Grand Cherokee 2006-2007

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Raise vehicle and support the axle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  7. Remove the inner fender well.
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  9. Remove the upper ball joint retaining nut.
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  11. Separate the upper ball joint from the knuckle using special tool 8677.
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  13. Remove the wheel speed sensor wire from the upper control arm.
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  15. Remove the nut and bolt securing the upper control arm to the body.
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  17. Remove the upper control arm from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Upper control arm mounting. (1) control arm bolts, (2) spring, (3) ball joint, (4) knuckle, (5) upper control arm

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To install:

  1. Install the upper control arm to the vehicle.
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  3. Install the nut and bolt securing the upper control arm to the body.
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  5. Install the wheel speed sensor wire to the upper control arm.
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  7. Install the upper ball joint into the knuckle.
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  9. Install the upper ball joint retaining nut and tighten the nut to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
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  11. Install the inner fender well.
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  13. Install the tire and wheel.
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  15. Remove the supports and lower the vehicle.
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  17. Perform a wheel alignment.
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