Download Removal Procedure Caution: The ball stud must not rotate during disassembly or reassembly. Hand tools must be used to keep the ball stud from rotating. If air tools are used and the stud is allowed to rotate, damage to the ball stud and/or stud mounting hole may occur. 1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle (See: Wheels and TiresVehicle LiftingService and Repair ). 2. Remove the tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation (See: Wheels and TiresService and Repair). Note: Remove the brake caliper and mounting bracket as an assembly. Relocate the assembly and support with mechanics wire. 3. Remove the brake caliper mounting bracket. Refer to Rear Brake Caliper Bracket Replacement (See: Brakes and Traction ControlDisc Brake SystemBrake CaliperService and RepairRemoval and ReplacementRear Brake Caliper Bracket Replacement). 4. Remove the shock absorber . Refer to Shock Absorber Replacement (See: Shock AbsorberService and Repair). 5. Remove the upper ball joint retaining nut (2) from the knuckle (1). 6. Using the J 43631 , remove the upper ball joint from the upper control arm. 7. Remove the upper control arm nuts (2) and bolts (1) from the frame. 8. Remove the upper control arm (1) from the vehicle. Installation Procedure 1. Position the upper control arm (1) in the frame. Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution (See: Service PrecautionsVehicle Damage WarningsFastener Caution).