Removal & Installation
Fig. Lower ball joint and related parts
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
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.
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