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Upper suspension arm

REMOVAL

(1) Raise and support the vehicle.

(2) Remove wheel and tire assembly.

(3) Remove brake hose bracket from the arm.

(4) Position a hydraulic jack under the arm and raise the jack to unload the rebound bumper.

(5) Remove cotter pin and nut from upper ball joint.

(6) Separate upper ball joint from steering knuckle with Remover MB-991113 (Fig. 6).

CAUTION: When installing Remover MB-991113 to separate the ball joint, be careful not to damage the ball joint seal.

(7) Remove suspension arm pivot bar mounting nuts and remove suspension arm (Fig. 8).

INSTALLATION

NOTE: Before installation, insure pivot bar adjustment bolts are in their original location (Fig. 8).

Fig. 8 Upper Suspension Arm Fig. 8 Upper Suspension Arm

1 - UPPER SUSPENSION ARM

2 - STEERING KNUCKLE

3 - LOWER SUSPENSION ARM

(1) Position suspension arm pivot bar on adjustment bolts. Install nuts and tighten to 210 N*m (155 ft. lbs.).

(2) Position steering knuckle on upper ball joint.

Tighten the upper ball joint nut to 81 N*m (60 ft.

lbs.) and install a new cotter pin.

(3) Install the wheel and tire assembly.

(4) Remove support and lower vehicle.

(5) Align front end to specifications.

    More about «Removal and installation»:

    Shock absorber

    Coil spring

    Steering knuckle

    Lower suspension arm

    Upper suspension arm

    Stabilizer bar

    Hub/bearing

    Wheel mounting studs

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