Removal & Installation
The ball joint is an integral part of the lower control arm and if found to be defective the control arm should be replaced.Commercial Chassis
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
CAUTIONBe careful when working in the area of the CV-boot. Damage to the boot could result in eventual joint failure.
Remove or disconnect the following:
- Press the ball joint from the lower control arm.
- Press the ball joint into the control arm.
Install or connect the following:
NOTEIf the cotter pin cannot be installed because the hole in the stud does not align with a nut slot, torque the nut an additional 60 degrees to allow for installation. NEVER loosen the nut to provide for cotter pin installation.
Hex nut. Torque the nut to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
- Install the wheel and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).