Avenger 2008

Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



Lower Control Arm

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. If equipped, while holding the stabilizer bar link lower stud stationary, remove the nut (3) securing the link (2) to the lower control arm (4).

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    Fig. Remove the nut (3) securing the link (2) to the lower control arm (4)

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  7. Remove the lower shock mounting nut (1) and bolt (4).

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    Fig. Remove the lower shock mounting nut (1) and bolt (4)

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  9. Remove the nut (2) and bolt (7) securing the lower control arm (3) to the knuckle (1).

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    Fig. Remove the nut (2) and bolt (7) securing the lower control arm (3) to the knuckle (1)

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  11. Remove the nut (4) and bolt (6) securing the lower control arm (3) to the rear crossmember (5).
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  13. Remove the lower control arm (3).
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To install:

  1. Position the lower control arm and install the bolt and nut securing the lower control arm to the crossmember. Do not tighten at this time.
  2.  
  3. Install the bolt and nut securing the lower control arm to the knuckle. Do not tighten at this time.
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  5. Install the mounting bolt and nut fastening the shock assembly to the lower control arm. Do not tighten at this time.
    NOTE
    When attaching a stabilizer bar link to the lower control arm it is important that the lower mounting stud be positioned properly. The lower mounting stud on the right side link needs to point toward the front of the vehicle when inserted through the lower control arm mounting flange. The left side link lower stud needs to point toward the rear of the vehicle. Otherwise the suspension geometry will not function properly.

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  7. If equipped, attach the stabilizer bar link to the lower control arm. Install the nut and while holding the stabilizer bar link lower stud stationary, tighten the nut to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
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  9. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Position the vehicle on an alignment rack/drive-on lift. Raise the vehicle as necessary to access mounting bolts and nuts.
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  15. Tighten the lower control arm mounting bolt nut at the crossmember to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
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  17. Tighten the lower control arm mounting bolt nut at the knuckle to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
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  19. Tighten the shock assembly lower mounting bolt nut to 73 ft. lbs. (99 Nm).
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  21. Perform wheel alignment as necessary.
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Upper Control Arm

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the nut (3) and bolt (4) securing the upper control arm (5) to the knuckle.

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    Fig. Remove the nut (3) and bolt (4) securing the upper control arm (5) to the knuckle

  6.  
  7. Remove the nut (2) and bolt (1) securing the upper control arm (5) to the crossmember.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper control arm (5).
  10.  

To install:

  1. Position the upper control arm and install the bolt and nut securing the arm to the crossmember. Do not tighten at this time.
  2.  
  3. Install the bolt and nut securing the upper control arm to the knuckle. Do not tighten at this time.
  4.  
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Position the vehicle on an alignment rack/drive-on lift. Raise the vehicle as necessary to access mounting bolts and nuts.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the upper control arm mounting bolt nut at the crossmember to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Tighten the upper control arm mounting bolt nut at the knuckle to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Perform wheel alignment as necessary.
  16.  

 
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