Basic process is to jack it up, pull off the tire. Then place the jack stand so that the vehicle is supported, and put the jack under the A arm you are working on, you want to jack it up just enough that the upper arm is off the stop by 2" or so. It has to drop to let the knuckle drop off the ball joint stud. Remove the tire rod end from the knuckle. Now remove the nut on the ball joint stud, flip it and put it back on, hit it with a good sized hammed to break it loose from the knuckle. Remove the nut. Remove the 4 bolts holding the joint to the lower A arm. Remove the joint. Reverse to install. Tighten the new ball joint bolts to 85 ft. Lb. Tighten the stud through the knuckle to 108 ft. Lb. And tighten as needed to line up the cotter pin holes. Reinstall the tie rod end. Torque it to 87 ft. Lb.
I have done these without taking the tie rod off. Now you should take it for an alignment.
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 AT 2:57 AM