CAN'T ORDER LOWER CONTROL ARM G20 1984 CHEVY WHY?

Asked by Mar 16, 2010 at 11:55 AM about the Chevrolet Chevy Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

CAN FIND BUSHINGS. NO LOWER CONTROL ARM. ARE THEY THE SAME AS A PICKUP?

3 Answers

95

Rockauto.com has all your suspension parts at the best prices I have found

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
10

If you need them because you broke the shock brackets on them, which I did, than you can go on used junk yard sites and they search for the best used ones around. I wound up paying about 80 dollars a piece for them

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

This part has been discontinued by all makers. no other part will fit. Disassemble the main shaft by using and impact gun with a 1 1/8" socket. first mark the "locator hole" that goes over the locator pin in the front section of the cross member. The g20 lower control arm has a shaft inside a 2" or 2 1/8" tube and is then filled with urethane rubber. To change the end bushings to get rid of play so you can fix the caster/camber do not use a torch.Do not use a press because you will damage the ears on the control arm. Take an air chisel like used on body work. Use a chisel with a slightly bent end.. The bushing has a flange on the outside of the control arm so get the chisel under the lip of the flange and wile zapping it pry back like a crowbar...this will bend the flange up and away...do this all the way around until you have the flange away from the control arm....then you can use the air chisel to cave in the body of the bushing and remove it. do this on both sides. remove any metal part of the bushing that may be stuck on the end shaft and clean up the shaft and clean the threads on both ends. clean up the holes in the control arm that the tapered bushing goes through. put the shaft back in and use anti seize liberally on the threads, the control arm bushing holes and on the bushing inside and out. push the bushings in as far as you can by hand from the outside over the shaft....place the washers on the shaft and the big nuts 1 1/8" socket and start to tighten. while using an air impact gun force the bushings in as far as you can. If needed put it in a shop press and push the bushings home. Do not use a shop press first , as the ears on the control arm each have 2 holes for the bushing to go through and the easiest way to line up the second hole with the bushing is by using the air gun on the nuts. Once the bushing is started in the second hole you can use a shop press to push the bushings home.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Chevy Van

Looking for a Used Chevy Van in your area?

CarGurus has 49 nationwide Chevy Van listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Chevy Van Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    360
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    230
  • #3
    1977g10shorty
    Reputation
    210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Express Cargo
61 Great Deals out of 10,681 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Express
45 Great Deals out of 5,248 listings starting at $4,000
Used Chevrolet Astro Cargo Van
129 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Savana
4 Great Deals out of 1,178 listings starting at $4,495
Used Dodge Ram Van
107 listings
Used Chevrolet Astro
234 listings starting at $895
Used Ford E-150
131 listings starting at $2,995
Used GMC Savana Cargo
21 Great Deals out of 3,755 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford E-Series Cargo
60 Great Deals out of 2,927 listings starting at $2,890
Used GMC Vandura
17 listings
Used Chevrolet City Express
2,347 listings starting at $8,495
Used Chevrolet C/K 1500
850 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,234 Great Deals out of 168,210 listings starting at $995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.