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    Upper Control Arms

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    Bushing Replacement



    The control arm bushings are serviced with the control arm as an assembly.

    Removal & Installation




    CAUTION
    If the vehicle is equipped with air suspension, the electrical power to the air suspension system must be shut off prior to hoisting, jacking or towing an air suspension vehicle. This can be accomplished by turning off the air suspension switch located in the luggage compartment. Failure to do so can result in unexpected inflation or deflation of the air springs, which can result in shifting of the vehicle during these operations. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

    1. If equipped with air suspension, the air suspension switch, located on the right-hand side of the luggage compartment, must be turned to the OFF position before raising the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Front wheel
       
      Upper ball joint. Support the lower control arm.
       
      Upper control arm pivot bolts
       
      Upper control arm
       

    4.  

    To install:

    1. Install or connect the following:

      Upper control arm. Tighten the pivot bolts to 110-148 ft. lbs. (148-201 Nm).
       
      Upper ball joint. Tighten the pinch bolt to 56-76 ft. lbs. (76-104 Nm).
       
      Front wheel
       

    2.  
    3. If equipped with air suspension, turn the air suspension service switch to the ON position.
    4.  
    5. Align the vehicle.
    6.  

    1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on safety stands positioned on the frame just behind the lower arm.
    2.  
    3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly and position a floor jack under the lower arm.
    4.  
    5. Remove the retaining nut from the upper ball joint stud to spindle pinch bolt. Tap the pinch bolt to remove from the spindle.
    6.  
    7. Using a suitable prybar, spread the slot to allow the ball joint stud to release out of the spindle.
    8.  
    9. Remove the upper arm retaining bolts and the upper arm.
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    To install:

    1. Transfer the rebound bumper from the old arm to the new arm, or replace the bumper if worn or damaged.
    2.  
    3. Use reference marks from the camber and caster cams as initial settings.
    4.  
    5. Position the upper arm shaft to the frame bracket. Install the 2 retaining bolts and washers. Position the arm in the center of the slot adjustment range and tighten to 100-140 ft. lbs.
    6.  
    7. Connect the upper ball joint stud to the spindle and install the retaining pinch bolt and nut. Tighten the nut to 67 ft. lbs. (92 Nm).
    8.  
    9. Install the wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle. Check the front end alignment.
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