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Upper suspension arm

REMOVAL

(1) Raise and support vehicle.

(2) Remove wheel and tire assembly.

(3) Remove brake hose brackets from suspension arm, refer to Group 5 Brakes.

(4) Position hydraulic jack under lower suspension arm and raise jack to unload rebound bumper.

(5) Remove shock absorber.

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

(7) Separate upper ball joint from the steering knuckle with Remover MB-991113 (Fig. 11).

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

(8) Remove suspension arm pivot bar bolts and remove suspension arm (Fig. 12).

Fig. 11 Separate Upper Ball Joint Fig. 11 Separate Upper Ball Joint

1 - UPPER BALL STUD

2 - REMOVER

Fig. 12 Upper Suspension Arm Fig. 12 Upper Suspension Arm

1 - PIVOT BAR BOLT

2 - UPPER SUSPENSION ARM

INSTALLATION

(1) Position suspension arm pivot bar on mounting bracket. Install bolts and tighten (temporarily) to 136 N*m (100 ft. lbs.).

(2) Insert ball joint in steering knuckle and tighten ball joint nut to 81 N*m (60 ft. lbs.) then install a new cotter pin.

(3) Install shock absorber.

NOTE: Upper shock nut must be replaced or use Mopar Lock 'N Seal or LoctiteT 242 on existing nut.

(4) Remove hydraulic jack.

(5) Attach brake hose brackets to suspension arm, refer to Group 5 Brakes.

(6) Tighten upper suspension arm pivot bolts to 204 N*m (150 ft. lbs.).

(7) Install the wheel and tire assembly.

(8) Remove support and lower vehicle.

(9) Align front suspension.

    More about «Removal and installation»:

    Shock absorber

    Torsion bar

    Steering knuckle

    Lower suspension arm

    Upper suspension arm

    Stabilizer bar

    Hub/bearing

    Wheel mounting studs

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