Corvette 2005-2008

Upper 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:
    NOTE
    Loosen the ball joint stud, but do not remove the nut.


    NOTE
    Note the number and position of the shims.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Disconnect the electronic suspension control electrical connector from the shock, if equipped
     
    Support the lower control arm with a jack stand.
     



    Upper ball joint from the steering knuckle using Ball Joint Separate J-42188 or equivalent
     
    Upper control arm bolts and shims
     



    Upper control arm
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Upper control arm
     
    Upper control arm shims and bolts and torque the bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm)
     
    Ball joint stud into the steering knuckle and torque the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) plus an additional 225 degrees
     
    Connect the electronic suspension control electrical connector from the shock, if equipped
     
    Remove jack stand
     
    Front wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment.
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