S10 Pickup, Sonoma 2000-2004

Lower Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



  1. Remove lower control arm and place it in vise.
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  3. Install tools J 22269-01, 21474-8, 12 and 13 on the rear bushing and tighten until the bushing is removed.
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  5. Using a blunt chisel, drive the front bushing flare flush with the rubber part of the bushing.
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  7. Place a wedge or a spacer between the bushing housing to keep the housing from bending while removing or installing the bushing.
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  9. Install tools J 21474-3, 4, 5 and 6 on the front bushing and tighten until the bushing is removed.

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    Fig. Removing the lower control arm rear bushing-all 2 wheel drive



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    Fig. Installing the lower control arm front bushing-all 2 wheel drive



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    Fig. Installing the lower control arm rear bushing-all 2 wheel drive

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To install:

  1. Install the front bushing into the control arm.
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  3. Install tools J 21474-4, 5 and 13. Tighten until the bushing is fully seated.
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  5. Install the rear bushing into the control arm
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  7. Install tools J 22269-01, J 21474-2 and 13. Tighten until the bushing is fully seated.
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  9. Install the lower control arm.
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  1. Remove lower control arm and place it in vise.
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  3. Using bushing service set J 21474, remove the front and rear bushings.
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To install:

  1. Using bushing service set J 21474, install the front and rear bushings.
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  3. Install the lower control arm.

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    Fig. Removing the lower control arm front bushing-4 wheel drive



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    Fig. Installing the lower control arm front bushing-4 wheel drive



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    Fig. Installing the lower control arm rear bushing-4 wheel drive

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Removal & Installation



2-Wheel Drive Coil Spring Front Suspension
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Coil spring
     
    Lower ball joint from the steering knuckle
     
    Lower control arm from the vehicle
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm
     
    Lower ball joint stud into the steering knuckle
     
    Ball joint-to-steering knuckle nut and tighten to specification
     
    New cotter pin to the lower ball joint stud
     
    Coil spring
     

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  3. Align the vehicle.
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