GM Full-Size Trucks 1980-1987 Repair Guide

Lower Control Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the truck on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the spring (see Spring Removal & Installation).
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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. Reverse the above to install. Refer to the Spring Removal & Installation for bolt torques.
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