Mustang Front Lower Control Arm Install (05-10)

Posted 7/11/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Watch this install video to see how to replace the lower control arms on S197 Mustangs!!

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Get rid of all those pops, squeaks and other annoying sounds coming from your front suspension! These are typically caused by worn out front suspension components. One of the major components that wear out are the front lower control arms. The control arm bushings and ball joints wear out over time and cause noise or uneven tire wear. This was the case with our S197 Mustang.

Lucky for us, Ford Racing has preassembled GT500 front lower control arms for 05-10 Mustangs (Part #: M3075E). These control arms have new and improved bushings and ball joints already installed on the control arm. This eliminates the need to remove your old ones from your factory control arms. Installation can be done in your driveway with simple hand tools, a jack and jack stand. Follow along in the how to video as Jmac walks you through the installation process.

Tools Needed:
  1. Ratchet
  2. 18mm socket
  3. 21mm wrench
S197 Mustang Lower Control Arm Install - mustang front control arm install

How to Install Mustang Front Lower Control Arms

  1. Lift the Stang into the air and support it with a jackstand
  2. Remove the steering rack bolts with 18mm socket and ratchet
  3. Pull steering rack forward to gain access to the front control arm bolt
  4. Remove the 18mm front control bolt
  5. Remove the rear control arm nuts with 21mm wrench
  6. Remove the pinch nut and bolt from the ball joint
  7. You can now remove the control arm (may need to pry and hammer it off)
  8. Place the new control arm into place
  9. Re-install the rear control arm speed nuts (hand tighten them for now)
  10. Re-install the front control arm bolt (hand tighten it for now)
  11. Now fully tighten the rear and front control arm hardware
  12. Reposition the spindle onto the ball joint ( may need a rubber hammer)
  13. Re-install the pinch nut and bolt on the ball joint and fully tighten
  14. Repeat on other side
  15. Re-install your steering rack and tighten bolts.
  16. Get your Mustang back on the ground
  17. Go get your front end aligned and your done!