Corvette 1997-2005

Lower Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear wheel
     
    Suspension position link, if equipped
     
    Transverse spring from the lower control arm
     
    Shock absorber from the lower control arm
     
    Lower ball joint stud nut from the knuckle using Ball Joint Separator J-42188 or equivalent
     
    Stabilizer shaft link from the lower control arm
     
    Cam bolts, washers and nuts after matchmarking them
     
    Lower control arm from the vehicle
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm
     
    Cam bolts to the position matchmarked during the removal procedure and hand-tighten the bolts
     
    Lower ball joint stud to the steering knuckle and torque the nut to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) plus an additional 180 degrees
     
    Stabilizer shaft link to the lower control arm and torque the link nut to 53 ft. lbs. (72 Nm)
     
    Shock absorber lower mounting bolts and torque the bolts to 107 ft. lbs. (145 Nm)
     
    Transverse spring to the lower control arm
     
    Rear wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Perform a rear wheel alignment.
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  5. Torque the lower control arm front cam bolt to 107 ft. lbs. (145 Nm) and the rear cam bolt to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
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