HHR 2006-2008

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the lower control arm.
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  7. Place the lower control arm in a vise.

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    Fig. Drilling out the lower ball joint rivets

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  9. Remove the ball joint to control arm rivets using the following procedure:
    1. Use a 1 / 8  inch (3mm) drill bit in order to make a pilot hole through the rivets.
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    3. Use a 31 / 64  inch (13mm) drill bit to complete drilling the rivets.
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  11. Remove the ball joint from the lower control arm.
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To install:

  1. Install the ball joint to the lower control arm.
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  3. Install the ball joint bolts and the nuts. Follow the instructions in the ball joint kit.
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  5. Tighten the ball joint bolts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
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  7. Install the lower control arm.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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