Rear Upper Arm Removal/Installation

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

2.Remove the rear wheel.

3.Position a floor jack at the connecting point of the trailing arm (A) and the knuckle (B).


4.Remove the upper arm mounting bolts (A) and flange bolt (B).

NOTE: Use new upper arm mounting bolts and a new flange bolt during reassembly.


5.Remove the upper arm (C) from the vehicle.

6.Install the upper 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, 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 surfaces of the brake disc or brake drum and the inside of the wheel.
  • Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if necessary.