I attached procedures below for you to view.
1. Raise the vehicle.
2. Remove the front tire and wheel assembly.
3. Remove both stabilizer bar links from the vehicle. Remove each link by holding the upper retainer/nut with a wrench and turning the link bolt.
4. Rotate the forward ends of the stabilizer bar downward. It may be necessary to loosen the stabilizer bar cushion retainer bolts a little to ease any turning resistance.
5. Remove the nut and pinch bolt clamping the ball joint stud to the steering knuckle.
CAUTION: After removing the steering knuckle from the ball joint stud, do not pull outward on the knuckle. Pulling the steering knuckle outward at this point can separate the inner CV joint on the driveshaft.
NOTE: Use caution when separating the ball joint stud from the steering knuckle, so the ball joint seal does not get cut.
6. Separate the ball joint stud from the steering knuckle by prying down on lower control arm and up against the ball joint boss on the steering knuckle.
7. If the right lower control arm is being serviced, perform the following:
a. Remove the screws fastening the front fascia to the reinforcement as necessary in order to access the drive-belt splash shield forward fastener screw.
B. Remove the drive-belt splash shield fasteners. Remove the shield.
c. Remove the pencil strut from the right front corner of the crossmember and body of the vehicle. Remove the washer behind the strut from the torque strut bolt.
D. Remove the bolts mounting the engine torque strut in place, then remove the engine torque strut from the vehicle.
8. Remove the front pivot bolt attaching the lower control arm to the front suspension crossmember. Remove the rear pivot bolt attaching the lower control arm to the front suspension crossmember and frame rail. Remove the lower control arm from the crossmember.
1. Position the lower control arm into the crossmember. Install, but do not fully tighten, the rear pivot bolt attaching the lower control arm to the front suspension crossmember and frame rail. Install, but do not fully tighten, the front pivot bolt attaching the lower control arm to the front suspension crossmember.
2. With no weight on the lower control arm, tighten the lower control arm rear pivot (and suspension crossmember) bolt to a torque of 250 Nm (185 ft. Lbs.), Then tighten the lower control arm front pivot bolt to a torque of 163 Nm (120 ft. Lbs.).
3. Install the ball joint stud into the steering knuckle aligning the bolt hole in the knuckle boss with the notch formed in the side of the ball joint stud.
4. If the right lower control arm has been serviced, perform the following:
a. Install the engine torque strut.
B. Install the washer on the end of the stud extending from the torque strut bolt.
C. Install the pencil strut to the right front corner of the crossmember and body of the vehicle. Tighten the pencil strut nuts to a torque of 58 Nm (43 ft. Lbs.).
D. Install the drive-belt splash shield and fasteners.
E. Install the screws fastening the front fascia to the reinforcement.
5. Install a new ball joint stud pinch bolt and nut. Tighten the nut to a torque of 95 Nm (70 ft. Lbs.).
6. Rotate the forward ends of the stabilizer bar into mounting position.
7. Clean the threads of the stabilizer bar link bolts, then apply Mopar Lock And Seal or equivalent to the threads.
8. Install both stabilizer bar links back on vehicle. Start each stabilizer bar link bolt with bushing from the bottom, through the stabilizer bar, inner link bushings, lower control arm, and into the upper retainer/nut and bushing. Do not fully tighten the link assemblies at this time.
9. Lower the vehicle to ground level.
NOTE: It may be necessary to put the vehicle on a platform hoist or alignment rack to gain access to the stabilizer bar mounting bolts with the vehicle at curb height.
10. Tighten each stabilizer bar link by holding the upper retainer/nut with a wrench and turning the link bolt. Tighten each link bolt to a torque of 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.).
11. If previously loosened, tighten the stabilizer bar cushion retainer bolts to a torque of 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.).
Images (Click to enlarge)
Monday, June 4th, 2018 AT 3:23 PM