Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Lower Control Arms

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze

See Figures 1 and 2

The Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring convertible and Breeze models use 2 lateral links, instead of a control arm, for the rear lower suspension.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Disconnect the sway bar link and bushings from the lateral link

  1. Disconnect the sway bar link and bushings from the lateral link.
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The sway bar bushings are located on the front lateral link only. The rear lateral link does not have any connection to the sway bar.

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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the 2 bolts attaching the lateral link to the rear knuckle and the crossmember

  1. Remove the 2 bolts attaching the lateral link to the rear knuckle and the crossmember.
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  3. Remove the lateral link from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the lateral link into the vehicle.
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  3. Install the 2 attaching bolts and tighten to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
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  5. Install the sway bar bushings (front lateral link only).
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  7. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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  11. Check the rear wheel alignment. If adjustment is necessary, have it perfomed by a reputable alignment shop.
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Sebring Coupe and Avenger

Lower Arm

See Figure 3

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the appropriate wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. If equipped with an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), disconnect the speed sensor harness brackets from the lower control arm.
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  7. Disconnect the stabilizer bar link from the lower arm.
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  9. Remove the through-bolt connecting the knuckle assembly to the lower arm.
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  11. Remove the mounting bolt connecting the lower arm to the suspension crossmember.
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  13. Remove the lower arm from the vehicle.
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