Big Project, Eh?

No, this is not some big project. This is what required to replace front suspension control arms on 2007 Toyota Camry. Lift the car up on the lift so that you can get to the bolts underneath. Then lift an engine little bit with an engine crane. And then using the floor jack lower down the subframe.

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All this just because of the one bolt holding the control arm strategically located right under an engine mount and there is no way it can be removed otherwise.

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When I’ve seen the book labor time of 9 hours for two front control arms I thought first there is some mistake. And yet that’s what it is, especially when fighting with seized bolts.

I like working on Toyotas, generally they are nicely built and easy to work on but this one thing falls into “bad design” category

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