CTS 2006-2007, CTS-V 2005-2007, DTS 2006-2007

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the shock absorber.
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  9. Remove the brake caliper and wire aside.
  10.  
  11. Remove the brake rotor.
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  13. Remove the upper control arm mounting nuts and bolts.
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  15. Remove the upper ball joint mounting nut.
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  17. Using a ball joint remover disconnect the upper ball joint from the knuckle.
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  19. Remove the upper control arm from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Install the upper control arm to the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Connect the upper ball joint to the knuckle.
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  5. Install the upper ball joint to the knuckle retaining nut.
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  7. Tighten the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) plus and additional 210 degree turn.
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  9. Install the upper control arm to the frame mounting bolts.
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  11. Tighten the bolts to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the brake rotor.
  14.  
  15. Install the caliper.
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  17. Install the shock absorber.
  18.  
  19. Install the tire and wheel.
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  21. Lower the vehicle.
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