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Steering knuckle

REMOVAL

(1) Raise and support the vehicle.

(2) Remove the wheel and tire assembly.

(3) Remove disc brake caliper, rotor, shield and ABS speed sensor, refer to Group 5 Brakes.

(4) Remove tie-rod from steering knuckle arm, refer to Group 19 Steering.

(5) Remove the hub/bearing.

(6) Remove the shock absorber.

(7) Install Spring Compressor DD-1278 up through the lower suspension arm, coil spring and upper shock mounting hole (Fig. 4).

(8) Tighten the tool lower nut to compress the coil spring.

(9) Remove the lower ball joint nut and separate the ball joint from the knuckle with Remover C-4150A (Fig. 5).

(10) Remove the upper ball joint nut and separate the ball joint from the knuckle with Remover MB-991113 (Fig. 6).

CAUTION: When install Remover MB-991113 to separate the ball joint, be careful not to damage the ball joint seal.

(11) Remove steering knuckle.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position steering knuckle on upper and lower ball joints and install nuts. Tighten lower nut to 127

Fig. 6 Upper Ball Joint Fig. 6 Upper Ball Joint

1 - UPPER BALL JOINT

2 - REMOVER

3 - KNUCKLE

N*m (94 ft. lbs.). Tighten upper nut to 81 N*m (60 ft.

lbs.) and install new cotter pins.

(2) Remove the spring compressor.

(3) Install the shock absorber.

(4) Install the hub/bearing.

(5) Install ABS speed sensor, brake dust shield, rotor and caliper, refer to Group 5 Brakes.

(6) Install tie rod to steering knuckle arm, refer to Group 19 Steering.

(7) Install the wheel and tire assembly.

(8) Remove support and lower the vehicle

    More about «Removal and installation»:

    Shock absorber

    Coil spring

    Steering knuckle

    Lower suspension arm

    Upper suspension arm

    Stabilizer bar

    Hub/bearing

    Wheel mounting studs

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