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Acura 1986 to 1993 Upper Control Arm Replacing Procedure?

The details are for Acura car models integra,Legend and Vigor.


Upper Control Arm
INSPECTION
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

The instructions are as follows :---

Inspection is advisable to confirm the problem,before replacing.

INSPECTION



Legend & Vigor
See Figure 1


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Fig. Fig. 1: Checking for play in the upper control arm
  1. Raise and support the front end of the vehicle. Remove the front wheels.
  2. Check for play in the upper control arm by moving the upper end of the steering knuckle.
  3. If there is any play, replace the bushings in the upper control arm after removing the upper control arm.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Legend & Vigor
See Figures 2 and 3


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Fig. Fig. 2: Installed position of the upper control arm bushing


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Fig. Fig. 3: Align the control arm bolt with the mark on the control arm before tightening the nut
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the front wheel.
  2. Remove the cotter pin and the upper control arm-to-steering knuckle nut.
  3. Using a ball joint removal tool or equivalent, separate the upper control arm from the steering knuckle.
  4. Remove the upper control arm-to-chassis nuts, washers and the upper control arm from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Remove the anchor bolts from the control arm and press the bushings out of the housing. Press new bushings into the housing. Install the anchor bolts and torque the nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  2. Reverse the removal procedures. Torque the upper control arm-to-chassis nuts to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) and the upper control arm ball joint-to-steering knuckle nut to 32 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).

This details will help.
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