tC 2007

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



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

    Front wheel
     
    Hub nut
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Tie rod end
     
    Lower control arm mounting bolts
     

  4.  
  5. Disconnect the halfshaft from the axle hub.
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  7. Remove the lower shock absorber mounting bolts.
  8.  
  9. Using Special Tool 09628-62011 or suitable puller, remove the lower ball joint from the steering knuckle.
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To install:


NOTE
Use a new split pin for assembly.

  1. Install the ball joint and torque the mounting nut to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm)
  2.  
  3. Install the halfshaft to the front axle. Tighten the steering knuckle mounting bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following :

    Lower control arm mounting bolts. Tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (89 Nm).
     
    Tie rod ends. Tighten to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
     
    Hub nut. Tighten to 159 ft. lbs. (216 Nm).
     
    Front wheel
     

  6.  
  7. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment.
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