Mitsubishi Montero, Sport 1998-06

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Apply upward pressure to the lower control arm with a jack or an adjustable stand.
  4.  


CAUTION
Do not disconnect the lower ball joint stud from the steering knuckle unless the lower control arm has a stand or a jack under it.

  1. Remove the ball joint stud nut/stud from the steering knuckle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the ball joint retaining nuts/bolts and the ball joint from the arm
  4.  

To install:

  1. Install the lower ball joint on the control arm. Torque the ball joint retaining nuts/bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm) for the Montero Sport, or to 70 ft. lbs. (95Nm) for Montero models.
  2.  
  3. Install the ball stud to the knuckle. Torque the nut to 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm) and a new cotter pin.
  4.  
  5. Lubricate the ball joint with a grease gun.
  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the alignment if necessary.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Apply upward pressure to the lower control arm with a jack or an adjustable stand.
    CAUTION
    Do not disconnect the lower ball joint stud from the steering knuckle unless the lower control arm has a stand or a jack under it.

  4.  
  5. Remove the ball joint stud nut/stud from the steering knuckle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the ball joint retaining nuts/bolts and the ball joint from the arm
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the lower ball joint on the control arm. Torque the ball joint retaining nuts/bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm) on 1998-00 models and 2001-02 Montero Sport; 70 ft. lbs. (95Nm) on 2001-02 Montero models.
  2.  
  3. Install the ball stud to the knuckle. Torque the nut to 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm) and a new cotter pin.
  4.  
  5. Lubricate the ball joint with a grease gun.
  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the alignment if necessary.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Apply upward pressure to the lower control arm with a jack or an adjustable stand.
    CAUTION
    Do not disconnect the lower ball joint stud from the steering knuckle unless the lower control arm has a stand or a jack under it.

  4.  
  5. Remove the ball joint stud nut/stud from the steering knuckle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the ball joint retaining nuts/bolts and the ball joint from the arm
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the lower ball joint on the control arm. Torque the ball joint retaining nuts/bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm) on 1998-00 models and 2001 Montero Sport; 70 ft. lbs. (95Nm) on 2001 Montero models.
  2.  
  3. Install the ball stud to the knuckle. Torque the nut to 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm) and a new cotter pin.
  4.  
  5. Lubricate the ball joint with a grease gun.
  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the alignment if necessary.
  8.  

 
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