Front Lower Arm Removal/Installation

Special Tools Required
Oil seal driver, 64 mm (  07GAD-PH70201)
 

Bearing separator (  07KAF-PS30200)
 
Attachment, 32 x 35 mm (  07746-0010100)
 
Driver (  07749-0010000)
 
Oil seal driver, 55 x 66.2 mm (  07965-KE80100)
 


Removal/Installation


1.Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

2.Remove the front wheel.

3.Remove the flange nut (A) while holding the respective joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), then disconnect the stabilizer links from the lower arm (D).

NOTE: Use a new flange nut during reassembly.

 

4.Turn the stabilizer bar backward to gain easier access to the front side of the lower arm mounting bolt.

5.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.

 

6.Disconnect the lower ball joint from the lower arm.

7.Remove the lower arm mounting bolt (A).

NOTE: During installation, install a new mounting bolt.

 

8.Remove the lower arm mounting bolt (B), then remove the lower arm (C) from the front suspension subframe (D).

NOTE: During installation, install a new mounting bolt.

9.Install the lower arm in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified torque values.
  • First install all the components, and lightly tighten the bolts and nuts, then raise the suspension to load it with the vehicle's weight before fully tightening to the specified torque values.
  • Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surface of the brake disc and the inside of the wheel.
  • Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if necessary.

Bushing Replacement


NOTE: Replace the lower arm (A) as an assembly if the lower arm has a paint mark (B) around the hole near the front bushing. The paint mark can also be seen around a hole on the bottom side of the lower arm in the same area.

 

1.Press out the bushing (A) with the special tools and a hydraulic press, and remove the bushing from the lower arm (B).

NOTE: Be careful not to damage the inside of the bushing hole when pressing on the bushing.

 

2.Clean the mating surface of the new bushing and the inside of the lower arm.

3.Align the angle of the lower arm (A) and the tab portion (B) of the bushing (C) as shown.

 

4.Using a hydraulic press and special tools, press in the bushing into the lower arm.

5.Using a yellow oil-based paint marker, paint a mark (A) around the hole (B) near the front bushing (C). Also paint a mark around the hole on the bottom side of the lower arm in the same area.

NOTE: These marks are used to identify a lower that has had the bushing replaced. Do not replace the bushing in a lower arm with these paint marks, you must replace the arm.