GM Full-Size Trucks 1970-1979 Repair Guide

Lower Control Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and safely support the truck on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the spring, as outlined earlier in this section.
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  5. Support the inboard end of the control arm after spring removal.
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  7. Remove the cotter pin from the lower ball joint and loosen the nut one turn.
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  9. Loosen the lower ball joint using a ball joint removal tool. When the stud is loose, remove the nut from the stud. It may be necessary to remove the brake caliper and wire it to the frame to gain clearance.
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  11. Remove the lower control arm.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Refer to the Coil Spring removal and installation procedure for bolt tightening specifications.
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