Miata 1990-1997

Lower Ball Joints


Removal & Installation

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Fig. Component locations for the lower arm

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the cotter pin and loosen the nut on the lower ball joint. With the nut protecting the ball joint stud, press the stud from the knuckle using press tool 49 0727 575 or equivalent. Remove the nut from the ball stud.
  5. Remove the ball joint-to-lower control arm bolts and nut and remove the lower ball joint.
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the ball joint-to-lower control arm bolts to 69 ft. lbs. (93 Nm). Tighten the ball joint stud nut to 57 ft. lbs. (77 Nm) and install a new cotter pin.