Front Ball Joint Boot Replacement

Special Tools Required
Front hub dis/assembly tool (  07965-SA50500)
 



1.Remove the boot. Check for a gap (A) between the ball joint and the knuckle. If there is a gap, replace the knuckle assembly. Do not press the ball joint back into the knuckle.

2.Pack the interior and lip (B) of a new boot with fresh grease. Keep the grease off of the boot-to-knuckle mating surfaces (C).

 

3.Wipe the grease off the tapered section of the pin (D), and pack fresh grease onto the base (E).

4.Install the boot onto the ball joint pin, then squeeze it gently to force out any air. Do not let dirt or other foreign materials get into the boot.

5.Press the boot with the special tool until the bottom seats on the knuckle (A) evenly around.

 

6.After installing a boot, wipe any grease off the exposed portion of the ball joint pin.