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Steering knuckle and ball studs

Ball stud service procedures below require removal of the hub bearing and axle shaft. Removal and installation of upper and lower ball studs require the use of Tool Kit 6289.

KNUCKLE REMOVAL

  1.  Remove hub bearing and axle shaft.
  2.  Disconnect the tie-rod or drag link from the steering knuckle arm. Refer to Group 2, Suspension, for proper procedures.
  3. Remove the cotter pins from the upper and lower ball studs.
  4.  Remove the upper and lower ball stud nuts.
  5.  Strike the steering knuckle with a brass hammer to loosen knuckle from the ball studs. Remove knuckle from ball studs (Fig. 25).

Fig. 25 Steering Knuckle Removal/Installation
Fig. 25 Steering Knuckle Removal/Installation

1 - AXLE YOKE
2 - UPPER BALL STUD
3 - LOWER BALL STUD
4 - STEERING KNUCKLE

Fig. 26 Upper Ball Stud Remove/Install
Fig. 26 Upper Ball Stud Remove/Install

UPPER BALL STUD REPLACEMENT

  1.  Position tools as shown to remove and install ball stud (Fig. 26).

LOWER BALL STUD REPLACEMENT

  1.  Position tools as shown to remove and install ball stud (Fig. 27).

KNUCKLE INSTALLATION

  1.  Position the steering knuckle on the ball studs.
  2.  Install and tighten the bottom retaining nut to 109 N·m (80 ft. lbs.) torque. Install new cotter pin.
  3.  Install and tighten the top retaining nut to 101 N·m (75 ft. lbs.) torque. Install new cotter pin.
  4.  Install the hub bearing and axle shaft.
  5.  Connect the tie-rod or drag link end to the steering knuckle arm. Refer to Group 2, Suspension, for proper procedures.

Fig. 27 Lower Ball Stud Remove/Install
Fig. 27 Lower Ball Stud Remove/Install

1 - SPECIAL TOOL 6289-12
2 - SPECIAL TOOL 6289-4
3 - SPECIAL TOOL 4212F
4 - SPECIAL TOOL 4212F
5 - SPECIAL TOOL 6289-1
6 - SPECIAL TOOL 6289-3

Axle bushing replacement

Refer to Group 2, Suspension, for the proper axle bushing procedures.

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