If play appears in the ball joints or if the rubber covers of the joints are damaged, the ball joints must be removed and replaced.

We prepare the car for the task. Install chocks under the rear wheels.

Raise the front of the car with a jack, install it on reliable supports and remove the corresponding wheel.

Place a jack under the lower arm of the front suspension and raise the arm a few centimeters.

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We unscrew the nut of the finger of the upper ball joint

If the ball pin "B" turns in the tapered hole of the steering knuckle, hold it with the hexagon "A" inserted into the axial hole at its end (for clarity, it is shown on the removed hinge).

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Press the hinge pin out of the fist hole

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We unscrew the nuts of the three bolts securing the ball joint to the lever

Removing the hinge

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Install the ball joint in reverse order

Replacing the lower ball joint

Tools are required: keys for 17, 30, a hammer, pliers, ball finger puller.

We prepare the car for the task. Install chocks under the rear wheels.

Raise the front of the car with a jack, install it on reliable supports and remove the corresponding wheel.

Place a jack under the lower arm of the front suspension and raise the arm a few centimeters.

The lower joint can only be removed and installed with the steering knuckle removed.

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We unscrew the two bolts securing the front brake caliper

Remove the caliper and fix it with wire on the suspension parts

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Unscrew the bracket mounting bolt and disconnect the bracket from the steering knuckle

We unscrew the nut securing the steering rod pivot pin to the steering knuckle lever, keeping the finger from turning

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Install the ball joint puller and press out the finger from the steering knuckle lever boss

We unscrew the nut of the finger of the upper ball joint

If the ball pin "B" turns in the tapered hole of the steering knuckle, hold it with the hexagon "A" inserted into the axial hole at its end

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(shown on the removed hinge for clarity).

Press the hinge pin out of the fist hole

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Unscrew the two bolts securing the lower ball joint to the steering knuckle

Remove the steering knuckle with the hub assembly. We unscrew the nut securing the ball pin

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We install a ball finger puller, press out the support pin from the fist hole and remove the support

Install the ball joint in reverse order

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We screw in the bolts of the hinge

Before screwing in the bolts securing the hinge to the steering knuckle, clean old sealant and degrease the threaded part of the bolts and holes in the steering knuckle.

Apply an anaerobic thread lock to the threads of the bolts.

Tighten the bolts to 80-100 Nm.