2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 207Get this manual

2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 207

BODYSTEERINGSUSPENSION Ball Joint Replacement NOTE: Refer to the illustration on the previous page for this procedure1Loosen
ball joint (K) into driver (L)16Slide ball jointdriver assembly into guide17Apply heat to ease installation18Drive new joint
into strut housing until fully seated19Apply LoctiteTM 242 (PN 2871949) to threads of retaining plate screws or install new
screws with preapplied locking agentTorque screws to specification 4Remove cotter pin (A) from ball joint castle nut (B)5Remove
castle nut (B) and separate A-arm (C) from ball joint stud6Remove screws (D) and ball joint retaining plate (E)7Use the Ball
Joint Replacement Tool (PN 2870871), remove ball joint (F) from strut housingRefer to photos Retaining Screw Torque: ftlbs(11
Nm) 20Install A-arm on ball joint and torque castle nut to specification Castle Nut Torque: 30 ftlbs(41 Nm) 21Reinstall cotter