Ram Truck 1500, 2500 & 3500 (2006-2008)

Upper Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



Independent Front Suspension
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the upper control arm.
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  5. Secure the control arm in a soft jaw vise.
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  7. Remove the bushing (3) from the upper control arm (5) using special tool C-4212F (PRESS) (1), 9777-3 (receiver) (4), and 9601-1 (driver) (2). (For 4X4 models use driver 9777-2).

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    Fig. Upper control arm removal, tool with adapters shown

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To install:

  1. Using special tools install upper control arm bushings.
  2.  
  3. Remove the control arm from the vise.
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  5. Install the lower control arm.
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  7. Perform a wheel alignment.
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Removal & Installation



Independent Front Suspension
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Support the lower control arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Upper ball joint
     
    Pivot mounting nuts
     
    Upper control arm
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Upper control arm. Tighten the pivot nuts to 97 ft. lbs. (132 Nm) for LD; 125 ft. lbs. (170 Nm) HD 2X4
     
    Upper ball joint. Tighten the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). On 1500 series, turn the nut an additional 90 degrees.
     
    Front wheel
     

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Link/Coil Suspension-Left Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Support the lower control arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Nut and bolt at the axle bracket
     
    Nut and bolt at the frame rail
     
    Upper control arm
     

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To install:

  1. Position the control arm and install all fasteners finger-tight.
  2.  
  3. Install the front wheel. And lower the vehicle to load the suspension. Tighten all fasteners to 120 ft. lbs. (163 Nm).
  4.  

Link/Coil Suspension-Right Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Support the lower control arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Exhaust system at the manifolds
     
    Exhaust mounts at the muffler
     

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  7. Support the transmission
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Transmission crossmember
     
    Nut and bolt at the axle bracket
     
    Nut and bolt at the frame rail
     
    Upper control arm
     

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To install:

  1. Position the control arm and install all fasteners finger-tight.
  2.  
  3. Install the exhaust system and crossmember.
  4.  
  5. Install the front wheel. And lower the vehicle to load the suspension. Tighten all fasteners to 120 ft. lbs. (163 Nm).
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