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    This is a discussion on 2013 1.4L Turbo Front Lower Control Arm Removal Problem within the Dodge Dart General Discussion forums, part of the Dodge Dart Forum - Dodge Dart Discussion category; I can`t seem to remove the front lower control arm. the balljoint and the rear bushing is unbolted but the bolt to the bushing towards ...

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      2013 1.4L Turbo Front Lower Control Arm Removal Problem

      I can`t seem to remove the front lower control arm. the balljoint and the rear bushing is unbolted but the bolt to the bushing towards the front bumper I can`t figure out how to remove. There are five bolts holding a plate by the bushing bolt. I don`t know if I can or should remove this. would the engine drop? Any suggestions? Thanks.I`m a post two pics to show.

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      02 - Front Suspension / Front / ARM, Lower Control / Removal

      REMOVAL

      1.Raise and support the vehicle(Refer to 04 - Vehicle Quick Reference/Hoisting - Standard Procedure) .

      2.Remove the wheel mounting bolts, then the tire and wheel assembly.

      3.Remove the pinch bolt nut (3) and pinch bolt from the knuckle.

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      NOTE:
      Use care when separating the ball joint stud from the knuckle so the ball joint boot does not get cut.

      4.Insert a pry bar (2) in the opening (1) between the control arm front mounting bolt and the front fascia support beam.

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      5.Separate the lower control arm from the knuckle by prying down with the pry bar (2).

      6.Remove the four bracket retaining bolts (1) from the cross member to fascia support beams bracket, then remove the bracket.

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      7.Remove the fasteners (2) securing the lower bumper reinforcement (1) and front fascia support beams to the frame/front end module for the side of the vehicle the lower control arm is being removed from.

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      8.Remove the front fascia support beam (1) from the side of vehicle the lower control arm is being removed from.

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      9.Remove the front horizontal bolt (1) attaching the lower control arm to the front suspension crossmember.

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      10.Remove the nut (1) and rear vertical bolt (2) attaching the lower control arm to the front suspension crossmember.

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      11.Remove the lower control arm from the crossmember.



      02 - Front Suspension / Front / ARM, Lower Control / Installation

      INSTALLATION

      1.Install the lower control arm in the front suspension crossmember.

      2.Install a NEW rear bolt (2) and NEW nut (1) to attach the lower control arm to the crossmember but do not tighten to specification at this time.

      3.Install a NEW front bolt (1) attaching the lower control arm to the crossmember.

      4.Lower the vehicle and install a floor jack under the control arm. Raise the jack until the lower control arm is at ride height and tighten the following bolts to the proper (Torque Specifications) :
      •Front Lower Control Arm Horizontal Bolt (1).
      •Rear Lower Control Arm Vertical Bolt.

      5.Raise the vehicle back up to the original position.

      6.Install the front fascia support beam (1) that was removed.

      7. Install the fasteners (2) securing the lower bumper reinforcement (1) to the frame/front end module for the side of the vehicle the lower control arm was removed from. Tighten the fasteners to the proper (Torque Specifications).

      8.Install the crossmember to fascia support beam bracket and install the four retaining bolts (1) and tighten to the proper (Torque Specifications).

      9.Install the lower ball joint in the knuckle.

      WARNING:
      Make sure lower control arm ball joint stud is fully inserted into knuckle before pinch bolt is inserted into knuckle. Only ball joint stud rubber boot should be visible below the knuckle; stud should not be visible. Failure to fully and properly insert ball joint stud could lead to wheel separation and loss of mobility and could result in personal injury and/or death.

      10.Install a NEW pinch bolt and NEW nut (3) and tighten to the proper (Torque Specifications) .

      11.Install the wheel and tire assembly (Refer to 22 - Tires and Wheels/Installation)

      12.Lower the vehicle.

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      The bolts that say they must be replaced with new bolts are probably torque to yield bolts and should be carefully examined for necking if you decide to reuse them.
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      Thanks for getting back at with the info. I'm new at this. I need to clarification. I don't know how to reference the numbers: 02,04. Also, are there any pics I can see so I don't mess up my whip. Lastly, the crossmember comes off or out once the bracket is removed.

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      Also, do you have torque specs on these items. If not where can I find them. Specs for all bolts and nuts removed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Scramboogalot View Post
      Thanks for getting back at with the info. I'm new at this. I need to clarification. I don't know how to reference the numbers: 02,04. Also, are there any pics I can see so I don't mess up my whip. Lastly, the crossmember comes off or out once the bracket is removed.
      Quote Originally Posted by Scramboogalot View Post
      Also, do you have torque specs on these items. If not where can I find them. Specs for all bolts and nuts removed.
      The crossmember does not come off. Are you not seeing the pics? I checked my android phone and my PC and the pics show up fine. The install uses the same pics as the removal just in reverse order.. The torque specs are on the last pic.

      Here is the install with pics.
      02 - Front Suspension / Front / ARM, Lower Control / Installation

      INSTALLATION

      1.Install the lower control arm in the front suspension crossmember.

      2.Install a NEW rear bolt (2) and NEW nut (1) to attach the lower control arm to the crossmember but do not tighten to specification at this time.

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      3.Install a NEW front bolt (1) attaching the lower control arm to the crossmember.

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      4.Lower the vehicle and install a floor jack under the control arm. Raise the jack until the lower control arm is at ride height and tighten the following bolts to the proper (Torque Specifications) :
      •Front Lower Control Arm Horizontal Bolt (1).
      •Rear Lower Control Arm Vertical Bolt.

      5.Raise the vehicle back up to the original position.

      6.Install the front fascia support beam (1) that was removed.

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      7. Install the fasteners (2) securing the lower bumper reinforcement (1) to the frame/front end module for the side of the vehicle the lower control arm was removed from. Tighten the fasteners to the proper (Torque Specifications).

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      8.Install the crossmember to fascia support beam bracket and install the four retaining bolts (1) and tighten to the proper (Torque Specifications).

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      9.Install the lower ball joint in the knuckle.

      WARNING:
      Make sure lower control arm ball joint stud is fully inserted into knuckle before pinch bolt is inserted into knuckle. Only ball joint stud rubber boot should be visible below the knuckle; stud should not be visible. Failure to fully and properly insert ball joint stud could lead to wheel separation and loss of mobility and could result in personal injury and/or death.

      10.Install a NEW pinch bolt and NEW nut (3) and tighten to the proper (Torque Specifications)

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      11.Install the wheel and tire assembly (Refer to 22 - Tires and Wheels/Installation)

      12.Lower the vehicle.

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      Last edited by alpinegreenneon; 07-22-2017 at 07:37 AM. Reason: added install with pics
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      Now I see'em. Thanks. Good lookin out


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      I'm putting on the control arms but damn. Them things r giving a hard time to put on. The rear bushing(with the vertical bolt one) is in. The the front bushing is giving me a headache to slide in. The balljoint isn't in yet though. What do u suggest?


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      Suspension components with rubber bushings can be stubborn. Don't be afraid to use a little muscle, prybar, and maybe even a cheater bar on the prybar. It will all go together after all, the previous one fit right?
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      Thanks man. I really appreciate u taking the time to help me out. That step 4 on install; it's stating to put a jack before putting the balljoint in the knuckle. Confusing. Any comments?


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