Mitsubishi Montero, Sport 1998-06

Upper Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Support the lower control arm.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper ball joint from the steering knuckle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the ball joint from the upper control arm.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the ball joint in the upper control arm. Tighten the bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the ball joint stud to the steering knuckle. Torque the nut to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install a new cotter pin.
  6.  
  7. Install the front wheel.
  8.  
  9. Grease the upper ball joint and all other suspension components with a grease fitting.
  10.  


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    Fig. Exploded view of the upper ball joint and related components


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Support the lower control arm.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper ball joint from the steering knuckle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the ball joint from the upper control arm.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the ball joint in the upper control arm. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) for 1998-00 models; 22 ft. lbs. (30Nm) for 2001-06 models.
  2.  
  3. Install the ball joint stud to the steering knuckle. Torque the nut to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install a new cotter pin.
  6.  
  7. Install the front wheel.
  8.  
  9. Grease the upper ball joint and all other suspension components with a grease fitting.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the upper ball joint and related components-1998-00 models



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the upper ball joint and related components-2001-06 models

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