Sprinter 2005-2007

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheel.
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  5. Remove the front strut. For additional information, refer to the following section, "MacPherson Strut, Removal & Installation.-
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  7. Remove the steering knuckle. For additional information, refer to the following section, "Steering Knuckle, Removal & Installation.-
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  9. Remove the lower ball joint using special tool 9294-1Driver with 9294-2 Receiver and C-4212-F Clamp.
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To install:

  1. Install the ball joint into the lower control arm using Special Tool 9294-3 Installer Ring inserted in 9294-2 Receiver and C-4212-F.
  2.  
  3. Install the front strut.
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  5. Install the steering knuckle.
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  7. Install the front wheel.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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  11. Check and adjust the alignment as necessary.
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake caliper. For additional information, refer to the following section, "Brake Caliper, Removal & Installation.-
    NOTE
    Mark the strut on the knuckle with a scribe for installation.

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  7. Remove the front strut bolts from the knuckle
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  9. Remove the steering knuckle. For additional information, refer to the following section, "Steering Knuckle, Removal & Installation.-
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  11. Remove the outer tie rod end from the knuckle.
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  13. Separate the lower ball joint from the knuckle using a suitable ball joint puller.

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    Fig. Remove the outer tie rod end (5) from the knuckle (3), then separate the lower ball joint (2) from the knuckle using a suitable ball joint puller (4)-2007-08 Models

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  15. Remove the lower ball joint using Special Tool 10002 Driver and striking the tool to force the ball joint outward from the lower control arm.

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    Fig. Use Special Tool 10002 (2) to force the ball joint (4) from the lower control arm (3)-2007-08 Models

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To install:

  1. Install the ball joint into the lower control arm using Special Tool 9294-3 Installer Ring inserted in 9294-2 Receiver and C-4212-F Clamp.

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    Fig. Install the ball joint (3) into the lower control arm (2) using Special Tool 9294-3 (4) inserted in 9294-2 (5) and C-4212-F (1)-2007 Model shown, other model years similar

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  3. Install the steering knuckle. 3. Install the front strut to the knuckle and install the bolts. Tighten to 103 ft. lbs. (140 N·m) plus an additional 120° turn.
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  5. Install the caliper assembly and install the caliper adapter bolts and tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 N·m) plus an additional 40° turn.
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  7. Install the front wheel.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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  11. Check and adjust the alignment as necessary.
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