Toyota Tundra 2001-06

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    4 lower ball joint set bolts
     
    Tie-rod end from the lower ball joint, using tool 09610-20012
     
    Lower ball joint nut.
     
    Lower ball joint from the lower control arm, using tool 09628-62011
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New lower ball joint to the lower control. Torque the bolts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
     
    New cotter pin
     
    Tie-rod end to the lower ball joint. Torque the nut to 67 ft. lbs. (91 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint set bolts. Torque the 4 bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Front wheel. Torque the lug nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Check and/or adjust the front wheel alignment.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Be sure to properly support the upper suspension arm and steering knuckle assembly.



    Loosen 4 lower ball joint set bolts
     
    Tie-rod end from the lower ball joint, using tool 09610-20012
     
    Lower ball joint nut.
     
    Lower ball joint from the lower control arm, using tool 09628-62011
     
    Remove 4 lower ball joint set bolts
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New lower ball joint to the lower control. Torque the bolts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm) on 2001-2004 vehicles and to 117 ft. lbs. (159 Nm) on 2005-2006 vehicles.
     
    New cotter pin
     
    Tie-rod end to the lower ball joint. Torque the nut to 67 ft. lbs. (91 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint set bolts. Torque the 4 bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm) on 2001-2004 vehicles and to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) on 2005-2006 vehicles.
     
    Front wheel