Toyota
Dodge Durango
 Service Manual
Suspension » Front suspension - 4x4 » Removal and installation
Lower suspension arm

REMOVAL

(1) Raise and support the vehicle.

(2) Remove the wheel and tire assembly.

(3) Remove front driveshaft, refer to Group 3 Differential & Driveline.

(4) Remove torsion bar.

(5) Remove shock absorber lower bolt.

(6) Remove stabilizer bar.

(7) Remove the cotter pin and nut from lower ball joint. Separate ball joint from the steering knuckle with Remover C-4150A (Fig. 9).

(8) Remove suspension arm pivot bolts and suspension arm from frame rail brackets (Fig. 10).

(9) Inspect lower ball joint seal and replace if damaged.

Pry off old seal with screw driver if necessary.

Fig. 9 Lower Ball Joint Fig. 9 Lower Ball Joint

1 - REMOVER

2 - LOWER BALL STUD

Fig. 10 Lower Suspension Arm Fig. 10 Lower Suspension Arm

1 - PIVOT BOLTS

2 - LOWER SUSPENSION ARM

INSTALLATION

(1) Install new lower ball joint seal by tapping on around the seal flange lightly with a hammer.

(2) Position the lower suspension arm at the frame rail brackets. Install the pivot bolts and nuts.

Tighten the nuts finger-tight.

(3) Insert the ball joint into steering knuckle.

Install and tighten the retaining nut to 183 N*m (135 ft. lbs.) and install a new cotter pin.

CAUTION: The ball joint stud taper must be CLEAN and DRY before installing the knuckle. Clean the stud taper with mineral spirits to remove dirt and grease.

(4) Install the torsion bar.

(5) Install shock absorber lower bolt and tighten to 108 N*m (80 ft. lbs.).

(6) Install the front driveshaft. Refer to Group 3 Differential & Driveline.

(7) Install the wheel and tire assembly.

(8) Remove support and lower the vehicle.

(9) Install the stabilizer bar.

(10) Tighten the lower suspension front pivot nut to 108 N*m (80 ft. lbs.). Tighten rear pivot bolt to 190 N*m (140 ft. lbs.).

(11) Adjust the front suspension height.

    More about «Removal and installation»:

    Shock absorber

    Torsion bar

    Steering knuckle

    Lower suspension arm

    Upper suspension arm

    Stabilizer bar

    Hub/bearing

    Wheel mounting studs

    Dodge Durango Service Manual / Suspension / Front suspension - 4x4 / Removal and installation / Lower suspension arm

    Dodge Durango Service Manual

    Categories


    © 2017-2019 Copyright www.dodurango.net
    0.0046