Century, Grand Prix, Impala, Intrigue, Lumina, Monte Carlo, Regal 2001-2005

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower control arm from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the ball joint from the lower control arm by drilling out the 4 rivets retaining the ball joint to the control arm. Use an 1 / 8 in. drill bit to make a pilot hole through the rivets. Finish drilling the rivets using a 1 / 2 in. drill bit.
  8.  
  9. Remove the ball joint.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    A 4-wheel alignment is recommended after any steering/suspension repairs are performed.



    Ball joint to the control arm
     
    Bolts with the heads facing down and torque them to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm)
     
    Lower control arm to the vehicle
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower control arm from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the ball joint from the lower control arm by drilling out the 4 rivets retaining the ball joint to the control arm. Use an 1 / 8 in. drill bit to make a pilot hole through the rivets. Finish drilling the rivets using a 1 / 2 in. drill bit.
  8.  
  9. Remove the ball joint.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    A 4-wheel alignment is recommended after any steering/suspension repairs are performed.



    Ball joint to the control arm
     
    Bolts with the heads facing down and torque them to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm)
     
    Lower control arm to the vehicle
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower control arm from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the ball joint from the lower control arm by drilling out the 4 rivets retaining the ball joint to the control arm. Use an 1 / 8 in. drill bit to make a pilot hole through the rivets. Finish drilling the rivets using a 1 / 2 in. drill bit.
  8.  
  9. Remove the ball joint.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    A 4-wheel alignment is recommended after any steering/suspension repairs are performed.



    Ball joint to the control arm
     
    Bolts with the heads facing down and torque them to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm)
     
    Lower control arm to the vehicle
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  

 
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