Solstice 2006-2008, Sky 2007-2008

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  7. Remove the upper ball joint nut.
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  9. Using the appropriate tool, separate the upper control arm ball joint from the knuckle.
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  11. Remove the rear shock module.
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  13. Remove the upper control arm mounting bolts.
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  15. Remove the upper control arm.

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    Fig. Rear upper control arm removal

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To install:

  1. Install the upper control arm.
  2.  
  3. Install the upper control arm mounting bolts and tighten to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
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  5. Install the rear shock module.
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  7. Install ball stud into knuckle and start ball joint retaining nut.
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  9. Tighten ball joint retaining nut to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm). plus an additional 150°
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  11. Install the tire and wheel.
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  13. Lower vehicle.
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