FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT REMOVAL


  1. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL

  2. SEPARATE FRONT SPEED SENSOR


    1. A003DFLE01

      Remove the 2 bolts and 2 clips to separate the front speed sensor.

  3. SEPARATE FRONT DISC BRAKE CYLINDER SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A003HGAE01

      Remove the 2 bolts, and disconnect the brake caliper assembly.

      Note

      Use a wire or an equivalent to keep the brake caliper from hanging down by the flexible hose.

  4. SEPARATE TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. Remove the cotter pin and the nut.

    2. A003GHTE01

      Using SST, separate the tie rod end sub-assembly LH from the steering knuckle.

      SST
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      Note


      • Hang SST with a string, or other means, to prevent it from falling.

      • Do not damage the front disc brake dust cover.

      • Do not damage the ball joint dust cover.

      • Do not damage the steering knuckle.

  5. REMOVE FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY


    1. A003EK2

      Remove the 4 bolts, 4 nuts and front axle assembly from the front suspension lower arm.

    2. Remove the cotter pin and castle nut.

    3. A003DTZE01

      Using SST, remove the front axle assembly from the front suspension upper arm.

      SST
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      Note


      • Do not damage the ball joint dust boot.

      • Apply grease to the threads and tip of the SST center bolt before use.

      • Make sure that the string of the SST is securely tied to the vehicle.

  6. REMOVE FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT


    1. Fix the steering knuckle in the vise using aluminum plates.

      Note

      Do not damage the steering knuckle.

    2. Remove the cotter pin.

    3. Loosen the nut.

    4. A003G89E01

      Using SST, separate the front lower ball joint from the steering knuckle.

      SST
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      Note


      • Do not damage the ball joint dust boot.

      • Make sure that the string of the SST is securely tied to the steering knuckle.

    5. Remove the nut and front lower ball joint.