Honda Element Control Arm - 1ASFK03816

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Part Details

  • Includes:   Ball Joint
  • Quantity:   4 Piece Set


  • Comes as a Set of 4
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) Front Lower
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards


Our control arms are designed to be direct replacements for the original factory parts.  They are 100% brand new and require no modifications for installation.  No special tools are required because all of the bushings come pre-installed.

Item Condition: New

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Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a 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.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:34)
    • Loosen the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Sway Bar Link (1:09)
    • Remove the lower sway bar link nut with a 5mm allen wrench and a 14mm wrench
    • Remove the sway bar link with a pry bar
  3. step : Removing the Front Lower Control Arms (2:02)
    • Straighten the cotter pin out with needle nose pliers
    • Remove the cotter pin
    • Remove the castle nut with a 17mm socket and breaker bar
    • Break the ball joint free with a pickle fork and hammer
    • Separate the control arm from the ball joint spindle by hand
    • Remove the two control arm bolts with a 19mm socket
    • Remove the control arm by hand
  4. step : Installing the Front Lower Control Arms (4:32)
    • Insert the front lower control arm into place, using a pry bar if needed
    • Place the bolts into the control arm by hand
    • Torque the bolts to 61 foot-pounds
    • Place the ball joint into the control arm
    • Spin the castle nut on by hand
    • Tighten the castle nut with an 18mm socket and ratchet
    • Torque the castle nut to 51 foot-pounds
    • Insert the cotter pin
    • Bend the end of the cotter pin down with a pair of pliers and clip the end of the pin with cutting pliers
  5. step : Installing the Sway Bar Link (7:18)
    • Insert the bottom half of the sway bar link into the control arm
    • Tighten the lower nut with a 15mm socket and ratchet and a 14mm wrench
    • Torque the lower nut to 29 foot-pounds
  6. step : Removing the Wheel (8:09)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 80 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 5mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Side Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Pickle Fork

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 14mm Wrench

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New control arms and ball joints
I run a mail route so I spend a lot of time on dirt roads and on the side of the highway. We replaced control arms and ball joints a few days ago and the ride is a thousand times better. I saved a lot of money on parts and had a trained mechanic install the parts. Very happy!
March 29, 2017
lower arms
they went in so easy and made a great difference in alignment , noise reduction and safety . Thanks. I will soon buy more front end parts for more repairs. Paul
June 25, 2017
Great parts at a great price
The Honda control arms and balls joints came quickly and in great shape. Theyve been ob the Element for a couple of months now and are working great. I will buy more from 1AAuto in the future.
June 30, 2017
great value!
you wont be disappointed! Parts arrived quickly and worked perfectly
September 28, 2017
It was a perfect replacement for OEM. Seemed to be well made and went ion easily. I would recommend this product to anyone replacing theirs. The only thing to made the experience better would be to see it was made in the USA.
January 5, 2019
Will this fit my car? Add a vehicle to make sure
Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
will this 4 piece set be for driver & passenger ?
Michael A October 3, 2017
Yes. This set covers both drivers and paasengers sides
Christopher W October 3, 2017
Yes. Control arm and ball joint for driver and passenger side
N J October 3, 2017
Yes it will.
Chris P October 3, 2017
Yes, both sides.
James K October 4, 2017
Diane V October 4, 2017
Yes... If it has 2 control arms in the package. If you have a high mileage vehicle youll most likely need a long breaker bar to remove spindle nuts at the Hub. Sometimes with a cheater bar. Also change your anti sway bar control links.. theyre only like 28 bucks for both. That will cure a lot of squeaking the control arm kit will get rid of the clunks..
Ronald M October 4, 2017
Alan B October 4, 2017
I just used one side
S S January 6, 2019
Are the ball joints already pressed in each control arm?
Toby S November 22, 2017
V E November 22, 2017
No, they are separate. They are set up so the bolt goes down through the control arm.
Kai K November 22, 2017
No. Best thing to do is rent a ball joint press from Autozone. Their rentals are free.
James K November 22, 2017
N J November 22, 2017
No, the ball joints will need to be pressed in upon receipt of the parts.
Alex P November 22, 2017
Year Make Model Description
2003-2006Honda Element Honda Element Front Lower Control Arm with Ball Joint 4 Piece Set
2007-2011Honda Element Honda Element LX EX Front Lower Control Arm with Ball Joint 4 Piece Set
Part #: 1ASFK03816

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