Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1989-1996

Upper Ball Joint

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Tacoma and 4Runner
  1. Remove the front wheel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering knuckle with the axle hub.
  4.  
  5. Separate the upper ball joint as follows:
    1. Remove the wire and boot.
    2.  
    3. Using a snapring expander, remove the snapring.
    4.  
    5. With a ball joint remover and a deep socket, remove the upper ball joint.
    6.  

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To install:
  1. With the aid of the ball joint installer and a socket wrench, install the ball joint.
  2.  
  3. Using a snapring expander, install a new snapring.
  4.  
  5. Apply multi-purpose grease, then install a new boot. Fix it with a new wire.
  6.  
  7. Install the steering knuckle with the axle hub.
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  9. Install the front wheel, lower the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts.
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  11. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
  12.  

T100
  1. Remove the front wheel.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the upper ball joint from the steering knuckle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper ball joint 4 mounting nuts. Separate the ball joint from the upper control arm.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Attach the ball joint mounting nuts, tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Attach the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
  4.  
  5. Install the front wheel, lower the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts.
  6.  
  7. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
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