I got both control arms today and pre-drilled the holes for my air bags. I will take it back to the O.R. after work and change them both out. Will write back to let you all know how it goes. Thanks Richard for the write up.
Replaced both rear control arms this afternoon. Those bolts were quite tough to cut through. Toasted 6 Milwaukee bi-metal cobalt blades. Once the bolts were cut everything else was very easy and straight forward. I coated the new bolts and the insides of the bushing sleeves on the new control arms with white grease and put it all back together. The only drag was I lost one tiny spring clamp that goes on the hose to one of the airlift bags. Darn thing slipped out of my needle nose pliers and lord knows where that thing went. Had to buy a seven dollar set of 35 clamps of various sizes so I could get two that would fit the small air hoses. Will get the alignment checked tomorrow.
P.S. If anyone is need of a spring clamp for say a lawn mower gas tank, vacuum line, old college beer bong ect, let me know. Chances are I have a clamp that will fit.
I followed Richard Casto's procedure and had the complete job plus shocks done in less than 2 hrs. The saws-all approach was fast and clean, about 3 min per cut. Used one blade for the whole job. I wouldn't bother with a grinder, too tight a fit and would require a significant amount of steel to be ground away.
Awesome advice Richard. The lower control arms cost me $78ea plus shipping from Manchester Honda (Connecticut) http://www.manhonda.com/parts.cfm
Thanks again to all the forum members for your support.
Came across this REAR lower control arm bushing from AC Delco while searching on rear coil spring. Honda does not sell a bushing.
Has anyone tried replacing this $28 vs entire assembly $95?
ACDelco 45G11062 Professional Rear Lower Suspension Control Arm Bushing
www amazon com/ACDelco-45G11062-Professional-Suspension-Control/dp/B000C9KZ8Q/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1434728033&sr=8-9&keywords=2001+honda+odyssey+rear+coil+spring
Replaced both rear lower control arms this weekend. I did as others have done. Cut thru the bolt and bushing at the mount point on the car. On the right side I used only sawzall and on the left side I first used a 5" cutoff blade on an angle grinder and then finished the cuts with the sawzall. The angle grinder was fast.
Pic showing angle grinder cut 1/2 way thru the bushing/bolt.
Good day fellow ODY family, i had our Odyssey converted into LHD from the Right originally and i love it so much, been fidgeting it since we got it, most likely be needing your help sometime, more power.
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