Chevrolet Citation/Omega/Phoenix/Skylark 1980-1985 Repair Guide

Lower Control Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the control arm mounting

  1. Loosen the wheel nuts, raise the car, and remove the wheel.
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  3. Remove the stabilizer bar from the control arm.
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  5. Remove the ball joint pinch bolt in the steering knuckle.
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  7. Remove the control arm pivot bolts and the control arm.
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To install:

  1. Insert the control arm into its fittings. Install the pivot bolts from the rear to the front. Tighten the bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
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  3. Insert the ball stud into the knuckle pinch bolt fitting. It should go in easily; if not, check the ball joint stud alignment.
  4.  
  5. Install the pinch bolt from the rear to the front. Tighten to 45 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
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  7. Install the stabilizer bar clamp. Tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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  9. Install the wheel and lower the car.
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