Replaces

2000-06 Mazda MPV Control Arm with Ball Joint - 1ASLF00387

Specifications:

  • LH (Driver Side) Front Lower
  • Includes ball joint
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:58)
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Pull off the hub cap
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Control Arm (3:49)
    • Straighten out the ball joint cotter pin, using a pair of needle noise pliers
    • If the cotter pin is stuck, cut the head with wire cutters
    • Then tap the stuck cotter pin out with a hammer and punch
    • Apply penetrating oil to the cotter pin if necessary
    • Pull the cotter pin out with needle nose pliers
    • Loosen the 19mm ball joint nut
    • Loosen the ball joint from the wheel spindle with a pickle fork and hammer
    • Remove the 19mm nut
    • Remove the two 17mm nuts connecting the ball joint to the control arm
    • Remove the 17mm bolt connecting the ball joint to the control arm
    • Separate the ball joint from the control arm with a pry bar
  3. step : Installing the Ball Joint (9:12)
    • Thread the grease fitting onto the new ball joint by hand
    • Tighten the grease fitting with a 10mm wrench
    • Put the ball joint into the wheel spindle
    • Thread the 19mm castle nut onto the ball joint stud
    • Lower the control arm with a pry bar
    • Put the ball joint bracket studs into the control arm
    • Fasten the 17mm nuts onto the ball joint bracket
    • Insert the 17mm bolt into the ball joint bracket
    • Tighten the two 17mm nuts to 94 foot-pounds of torque
    • Tighten the 17mm bots to 94 foot-pounds
    • Tighetn the 19mm nut onto the ball joint stud
    • Make sure the castle nut lines up with the cotter pin hole
    • Insert the cotter pin sideways, with the longer leg facing in toward the center of the vehicle
    • Bend one of the cotter pin legs around the nut with pliers
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (11:53)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts 76 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Center Punch
  • Hammer
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Pickle Fork

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 17mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 10mm Wrench

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Vehicle Fit

  • 2000-2006 Mazda MPV Front Lower Control Arm with Ball Joint Driver Side

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 512-58493L
  • OE # LC6234350C
  • Dorman 520-869
  • Moog K620340
Part #: 1ASLF00387

How-to Video:

(14:09 min)