Volvo Truck 2003-05

Upper Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise the vehicle.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The wheel
     
    The brake caliper. Hang the brake caliper on a hook in the sub-frame.

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    Fig. Using a hook to safely hang the brake caliper out of the way

    Using a hook to safely hang the brake caliper out of the way
     

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  7. Loosen the nut for the control arm mounting but do not remove.
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  9. Use tool: 951 2923 , 999 7031 and 999 7030 together with threaded rod 999 7039 to press off knuckle.
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  11. Remove the nut for the drive shaft.
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  13. Press in the drive shaft to remove the spindle.
    NOTE
    Only press until the bushing releases from the splined area.

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  15. Loosen the nut for the upper control arm. Use puller 998 5434 with counterhold 999 7074.
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  17. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The bolt for the inner control arm mounting
     
    The two bolts for the inner front control arm mounting
     
    The control arm and upper ball joint
     

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:


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  5. Tighten the M12 bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the wheel and tighten lug nuts to 102 ft. lbs. (138 Nm).
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