Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Lower Control Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Legend & Vigor
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the front wheels.
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  3. Remove the lower damper fork bolt.
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  5. Disconnect the stabilizer bar from the arm.
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  7. Remove the lower arm ball joint-to-steering knuckle nut. Using a ball joint removal tool, separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle.
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  9. Disconnect the radius rod from the lower control arm and remove the arm.
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To install:
  1. Reverse the removal procedure. Torque the radius rod-to-control arm bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) and the chassis bolt to 39 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
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  3. On 1986-90 Legend, torque ball joint nut to 72 ft. lbs. (100 Nm) and tighten as required to insert a new cotter pin.
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  5. On 1991-93 Legend, torque the ball joint nut to 54 ft. lbs. (75 Nm) and tighten as required to insert a new cotter pin.
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  7. On Vigor, torque the lower ball joint nut to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and tighten as required to install a new cotter pin.
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