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?

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

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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

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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.

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