Toyota Prius 2002-06

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 the steering knuckle with the hub/bearing assembly (refer to the wheel bearings procedure later in this section).
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  5. Mount the steering knuckle in a vise.
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  7. Remove the cotter pin and nut.
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  9. Using SST 09628-62011, remove the lower ball joint.

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    Fig. Separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle.

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To install:

  1. Install the lower ball joint and tighten the nut to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
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  3. Install a new cotter pin. If the holes for the cotter pin are not aligned, tighten the nut further up to 60 degrees.
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  5. Install the steering knuckle with the hub/bearing assembly (refer to the wheel bearings procedure later in this section).
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  7. Check the ABS speed sensor signal.
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  9. Check the front wheel alignment.
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