Canyon, Colorado 2006-2007

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



2-Wheel Drive
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  7. Place a jack stand under the lower control arm to support it at ride height.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor harness bracket retaining bolt and nut, if equipped
     
    Brake hose from upper arm
     
    Upper ball joint nut
     
    Upper arm from steering knuckle
     
    Mounting bolts
     
    Upper control arm

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    Fig. Upper control arm mounting-2WD Canyon & Colorado

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Upper control arm and tighten the bolts to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm).
     
    Steering knuckle to upper control arm ball joint
     
    New ball joint stud nut and tighten to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to upper arm
     
    Wheel speed sensor harness bracket retaining bolt and nut, if equipped
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Check the front wheel alignment.
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4-Wheel Drive
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Place a jack stand under the lower control arm to support it at ride height.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The 4WD vehicle upper control arm bolts are equipped with cams, which are rotated to achieve caster and camber adjustments. In order to preserve adjustment and ease installation, matchmark the cams to the control arm before removal. If the control arm is being replaced, transfer the alignment marks to the new component before installation.



    Wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor brackets
     
    Brake hose from upper arm
     
    Upper arm from ball joint stud nuts
     



    Nuts and adjustments cams
     
    Upper arm bolts and upper arm

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    Fig. Upper control arm mounting-4WD Canyon & Colorado

     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Upper arm and mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 114 ft. lbs. (155 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Align the cams to the reference marks made earlier, then tighten the cam nuts to 114 ft. lbs. (155 Nm).

    Ball joint stud nuts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Brake hose to upper arm
     
    Wheel speed sensor brackets
     
    Wheel
     

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