REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Disconnect the stabilizer bar at the lower arm.
- Disconnect the rear halfshaft.
- Remove the rear axle shaft flange.
- Remove the disc rotor and then remove the rear axle shaft.
- Remove the brake backing plate or dust cover. Disconnect and plug the brake line.
- Disconnect the rear shock absorber at the lower arm.
- Remove the coil spring.
When removing the suspension arm, don't forget where the mark was.
- Remove the two mounting bolts, remove the camber adjusting cam and then remove the rear suspension arm and the lower control bushing.
- Install the arm so that the complete mark is in the position that it was at removal. Install, but do not tighten the mounting bolts.
- Installation of the remaining components is in the reverse order of removal.
- Lower the vehicle and bounce it up and down several times.
- Tighten the inside suspension arm mounting bolts to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm); the outer ones to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
- Check the rear wheel alignment, adjust if necessary. Bleed the brakes.
See Figures 2, 3 and 4
- Cut off the flange tip of the bushing and then bend the remaining portion inward with a cold chisel.
- Bend the flange tips in and then pull off the flange with a pair of pliers. Bend the remaining portion of the flange so that the puller can be installed.
- Using SST 09710-22040 or its equivalent, press out the outer bushing from the arm.
- To install, simply press the bushing into the arm.
Do not allow grease or oil to come in contact with the bushing.