Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Control Arms & Links


Removal & Installation

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.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Control link, after matchmarking its installed position
    Mounting bolt and upper control arm
    Stabilizer link nut and separate the link from the lower control arm

  7. Support the lower control arm with a jack, remove the retaining bolts and separate the lower control arm from the trailing arm.

    Lower shock absorber-to-lower control arm nut and bolt
    Lower control arm


To install:

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Fig. Exploded view of the rear control link, upper control arm and lower control arm

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm and secure the retainers hand-tight only at this time
    Shock absorber to the lower control arm. Secure with the nut and bolt and tighten until just snug
    Lower control arm to the trailing arm. Secure the retainers hand-tight.
    Stabilizer link and secure with the nut. Tighten to 26-35 ft. lbs. (34-44 Nm).
    Upper arm. Install the arm so the -A- mark faces inside of the vehicle. Tighten the retainers snug. Final tightening will occur when the vehicle-s weight is on the suspension.
    Control link, so that its identification mark faces the front-outside of the vehicle
    Rear wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle.

  3. At this time, torque the components to the following specifications:

    Lower control arm-to-trailing arm retainers: 59-81 ft. lbs. (80-110 Nm)
    Lower shock absorber nut: 59-81 ft. lbs. (80-110 Nm)
    Upper control arm retainers: 83-95 ft. lbs. (110-130 Nm)
    Control link retainers: 83-95 ft. lbs. (110-130 Nm)

  5. Check and adjust the rear wheel alignment.