H3 2006

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower control arm.
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  7. Place the lower control arm in a bench vice.
  8.  
  9. Using a chisel, remove the securing crimps from the ball joint body, if equipped.
  10.  
  11. Using a press, remove the ball joint from the lower control arm.
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To install:


NOTE
Use the outer flange of the ball joint in order to press the ball joint into place.

  1. Install the new ball joint using a press.
  2.  
  3. Place the lower control arm in a bench vice.
  4.  
  5. Using a punch, install crimps to the ball joint, if necessary. Use the replaced ball joint as a reference.
  6.  
  7. Install the lower control arm.
  8.  
  9. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the safety stands.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Verify the wheel alignment.
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