Aztek, Rendezvous 2001-2005

Upper Control Arms

Print

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Brake hose bracket screw from the control arm
     
    Shock absorber lower bolt while using a utility stand to support the rear axle
     
    Tie rod from the rear axle
     
    Spring and insulators after lowering the rear axle
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Insulators and springs on the rear axle with the paint stripe is facing rearward
     
    Rear axle tie rod after raising the rear axle into its proper position. Torque the nut to 92 ft. lbs. (125 Nm).
     
    Shock absorbers to the rear axle. Torque the upper and lower nuts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm) for 2001-04 models; 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) for 2005 models.
     
    Brake hose bracket to the control arm. Torque the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the axle supports.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the coil spring assembly

  4.  

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear stabilizer link.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake hose bracket-to-knuckle bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the brake hose bracket in order to disconnect the brake hose from the parking brake lever.
  10.  
  11. Use a utility stand in order to support the lower control arm.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the height sensor link from the lower control arm as necessary.
  14.  
  15. Remove the upper control arm to knuckle nut and bolt.
  16.  
  17. Remove the upper control arm to crossmember bolts and nuts.
  18.  
  19. Remove the upper control arm.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Install the upper control arm.
  2.  
  3. Install the bolts and the nuts which secure the upper control arm to the crossmember and tighten the nuts to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the upper control arm to the knuckle, and tighten the nut which secures the upper control arm to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Connect the height sensor link to the lower control arm as necessary.
  8.  
  9. Remove the utility stand.
  10.  
  11. Install the brake hose bracket.
  12.  
  13. Install the brake hose bracket belts.
  14.  
  15. Install the rear stabilizer link and tighten the stabilizer link ball nut to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Install the rear wheel.
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle.
  20.  

  1. Remove the coil spring.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Make a mark on the lower control arm at the cam indicator 

  2.  
  3. Make a mark on the lower control arm at the cam indicator 
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower control arm to crossmember mounting bolts
  6.  
  7. Remove the lower control arm.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the lower control arm to the crossmember.
  2.  
  3. Install the bolts and the nuts to the lower control arm and tighten the nuts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the cam bolt and the cam washer to the lower control arm.
    NOTE
    Align the cam indicator to the mark on the lower control arm.

  6.  
  7. Install the cam nut to the lower control arm and tighten the cam nut to 107 ft. lbs. (145 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the coil spring.
  10.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo