This article from LMR walks you through the steps on how to remove 2011-14 Mustang front lower control arms on your V6, GT and GT500 S197.
In this article, we will be going over a quick, and easier way of removing the front lower control arms for all 2011-2014 S197 Mustangs. Replacement of the front lower control arms is needed from time to time. This can include normal wear and tear and even damage from a front-end collision. Typically on the GT and V6 applications, you will want to pull the steering rack forward to gain access to the front bolt. But in our case, trying to remove the rack bolt, we ran into an issue due to the oil cooler housing on our GT500. Because of this problem people have suggested that the GT500’s will actually call for you to raise the engine to complete this task.
We will go with a bit of an untraditional process of removal because of oil cooler interference and come to find out that this process will actually save you a ton of time. The steps we will be taking will apply for GT, V6, and even the GT500s. The original service time on this calls for 1.7 hours per side, but this method will cut this time in half. Today in the shop, we will be working on Jay's 2012 GT500. This car is nearing 200,000 miles, so it is past due to upgrade and inspect core suspension components.
NOTE: when doing this removal keep in mind because of the way we are going to show you. You’ll want to fully remove and install one side before moving to the other side. This will prevent you from messing up your mustangs alignment. Overall this one should take you roughly 1 hour per side, depending on your skill set.
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