300, 300C & Magnum 2006-2008, Charger 2006-2008

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



RWD Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove steering knuckle, refer to the steering knuckle removal and installation.
    NOTE
    To perform this procedure it works best to mount press, special tool C-4212F, in a vise and hold the component in your hands.

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  5. Place Receiver (1), Special Tool 9320-5, into cup area of Press (3), Special Tool C-4212F, as shown and tighten set screw.
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  7. Place Remover (2), Special Tool 9320-3, onto end of screw-drive of Press (3), Special Tool C-4212F, as shown.

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    Fig. Special tools and vise shown

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  9. Using a pair of snap-ring pliers, remove snap-ring from bottom of ball joint.
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  11. Install halves of Support Clamp (1), Special Tool 9320-1, over ball joint (2) and around knuckle surface (3) as shown. Install and snug Support Clamp (1) screws from underside.

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    Fig. Halves of support clamps

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  13. Position knuckle (1) over tools guiding top of ball joint inside of Receiver (6), then hand tighten. Press screw-drive (4) until Remover (3) comes into contact with bottom of ball joint (2).
    NOTE
    When positioning the knuckle over tools, make sure the Receiver, Special Tool 9320-5, sets into recessed area (4) of Support Clamp, Special Tool 9320-1.

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  15. Tighten Press screw-drive (4) forcing ball joint out of knuckle (1) and into Receiver (6).
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  17. Loosen screw-drive (4) and remove knuckle (1) from Press. Remove ball joint from Receiver (6).

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    Fig. Lower ball joint removal with special tools

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  19. Remove Support Clamp (1) from knuckle.
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To install:

  1. Place Installer (1), Special Tool 9320-4, into cup area of Press (3), Special Tool C-4212F, as shown and tighten set screw.
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  3. Place Remover (2), Special Tool 9320-3, onto end of screw-drive of Press (3), Special Tool C-4212F, as shown.
    NOTE
    This is the reverse of how the remover is installed on the screw-drive for removal.

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  5. Start new ball joint (1) into bore of knuckle (2).
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  7. Position knuckle (1) over tools guiding top of ball joint inside of Installer (5) until outside flange of ball joint (4) comes into contact with Installer, then hand tighten Press screw-drive (3) until Remover (2) comes into contact with bottom of knuckle (1).
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  9. Using hand tools, tighten screw-drive (3), pressing ball joint into knuckle until flange (4) comes to a stop against the knuckle.

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    Fig. Lower ball joint installation with special tools

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  11. Loosen screw-drive and remove knuckle from Press.
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  13. Install the snap ring into groove on bottom of ball joint.
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  15. Inspect ball joint for proper fit. Make sure seal boot is uniform and wire rings are in place
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  17. Install knuckle on vehicle, refer to the steering knuckle removal and installation.
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