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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Suspension Control Arm R&R

Front Suspension

Lower

Removal
1. Remove front tire and wheel assembly.
2. Remove front lower control arm ball stud cotter pin. Discard pin, Fig. 1.
3. Loosen front lower control arm ball stud nut until nut is level with top of ball stud.
4. Separate front lower control arm from steering knuckle, using separator tool No. J-43828, or equivalent.
5. Remove front lower control arm ball stud nut, Fig. 2.
6. Remove front lower control arm front nut and bolt. Discard nut and bolt, Fig. 3.
7. Remove front lower control arm rear nuts and bolts, Fig. 4.
8. Remove front lower control arm from vehicle, Fig. 4.
9. Transfer components, as required.
Installation
Do NOT loosen front lower control arm ball stud nut when installing front lower control arm ball stud.
Front lower control arm ball stud nut cotter pin must NOT contact front wheel speed sensor or front wheel drive shaft.
1. Position front lower control arm on vehicle.
2. Install front lower control arm rear bolts and nuts and torque nuts to 52 ft. lbs.
3. Install NEW front lower control arm front bolt and NEW nut and tighten nut on first pass to 85 ft. lbs., second pass turn an additional 90° and final pass to 15°.
4. Install front lower control arm ball stud nut and tighten. Torque nut to 89 inch lbs., and turn an additional 165°.
5. Install a NEW front lower control arm ball stud cotter pin.
6. Install front tire and wheel assembly.
7. Measure and adjust wheel alignment.

Rear Suspension

Upper Arm

Rear brake hose bracket must be installed on side of upper control arm bracket closest to front of vehicle. Rear brake hose bracket must be installed parallel to upper control arm.
Head of rear brake hose bracket must be installed facing rear of vehicle.
1. Raise and support vehicle.
2. Remove rear tire and wheel assembly.
3. Disconnect Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) brake wiring harness from upper control arm.
4. Remove rear brake hose bracket to upper control arm nut and bolt.
5. Remove upper control arm to knuckle nut and bolt, Fig. 5.
6. Remove upper control to support cam nut and bolt, Fig. 6.
7. If replacing lefthand side upper control arm, remove fuel tank.
8. If replacing righthand side upper control arm, remove fuel tank filler pipe.
9. Remove upper control arm.
10. Reverse procedure to install, noting following:
  a. Torque upper control arm to knuckle nut and bolt to 118 ft. lbs.
  b. Torque upper control arm to support bolt to 121 ft. lbs.
  c. Torque rear brake hose routing nut and bolt and tighten to 18 ft. lbs.
  d. Inspect rear alignment.

Lower Arm

1. Raise and support vehicle.
2. Remove rear tire and wheel assembly.
3. Remove stabilizer shaft link.
4. Position a jackstand underneath lower control arm.
5. Raise jackstand slightly to compress coil spring.
6. Remove lower shock bolt and nut, Fig. 7.
7. Loosen lower control arm to support frame nut and bolt, Fig. 8.
8. Remove lower control arm to knuckle nut and bolt, Fig. 9.
9. Slowly lower control arm in order to unload coil spring.
10. Remove coil spring.
11. Remove jackstand.
12. Remove lower control arm to support frame nut and bolt, Fig. 10.
13. Remove lower control arm.
14. Reverse procedure to install, noting following:
  a. Inspect coil spring upper and lower insulators, if damage exists replace insulators.
  b. Position lower control arm to knuckle and install nut and bolt. Torque nut/bolt to 118 ft. lbs.
  c. Torque lower control arm to support nut and bolt to 81 ft. lbs.
  d. Install shock to lower control arm nut and bolt and torque to 81 ft. lbs.
  e. Inspect rear alignment.

Adjust Link

1. Raise vehicle.
2. Remove rear wheel and tire assembly.
3. Remove adjustment link to knuckle bolt (1) and nut, Fig. 11.
4. Remove adjustment link to support bolt (2) and nut, Fig. 11.
5. Remove adjustment link.
6. Inspect rear alignment.
7. Reverse procedure to install. Torque adjust link bolts and nuts to 118 ft. lbs.

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Fig. 7

Fig. 8

Fig. 9

Fig. 10

Fig. 11

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    Front 1. Remove front lower control arm. 2. Place front lower control arm in a vise or suitable holding device, Fig. 1. ...

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