Aspen 2007, Durango 2005-2007

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the nut from upper ball joint.
  8.  
  9. Separate upper ball joint from the steering knuckle.
    NOTE
    When installing the tool to separate the ball joint, be careful not to damage the ball joint seal.

  10.  
  11. Remove the control arm pivot bolts and remove control arm.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Position the control arm into the frame brackets. Install bolts and tighten to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Insert ball joint in steering knuckle and tighten ball joint nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the support and lower vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Perform a wheel alignment.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the nut from upper ball joint.
  8.  
  9. Separate upper ball joint from the steering knuckle.
    NOTE
    When installing the tool to separate the ball joint, be careful not to damage the ball joint seal.

  10.  
  11. Remove the control arm pivot bolts and remove control arm.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Position the control arm into the frame brackets. Install bolts and tighten to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Insert ball joint in steering knuckle and tighten ball joint nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the support and lower vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Perform a wheel alignment.
  10.  

 
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