Download REMOVAL PROCEDURE – Tools Required – J 23742 Ball Joint Separator CAUTION: Floor Jack must remains under the lower control arm during removal and installation to retains the lower control arm in position. Failure to do so could result in personal injury. 1. Raise and suitably support lower control arm with safety stands. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. 2. Because the weight of the vehicle is used to relieve springs tension on the upper control arm, position the floor stands between the springs seats and the ball joints of the lower control arms. 3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels. NOTICE: Support the caliper with a piece of wire to prevent damage to the brake line. 4. Remove the brake caliper. Refer to Brake Caliper Replacement – Front (Single Piston) in Disc Brakes. 5. Remove the cotter pin. 6. Remove wheel speed sensor electrical connector from upper control arm. 7. Disconnect wheel speed sensor electrical connector. 8. Remove the upper ball joint stud nut. 9. Separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle using J2374. 10. Apply pressure on the tool until the stud breaks loose. 11. Remove J 2374. 12. Pull the ball joint stud away from the steering knuckle. 13. Remove the rivets from the upper ball joint. 14. Use a 3.175 mm (1/8 inch) drill in order to cut a 6.35 mm (1/4 inch) deep hole in the center of each rivet.