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Replacing a control arm on a 00 hyundai accent with 175,000 miles. also will work with almost any accent of any year.

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First, this is the car I bought off of these forums for 400 dollars a few weeks ago. Runs great, and everything is working great. Just needed a control arm Prices averaged 40-50 dollars junkyard. Also, you will need to get a new ball joint. 30 dollars pep boys (or kragen for you southern people :))

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loosen up lug nuts and jack up the car, put jackstands in place.
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Remove wheel from car, notice on this one before removal it was 2 inches back.
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here is what you are going to be looking at. There are only four bolts holding the control arm in place. I would at this point spray it all with pb blaster to loosen up the bolts.
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This is the ball joint., see how close the bolt is to the shaft. This is because of the bent control arm. You can try to get a wrench on it, but honestly, the way we did it was the best way:

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In a nutshell. Remove 4 bolts, grind off the control arm, and just reinstall. You will have to have to have a jack under the spindle or the half shaft will pop out of the transmission. Not a big deal, if this happens, just have someone push from the outside while you are under it and guide it in. There is no seal at this point and you will be just fine. make sure you have the car in gear and before bolting in the ball joint make sure the shaft is in!!

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All better now.


[Edited by Red_AGT on Oct 30, 2005 1:44 PM]
 

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holy huge ass pics dude. few points though-

my control arm brand new from the dealer was only like $70.

if you have a pickle fork (ball joint splitter) the ball joint pops off pretty easy. if you dont then the angle grinder is pretty much your only other option because they do get stuck in there. just wrench the nut out till it touches the axle and use the fork and remove the nut the rest oft the way.

good job though and it looks liek a decent writeup but then again its hard to follow when the pic of what im trying top look at takes up like 4 computer screens and you have to visually scan it by scrolling around. i put my computer to 1280x1024 (highest that my work comp goes to) and it still only showed more than half of the pic. 800x600 is a nice size 8D
 

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Thank you for this useful DIY submission Mr.Dan.

Alright..Baiocco's ex LC is now fixed good as new!!

now fix the fender and ride!
 

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fenders are beat to hell and look allright. I already sold the car so will get to it and take pics.

Yeah, the pictures are alot bigger then I thought. Just looked at them and holy crap batman are they huge.!!
 

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that is my best friend tom in the picture, not me.
This was done in my garage. WE could have gone glamorous with the cutting torch, but grinding was best because we did not want to damage the half-shaft boot.

anyone in ILL need a garage to work on their car feel free to call me. I pretty much have everyting But a lift. That is planned for the future but not yet.

(I have many other cars)
 
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