Liberty, Wrangler, 1997-2005

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Support the axle with a jackstand.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Parking brake cable and bracket
     
    Wheel speed sensor wiring bracket, if equipped
     
    Upper control arm
     

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
The weight of the vehicle must be supported by the springs before tightening the control arm fasteners.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Upper control arm
     
    Wheel speed sensor wiring bracket, if equipped
     
    Parking brake cable and bracket
     

  2.  
  3. Torque the control arm fasteners to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Support the rear axle with a hydraulic jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove the ball joint pinch bolt from the top of the differential housing bracket.
  8.  
  9. Remove partial nuts from the heat shield in order to lower the shield down enough to get the proper clearance to remove the right side bolt from the body.
  10.  
  11. Remove the upper suspension arm mounting bolts from the body and remove the arm.
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  13. Remove the support bracket mounting bolts if needed.

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    Fig. Rear suspension upper control arm-Liberty



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    Fig. Rear suspension upper ball joint bracket-Liberty

  14.  

To install:

  1. Position the upper suspension arm in the frame rail brackets.
  2.  
  3. Install the mounting bolts and tighten to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Retighten the heat shield back into place.
  6.  
  7. Pull the arm down on the differential housing bracket and install the pinch bolt and nut. Tighten the nut to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Remove the supports and lower the vehicle.
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