Should there be play in CV axle?
The CV joint is a flexible joint so some play in the shaft is OK, but there should be no play of the joint other than its intended movement. If you hear clunking, it would most likely be a bad engine mount or transmission mount.
Is it dangerous to drive with a bad lower control arm?
You shouldn’t. Bad control arm bushings make your alignment out if limits, wearying out tires quickly & making steering dangerous, shifting steering when turning & going over bumps. Discontinue driving until bad control arm bushings are replaced.
How much does it cost to fix a lower control arm?
The lower control arm is what connects the suspension of your car to the actual vehicle frame itself. If you need to have the lower control arm replaced in your car the average repair cost tends to be somewhere between $500 and $700. In some cases, this could cost you as much as $1,000.
How long does it take to replace a lower control arm?
about 1-1.5 hours
How much does it cost to install a control arm?
The control arm should be repaired or replaced as soon as there’s any sign of damage, and control arm replacements costs are typically $117 – $306 for the majority of vehicles. The part itself will normally cost between $42 – $103, with labor time usually an hour or two.