Removal (Ball Joint) 1. Remove steering knuckle. See STEERING KNUCKLE under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Pry off dust seal. Position Receiving Cup (C-4699-2) to support lower control arm while receiving ball joint. 2. Install a 1 1/16" deep socket over stud and against joint upper housing. Press down against ball joint upper housing to remove ball joint assembly from control arm. Installation 1. Position new ball joint housing into control arm cavity. Position assembly in press using Installer (C-4699-1 ) to support control arm. Align and press assembly until ball joint housing ledge stops against control arm cavity down flange. 2. Support ball joint housing using receiving cup. Position new seal over stud and housing. Using a 1 1/2" socket, press seal onto joint housing until seal seats against control arm. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS NOTE: During any service procedures in which knuckle and drive shaft are separated, thoroughly clean seal and wear sleeve with solvent. Lubricate both components.
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