Saab 2000-06

Lower Ball Joint

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Sway bar
     
    Ball joint
     
    Support arm to suspension arm nut
     
    Suspension arm to subframe bolt
     
    Suspension arm
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Suspension arm and subframe bolt and hand tighten the bolt
     
    Support arm to suspension arm using a new nut and torque the nut to 68 ft. lbs. (92 Nm)
     
    Ball joint and torque the nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm) and the suspension arm to subframe bolt to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm)
     
    Sway bar and torque the nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Front wheel
     

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Suspension arm from the rear of the subframe first then the front
     
    Nut from the steering swivel ball
     
    Suspension arm
     

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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Steering swivel ball joint to the suspension arm and torque the fastener to 23 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) plus an additional 90 degrees
     
    Suspension arm to the subframe and torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
     
    Front wheel and torque the lug nuts to 90 ft. lbs. (120 Nm)
     

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  7. Check and adjust the toe-in, if necessary.
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