Mitsubishi Galant/Mirage/Diamante 1990-2000

Trailing Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1990-93 Galant
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake drum or rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the hub and bearing assembly.
  8.  
  9. Support the rear axle using a jack or other suitable device.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower shock absorber-to-trailing arm connection.
  12.  
  13. Remove the trailing arm-to-axle connection.
  14.  
  15. Remove the trailing arm-to-body mounting through-bolt and remove the trailing arm.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the trailing arm and install the trailing arm-to-body mounting through-bolt. Tighten the bolt to 72-87 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the trailing arm-to-axle connection. Tighten the bolt to 72-87 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the lower shock absorber-to-trailing arm connection. Tighten the bolt to 58-72 ft. lbs. (80-100 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Remove the axle support device.
  8.  
  9. Install the hub and bearing assembly.
  10.  
  11. Install the brake drum or rotor.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  14.  
  15. Lower the vehicle.
  16.  

1993-00 Mirage
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake drum or rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the hub and bearing assembly.
  8.  
  9. Support the rear axle using a jack or other suitable device.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower control arm-to-trailing arm connection.
  12.  
  13. Remove the upper link-to-trailing arm connection.
  14.  
  15. Remove the trailing arm-to-body mounting through-bolt and remove the trailing arm.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the trailing arm and install the trailing arm-to-body mounting through-bolt. Tighten the bolt to 72-87 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the upper link-to-trailing arm connection. Tighten the bolt to 65 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the lower control arm-to-trailing arm connection. Tighten the bolt to 65 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Remove the axle support device.
  8.  
  9. Install the hub and bearing assembly.
  10.  
  11. Install the brake drum or rotor.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  14.  
  15. Lower the vehicle.
  16.  

1994-00 Galant and 1997-00 Diamante
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Support the rear axle using a jack or other suitable device.
  6.  
  7. Remove the trailing arm-to-knuckle connection.
  8.  
  9. Remove the trailing arm-to-body mounting through-bolt and remove the trailing arm.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the trailing arm and install the trailing arm-to-body mounting through-bolt. Tighten the bolt to 99-114 ft. lbs. (137-157 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the trailing arm-to-knuckle connection. Tighten the bolt to 85-99 ft. lbs. (118-137 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Remove the axle support device.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10.  

1992-96 Diamante
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the hub and bearing assembly.
  8.  
  9. Support the rear axle using a jack or other suitable device.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower shock absorber-to-trailing arm connection.
  12.  
  13. Remove the stabilizer bar link-to-trailing arm connection.
  14.  
  15. Remove the tie rod end-to-trailing arm connection.
  16.  
  17. Remove the lower control arm-to-trailing arm connection.
  18.  
  19. Remove the trailing arm-to-body mounting through-bolt and remove the trailing arm.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Install the trailing arm and install the trailing arm-to-body mounting through-bolt. Tighten the bolt to 101-116 ft. lbs. (140-160 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the trailing arm-to-lower control arm connection. Tighten the bolt to 101-116 ft. lbs. (140-160 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the tie rod end-to-trailing arm connection. Tighten the nut to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the stabilizer bar link-to-trailing arm connection. Tighten the nut to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the lower shock absorber-to-trailing arm connection. Tighten the bolt to 65 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Remove the axle support device.
  12.  
  13. Install the hub and bearing assembly.
  14.  
  15. Install the brake rotor.
  16.  
  17. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle.
  20.  

 
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