Re: PLEASE ADVISE: Lower Control Arm Bushing & Front Strut Replacement
You can undo the 4 top strut plate bolts, sway bar link, and tie rod end, and then swing the strut out towards you. Unbolt the clevis bolt holding the strut in and pull the strut out. I've done this on my gf's XK w/out a spring compressor. No need to unbolt the spindle from the lower control arm. As for the bushing you can change it with a press or ball joint press. There's a special half socket adapter. Also you can get a whole new lower control arm from Rockauto for like $189 complete with bushings and a ball joint.
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