Isuzu Axiom 2002-05

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Support the lower control arm with a jackstand.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Disc brake caliper and support
     
    Brake rotor and backing plate
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Upper ball joint
     
    Steering knuckle
     
    Lower ball joint

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    Fig. Exploded view of the lower ball joint mounting and related components

     

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To install:


NOTE
Use new nuts, bolts and split pins for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower ball joint. Tighten the mounting bolts to 85 ft. lbs. (116 Nm.
     
    Steering knuckle. Tighten the lower ball joint nut to 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm).
     
    Upper ball joint. Tighten the nut to 72 ft. lbs. (96 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 72 ft. lbs. (98 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Brake rotor and backing plate
     
    Disc brake caliper and support. Tighten the support bolts to 115 ft. lbs. (155 Nm).
     
    Front wheel
     

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  3. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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