RX300 1999

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Lower ball joint and related parts

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Steering knuckle with the axle hub
     
    Dust deflector, by prying it from the knuckle
     
    Cotter pin and nut from the ball joint
     
    Ball joint from the lower arm by removing the 3 nuts
     
    Lower ball joint, using a Ball Joint Separator tool.
     

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To install:

Install or connect the following:



Attach the ball joint to the lower arm. Torque the nuts to 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm).
 
Connect the lower ball joint to the knuckle. Tighten the nut to 90 ft. lbs. (123 Nm).
 
New cotter pin
 
Wheel
 

 
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