Metro, Prizm 2000-2002

Upper Control Arms


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
    Rear wheel
    Control rod from the knuckle
    Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) electrical connector from the control arm, if equipped
    Stabilizer link from the control arm and properly support the rear suspension
    Knuckle from the suspension arm
    Coil spring from the suspension arm and upper seat

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    Fig. Remove the coil spring from the rear suspension-Metro



To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Spring to the suspension arm with the larger diameter on the bottom
    Suspension arm to steering knuckle and torque the bolt to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
    WSS to the control arm, if equipped
    Stabilizer link to the control arm and torque the nut to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
    Control rod to the knuckle stud and torque the nut to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
    Rear wheel
    Negative battery cable