Toyota Highlander Hybrid 6 2005-06
Lower Ball Joints
Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Caliper and rotor
Lower control arm from the ball joint
Tie rod end
Ball joint from the knuckle
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)
Fig. Lower control arm and related parts-2001-03 models
Fig. Lower control arm and related parts-2004-06 models
Remove the wheel.
Remove the axle hub nut.
Disconnect the speed sensor.
Remove the caliper and suspend it out of the way.
Remove the rotor.
Disconnect the tie rod end.
Remove the lower arm.
Remove the disc brake dust cover.
Pull the knuckle from the halfshaft.
Secure the knuckle in a vise.
Remove the cotter pin and nut.
Using Special Tool 09628-62011 or suitable ball joint puller, remove the lower ball joint.