Help! Broken rear upper control arm 1000 miles from home (SLC)... 100 miles north of Spokane

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Please help! I have a broken rear upper control arm. No parts in sight for the near term. What is the danger of driving the rig like this? Anyone know someone close to Spokane that could help me out?
 

LandCruiserPhil

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I have a used one on the shelf in Scottsdale AZ if that in some way help you.

Looks like aftermarket poly bushing? If so this is the second time I have seen this happen, say no to poly.
 
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It's the same as a three link rear, no real issue here as long as your other links are good. Make your way down to Oregon I can meet you off the I5 and bring you one of my spares.
 
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Haven't seen one broken, but know of a couple that have been driven long term with a bolt missing.
As long as you don't wheel/stress it too hard, break the other one, should be fine.
 
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I may have one in the garage in Spokane, checking now.

I'll shoot you a PM with my info.

-Mike
 

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I have limped home 400+ miles without an upper....just keep the speed low around 50-55mph

I have also driven 350 miles without a panhard bolt...managed to get home just fine!!

If you have jumper cables and some welding equipment, just weld it up the best you can and you should be able to get home just fine!

If you are passing thru LA I can give you a spare and another one for the road!
 
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It depends on spring/lift/luck, sometimes the axle end bolt will run into the spring, so may need some jacking to sneak it past. On suspension fasteners, turn the one with the washer, the flanges have locking protrusions, on these, always turn the nut to loosen.
 
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Ends up both are bad. Crap. I bet I was already driving on one... The other just broke and now I noticed it...well back to having just one... Can't find anything for over night here in bufu Washington.... Big shoutout to yohavos for getting me one!
 

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