Astro, Safari 1997-2005

Upper Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove upper control arm and place it in a vice.
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  5. Remove upper control arm shaft nuts and retainers.
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  7. Remove upper control arm bushings using tool J 22269-1, a slotted washer and a short piece if pipe that is slightly larger than the bushing.
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  9. Remove upper control arm shaft.

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    Fig. Removing the upper control arm bushings using tool J-22269-1-2WD

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To install:

  1. Install upper control arm shaft.
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  3. Install upper control arm bushings using tool J 22269-1, a slotted washer and a short piece if pipe that is slightly larger than the bushing.
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  5. Tighten J 22269-1 until the bushing is positioned on the shaft and the control arm as shown in the accompanying illustration. The measurement should be 0.48-0.52 inch (12.8-13.8mm) at both sides when the properly installed.
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  7. Install upper control arm shaft nuts and retainers. Tighten to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
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  9. Install upper control arm.

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    Fig. The bushing should be positioned as follows when correctly installed-2WD

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove upper control arm.
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  5. Remove bushings from the arm.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
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  5. Disconnect negative battery cable.
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  7. Remove wheel.
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  9. Remove wheel speed sensor harness bracket retaining bolt and nut, if equipped.
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  11. Remove steering knuckle from u