SRX 2006-2007

Lower 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
     
    Shock yoke
     
    Stabilizer shaft link
     
    ABS harness
     
    Lower control arm-to-steering knuckle nut
     

  4.  
  5. Separate the lower control arm from knuckle using Ball Joint Remover J-43631.
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  7. Loosen the steering gear mounting nuts and raise the steering gear.
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  9. Remove the control arm to cradle nuts and bolts.
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  11. Lower the control arm at the frame and move the ball joint upward.
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  13. Remove the lower control arm.

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



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    Fig. Front lower control arm-to-cradle mounting bolts

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To install:

  1. Install the lower arm on the ball joint and move the arm up to meet the cradle.
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  3. Install the lower arm-to-cradle nuts and bolts. Tighten the nuts to 96 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Lower the steering gear and install the bolts. Tighten the bolts to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm-to-steering knuckle nut. Tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) plus 210°
     
    ABS harness
     
    Stabilizer shaft link
     
    Shock yoke
     
    Wheels
     

  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle.
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