Kia Amanti 2004-06

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the wheel and tire.
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  5. Remove the lower arm connector from the lower arm.

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    Fig. Remove lower arm connector

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  7. Using the special tools(09551-31000, 09545-21100), remove the shock absorber mounting bushing.

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    Fig. Removing shock absorber mounting bushing

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  9. Using the special tools (09624-34000), remove the lower arm bushing (G).

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    Fig. Remove lower arm bushing

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  11. Check the ball joint for rotating torque:

    If a crack is noted in the dust cover, replace the ball joint assembly.
     
    Measure the lower ball joint for rotating torque.
     
    Check that it is according to specification: 2-9 inch lbs. (0.2-1 Nm).
     

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