Tucson 2006-2008

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the front wheel and tire from the front hub.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire.

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  7. Remove the tie rod end ball joint from the knuckle.
    1. Remove the split pin (A).
    2.  
    3. Remove the castle nut (B).
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    5. Disconnect the ball joint (C) from knuckle (D) using the special tool (09568-4A000).
      NOTE
      Apply a few drops of oil to the special tool (boot contact part).



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      Fig. Remove the split pin and castle nut. Disconnect the ball joint from the knuckle



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      Fig. Using the special tool (09568-4A000) to remove the ball joint

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To install:

  1. Install the tie rod end ball joint (C) to the knuckle (D).
  2.  
  3. Install the castle nut (B) and the split pin (A). Tighten the nut to: 17-25 ft. lbs. (24-33 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the front wheel and tire to the front hub.
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