REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
F-150, F-250, Expedition and Navigator
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Support the lower control arm with a transmission jack or equivalent adjustable jack.
- Match mark the upper control arm adjusting cams.
- If equipped with 4-wheel ABS, remove the speed sensor harness bracket bolt and position the harness aside.
- Remove the cotter pin and castellated nut from the upper ball joint. Discard the cotter pin.
- Using Pitman Arm Puller T64P-3590-F or equivalent, separate the ball joint from the wheel spindle.
- Remove 2 nuts and bolts securing the upper control arm to the body brackets.
- Remove the upper control arm and ball joint assembly from the vehicle.
- Align the match marks on the upper control arm adjusting cams.
- Place the upper control arm in position to the body brackets and install 2 retaining bolts and nuts. Do not tighten at this time.
- Install the ball joint stud to the wheel spindle and install the castellated nut. Tighten the nut to 56-77 ft. lbs. (76-104 Nm). Install a new cotter pin.
- Raise the lower control arm to position the control arms at normal curb height and tighten the front upper control arm retaining nut first, to 84-112 ft. lbs. (113-153 Nm).
- With the vehicle still at curb height, tighten the rear upper control arm retaining nut to 84-112 ft. lbs. (113-153 Nm).
- Remove the transmission jack or equivalent from under the lower control arm.
- If equipped with 4-wheel ABS brake system, position the speed sensor harness and install the bracket bolt. Tighten the speed sensor bracket bolt to 62-80 inch lbs. (7-9 Nm).
- Install the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 83-112 ft. lbs. (113-153 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Check the alignment and adjust if not within specification.
- Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.