Toyota Highlander Hybrid 6 2005-06

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Hub nut
     
    Caliper and rotor
     
    Lower control arm from the ball joint
     
    Tie rod end
     
    Halfshaft
     
    Ball joint from the knuckle
     

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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Ball stud nut: 90 ft. lbs. (123 Nm)
     
    Lower arm-to-ball joint: 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm)
     
    Tie rod end: 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm)

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    Fig. Lower control arm and related parts-2001-03 models



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    Fig. Lower control arm and related parts-2004-06 models

     

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Hybrid
  1. Remove the wheel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle hub nut.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the speed sensor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper and suspend it out of the way.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rotor.
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  11. Disconnect the tie rod end.
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  13. Remove the lower arm.
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  15. Remove the disc brake dust cover.
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  17. Pull the knuckle from the halfshaft.
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  19. Secure the knuckle in a vise.
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  21. Remove the cotter pin and nut.
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  23. Using Special Tool 09628-62011 or suitable ball joint puller, remove the lower ball joint.

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    Fig. Remove the lower ball joint from the knuckle with a suitable puller.

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  25. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Ball joint-to-arm: 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm)
     
    Ball joint-to-knuckle: 91 ft. lbs. (123 Nm)
     
    Hub nut: 217 ft. lbs. (294 Nm)
     

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