Aztek, Rendezvous 2001-2005

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tires and wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower control arm..
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  7. Secure the lower control arm in a vice.
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  9. Drill out the rivet heads from the lower control arm.
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  11. Use a hammer and a drift punch in order to remove the rivets from the lower control arm.
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  13. Remove the ball joint from the lower control arm.
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To install:

  1. Install the ball joint to the lower control arm.
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  3. Install the new ball joint bolts facing downward, away from the ball stud.
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  5. Install the new ball joint retaining nuts and tighten the ball joint retaining nuts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the lower control arm .
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  9. Install the tire and wheels.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Align the front suspension.
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