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How To Replace Front Control Arm Bushing 2007-16 GMC Acadia

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Created on: 2020-07-20

This video shows you how to install a new TRQ control arm bushing made specifically to fit your 2007-16 GMC Acadia.

I'm going to remove the wheel, use a 22-millimeter socket. I'm going to pull the wheel off. I'm going to take this nut off, use a 24-millimeter socket. You're going to take these two bolts out and there's two nuts on top. Use an 18-millimeter wrench to hold the nuts and then an 18-millimeter socket for the bottom. Take those out. To get these trim clips off, choose the trim clip tool. Now, you can use a pry bar, just pry on the control arm a little bit, try to slide this out. And take a hammer and just give it a tap and pry it off. Just like that. Take the new bushing. There is a ring right here, this steel ring that goes towards the back of the vehicle. This happens to have a blue collar right here. The white one, this goes towards the front of the vehicle, and just slide this in position. There you go.

Now, it's lined up. I'll just give it a tap on them. Make sure you use a rubber hammer or a dead blow. Get that to line up. That's good. I'll get that nut started and take these bolts. Get these bolts started and then put the nuts on top. Now, I'll snug these up first, and then use a torque wrench and torque these to 55-foot pounds. Then, I'm going to use a screw jack and raise up the lower control arm. You want this as close to ride height as possible. Ideally, you would want to put the tire on, lower the vehicle down to ride height, and then torque this, but it's not easy to get a torque wrench underneath the vehicle. So do the best you can. And then, torque this nut to 140-foot pounds. And then lower the control arm down. I'm gonna put the tire on. Now, I'm going to torque these lug nuts to 140-foot pounds in a cross pattern or a star pattern to tighten the wheel down evenly.

Now, go around again just to double-check.

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