Volvo Truck 2003-05

Lower Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the wheel.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the ball joint pinion from the control arm.
  4.  
  5. Install cap nut 7062-1 on the ball joint pinion.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the nut against the control arm.
  8.  
  9. Then turn back one turn to form a gap between the cap nut and the control arm.
  10.  
  11. Position the extractor on the control arm. Detach the ball joint from the control arm.
  12.  
  13. Pull down the control arms using a tension strap.
  14.  
  15. Release the spring strut from the control arm.
  16.  


WARNING
Ensure that the tension strap is correctly secured in the control arms.

  1. Remove the bolt for the halfshaft. Use a prybar as a counterhold on the brake disc.
  2.  
  3. Remove the halfshaft from the hub. Knock the halfshaft out using a brass drift.
  4.  
  5. Push the spring strut one side. Remove the tensioning strap between the control arms.
  6.  


WARNING
Ensure that the tensioning strap does not get trapped when releasing.

  1. Remove the splash guard under the engine.
  2.  
  3. Applies to the right-hand side only: Remove the hose for the EVAP canister and the fuel line for the engine block heater (where applicable) from their mountings. Move the hose and fuel line to one side.
  4.  
  5. Only applies to cars with 4T65EV transmissions when removing the left-hand control arm: Remove the bolt for the front engine pad. Lift the engine approximately 10mm using a mobile jack to remove the rear bolt on the front mounting for the control arm.
  6.  


NOTE
Position the mobile jack so that it is raised towards the front right mounting bolt for the lower torque rod bracket.

Applies to all models:

  1. Remove:

    The two bolts
     
    The bolt and nut
     
    The control arm.
     

  2.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Removing the lower control arm

    Removing the lower control arm

To install:

  1. Install:

    The control arm. Torque the front bolt to 65 Nm plus 120 degrees. Torque the rear bolt/nut to 105 Nm, plus 120 degrees
     

  2.  


NOTE
Use new bolts.

  1. Only applies to cars with 4T65EV transmissions when removing the left-hand control arm: Lower the engine. Install the bolt for the front engine pad. M10.
  2.  
  3. Applies to the right-hand side only: Install the hose for the EVAP canister and the fuel line for the engine block heater (if applicable) in their mountings.
  4.  

Applies to all models:

  1. Install the tensioning strap between the control arms and tighten.
  2.  
  3. Insert the halfshaft in the hub.
  4.  
  5. Position the spring strut over the ball joint. Release the tensioning strap so that the control arm meets the ball joint.
  6.  


WARNING
Ensure that the tensioning strap does not get trapped when releasing.

  1. Install the halfshaft in the hub. Install a new bolt. Use a prybar as a counterhold.
  2.  
  3. Install the upper ball joint nut.
  4.  
  5. Install the splashguard under the engine.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels.
  8.  

  1. Remove the wheel.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the ball joint pinion from the control arm.
  4.  
  5. Install cap nut 7062-1 on the ball joint pinion.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the nut against the control arm.
  8.  
  9. Then turn back one turn to form a gap between the cap nut and the control arm.
  10.  
  11. Position the extractor on the control arm. Detach the ball joint from the control arm.
  12.  
  13. Pull down the control arms using a tension strap.
  14.  
  15. Release the spring strut from the control arm.
    WARNING
    Ensure that the tension strap is correctly secured in the control arms.

  16.  
  17. Remove the bolt for the halfshaft. Use a prybar as a counterhold on the brake disc.
  18.  
  19. Remove the halfshaft from the hub. Knock the halfshaft out using a brass drift.
  20.  
  21. Push the spring strut one side. Remove the tensioning strap between the control arms.
    WARNING
    Ensure that the tensioning strap does not get trapped when releasing.

  22.  
  23. Remove the splash guard under the engine.
  24.  
  25. Applies to the right-hand side only: Remove the hose for the EVAP canister and the fuel line for the engine block heater (where applicable) from their mountings. Move the hose and fuel line to one side.
  26.  
  27. Only applies to cars with 4T65EV transaxles when removing the left-hand control arm: Remove the bolt for the front engine pad. Lift the engine approximately 1 / 3 inch (10mm) using a mobile jack to remove the rear bolt on the front mounting for the control arm.
    NOTE
    Position the mobile jack so that it is raised towards the front right mounting bolt for the lower torque rod bracket.

  28.  

Applies to all models:

  1. Remove:

    The two bolts
     
    The bolt and nut
     
    The control arm

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Removing the lower control arm

    Removing the lower control arm
     

  2.  

To install:

  1. Install:
    NOTE
    Use new bolts.



    The control arm. Torque the front bolt to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) plus 120°. Torque the rear bolt/nut to 78 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) plus 120°
     

  2.  
  3. Only applies to cars with 4T65EV transaxles when removing the left-hand control arm: Lower the engine. Install the bolt for the front engine pad. M10.
  4.  
  5. Applies to the right-hand side only: Install the hose for the EVAP canister and the fuel line for the engine block heater (if applicable) in their mountings.
  6.  

Applies to all models:

  1. Install the tensioning strap between the control arms and tighten.
  2.  
  3. Insert the halfshaft in the hub.
  4.  
  5. Position the spring strut over the ball joint. Release the tensioning strap so that the control arm meets the ball joint.
    WARNING
    Ensure that the tensioning strap does not get trapped when releasing.

  6.  
  7. Install the halfshaft in the hub. Install a new bolt. Use a prybar as a counterhold.
  8.  
  9. Install the upper ball joint nut. Tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the splashguard under the engine.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheels.
  14.  

Bushing Replacement



The control arm bushings are serviced with the control arm as an assembly.

 
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