Toyota Land Cruiser, Sequoia 6 2001-06

Upper Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



The upper ball joint is serviced with the upper control arm as an assembly.



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Fig. Upper ball joint and related parts-Sequoia

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

    Front wheel
     
    Steering knuckle with the axle hub
     
    Wire and boot
     
    Snapring
     
    Upper ball joint from the steering knuckle, using a deep socket wrench and tool 09050-40011, or equivalent press.
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New upper ball joint to the steering knuckle, using a deep socket and tool 09309-37010, or equivalent press.
     
    New snapring
     

  2.  
  3. Using a torque wrench, inspect the upper ball joint rotation, as follows:
    1. Flip the ball joint back-and-forth 5 times.
    2.  
    3. Using a torque wrench, continuously turn the nut 1 turn in 2-4 seconds.
    4.  
    5. Take the reading on the 5th turn; it should be 6-39 inch lbs. (0.7-4.4 Nm). If not, replace the upper ball joint.
    6.  

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    New boot secured with a wire
     
    Front wheel.
     

  6.  
  7. Check and/or adjust the front wheel alignment.
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