I was told to change my lower control arms on my LR3. Initially i thought the brakes are out and that is why the break squeal, but the brakes are fine after a tech look at it.
After driving sometime and the truck heats up when i go thru the bumps i heard squeaking noise in the front, i thought it might be some dry rubber or my struts, i took it to Firestone for tire rotation there they check the brakes and confirmed brakes are good. The lower control arms are out and that is causing the noise when going thru bumps and play in wheels causing the brakes to squeal.
So the questions is shall i change the whole lower arms OEM or any better than OEM. Or, just change the poly bushings. I heard that change the bushes is tough than simply changing the whole unit is easier.
Any suggestions on this and is DIY can be do able ? I heard sometimes there are couple of bolts that needs to be cut?
Is it OK to drive like this or anything worse to happen other than tire wear? I have a trip to Boise 2nd week of May. Can i take that road trip with out doing the lower control arms?
Thanks for your inputs in advance.