Replaces

Nissan Altima Maxima Control Arm with Ball Joint Rear Passenger Side - 1ASRU00027

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

Specifications:

  • Fits the RH (Passenger Side) REAR UPPER
  • Includes ball joint & bushings
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 55501-ZD90A, 55501ZD90A
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

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

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. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:18)
    • Loosen the 21mm 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 : Loosening the Sway Bar Link (0:50)
    • Counterhold with a 19mm wrench
    • Remove the nut with a 19mm socket and breaker bar
    • Lift the sway bar link out of the control arm
  3. step : Removing the Upper Control Arm (3:09)
    • Break the 17mm nut free from the back end of the control arm
    • Straighten the cotter pin from the castle nut on the ball joint
    • Remove the cotter pin and punch it out if needed
    • Lift up the suspension with a floor jack to relieve weight
    • Remove the castle nut
    • Pull the ball joint end out of the knuckle and use a ball joint removal tool if needed
    • Lower the floor jack
    • Slide the control arm out
  4. step : Installing the Upper Control Arm (10:55)
    • Insert the upper control arm into place
    • Insert the bolts on the back end of the control arm
    • Counter holt the bolt and tighten it with a 17mm socket and ratchet on both sides
    • Lift up the suspension with a floor jack to relieve weight
    • Install the ball joint
    • Tighten the ball joint nut with a 19mm socket
    • Torque the castle nut to 70 foot-pounds
    • Insert cotter pin and bend it down with needle nose pliers
    • Torque the bolts to 48 to 59 foot-pounds
  5. step : Tightening the Sway Bar Link (13:44)
    • Insert the sway bar link into the strut
    • Counterhold with a 19mm wrench
    • Tighten the nut with a 19mm socket and breaker bar
    • Torque the nuts between 46 to 52 foot-pounds
    • Lower the jack
  6. step : Installing the Wheel (14:15)
    • 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 72 to 85 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Pick
  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers
  • Side Cutters
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 17mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 17mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 21mm wrench

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Vehicle Fit

  • 2002-2006 Nissan Altima Rear Upper Control Arm with Ball Joint Passenger Side
  • 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima Rear Upper Control Arm with Ball Joint Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 505-56199R, 505-50678R
  • OE # 55501ZD90A
  • Dorman 521-722
Part #: 1ASRU00027

How-to Video:

(14:55 min)