STEERING KNUCKLE, ARM, AND BALL JOINT MAINTENANCE (M1009)
Remove cotter pin (8) from upper ball stud nut (9). Remove upper and lower ball stud nuts (9
and 10). Discard cotter pin and upper and lower ball stud nuts.
Loosen upper ball stud adjusting sleeve (7) until flush with underside of axle housing (6).
Use a suitable wedge-shaped tool between lower ball stud and axle housing (6). Tap on tool to
release steering knuckle (5). Repeat at upper ball stud and remove steering knuckle from axle
Ensure that lower ball joint (12)
repairing upper ball joint.
Place steering knuckle (5) in vise.
Remove snapring at lower ball joint
(12). Using adapters J-23454-1 and
J-23454-4, install ball joint removal
tools on lower ball joint. Install f I at
C clamp and
adapter (11). Tighten C clamp until
lower ball joint is pressed out. Discard
lower ball joint and snapring.
Place ball joint removal tools on upper
ball joint (12) and remove in same
manner as lower ball joint. Discard
upper ball joint.