Kia Amanti 2004-06

Upper 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. Loosen the ball joint nut, but do not remove it.
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  7. Using the special tool (09568-34000), disconnect the upper arm ball joint from the knuckle.

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    Fig. Disconnecting upper arm ball joint

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  9. Remove 2 nuts on the wheelhouse panel and remove the upper arm assembly.

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    Fig. Upper arm wheelhouse nuts

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  11. Remove the upper arm shaft.

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    Fig. Removing upper arm shaft

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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    Fig. Upper arm shaft bolts

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  3. Tighten the wheelhouse panel nuts to 65-80 ft. lbs. (88-108 Nm).
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  5. Check the ball joint for rotating torque:

    If there is a crack in the dust cover, replace it and add grease.
     
    Mount the self-locking nut on the ball joint, and then measure the ball joint rotating torque.
     
    Check that it is according to specification: 13-22 inch lbs. (2-3 Nm).
     

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