Jaguar 2000-06

Upper Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the control arm.
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  3. Secure upper control arm in a vise.

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    Fig. Using a hacksaw, partially cut through two diametrically opposite segments of ball joint flange- XJ Range and XK Range

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  5. Using a hacksaw, partially cut through two diametrically opposite segments of ball joint flange.
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  7. Carefully chisel through and remove the two ball joint flange segments to permit installation between press bed plates.

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    Fig. Carefully chisel through and remove the two ball joint flange segments- XJ Range and XK Range

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  9. Remove control arm from vise and thoroughly clean to remove road deposits.
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  11. Remove retaining clips and boot.

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    Fig. Remove retaining clips and boot- XJ Range and XK Range

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  13. Exercising care to avoid splitting or otherwise damaging boot, remove retaining clips.
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  15. Remove boot and retain for warranty purposes.
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  17. Invert control arm and position on press with ball joint flange between press bed plates. Install special tool 204-200 on ball joint and operate press to release joint from control arm.
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  19. Remove special tool from ball joint.
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  21. Remove ball joint and control arm from press.
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  23. Thoroughly clean control arm paying particular attention to ball joint and pivot bolt locations. Install ball joint in control arm.
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  25. Position support of special tool 204-199 on press bed and place control arm on tool.
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  27. Using ball joint plastic cover to align, position mandrel of special tool 204-199 on ball joint
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  29. Align assembly with press ram and operate press to fully seat ball joint in control arm.
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