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Removal (Control Arm)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove wheel stop. Remove ball joint-to-steering knuckle clamp bolt. See Fig. 1. Mark cradle location. Remove 10 cradle bolts, noting location of M12 bolt. See Fig. 3. Remove cradle. Separate ball joint from steering knuckle.
CAUTION:Use caution when pulling steering knuckle from vehicle after releasing ball joint. The inner constant velocity joint can separate.
Fig. 3: Identifying Cradle Bolts
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Separate steering knuckle from ball joint stud using a pry bar. Loosen front pivot bolt. Remove rear bushing retainer. When removing left control arm, front suspension cradle needs to be lowered to allow pivot bolt to clear transaxle. Remove pivot bolt. Remove control arm from vehicle. Check control arm for distortion and bushings for deterioration. Replace components as necessary.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Ensure control arm bushing bolts are tightened with vehicle at normal operating height.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 5:56 PM