What is the control arm? - In automotive suspension, a control arm, also known as an A-arm, is a hinged suspension link between the chassis and the suspension upright or hub that carries the wheel. The inboard (chassis) end of a control arm is attached by a single pivot, usually a rubber bushing.
What is its purpose? - They are equipped with bushings and ball joints that allow the wheel hub to move up and down and side to side.
Why replace your control arms? - Over time, the bushings and ball joints are worn down which can cause a variety of serious problems.
Compatible with 2003-2013 Toyota Corolla (Drivetrain: FWD) Compatible with 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla Base Sedan 4-Door Compatible with 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla CE Sedan 4-Door Compatible with 2012-2013 Toyota Corolla L Sedan 4-Door Compatible with 2003-2013 Toyota Corolla LE Sedan 4-Door Compatible with 2003-2013 Toyota Corolla S Sedan 4-Door Compatible with 2009-2010 Toyota Corolla XLE Sedan 4-Door Compatible with 2005-2006, 2009-2010 Toyota Corolla XRS Sedan 4-Door
Compatible with 2005 Toyota Celica (Drivetrain: FWD) Compatible with 2001-2005 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback 2-Door / GTS Hatchback 2-Door
Compatible with 2003-2008 Toyota Matrix Compatible with 2003-2006 Toyota Matrix Base Wagon 4-Door (Drivetrain : AWD / FWD) Compatible with 2007-2008 Toyota Matrix Base Wagon 4-Door (Drivetrain: FWD) Compatible with 2003-2006 Toyota Matrix XR Wagon 4-Door (Drivetrain : AWD / FWD) Compatible with 2007-2008 Toyota Matrix XR Wagon 4-Door (Drivetrain: FWD) Compatible with 2003-2006 Toyota Matrix XRS Wagon 4-Door (Drivetrain: FWD)
Compatible with 2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe Compatible with 2003-2006 Pontiac Vibe Base Wagon 4-Door (Drivetrain : AWD / FWD) Compatible with 2007-2008 Pontiac Vibe Base Wagon 4-Door (Drivetrain: FWD) Compatible with 2003-2006 Pontiac Vibe GT Wagon 4-Door (Drivetrain: FWD)
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Control Arm Assembly
1. Steering wandering Excessively worn ball joints, bushings, or a combination of these can cause the vehicle's steering alignment to shift, which may cause the steering to pull to the left or right when traveling down the road. This will require constant driver correction to steer the vehicle straight.
2. Steering wheel vibration Dry ball joints have dramatically increased friction and can cause the steering to stick or be more difficult. Excessively worn bushings or ball joints can cause wheel shimmy, which may cause vibrations that are felt in the steering wheel. Vibrations may increase during acceleration.
3. Clunking noises When bushings or ball joints are worn down they become loose which causes them to rattle and knock during acceleration or when driving over rough terrain. The clunking sound will gradually get louder until the component wears or eventually breaks.
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