Express, Savana, G1500, G2500, G3500, 1998-2005

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Tire and wheel assembly
     
    Real Time Damping (RTD) link rod from the sensor, if equipped
     
    Retaining bolt for the brake hose and the wheel speed sensor brackets
     
    Halfshaft
     
    Nut at the upper ball joint. Discard the nut
     
    Upper control arm from the steering knuckle
     
    Upper control arm nuts and the adjustment cams
     
    Upper control arm bolts
     
    Upper control arm

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    Fig. Upper control arm on Express/Savana and 2005-06 Avalanche

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Upper control arm
     
    Upper control arm bolts
     
    Upper control arm nuts and the adjustment cams. Tighten the nuts to 140 ft. lbs. (190 Nm)
     
    Upper control arm to the steering knuckle
     
    Halfshaft
     
    New nut to the upper ball joint stud. Tighten the nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Retaining bolts for the brake hose and wheel speed sensor brackets. Tighten the bolts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
     
    RTD link rod to the sensor, if equipped
     
    Tire and wheel assembly
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the safety stands.
  4.  
  5. Lower the vehicle. Verify the wheel alignment.
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