The lateral movement of the rear knuckle is controlled by the lateral links connecting the front and rear of the knuckle to the rear suspension crossmember. The lateral links have rubber isolator bushings at each end to isolate suspension noise from the body of the vehicle. The metal sleeves of the links are adjustable for setting rear alignment. The forward link allows for stabilizer bar attachment through stabilizer bar attachment links.
Fore and aft movement of the knuckle is controlled by a trailing link. The trailing link bolts to the bottom of the knuckle and to a bracket attached to the floor pan of the vehicle. The trailing link is steel and has rubber isolator bushings, retainer washers and nuts at each end to isolate suspension noise from the body of the vehicle.
Removal & Installation
2.4L & 3.0L Engines
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
- Paint matchmarks on the adjustment cam bolt
Remove or disconnect the following:
Install or connect the following:
NOTEPlace vehicle weight on suspension before tightening bolts that go through rubber bushings.
Lower control arm and torque the bolt to 55 ft. lbs. (74 Nm)
Stabilizer link and torque the bolt to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm)