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2005 Chrysler 300, 2.7 L, V-6. Removal and replacement of upper and lower ball joints and arms. (Are the joints removable from the arms? or are they one piece?)

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THE LOWER JOINT IS PART OF A CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLY, IT IS HELD TO THE SUSPENSION BY ONE BOLT ONCE THE BALL JOINT IS SEPERATED FROM THE SPINDLE, U CAN DO THIS WITH A BALL JOINT PICKLE FORK, BUT I REALLY DOUBT THE UPPER JOINT IS BAD, THEY CARRY LITTLE LOAD, THE LOWER CARRIES THE LOAD AND IT IS THE ONE THAT WEARS OUT, IN ORDER TO REMOVE THIS JOINT U NEED TO HAVE EITHER A SPECIAL BALL JOINT PRESS TOOL TO DO IT ON THE CAR OR HAVE A MACHINE SHOP REPLACE IT FOR U WITH THE ARM OFF OR U CAN BUY THE ARM, THIS IS A VERY EASY JOB ONCE THE BALL JOINT SEPERATED FROM THE SPINDLE. BELOW IS A PICTURE OF THE LOWER JOINT AND CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLY, BELOW IT IS THE UPPER ARM.


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    Wheel Spindle, F-150, F-250, F-350
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    1. Raise the front of the vehicle and install safety stands.
    1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. Refer to Section 04-04 .
    1. Remove the disc brake caliper (2B120) from the rotor and wire it out of the way. Refer to Section 06-03 .
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      Item Part Number Description 1 606085 Clamp Bolt 2 3B404 Camber Adjuster 3 800895 Nut 4 800937 Nut 5 3049 Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint 6 3050 Front Suspension Lower Arm Ball Joint 7 3105 Front Wheel Spindle 8 642569 Cotter Pin 9 3304 Steering Sector Shaft Arm Drag Link 10 383489 Nut 11 3001 Front Axle Assembly 12 388727 Bolt A - Tighten to 77-103 Nm
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