Corvette 2005-2008

Upper Ball Joints

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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:

    Wheel
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Stabilizer shaft link from the lower control arm
     
    Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) electrical connector
     
    Outer tie rod from the steering knuckle
     
    Upper ball joint from the steering knuckle using Ball Joint Separator J-42188 or equivalent
     
    Steering knuckle from the vehicle
     

  4.  
  5. Press the ball joint from the steering knuckle.
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Ball joint to the steering knuckle
     
    Upper ball joint to the steering knuckle and torque the nut to 20 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) plus an additional 225 degree turn
     
    Lower ball joint to the steering knuckle and torque the nut to 20 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) plus an additional 180 degree turn
     
    Outer tie rod to the steering knuckle and torque the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) plus an additional 160 degree turn
     
    Stabilizer shaft link to the control arm and torque the nut to 53 ft. lbs. (72 Nm)
     
    WSS electrical connector
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Brake caliper and torque the mounting bracket bolts to 125 ft. lbs. (175 Nm)
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Check and adjust the front alignment.
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