BALL JOINT ROTATION TORQUE CHECK
|2.Turn the bolt and knob to make the special tool jaws parallel, then hand-tighten the bolt. After tightening, check that the jaws are still parallel.
|4.Operate the ball joint stud to the right and to the left five times respectively, and install the nut to the stud. Use the preload socket (Special tool: MB990326) to measure the rotation torque of the ball joint.
Standard value: 2.9 N·m or less
5.If the measurement is greater than the standard value, replace the tie-rod end (Refer to ).
6.If any looseness or scraping feeling is experienced in the ball joint, even when the measurement is within the range of the standard value, the ball joint should be judged to be faulty. In this case, replace the tie-rod end.