Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Lower Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower control arm and place in a vise.
  6.  
  7. Using a bushing removal tool remove the bushing from its mounting
  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Coat the bushing with a soap solution and take care not to twist.

  1. Using the bushing installation tool, press the bushing into the bracket.
  2.  
  3. Install the lower control arm.
  4.  
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Lower the vehicle.
  6.  

Removal & Installation




NOTE
The suspension components should not be fully tightened until the vehicle's weight is resting on its wheels.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower control arm-to-knuckle bolt and nut
     
    Wheel and tire assembly
     
    Stabilizer bar self-locking nut, rubber bushings, and stabilizer link. Discard the nut.
     

  6.  
  7. Lift the transaxle with a jack, then remove the front control arm-to-crossmember bolt.

    Lower control arm
     

  8.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the lower control arm mounting


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm into the vehicle
     
    Lower control arm-to-crossmember bolts. Torque the bottom bolt to 123 ft. lbs. (167 Nm) and the side bolt snug until the vehicle is lowered.
     
    Lower control arm-to-steering knuckle bolt. Torque to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer link, bushings and new self-locking nut. Tighten the self-locking nut until the stabilizer link threads protrude 0.35-0.39 inch (9.0-9.8mm).
     

  2.  
  3. Lower the vehicle, install the wheels, then with the weight of the vehicle on the wheels, torque the side control arm-to-crossmember bolt to 137 ft. lbs. (186 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment.
  6.  


NOTE
The suspension components should not be fully tightened until the vehicle's weight is resting on its wheels.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower control arm-to-knuckle bolt and nut
     
    Wheel and tire assembly
     
    Separate the lower ball joint from its mounting
     
    Stabilizer bar self-locking nut, rubber bushings, and stabilizer link
     

  6.  
  7. Lift the transaxle with a jack, and then remove the front control arm-to-crossmember bolt.

    Lower control arm

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Front lower control arm and related components

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm into the vehicle
     
    Lower ball joint to its mounting
     
    Lower control arm-to-crossmember bolts. Torque the bottom bolt to 123 ft. lbs. (167 Nm) and the side bolt snug until the vehicle is lowered.
     
    Lower control arm-to-steering knuckle bolt. Torque to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer link, bushings and new self-locking nut. Tighten the self-locking nut until the stabilizer link threads protrude 0.35-0.39 inch (9.0-9.8mm).
     

  2.  
  3. Lower the vehicle, install the wheels, then with the weight of the vehicle on the wheels, torque the side control arm-to-crossmember bolt to 137 ft. lbs. (186 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment.
  6.  

 
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