Removal & Installation
Special tools required:
Ball joint remover, 32mm 07MAC-SL0A102Ball joint remover, 28mm 07MAC-SL0A202Ball joint thread protector, 14mm 071AF-S3VA000
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the front wheels.
- Remove the brake hose mounting bolt.
Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts and the caliper assembly from the knuckle.
NOTETo prevent damage to the caliper assembly or the brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper assembly from the undercarriage. Do not twist the brake hose excessively.
- Remove the wheel speed sensor from the knuckle. Do not disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector.
- Raise the stake, then remove the spindle nut.
- Remove the front brake disc rotor.
- Check the front hub for damage and cracks.
- Remove the cotter pin from the tie-rod end ball joint, then remove the nut.
- Disconnect the tie-rod end ball joint from the knuckle using a ball joint remover.
- Remove the lock pin from the lower ball joint pin, then remove the castle nut.
- Disconnect the lower ball joint from the lower arm.
- Remove the strut mounting bolts (A) and the self-locking nuts (B) from the strut.
- Remove the driveshaft outboard joint (C) from the knuckle (D) by tapping the driveshaft end (E) with a plastic hammer while drawing the hub outward.
Remove the knuckle/hub.
NOTEDo not pull the driveshaft end outward as the driveshaft inboard joint may come apart.
Install all the components and lightly tighten the bolts and nuts, then raise the suspension to load it with the vehicle weight before fully tightening to the specified torque values.
Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot when installing the knuckleBefore connecting the lower ball joint to the knuckle, degrease the threaded section and tapered portion of the ball joint pin, the knuckle connecting hole, the threaded section, and the mating surface of the castle nut