Forenza 2007

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the control arm.
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  5. Drill off the heads of the three rivets with a 0.47 inch (12mm) drill bit.
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  7. Punch out the rivets with a drift.

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    Fig. Drilling off the ball joint rivets

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To install:

  1. Connect the ball joint to the control arm by inserting 3 ball joint bolts from below the control arm.
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  3. Tighten the ball joint-to-control arm nuts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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  5. Install the control arm.
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