See Figure 1
- Support the vehicle in its normal driving position with both ball joints loaded.
- Wipe the grease fitting and inspection surface, so they are free of dirt and grease. The inspection surface is the round boss into which the grease fitting is threaded.
- The inspection surface should project outside the cover. If the inspection surface is inside the cover, replace the lower control arm assembly.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The lower ball joint is an integral part of the lower control arm. If the ball joint is defective, the entire lower control arm assembly must be replaced.