300, Magnum, 2005

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove the knuckle.
    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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    Fig. Place Receiver (1), Special Tool 9320-5, into cup area of Press (3), Special Tool C-4212F, and tighten set screw

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

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    Fig. Ball joint snapring removal/installation

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  9. Using a pair of snapring pliers (2), remove snapring (3) from bottom of ball joint (1).

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    Fig. Install halves of Support Clamp (1), Special Tool 9320-1, over ball joint (2) and around knuckle surface (3)

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  11. Install halves of Support Clamp, Special Tool 9320-1, over ball joint and around knuckle surface as shown. Install and snug Support Clamp screws from underside.

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    Fig. 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)

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  13. Position knuckle over tools guiding top of ball joint inside of receiver, then hand tighten press screw-drive until remover comes into contact with bottom of ball joint.
    NOTE
    When positioning knuckle over tools, make sure Receiver, Special Tool 9320-5, sets into recessed area of Support Clamp, Special Tool 9320-1.

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  15. Tighten Press screw-drive forcing ball joint out of knuckle and into receiver.
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  17. Loosen screw-drive and remove knuckle from press. Remove ball joint from receiver.
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  19. Remove Support Clamp from knuckle.
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To install:

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Fig. Installer assembled for ball joint installation. (1) installer, (2) remover, (3) press

  1. Place Installer, Special Tool 9320-4, into cup area of press, Special Tool C-4212F, as shown and tighten set screw.
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  3. Place Remover, Special Tool 9320-3, onto end of screw-drive of Press, Special Tool C-4212F, as shown.

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    Fig. Ball joint in position

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  5. Start NEW ball joint into bore of knuckle.

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    Fig. Pressing the ball joint into the knuckle

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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, pressing ball joint into knuckle until flange comes to a stop against the knuckle.
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  11. Loosen screw-drive and remove knuckle from Press.
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  13. Install snapring 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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