Durango, 2001-2005

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2.  
  3. Support the lower control arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose brackets
     
    Upper ball joint
     
    Pivot mounting nuts
     
    Upper control arm
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Upper control arm. Tighten the pivot nuts to 155 ft. lbs. (210 Nm).
     
    Upper ball joint. Tighten the nut to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
     
    Brake hose brackets
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the nut from upper ball joint.
  8.  
  9. Separate upper ball joint from the steering knuckle.
    NOTE
    When installing the tool to separate the ball joint, be careful not to damage the ball joint seal.

  10.  
  11. Remove the control arm pivot bolts and remove control arm.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Position the control arm into the frame brackets. Install bolts and tighten to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Insert ball joint in steering knuckle and tighten ball joint nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the support and lower vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Perform a wheel alignment.
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