Sebring 2006

Lower Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



Clevis Bushing
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the lower control arm assembly
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  5. Install the Bushing Remover Tool 6877 and Bushing Receiver Tool 6876 on Special Tool C-4212-F.
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  7. Position the lower control arm on the assembled removal tools.
    NOTE
    Be sure the Bushing Receiver Tool 6876 is square on the lower control arm and Bushing Remover Tool 6877 is positioned correctly on the clevis bushing.

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  9. Tighten Special Tool C-4212-F to press the bushing from the lower control arm.

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    Fig. Removing the clevis bushing from the lower control arm



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    Fig. Installing the clevis bushing to the lower control arm

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To assemble:

  1. Position the Bushing Installer Tool 6877 onto the screw portion of special Tool C-4212-F.
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  3. Start the new bushing into the hole of the lower control arm-s machined surface side by hand, making sure it is square with its mounting hole with the void in the rubber portion facing away from the ball joint.
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  5. Assemble special Tools 6876 and 6877; then, position the lower control arm on the assembly, making sure that the tools are aligned.
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  7. Tighten special Tool C-4212-F to press the bushing into the lower control arm until it is flush on the machined surface.
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  9. Install the lower control arm assembly.
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Front Isolator Bushing
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower control arm assembly
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  5. Install the Bushing Remover Tool 6602-5 and Bushing Receiver Tool MB-990799 on Special Tool C-4212-F.
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  7. Position the lower control arm on the assembled removal tools.
    NOTE
    Be sure the Bushing Receiver Tool MB-990799 is square on the lower control arm and Bushing Remover Tool 6602-5 is positioned correctly on the isolator bushing.

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  9. Tighten Special Tool C-4212-F to press the bushing from the lower control arm.

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    Fig. Removing the front isolator bushing from the lower control arm



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    Fig. Installing the front isolator bushing to the lower control arm

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To assemble:

  1. Position the Bushing Installer Tool 6876 onto the screw portion of Special Tool C-4212-F.
  2.  
  3. Start the new bushing into the lower control arm hole machined surface side by hand, making sure it is square with its mounting hole.
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  5. Assemble Special Tools 6758, 6876 and C-4212-F; then, position the lower control arm on the assembly, making sure that the tools are aligned.
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  7. Tighten Special Tool C-4212-F to press the bushing into the lower control arm until it is flush on the machined surface.
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  9. Install the lower control arm assembly.
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Rear Isolator Bushing
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower control arm assembly
  4.  
  5. Install the Bushing Remover Tool 6756 and Bushing Receiver Tool C-4366-2 on Special Tool C-4212-F.
  6.  
  7. Position the lower control arm on the assembled removal tools.
    NOTE
    Be sure the Bushing Receiver Tool C-4366-2 is square on the lower control arm and Bushing Remover Tool 6756 is positioned correctly on the isolator bushing.

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  9. Tighten Special Tool C-4212-F to press the bushing from the lower control arm.

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    Fig. Removing the rear isolator bushing from the lower control arm



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    Fig. Positioning the rear isolator bushing to the lower control arm



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    Fig. Installing the rear isolator bushing to the lower control arm

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To assemble:

  1. Position the Bushing Installer Tool 6760 onto the screw portion of special Tool C-4212-F.
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  3. Start the new bushing into the lower control arm hole-s machined surface side by hand, making sure it is square with its mounting hole with the void in the rubber portion facing away from the ball joint.
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  5. Assemble Special Tools 6760 and 6756; then, position the lower control arm on the assembly, making sure that the tools are aligned.
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  7. Tighten Special Tool C-4212-F to press the bushing into the lower control arm until it is flush on the machined surface.
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  9. Install the lower control arm assembly.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    Removing the outer tie rod from the steering knuckle allows the steering knuckle to be turned further. This allows better access to the steering knuckle when striking it to remove the ball joint stud from the steering knuckle.

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  7. Remove the nut attaching the outer tie rod to the steering knuckle. Remove the nut from the tie rod end by holding the tie rod stud with a socket while loosening and removing the nut with a wrench.
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  9. Remove the outer tie rod from the steering knuckle.
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  11. Remove the cotter pin and castle nut from the lower ball joint stud.
    WARNING
    No tool is to be inserted between the steering knuckle and the lower ball joint to separate the lower ball joint from the steering knuckle. The steering knuckle is to be separated from the ball joint only using the procedure as described below.


    WARNING
    When striking the steering knuckle, do not hit the heat shield covering the ball joint grease seal. Bending the heat shield against the ball joint grease seal will cause the grease seal to fail.

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  13. Turn the steering knuckle so the front of the steering knuckle is facing as far outboard in the wheel opening as possible. Using a hammer, strike the steering knuckle boss until the steering knuckle separates from the lower ball joint. When striking the steering knuckle, care MUST be taken not to hit the lower control arm or the ball joint grease seal.
    WARNING
    Pulling the steering knuckle outward from the vehicle, after releasing it from the ball joint, can separate the halfshaft inner CV-joint, thus damaging it.

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  15. Remove the shock absorber clevis to lower control arm bushing, nut and through-bolt. Separate the clevis from the lower control arm.
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  17. Remove the nut attaching the stabilizer bar link to the lower control arm. When removing the nut, hold the stud of the stabilizer bar link from turning by inserting an Allen wrench in the end of stud.
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  19. Remove the bolts attaching the closest stabilizer bar bushing clamp to the front suspension crossmember and the body of vehicle.
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  21. Lower that side of the stabilizer bar away from the lower control arm and the body of vehicle.
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  23. Remove the nut and bolt attaching the rear of the lower control arm to the front suspension crossmember.
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  25. Remove the nut and bolt attaching the front of the lower control arm to the front suspension crossmember.
    WARNING
    When removing the lower control arm from the crossmember, care must be taken to prevent hitting the lower ball joint seal against the steering knuckle, causing damage to the ball joint seal.

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  27. Remove the front of the lower control arm from the suspension crossmember.
    NOTE
    When removing rear of the lower control arm from the crossmember, keep the control arm as level as possible. This will keep the rear bushing from binding on the crossmember making it easier to remove the control arm from the crossmember.

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  29. Remove the rear of the lower control arm from the suspension crossmember.

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    Fig. Removing the nut from the stabilizer link



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    Fig. Stabilizer bar clamp attachment



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    Fig. Front of lower control arm-to-crossmember attachment



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    Fig. Rear of lower control arm-to-crossmember attachment

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To install:

  1. Position the rear of the lower control arm into the front suspension crossmember.
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  3. Install the front of the lower control arm in the front suspension crossmember.
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  5. Install the bolts and nuts attaching the front and rear of the lower control arm to the front suspension crossmember. Do not tighten the front attaching bolt at this time. Tighten the lower control arm rear attaching nut and bolt to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
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  7. Install the lower control arm ball joint stud into the steering knuckle.
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  9. Install the steering knuckle to the ball joint stud castle nut. Do not tighten nut at this time.
    WARNING
    When installing the tie rod on the steering knuckle, the heat shield must be installed. If the heat shield is not installed, the tie rod seal boot can fail due to excessive heat from the brake rotor.

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  11. Install the outer tie rod stud into the steering knuckle. Start the outer tie rod-to-steering knuckle attaching nut onto the tie rod stud. While holding the stud of the tie rod end stationary, tighten the nut using a crowfoot and a 11 / 32 inch socket. Tighten the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
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  13. Tighten the lower control arm ball joint castle nut to 55 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
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  15. Install the cotter pin.
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  17. Position the stabilizer bar link into its lower control arm mounting hole.
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  19. Align the stabilizer bar bushing clamp with the mounting holes in the front suspension crossmember and the body of vehicle. Install and tighten the bushing clamp mounting bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
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  21. Install and tighten the stabilizer bar link-to-lower control arm nut to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm). When tightening the nut, hold the stud of the link from turning using an Allen wrench.
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  23. Align the shock absorber clevis with the bushing in the lower control arm and install the through-bolt and nut. Do not tighten the nut at this time.
    WARNING
    When supporting the lower control arm with a jackstand, do not position the jackstand under the ball joint cap on the lower control arm.

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  25. Position a jackstand under the lower control arm, so that when arm is lowered onto it; the vehicle will be at curb height.
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  27. Lower the vehicle with the jackstand positioned under the lower control arm. Continue to lower the vehicle until the total weight of that corner of the vehicle is supported by the jackstand and the lower control arm.
    WARNING
    When tightening the through-bolt and nut, do not turn the bolt in the clevis. The serrations on the bolt and the hole in the clevis will be damaged.

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  29. With the suspension of the vehicle at curb height, tighten the clevis-to-lower control arm bushing through-bolt nut to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm).
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  31. Tighten the front lower control arm nut and bolt to 104 ft. lbs. (142 Nm).
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  33. Raise the vehicle and remove the jackstand from under the lower control arm.
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  35. Install the wheel and tire assembly. Install the wheel mounting (lug) nuts and progressively tighten in proper sequence to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  37. Lower the vehicle.
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  39. Check the wheel alignment specifications and set the front toe to the preferred specifications.
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