Removal & Installation
- Measure the distance between the top of the wheel and the bottom of the wheel opening. This is the trim height.
- Remove and discard the trailing arm-to-knuckle bolt.
- Loosen the trailing arm-to-subframe bolt and allow it to swing down.
- Remove and discard the knuckle-to-lower arm bolt.
- Remove and discard the shock absorber-to-lower arm bolt.
- Remove and discard the lower arm-to-subframe bolt.
- Remove the lower arm.
- Install the lower control arm.
- Use a jack and raise the suspension to the trim height previously measured before tightening the lower arm bolts.
- Install the lower arm-to-subframe bolt and tighten to 98 ft. lbs. (133 Nm) on AWD models and 92 ft. lbs. (125 Nm) on 2WD models.
- Install the shock absorber-to-lower arm bolt and tighten to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm) on AWD models and 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm) on 2WD models.
- Install the knuckle-to-lower arm bolt and tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) on AWD models and 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm) on 2WD models.
- Bring the trailing arm up and tighten the trailing arm-to-subframe bolt and tighten the bolt to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
- Install the trailing arm-to-knuckle bolt and tighten the bolt to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).