Lexus Car ES, IS, LS 1998-06

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Support the rear axle with a jack stand.
  4.  
  5. Remove the park brake cables and brake hose from the arm.
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  7. Remove the ball joint nut from the top of the upper suspension arm.
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  9. Separate ball joint from the arm with Remover 8278.
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  11. Remove the upper suspension arm mounting bolts and remove the arm.
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To install:

  1. Position the upper suspension arm in the frame rail brackets.
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  3. Install the mounting bolts and tighten to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
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  5. Pull the arm down on the ball joint stud and install a new nut. Tighten the nut to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm)
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  7. Install the park brake cables and brake hose to the arm.
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  9. Remove the supports and lower the vehicle.
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