- Remove the upper control arm from the vehicle.
- Remove the nuts and washers from both ends of the control arm shaft. Discard the nuts.
- Press the bushings from the control arm and shaft using C-clamp tool T74P-3044-A1 or equivalent, and its adapters.
- Position the shaft and new bushings to the upper control arm. Use the C-clamp tool and adapters to press the new bushings into place.
- Make sure the control arm shaft is positioned so the serrated side contacts the frame.
- Install an inner washer, rear bushing only, and 2 outer washers with new nuts on each end of the shaft. Tighten the nuts to 85-100 ft. lbs. (115-136 Nm).
Removal & Installation
- Raise and safely support the vehicle on safety stands positioned on the frame just behind the lower arm.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly and position a floor jack under the lower arm.
- Remove the retaining nut from the upper ball joint stud to spindle pinch bolt. Tap the pinch bolt to remove from the spindle.
- Using a suitable prybar, spread the slot to allow the ball joint stud to release out of the spindle.
- Remove the upper arm retaining bolts and the upper arm.
- Transfer the rebound bumper from the old arm to the new arm, or replace the bumper if worn or damaged.
- Use reference marks from the camber and caster cams as initial settings.
- Position the upper arm shaft to the frame bracket. Install the 2 retaining bolts and washers. Position the arm in the center of the slot adjustment range and tighten to 100-140 ft. lbs.
- Connect the upper ball joint stud to the spindle and install the retaining pinch bolt and nut. Tighten the nut to 67 ft. lbs. (92 Nm).
- Install the wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle. Check the front end alignment.