Kia Sportage 2005-06

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the front end safely.
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  5. Support the lower control arm with a jack.
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  7. Remove the castellated nut and cotter pin from the ball stud. Discard the cotter pin.
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  9. remove the ball joint attaching bolts and lower the arm. Remove the ball joint.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the ball joint attaching bolts to 74-88 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm). Torque the castellated nut to 147-206 ft. lbs. (200-280 Nm). Use a new cotter pin. Never back off the nut to align the cotter pin holes.
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