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    Ford Freestar, Monterey 2004-2006

    Lower Control Arm, Bushing & Steering Knuckle

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    Removal & Installation




    NOTE
    Do not begin the removal procedure unless a new strut-to-lower arm nut, a new ball joint pinch bolt/nut and a new lower arm-to-front subframe bolt/nut are available.

    1. Remove or disconnect the following:
      NOTE
      The control arm bushing should be replaced whenever the control arm is removed.



      Wheel
       
      Brake caliper
       
      Rotor
       
      Axle shaft nut
       
      Wheel hub and bearing
       
      Tie rod nut
       
      Steering knuckle pinch bolt
       
      Stabilizer bar link nut
       
      Steering knuckle
       
      Lower arm bushing bolts
       
      Lower control arm
       



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      Fig. Exploded view of the front suspension-Freestar and Monterey

    2.  

    To install:

    1. Install or connect the following:

      Lower control arm
       
      Lower arm bushing bolts. Tighten NEW bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
       
      Steering knuckle. Tighten NEW ball joint stud-to-knuckle bolt to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
       
      Stabilizer bar link nut. Tighten NEW bolt to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
       
      Steering knuckle pinch bolt. Tighten NEW bolt to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
       
      Tie rod nut. Tighten NEW nut to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
       
      Wheel hub and bearing. Tighten the bolts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
       
      Axle shaft nut. Tighten NEW bolt to 185 ft. lbs. (250 Nm).
       
      Rotor
       
      Brake caliper
       

    2.  
    3. Install the wheels.
    4.  
    5. Lower the vehicle.
    6.  

     
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