6-26. LOWER CONTROL ARM REPLACEMENT
This task covers:
General mechanics tool kit:
automotive (Appendix B, Item 1)
Maintenance and repair shop equipment:
automotive (Appendix B, Item 2)
Four locknuts (Appendix G, Item 114)
Two locknuts (Appendix G, Item 128)
Sealing compound (Appendix C, Item 63)
l Wheel removed
l Shock absorber removed (para. 6-28).
General Safety Instructions
Lower control arm must be supported during
removal and installation.
Lower control arm must be supported during removal and
installation. Failure to support lower control arm may cause injury
to personnel or damage to equipment.
The replacement procedure for front and rear lower control arms is
basically the same. This procedure covers the left front lower control
Note direction of inner and outer capscrews for installation.
Remove four locknuts (101, washers (9), capscrews (81, and washers (7) from lower ball joint (61,
geared hub (51, and lower control arm (11). Discard locknuts (10).
Remove capscrew (151, two washers (131, and bar link (14) from lower control arm (11).
Raise and support lower control arm (11) and pull geared hub (5) away.
Lower control arm (11) and remove coil spring (41.
Remove two locknuts (31, washers (2), capscrews (0, washers (21, and lower control arm (11) from
two brackets (12). Discard locknuts (3).
On lower control arms, capscrew heads are toward front of vehicle.
Install lower control arm (11) on two brackets (12) with two washers (21, capscrews (11, washers (21,
and locknuts (3).
Install coil spring (4) on lower control arm (111, ensuring end of coil spring (4) fits in spring pocket of
lower control arm (11).