Rendezvous 2006-2007

Lower Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the lower control arm.
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  5. Secure the lower control arm in a vise.
    NOTE
    The lower control arm vertical bushing MUST be installed in the same position which it was removed in order to maintain the original vehicle ride, handling and road feel.

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  7. Mark the lower control arm along the flat edge of the bushing flange.
    NOTE
    Apply J 23444-A (or equivalent high pressure lubricant) to the threads of the J 21474-27 tool.

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  9. Assemble the control arm bushing service set, tool number J 21474-01.
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  11. Tighten the J 21474-4 tool until the bushing is removed from the control arm.
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  13. Disassemble the bushing tools.

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    Fig. View of the lower control arm bushing

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To install:


NOTE
The lower control arm vertical bushing MUST be installed in the same position which it was removed in order to maintain the original vehicle ride, handling and road feel.

  1. Align the flat edge of the bushing flange to the mark in the control arm.
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  3. Insert the bushing into the control arm.
    NOTE
    Apply J 23444-A (or equivalent high pressure lubricant) to the threads of the J 21474-27 tool.

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  5. Assemble the control arm bushing service set, tool number J 21474-01.
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  7. Tighten the J 21474-4 tool until the bushing is fully seated in the control arm.
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  9. Disassemble the bushing tools.
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  11. Install the lower control arm.

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    Fig. Installing lower control arm bushing

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Removal & Installation




WARNING
Use only the recommended tools for separating the ball joint from the knuckle. Do NOT hammer or pry the ball joint from the knuckle. Failure to use the recommended tools may cause damage to the ball joint and seal.


NOTE
Use the ignition key in order to unlock the steering column.

  1. Turn the steerin