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    1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster 3.5L 1BL 6cyl

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    Control Arm Assembly

    Inspect/Replace

    • The control arm assembly normally includes the control arm shaft and bushing and the ball joints. It may also include a stabilizer link set.
    • The control arm is normally checked along with the ball joints and the control arm bushing.
    • Check the visual condition of the ball joint and the control arm for cracks or breaks in the metal, which indicate a probable failure.
    The control arm should be checked for cracks before replacing the ball joint. Courtesy of Federal-Mogul Corporation.
    • These cracks often show up as reddish-colored, loose rust streaks or dirt-free areas in otherwise dirty parts. A sudden separation of a ball joint from a control arm can have catastrophic results.
    • Listen for noise, which may indicate a defective steering knuckle control arm stop or worn or damaged mounts or bushings.
    • Worn or damaged mounts or bushings could also cause steering instability, pulling to one side, hard steering, or a shimmy.

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