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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Lower Control Arm Replacement Control Arms Lower Control Arm

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Lower Control Arm Replacement Control Arms Lower Control Arm

Special Tools

J-42188-B -Ball Joint Separator

For regional equivalent tools, refer toSpecial Tools.

Removal ProcedureRaise and support the vehicle. Refer toLifting and Jacking the Vehicle.Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer toTire and Wheel Removal and Installation.

Lower Control Arm Replacement Control Arms Lower Control Arm

Remove and discard the lower control arm ball joint cotter pin.Loosen the front lower control arm ball stud nut until it is level with the top ofthe lower control arm ball joint stud.Use the J-42188-B -Ball Joint Separator-to separate the lower control arm ball joint from the steering knuckle.

Lower Control Arm Replacement Control Arms Lower Control Arm

Remove the front lower control arm ball stud nut and disconnect the lower controlarm ball joint from the steering knuckle.

Lower Control Arm Replacement Control Arms Lower Control Arm

Remove the front lower control arm front nut and bolt. Discard the nut and bolt.

Lower Control Arm Replacement Control Arms Lower Control Arm

Remove the control arm-to-frame rear nuts and bolts. Discard the nuts and bolts.Remove the lower control arm from the vehicle.Installation ProcedurePosition the lower control arm on the vehicle.

Lower Control Arm Replacement Control Arms Lower Control Arm

Caution:Refer toFastener Caution.

Install NEW front lower control arm rear bolts and nuts and tighten to 70-Y (52-lb-ft).

Lower Control Arm Replacement Control Arms Lower Control Arm

Install a NEW front lower control arm front bolt and nut and tighten to 115-Y (85-lb-ft).

Lower Control Arm Replacement Control Arms Lower Control Arm

Connect the lower control arm ball joint to the steering knuckle.Install the front lower control arm ball stud nut and tighten to 10-Y (89-lb-in)-+-165-degrees.

Lower Control Arm Replacement Control Arms Lower Control Arm

Note:

Do not loosen the front lower control arm ball stud nut when installing the cotterpin.The lower control arm ball joint cotter pin must not contact the wheel speed sensoror drive axle.Install the NEW lower control arm ball joint cotter pin.Install the tire and wheel assembly. Refer toTire and Wheel Removal and Installation.After repairs, verify the front wheel alignment and adjust if necessary. Refer toWheel Alignment Measurement.
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Other materials:

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