Dodge Journey: Removal

NOTE: Before proceeding, review all Warnings and Cautions.

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

Front Suspension
Fig. 16: TIRE AND WHEEL MOUNTING

2. Remove the wheel mounting nuts (3), then the tire and wheel assembly (1).

Front Suspension
Fig. 17: View Of Hub Nut & Axle Shaft

3. While a helper applies the brakes to keep the hub from rotating, remove the hub nut (1) from the axle half shaft (2).

4. Access and remove the front brake rotor.

Front Suspension
Fig. 18: Wheel Speed Sensor Routing & Brake Flex Hose Bracket

5. Remove the routing clip (1) securing wheel speed sensor cable to the knuckle (5).

Front Suspension
Fig. 19: Front Wheel Speed Sensor

6. Remove the screw (1) fastening the wheel speed sensor head (2) to the knuckle (3). Pull the sensor head out of the knuckle.

Front Suspension
Fig. 20: Front Knuckle Mounting

7. Remove the nut (4) attaching the lower ball joint to the lower control arm (5).

Front Suspension
Fig. 21: Using 9360 On Lower Ball Joint

8. Release the lower ball joint (5) from the lower control arm (1) using Remover (2) 9360. Do not lift the knuckle out of the lower control arm at this time.

Front Suspension
Fig. 22: Front Knuckle Mounting

9. Lift the knuckle (2) out of the lower control arm (5).

NOTE: Do not allow the half shaft (1) to hang by the inner C/V joint; it must be supported to keep the joint from separating during this operation.

10. Pull the knuckle (2) off the axle half shaft (1) outer C/V joint splines and support the half shaft.

Front Suspension
Fig. 23: Snap Ring

11. Through the access hole (1) in the knuckle, tap the ends of the snap-ring (2) with a drift punch and remove it from the ball joint.

Front Suspension
Fig. 24: Ball Joint Removal

12. Install Remover (2) 9964-3, and Remover (4), Special Tool 9964-4 on Remover/Installer (5), Special Tool 8441-1. Place the tools over the ball joint (3) as shown in illustration, then hand tighten the screwdrive.

13. Using hand-tools, tighten the screw-drive forcing the ball joint (3) out of the knuckle (1).

14. Loosen the screw-drive and remove the tools and ball joint.

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