Front Lower Ball Joint Replacement
Special Tools Required
Ball joint remover, 32 mm ( 07MAC-SL00101)
|1.||Remove the front wheel.|
|2.||Remove the flange bolt (A) and flange nuts (B) from the lower arm (C).|
NOTE: During installation, install a new flange bolt and new flange nuts. After lightly tightening all three fasteners, tighten them to the specified torque beginning with the flange nuts.
|3.||Disconnect the lower ball joint (D) from the lower arm.|
|4.||Remove the spindle nut, and remove the outboard joint (A) from the knuckle (B) by tapping the driveshaft end (C) with a plastic hammer while pulling the hub outward.|
|5.||Remove the lock pin (A) from the lower ball housing (B) then remove the castle nut (C).|
NOTE: During installation, install a new lock pin after tightening the new castle nut.
|6.||Disconnect the lower ball joint from the knuckle using the special tools, then remove the lower ball joint.|
|7.||Install the lower ball joint in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:|