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Old 11-09-2015, 09:39 AM   #1
LEM
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Front Lower Control Arm Replacement 1990 LX 5.0L

I'd like to replace the stock control arms on my vehicle. Is this a job that can be done at home or should I take it to a garage? I am pretty handy with car repair and have performed many repairs to various vehicles. The most complicated was replacing the clutch on this same vehicle.

I am concerned about the hazards involved with the coil springs on the control arms. What needs to be done with them for a lower control arm replacement? One video snipit I saw didn't show any kind of compression tool on the springs as the control arms was removed.

I need some guidance here.

Thanks.
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