MVS Forums member gcha8e (novice/mid wrenching level) shows the results of his control arm removal effort, and the unfortunate boot tear suffered during his first ever try. Car: 2005 S60 2.5T AWD. As you can see in his video, he plans to sneakily flip the bump stop. 😉 Boot Tear – Lower Control Arm And […]
I thought for sure that we had a writeup on control arms but we sure don’t. I would like to say that it is just 3 bolts and you are done but it is never that easy. The Haynes manual is pretty good there but I guess I need to do a writeup on the next one that I change. That doesn’t help you now.
With all of the fat boiled away it really is a matter of removing three bolts, removing the control arm, and then bolting the replacement back in but there are some “Gotchas” along the way.
It hit me yesterday: we don’t have a dedicated (sub) Volvo forum to discuss parts themselves, only Volvo models, mechanics, parts dealers and shops, performance and the rest. Not parts-only place where we can warn each other about bad parts (or manufacturers) and recommend great parts which may be useful across Volvo models. Thus the […]
Replace your upper engine mount bushings with polyurethane The 850’s upper mount is designed to hold the engine in place. Without it, the engine would thrash back and forth in the bay and damage everything near it. Overtime, these bushings hold on to that engine every single day. It’s a tough job. Eventually, they wear […]