Mazda Tribute 2001-06

Lower Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Lower ball joint from the knuckle while holding the ball joint stud from moving
     
    Lower ball joint nut
     
    Lower control arm
     
    Lower control arm inner bolt

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    Fig. Rear lower control arm and related parts

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm inner bolt
     
    Lower control arm. Torque the bolts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint nut
     
    Lower ball joint the knuckle. Torque the ball joint nut to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
     
    Rear wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower ball joint from the knuckle while holding the ball joint stud from moving
     
    Lower ball joint nut
     
    Lower control arm
     
    Lower control arm inner bolt

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear lower control arm and related components

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm inner bolt
     
    Lower control arm.
     
    Lower ball joint nut
     
    Lower ball joint the knuckle.
     
    Rear wheel and tire assembly
     

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