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Thread in 'Help Forum' started by Snipe625, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. Snipe625

    Snipe625 Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    I have an 07 ST 4.6 4x4 with 160,000 miles on her. I'm replacing the front struts with Monroe quick struts. Anyway, noticed my upper control arm bushings are cracked. These are stock so no surprise.
    It seems that it would be cheaper to replace the UCA's with the Moog problem solvers. The LCA's is a different story price wise.
    So I'm wondering if I should or can replace the bushings and ball joint on the stock LCA?
    I'm on a tight budget so any advice would be awesome!
     
  2. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    you can, But they aren't a lot of $$ honestly, BUT its way easier to just replace the whole arm, but cheaper to do the bushings if you have a press and can press them in and out. ALSO you will have to loosen ALL the bushing bolts any way as the quick structs will sit about 1 " higher and you have to settle the suspension o properly install the parts so the bushings don't blow out.
     
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    Snipe625 Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Thanks Todd Z. Any chance you know the torque for the bottom strut bolt. I'm seeing like 4 different specs.
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    I beleive that one is 249 ftlbs.
     
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    Snipe625 Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    You're awesome! Thanks!
     
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