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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Suspension Ball Joint R&R

Lower

Removal

1. Remove front lower control arm.
2. Place front lower control arm (1) in a vise (2) or suitable holding device, Fig. 1.
3. Remove front lower control arm ball joint (3), noting following, Fig. 1:
  a. Drill through ball joint rivets using an 5/16 inch drill bit.
  b. Enlarge holes in control arm using a 31/64 inch drill bit.
  c. Remove OLD ball joint from control arm.
  d. Remove any burs from control arm and NEW ball joint.

Installation

Front lower control arm must be clean and free of debris before installing NEW front lower control arm ball joint.
Only use hardware provided with NEW front lower control arm ball joint.
NEW front lower control arm ball joint bolts MUST be installed with bolt head on top side of front lower control arm ball joint.
1. Position NEW front lower control arm ball joint (1) on front lower control arm, Fig. 2.
2. Install NEW front lower control arm ball joint bolts (2) and NEW nuts (3) and Fig. 2. Torque to 50 ft. lbs.
3. Install front lower control arm.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

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