3rd Gear Poster
Join Date: May 2003
Location: College Station, TX
a search for "upper control arm" would show you all you need for that....
but all i needed to change the upper control arms (as far as tools go) is an 18mm box-end wrench (i had the ratcheting type, which is EXTREMELY helpful), a regular ratchet/socket set for removing/replacing the bolts that hold the knuckles together, and i used the stock tire tool and a hammer for seperating the knuckle to pull the old ball joint spindle out (i kept pressure in between the 2 sides of the knuckle with the tire tool and banged on each knuckle from the center outwards until it seperated enough). a hammer and a prybar would actually have made it a lot easier, but i didn't have a prybar with me, so i had to make do with what i had on-hand.
oh, and of course, you need to have a jack and jack stands....jack up the front of the car on jack stands, then use the jack to help compress the suspension some in order to get the old ball joint spindle to come out.....once the knuckles were seperated, i had to bang the HELL outta the control arms to get them to come out, while i pried up on them with the tire tool (i had the tire tool between the top of the knuckle and the control arm)