Control arm replacement can be difficult—especially if the vehicle's suspension is rusted and corroded. Separating the ball joint from the steering knuckle can be tricky, too, if you've never done the job before. And, oh yeah, you'll want to get your car's alignment checked after replacing the control arm.27 Nov 2019
Can you drive on a bent axle?
You cannot drive on an axle that's bent more than a quarter inch. It will need to be towed and have the axle replaced before you can safely drive on it. Axles that are bent badly will quickly damage CV joints and can cause damage to bearings, wheel hubs, and other powertrain components.
here are some of the warning signs of bad control arms: squeaking, knocking, clunking, banging, popping, or snapping noises, when going over bumps or while steering, accelerating, or decelerating.17 Jan 2022
General Motors is recalling approximately 34,000 Buick Lacrosse, Buick Regal, and Chevrolet Malibu sedans from the 2013 model year to address a problem with the rear toe link—a key suspension component that keeps the wheels pointing in the correct direction.20 Aug 2021
Faulty power steering box, rack or pump > inspect and adjust/replace relevant components. Worn or damaged steering gear > lubricate and repair if needed. Symptom: Vehicle wanders. The direction of the car needs to be constantly adjusted.
The Buick LaCrosse is available with a wide range of engines across its three generations. Generally, all of these engines should go past the 150,000-mile mark and with meticulous care they may even last beyond 300,000 miles. On average though, between 200,000 – 250,000 miles.6 Sept 2021