Avalanche, Express, Savana 2006-2007

Upper Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Tire and wheel assembly
     
    Upper control arm
     
    Upper ball joint, using a press
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
The ball joint must be installed with the flat edges or notches in the same position as the replaced ball joint. The ball joint is directional and damage will occur if this procedure is not followed.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Upper ball joint, using a press
     
    Upper control arm
     
    Tire and wheel assembly
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the safety stands.
  4.  
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Verify the wheel alignment.
  8.  

The upper ball joint is integrated with the upper control arm. If worn or damaged, the entire control arm must be replaced.

 
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