Hyundai Tucson: Front Suspension System / Front Lower Arm Repair procedures

Removal
1.
Remove the front wheel & tire.

Tightening torque :
88.25 ~ 117.68 N.m (9.0 ~ 12.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 86.8 lb-ft)

   
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel & tire.
2.
Loosen the bolt & nut.

Tightening torque :
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.6lb-ft)

   
Do not use a bar to release the lower arm from the knuckle.
3.
Remove the lower arm from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-4R100).
(1)
Install the support bolt (A) from bolt hole.
(2)
Install the support body (B) from front axle.
(3)
Tighten the bolt (C).

4.
Loosen the bolts & nuts and then remove the front lower arm (A).

Tightening torque :
Fornt
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.6lb-ft)
Rear
137.3 ~ 156.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

5.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Replacement
Lower arm ball joint
1.
Remove the front wheel & tire.

Tightening torque :
88.25 ~ 117.68 N.m (9.0 ~ 12.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 86.8 lb-ft)

   
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel & tire.
2.
Loosen the bolt & nut.

Tightening torque :
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.6lb-ft)

   
Do not use a bar to release the lower arm from the knuckle.
3.
Remove the lower arm from the knuckle by using the SST (09568-4R100).
(1)
Install the support bolt (A) from bolt hole.
(2)
Install the support body (B) from front axle.
(3)
Tighten the bolt (C).

4.
Disconnet the ball joint after loosening the nut (A).

Tightening torque :
117.7 ~ 137.3 N.m (12.0 ~ 14.0 kgf.m, 86.6 ~ 101.3 lb-ft)

   
Using a plastic hammer, remove the ball joint.
Do not to damage to the lower arm.

5.
Install the new ball joint and then tighten the nut (A).

Tightening torque :
117.7 ~ 137.3 N.m (12.0 ~ 14.0 kgf.m, 86.6 ~ 101.3 lb-ft)

Inspection
1.
Check the ball joint bushing for wear and deterioration.
2.
Check the lower arm for deformation.
3.
Inspec all the bolts and nuts.
4.
In case of grease leaks at the ball joint, replace it.
5.
Check the ball joint by moving it by hands, and if the ball join comes loose, replace it.
Front Strut Assembly Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Remove the front wheel & tire. Tightening torque : 88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6 lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts ...

Front Stabilizer Bar Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Remove the front wheel & tire. Tightening torque : 88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6 lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts ...

Other information:

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