Removal & Installation
The lower ball joints on these models are an integral part of the control am. If found to be defective the control arm must be replaced. Refer to control arm removal and installation.
- Remove the wheel knuckle.
- Remove and discard the lower ball joint snap ring.
Using the special tools 205-086 and 204-358, remove the lower ball joint.
- Clean and inspect the lower arm lower ball joint bore for damage before installing a new ball joint.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
NOTEMake sure the lower ball joint is fully seated in the lower control arm, and new lower ball joint snap ring is fully seated.
WARNINGAlways install new nuts and cotter pins.