Home Auto Repair 2005 Cadillac STS LOWER CONTROL ARM REPLACEMENT Removal Procedure

2005 Cadillac STS LOWER CONTROL ARM REPLACEMENT Removal Procedure

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Download 1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. 2. Remove the tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels. 3. Remove the shock module yoke. Refer to Shock Module Yoke Replacement. 4. Remove the stabilizer shaft link lower retaining nut. 5. Remove the stabilizer shaft link from the lower control arm. 6. Remove the ABS wire harness from the lower control arm. 7. Remove the lower control arm to steering knuckle nut. 8. Using the J 43631 , separate the lower control arm from the steering knuckle. See Special Tools. IMPORTANT: Will need to raise the power steering gear to have clearance when removing the rear lower control arm to frame retaining bolt. 9. Loosen the power steering gear retaining bolts and raise the power steering gear. 10. Remove the lower control arm to cradle nuts. 11. Remove the lower control arm to cradle bolts. 12. Remove the lower control arm by lowering the lower control arm at the frame and moving the ball stud upwards. Installation Procedure