Prowler V6-3.5L VIN G (1999)
1. Position a floor jack under the outer end of rear lower control arm. Carefully raise the vehicle so the rear wheel and tire assembly is just lightly
contacting the floor (vehicle weight relieved from the tire).
2. Have a helper grasp the tire at the bottom and apply an inward and outward force against the bottom of the tire. While inward and outward force is
being applied against the bottom section of the tire. Look for any movement between the lower ball joint stud and the lower control arm/ball joint
3. If any lateral movement is evident between the lower ball joint stud and the towel control arm ball joint housing, the ball Joint will need to be
On the rear suspension of this vehicle there are no jounce stops for the suspension system other then the shock absorbers. Therefore, in the event of
a shock absorber mount failure, there is nothing to stop or limit the amount of jounce (upward) travel of the rear suspension. In this type of failure
the rear suspension would jounce (move upward) until stopped by the stud of the upper or lower ball joint hitting against the ball joint housing. If
this type of failure were to occur, the rear lower control arm must be replaced.