Avalon 1995-1996

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 front axle hub. Refer to Steering Knuckle Removal & Installation.

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    Fig. Front lower ball joint and related components

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  5. Using a screwdriver, remove the dust deflector.
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  7. Remove the cotter pin and nut.
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  9. Using a ball joint puller, remove the lower ball joint.

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    Fig. Using a ball joint puller, remove the lower ball joint

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To install:

  1. Install the lower ball joint and tighten nut to 90 ft. lbs. (123 Nm).
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  3. Install new cotter pin.
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  5. Using the appropriate driver, install new dust deflector. Align the holes for the ABS speed sensor in the dust deflector and steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Install new dust deflector

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  7. Install the steering knuckle with axle hub onto the vehicle.
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  9. Check ABS speed sensor signal.
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  11. Check the front wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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