Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
- Remove the brake hose bracket-to-wheel knuckle bolt.
- Vehicles with drum brakes, disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder.
- Vehicles with disc brakes, remove the 2 brake caliper guide bolts and position the brake caliper aside. Support the caliper using mechanic's wire.
- Support the wheel knuckle and remove the upper ball joint nut.
- Remove the lower shock absorber nut, washer and bolt.
- Remove the upper arm inner bolt and remove the upper arm.
Loosen the lower arm inner bolt.
NOTENote the position of the coil spring insulator and coil spring for installation.
- Carefully lower the wheel knuckle support.
- Remove the coil spring.
- Align the coil spring and coil spring insulator to the previously noted position.
- Carefully raise the wheel knuckle support.
- Position the upper control arm and install the upper arm inner bolt tighten to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
- Install the lower shock absorber bolt, washer and nut tighten to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
- Install the upper ball joint nut and remove the wheel knuckle support tighten the nut to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
- Vehicles with disc brakes, position the brake caliper and install the 2 caliper guide bolts. Tighten bolts to 26 ft. lbs (35 Nm).
- Vehicles with drum brakes, connect the brake line fitting to the wheel cylinder. Tighten the nut to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
- Position the brake hose and install the brake hose bracket-to-wheel knuckle bolt. Tighten the nut to 13 ft. lbs (17 Nm).
- Bleed the brake hydraulic system if line was removed.