Renault Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1985 Repair Guide

Ball Joints

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Drill out the ball joint rivets-lower ball joint shown

Upper and Lower

The Alliance and Encore have no upper ball joint or control arm.

  1. Raise and support the car on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the ball joint nut. Using a ball joint separator, disconnect the ball joint.
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  5. Drill out the rivets securing the ball joint to the control arm and remove the ball joint.
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  7. The new ball joint kit will come with bolts and nuts to replace the rivets and the upper ball joint has a shim which should go on top of the control arm. Install the ball joint and shim. The bolt heads go on the dust cover side. Tighten the ball joint large nut to 49 ft. lb.
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