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Duralast LCA's? #5349107 02/13/20 03:41 PM
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So I've confirmed that the rear bushings are kaput in my Camry's lower control arms. I don't have a press, and don't know who does, so I'm kinda ruling out pressing in and out bushings. Looking online I can find cheapo LCA's (Detroit Axle et al) but Autozone has what I need in stock. Just for more money. Considerably more! But is this a case of getting what you pay for? Or should I be trying to find a shop to press the bushings instead, since many aftermarket parts are kinda iffy?

Front bushings seem fine, FWIW, I can't move them by hand, and they only budge with considerably leverage. So I'm thinking they are ok.


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Re: Duralast LCA's? [Re: supton] #5349198 02/13/20 05:34 PM
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When I did LCA on my 2004 ES330 Lexus I used Beck Arnley arms from Rock Auto. Nice fit and finish, well made, alignment was spot on after the replacement. I would highly recommend them.

At least on my Lexus it required lifting the engine and transmission off the subframe about 6" to gain the clearance needed to extract the bolts for the LCA!


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Re: Duralast LCA's? [Re: supton] #5349207 02/13/20 05:41 PM
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Rock has Beck/Arnley but they come with the balljoint, which I don't need. They do have AC Delco and Delphi, not sure if Moog is still ok? I've read Mevotech isn't, but they and Moog are pretty similar in price.

Luckily it's been easy so far, maybe 30 min per side to remove the arm. Strangely enough all the bolts zipped right out.


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Re: Duralast LCA's? [Re: supton] #5349269 02/13/20 06:47 PM
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I had the Beck/Arnley's from Rock Auto put in my Camry last August. So far so good, I didn't even get an alignment whistle


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Re: Duralast LCA's? [Re: supton] #5349305 02/13/20 07:13 PM
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Just had a duh moment--I don't need the ball joint, so I can... just unbolt it and reuse what I already have. Keep the new one just in case.

Sounds like the right answer, on the basis of good feedback.


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Re: Duralast LCA's? [Re: supton] #5349412 02/13/20 09:03 PM
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I had newer Moog Problem solvers and decided to just toss them.

Are your current ball joints really good ones? If not I'd make the used ones the spares then.


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Re: Duralast LCA's? [Re: supton] #5349640 02/14/20 07:22 AM
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They felt good to me, I moved them all around and seemed ok. I'm not against changing them, I'd just have to get the tool to do so.


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Re: Duralast LCA's? [Re: supton] #5349659 02/14/20 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by supton
They felt good to me, I moved them all around and seemed ok. I'm not against changing them, I'd just have to get the tool to do so.

I believe they’re just bolt on with 4 bolts.


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Re: Duralast LCA's? [Re: supton] #5349702 02/14/20 08:18 AM
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The Beck/Arnley arms from RA do not come with ball joints

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=2237778&cc=1446188&jsn=2648

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Originally Posted by MarkM66
The Beck/Arnley arms from RA do not come with ball joints

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=2237778&cc=1446188&jsn=2648

I believe he’s talking about his 99’ Camry, not the 2011.

The 99’ comes with ball joints.


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Re: Duralast LCA's? [Re: supton] #5349768 02/14/20 09:37 AM
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Yep, the '99 needs the work.

Ball joint is 4 bolts, 3 on the LCA and one through the knuckle. I thought one needed a ball joint separator to undo that. I'd also have to put the suspension back together I suspect, right now the knuckle is hanging in free space, held up by the strut... axle has to come out to remove the ball joint. Link


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