Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Lower Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. Remove the lower control arm and place in a vise.
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  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.
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  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Lower the vehicle.
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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 and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  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
     

  6.  
  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
     

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To install:

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Fig. Rear upper control arm and related components

  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.
     

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  3. At this time, torque the components to the following specifications:
    NOTE
    Bolt torques are indicated in the accompanying illustration. Bolt torques indicated with an asterisk (*) should be temporarily tightened, and then fully tightened with the vehicle on the ground in the unladen condition.



    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)
     

  4.  
  5. Check and adjust the rear wheel alignment.
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