the new inner tie rod into the rack and tighten it with the tightening torque that has been specified by the vehicle manufacturer.
12.Mount the bellow and close the clamps with the appropriate special tool.
Incorrect mounting of the bellow can lead to corrosion of the rack: the steering gear starts leaking which can lead to a failure in the steering assistance.
13.Secure the ball joint in the steering knuckle and mount the nut. Please observe the tightening torque suggested by the vehicle manufacturer.
During mounting, the ball stud should not turn within the ball joint. This can cause damage inside the ball joint and can lead to early failure.
Tip:Secure the ball stud against twisting with a suitable tool.
14.Mount the front underride guard.
15.Mount the front wheels and tighten them with the tightening torque recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
16.Align the wheels and adjust them if necessary. Observe the vehicle manufacturer specifications.
17.Perform a test drive.
When performing the test drive, pay special attention to the handling while cornering and listen for possible noise emission.
Frequently Asked Questions
(1).What are the symptoms of a bad sway bar?
Some of the common symptoms of a bad sway bar bushing or sway bar links going bad are: clunking noise, rattling noise, knocking uneven noise road, lack of stability when driving and noise going over speed bumps. poor handling during turns.
(2).What happens when a sway bar breaks?
Because a sway bar helps the car's suspension to put more pressure on loaded springs, a broken sway bar means that the car's suspension will not be able to handle corners as well or as quickly. While it is possible to drive with a broken sway bar, as a precaution do not take corners with excessive speeds.
(1).How will I know that I have to renew my ball joint parts? Or replace them?
If your ball joint fails, you will listen to a strange sound while driving. And that sound may help you to realize that your ball joint has failed and you have to renew them.
(2).What happens if a ball joint breaks?
When a ball joint breaks, you will hear a mysterious noise inside your car wheel.
Your car tire will wear-out since your alignment will be broken, and you will feel the car getting out of control.
If the ball joint breaks completely, it can be separated, and things can turn sour quickly. The wheel will stop being nice and can even steer you off the road. It can be serious.
Broken ball joints will seriously affect the steering and suspension. It can even result in your wheel falling off the car.
(3).Are worn ball joints dangerous?
Yes, it can be quite dangerous. Because, a worn ball joint causes suspension damage, inspection failure, and breakage of related parts.
It might make your front suspension come apart while driving, so the wheels move in whatever direction inertia takes them. That can lead to a fatal accident.
(4).What happens if I don't replace ball joints?
If you don't want to replace your ball joints, then get ready to experience some serious issues. The old ball joints cause mysterious clunking noise or drifting steering. Once they are worn-out, it will seriously affect your steering and suspension. However, you do not need to change the ball joints if it is new.
(5).Do I need to grease new ball joints?
I would say it will be a wise decision if you grease your new ball joints. At least I will always grease a new one after the installation. Greasing a new ball joint will make it stronger and extend its lifetime because there is a minimal amount of grease inside. I suggest you do so after the first installation. Follow the instruction card.
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