Volkswagen Eurovan 2000-03

Upper Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Relieve the tension on the torsion bar.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect:

    Front wheels.
     
    Wheel hub bolt.
     
    Brake caliper and suspend aside.
     
    Lower shock absorber bolt.
     
    Stabilizer bar coupling.
     

  6.  


NOTE
Mark the position of the camber eccentric bushing to the wheel housing.

  1. Remove or disconnect:

    Upper ball joint nut.
     
    Tie rod from steering knuckle.
     
    Eccentric washer bolt from wheel bearing housing.
     
    Wheel bearing housing.
     
    Eccentric bushing.
     

  2.  
  3. Using a puller, press out upper ball joint.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Reverse the removal procedure to install. Torque the ball joint nut to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm), plus 90°.
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Relieve the tension on the torsion bar.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect:
    NOTE
    Mark the position of the camber eccentric bushing to the wheel housing.



    Front wheels.
     
    Wheel hub bolt.
     
    Brake caliper and suspend aside.
     
    Lower shock absorber bolt.
     
    Stabilizer bar coupling.
     

  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect:

    Upper ball joint nut.
     
    Tie rod from steering knuckle.
     
    Eccentric washer bolt from wheel bearing housing.
     
    Wheel bearing housing.
     
    Eccentric bushing.
     

  8.  
  9. Using a puller, press out upper ball joint.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front suspension assembly-Eurovan

  10.  

To install:

  1. Reverse the removal procedure to install. Torque the ball joint nut to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm), plus 90°.
  2.  

 
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