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Steering knuckle

REMOVAL

(1) Raise and support vehicle.

(2) Remove wheel and tire assembly.

(3) Remove brake caliper, rotor, shield and ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped. Refer to Group 5 Brakes.

(4) Remove front driveshaft, refer to Group 3 Differential and Driveline.

(5) Remove tie rod end cotter pin and nut. Separate the tie rod from the knuckle with Remover MB-991113 (Fig. 6).

(6) Support the lower suspension arm with a hydraulic jack and raise the jack to unload the rebound bumper.

(7) Remove the upper ball joint cotter pin and nut.

Separate the ball joint from the knuckle with Remover MB-991113 (Fig. 7).

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

(8) Remove the lower ball joint cotter pin and nut.

Separate the ball joint from the knuckle with Remover C-4150A (Fig. 8) and remove the knuckle.

(9) Remove the hub/bearing from the steering knuckle.

Fig. 6 Tie Rod End Fig. 6 Tie Rod End

1 - STEERING KNUCKLE

2 - REMOVER

3 - TIE ROD END

Fig. 7 Upper Ball Joint Fig. 7 Upper Ball Joint

1 - UPPER BALL STUD

2 - REMOVER

INSTALLATION

(1) Install the hub/bearing to the steering knuckle and tighten the bolts to 166 N*m (123 ft. lbs.).

NOTE: When installing hub/bearing with ABS brakes, position the speed sensor opening towards the front of the vehicle.

(2) Install the knuckle onto the upper and lower ball joint.

Fig. 8 Lower Ball Joint Fig. 8 Lower Ball Joint

1 - REMOVER

2 - LOWER BALL STUD

CAUTION: The ball joint stud tapers must be CLEAN and DRY before installing the knuckle.

Clean the stud tapers with mineral spirits to remove dirt and grease.

(3) Install the upper and lower ball joint nuts.

Tighten the upper ball joint nut to 81 N*m (60 ft.

lbs.) and the lower ball joint nut to 183 N*m (135 ft.

lbs.) then install cotter pins. Grease the lower ball joint.

(4) Remove the hydraulic jack from the lower suspension arm.

(5) Install the tie rod end and tighten the nut to 88 N*m (65 ft. lbs.). Install the cotter pin.

(6) Install the front driveshaft, refer to Group 3 Differential and Driveline.

(7) Install the ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped and brake shield, rotor and caliper. Refer to Group 5 Brakes.

(8) Install the wheel and tire assembly.

(9) Remove support and lower the vehicle.

    More about «Removal and installation»:

    Shock absorber

    Torsion bar

    Steering knuckle

    Lower suspension arm

    Upper suspension arm

    Stabilizer bar

    Hub/bearing

    Wheel mounting studs

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