Vue 2002-2005

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm from the vehicle
     
    Rivets retaining the ball joint to the control arm using a 5 / 16 in. (8mm) drill bit
     
    Ball joint from the control arm
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Ball joint into the control arm
     
    Nuts and bolts (included with new ball joint kit) as shown and torque them to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm)
     
    Control arm to the vehicle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. The new ball stud is bolted into the control arm

     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower control arm from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rivets retaining the ball joint to the control arm using a 5 / 16 in. (8mm) drill bit.
  6.  
  7. Remove the ball joint from the control arm
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the ball joint into the control arm.
  2.  
  3. Install the nuts and bolts (included with new ball joint kit) as shown and torque them to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the control arm to the vehicle.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. The new ball stud is bolted into the control arm

  6.  

 
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