Isuzu_Rodeo_Rodeo_Sport_1997-2004

Lower Ball Joint

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the wheel.
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  5. Disconnect the tie rod end at the knuckle.
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  7. Remove the halfshaft from the knuckle. See Halfshaft R&I.
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  9. Support the lower control arm with a jack.
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  11. Remove the cotter pin and castellated nut then, using a screw-type forcing tool, separate the ball joint from the knuckle. Discard the cotter pin.
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  13. Remove the nuts and bolts and remove the ball joint from the control arm.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the ball joint-to-control arm nuts/bolts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm). Torque the castellated nut to 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm). Never back off the nut to align the cotter pin holes.

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

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