View Full Version : rear knuckle install/control arm 1990

05-14-2017, 01:22 PM
HI Guys,
swapped my shocks out, but missed a step during removal. I failed to mark the position of the lower bushings on the control arm. I'm guessing if I just install them, then lower the car, they'll be wrong now?

Should I leave them loose, lower the car, then tighten them? I seem to real doing something like this on the front when I did the uppers on the front.

05-14-2017, 06:20 PM
I ended up ""simulating"" ride height. Using a jack, I lifted the lower control arm, this also helped install the the shock. I lifted until the car almost came off the jack stands, then tightened the bolts. I'll see how it rides?

05-14-2017, 06:54 PM
I think that should do it, as long as both rear corners were equally loaded.

If it acts hinky when cornering, like it wants to load/unload as a surprise and/or doesn't sit level, you may need to give it another try later.