Vibe 2006-2007

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 or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
     
    Front wheel
     

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  5. Depress the brake pedal and loosen the hub nut

    ABS speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Cotter pin and nut from the tie rod end. Using a tie rod end removal tool, separate the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
     
    Lower control arm ball joint, using a suitable puller
     
    Separate the front halfshaft
     
    Lower ball joint cotter pin and castle nut
     
    Lower ball joint from the steering knuckle using a puller

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    Fig. Removing the ball joint from the knuckle

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower ball joint to the lower arm. Tighten the castle nut to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
     
    New cotter pin
     
    Front halfshaft
     
    Lower control arm
     
    Tie rod end to the knuckle
     
    ABS speed sensor
     
    Hub nut
     
    Wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Check and adjust the alignment, if needed.
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