Saab 2000-06

Upper Ball Joint

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Anti-roll bar nut
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen the ball joint nut with Puller Tool 89 96 696 to press out the bolt from the swivel member.

    Ball joint nut and pull down the stanchion/ suspension arm.
     
    Lock ring securing the bellows
     
    Ball joint
     

  6.  

To install:



Bellows lock ring
 
Stanchion/suspension arm into position
 
Ball joint and torque the nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)
 
Anti-roll bar and torque the nut to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm)
 
Wheel
 

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Transverse link from the longitudinal link and install a spacer between the upper and lower links
     
    Press out the ball joint with Tool 89-96-761
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Press in the ball joint with Tool 89-96-761.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Transverse link to the longitudinal link and torque the bolt to 70 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) plus 60 degrees
     
    Wheel
     

  4.  

 
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