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#2596767 - 04/11/12 04:41 PM Control arm
browning300wsm Offline


Registered: 05/10/07
Posts: 244
Loc: quebec....canada
Toyota echo 2001 lower left side control arm rubber bushing was worn out ..installed a new control arm ;new bushings and ball joints are part of the new arm ..unbolt and install new arm is very simple but ....now my steering wheel is not straight,i think i need a wheel alignment ..car stays in the center of the road when i take my hand off the wheel ..

your thoughts on this issue
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#2596795 - 04/11/12 05:04 PM Re: Control arm [Re: browning300wsm]
beast3300 Offline


Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 3052
Loc: Ohio
Needs wheel alignment, or front tires will be wrecked.
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#2596796 - 04/11/12 05:05 PM Re: Control arm [Re: browning300wsm]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
An alignment after all that is expected -very expected.
I'd do it.
For a quick fix yourself, adjust one tie rod in, and the other out [BY THE SAME AMOUNT], until the wheel is straight.

But get it checked, at least. Camber may be off as well as toe.

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#2596806 - 04/11/12 05:09 PM Re: Control arm [Re: browning300wsm]
browning300wsm Offline


Registered: 05/10/07
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ok will do ..thanks for the reply
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