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2006 - 2011 Chevy HHR Lower Control Arm Replacement Guide: Upgrade Chevy HHR 2LT 2.4L A/T FE3 Suspension
2019-03-25 | Categories: How To Repair | Tags: control arm upgrade



The Chevrolet HHR debuted as the Crossover at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, which opened on January 5, 2005, and went into production in the second half of 2005. It shares the common Delta platform with the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, and Saturn ION. Recently, we noticed the most of Chevrolet HHR owners have reported the front suspension control arm problems on Chevy HHR. Mainly they are to do with the rear bushing or ball joint. This is an ongoing safety problem that most chevy vehicles have.

What is a control arm?

The control arm allows the wheel to travel up and down over bumps and helps to position the wheel in the proper alignment and its bushings allow the control arm to pivot. The control arm bushings help to distribute impact force and absorb vibration. While, many defects of Chevy HHR suspension control arm caused by fatigue damage and bearing such as metabolic load,stress which would make the security of it reduced.

When you need to replace the Control Arm Assembly?

If the control arm is bent (can happen when you are in an accident or go over a large pothole), or the bushings wear out, you may have to replace the control arm assembly. 

Banging noises when driving over the bumps or turning the car.

Wheel assembly moves or shakes.

Steering wheel feels loose.

Steering wheel or car vibrates when driving.

The tires are worn.


How Much Chevy HHR Control Arm Replacement Cost

How much does Chevy HHR Control Arm Cost? The average cost for a Chevrolet HHR Suspension Control Arm Replacement is between $213 and $396. Labor costs are estimated between $123 and $156 while parts are priced between $90 and $240. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.To choose Hex Auto Parts to save your money by limiting suspension control arm replacement cost.


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How To Replace the Control Arm Myself?

On some vehicles, the control arms come with the bushings already installed. On other vehicles, the bushings need to be pressed into their housings on the control arm before installation into the vehicle. In this case, the repair will be more difficult. If you are shopping for 2006 - 2011 Chevy HHR replacement Lower Control Arms, here is the process used along with a list of the tools used.