Replaces

1995-2005 Chevy Cavalier Front Lower Control Arm with Ball Joint Driver Side

Part Details

  • Location: Front
  • Location: Lower
  • Location: Driver Side

This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 520-101
  • OE # 15217436
  • HOLLANDER 512-01136AL

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This replacement front lower control arm is just what you need to bring back the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.

Specifications:

  • Fits LH (Driver Side) FRONT LOWER
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 15217436, 22611124
  • Includes new ball joint and bushings
  • Control arm is new, not remanufactured or refurbished

Worn ball joints or loose rear bushings can cause excessive front tire wear, popping or creaking in the front end, extra play in the steering system, and pose a serious safety concern. Replace that heavily rusted, rotted, or damaged front lower control arm with the loose bushings or worn ball joints with our high quality all in one replacement.

One way to diagnose a loose, or warn ball joint on a control arm, is to jack the car up, so the wheel is off of the ground, then have someone try to move the wheel in and out. While they are moving the wheel check the ball joint and bushings for play, if it is moving you probably need to replace it.

Lifetime Warranty

Effective June 23, 2014: This item is backed by a manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Remove the front tire and prepare
    • Lubricate all the bolts with penetrating oil
    • Loosen the lug nuts.
    • Raise and secure the vehicle.
    • Remove the lug nuts and the wheel.
  2. Remove the control arm
    • Unclip the ABS sensor wiring.
    • Remove the stabilizer link.
    • Use a half inch wrench and an adjustable wrench to remove the stabilizer link.
    • Remove the cotter pin on the ball joint bolt.
    • Use an 18 mm wrench to remove the ball joint.
    • Separate the ball joint and control arm from the steering knuckle.
    • Remove the front control arm bolt and the rear control arm bolt.
    • Support the strut with a floor jack.
    • Use a hammer and a pry bar to work out the control arm.
  3. Install the new control arm.
    • Work the new control arm into place.
    • Use a pry bar and a hammer to get it lined up so you can bolt it in.
    • Get the ball joint into the steering knuckle and lift the control arm up with the floor jack to line things up better.
  4. Use a wrench to tighten up the ball joint.
    • Put a cotter pin in, making sure it doesn't interfere with the abs sensor ring.
  5. Finish reassembly
    • Install the brace and stabilizer link.
    • Clip your ABS sensor wiring back in.
    • Put the wheel back on and hand tighten the lug nuts.
    • Lower the vehicle and use a star pattern to torque the lug nuts in accordance with your vehicles specifications.
    • Once everything is assembled, torque to 75-80 foot pounds.
    • Double check your owners manual to double check the specifications on torqueing your suspension bolts for your specific vehicle.

How-to Video:

(09:37 min)

Tools List:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands
  • Tie Rod Fork
  • Tie Rod Puller

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 520-101
  • OE # 15217436
  • HOLLANDER 512-01136AL

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  • 1995-2005 Chevy Cavalier Front Lower Control Arm with Ball Joint Driver Side
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