- Support the vehicle in normal driving position with ball joints loaded.
- Wipe the grease fitting and ball joint cover checking surface clean. The checking surface is the round boss into which the grease fitting is threaded.
- The checking surface should project outside the cover. If the checking surface is inside the cover, replace the lower control arm assembly.
Removal & Installation
The ball joint is an integral part of the lower control arm. If the ball joint is defective, the entire lower control arm must be replaced.