Avenger 2008

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. While a helper applies the brakes to keep the hub from rotating, remove the hub nut (1) from the axle halfshaft (2).

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    Fig. Remove the hub nut (1) from the axle halfshaft (2)

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  7. Access and remove the front brake rotor.
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  9. Remove the routing clip (1) securing wheel speed sensor cable to the knuckle (4).

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    Fig. Remove the routing clip (1) securing wheel speed sensor cable to the knuckle (4)

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  11. Remove the screw (2) fastening the wheel speed sensor head (3) to the knuckle (4). Pull the sensor head out of the knuckle.
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  13. Remove the nut (4) attaching the lower ball joint to the lower control arm (5).

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    Fig. Remove the nut (4) attaching the lower ball joint to the lower control arm (5)

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  15. Release the lower ball joint (5) from the lower control arm (1) using Remover (2), Special Tool 9360. Do not lift the knuckle out of the lower control arm at this time.

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    Fig. Release the lower ball joint (5) from the lower control arm (1) using Remover (2), Special Tool 9360

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  17. Lift the knuckle (2) out of the lower control arm (5).
    NOTE