SRX 2004-2005

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Upper arm-to-knuckle nut
     

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  5. Separate the upper arm from the knuckle using Ball Joint Remover J-43631. Do not use a pickle fork or pry bar to separate the arm.
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  7. Remove the upper arm-to-frame mounting bolts and nuts and remove the upper control arm.

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    Fig. Using the ball joint remover to separate the upper control arm from the knuckle.

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To install:

  1. Install the upper control arm and loosely install the mounting nuts and bolts.
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  3. Connect the arm to the knuckle.
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  5. Tighten the arm-to-knuckle nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm), plus an additional 210°. Tighten the arm-to-frame nuts and bolts to 111 ft. lbs. (150 Nm).
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  7. Install the wheel.
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