Lexus Car ES, IS, LS 1998-06

Upper Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Disc brake caliper and rotor
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Axle shaft
     
    Steering knuckle
     
    Upper ball joint

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    Fig. Upper ball joint removal and installation

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Upper ball joint
     
    Steering knuckle. Torque the nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
     
    Axle shaft
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Disc brake caliper and rotor
     
    Front wheel
     

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The upper ball joint is an integral part of the upper arm and is not replaced separately. The upper ball joint replacement is accomplished by replacing the upper arm.

 
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