REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
On all models, always fully install the control arm, bounce the suspension several times, and THEN tighten the control arm-to-control arm shaft nuts.1800 Series
- Loosen the front wheel lugs, raise the car, support it on jackstands under the lower control arm and remove the wheel.
- Remove the control arm-to-cross shaft nuts and clamps.
- Remove the nuts at the spindle end, the bolts for the ball joint and lift off the control arm.
- Position the new control arm and ball joint assembly. Fit the clamps and torque the nuts to 14-18 ft. lbs. (19-24 Nm).
- Reassemble the other parts.
- Loosen the wheel lugs, raise the front end, support it on jackstands and remove the wheel.
- Loosen, but do not remove, the upper ball joint nut. Remove the ball joint by tapping on the steering knuckle around the ball joint pin.
- Remove the nut and suspend the upper end of the knuckle to avoid straining the brake hose.
- Disconnect the control arm from the cross shaft. Take note of the number and position of the shims.
- Place the new control arm in position and attach the bolts by hand. Fit the shims into their exact previous positions.
- Tighten the nuts for the crosshaft to 40-45 ft. lbs. (54-61 Nm).
- Reinstall the upper ball joint in the steering knuckle and tighten the nut.
- Install the wheel. Lower the vehicle and tighten the lugs to 85-90 ft. lbs. (115-122 Nm).