CR-V 2007-2008

Steering Knuckles

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Removal & Installation



Special tools required:



Ball joint remover, 32mm 07MAC-SL0A102
 
Ball joint remover, 28mm 07MAC-SL0A202
 
Ball joint thread protector, 14mm 071AF-S3VA000
 

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the front wheels.
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  7. Remove the brake hose mounting bolt.
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  9. Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts and the caliper assembly from the knuckle.
    NOTE
    To 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.

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  11. Remove the wheel speed sensor from the knuckle. Do not disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector.
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  13. Raise the stake, then remove the spindle nut.
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  15. Remove the front brake disc rotor.
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  17. Check the front hub for damage and cracks.
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  19. Remove the cotter pin from the tie-rod end ball joint, then remove the nut.
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  21. Disconnect the tie-rod end ball joint from the knuckle using a ball joint remover.
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  23. Remove the lock pin from the lower ball joint pin, then remove the castle nut.
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  25. Disconnect the lower ball joint from the lower arm.
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  27. Remove the strut mounting bolts (A) and the self-locking nuts (B) from the strut.
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  29. 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.
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  31. Remove the knuckle/hub.
    NOTE
    Do not pull the driveshaft end outward as the driveshaft inboard joint may come apart.



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    Fig. Remove the strut mounting bolts and the self-locking nuts from the strut. Remove the driveshaft outboard joint from the knuckle by tapping the driveshaft end with a plastic hammer while drawing the hub outward

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To install:

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 knuckle
 
Before 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
 
Torque the castle nut to the lower torque specification, then tighten it only far enough to align the slot with the ball joint pin hole. Do not align the castle nut by loosening it
 
Use a new spindle nut during reassembly
 
Before installing the spindle nut, apply a small amount of engine oil to the seating surface of the nut. After tightening, use a drift to stake the spindle nut shoulder against the driveshaft.
 
Before installing the brake disc, clean the mating surface of the front hub and the inside of the brake disc rotor.
 

  1. Apply grease to the mating surface of the wheel bearing and the driveshaft outboard joint.
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  3. Install the knuckle/hub into position.
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  5. Install the driveshaft outboard joint (C) to the knuckle (D).
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  7. Loosely install the strut mounting bolts (A) and the self-locking nuts (B) to the strut.
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  9. With the weight of the vehicle on the suspension, tighten the strut mounting bolts and nuts to 116 ft. lbs. (157 Nm).
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  11. Connect the lower ball joint to the lower arm. Tighten the castle nut to 43-51 ft. lbs. (59-69 Nm).
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  13. Install the lock pin into the lower ball joint.
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  15. Connect the tie-rod end ball joint to the knuckle and tighten the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Install the cotter pin.
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  17. Install the front brake disc rotor.
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  19. Install the spindle nut and tighten to 242 ft. lbs. (328 Nm).
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  21. Stake the spindle nut with a drift tool.
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  23. Install the wheel speed sensor to the knuckle and tighten to 86 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  25. Install the caliper assembly to the knuckle and tighten the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts to 101 ft. lbs. (137 Nm).
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  27. Install the brake hose mounting bolt and tighten to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  29. Install the wheel and tighten to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
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  31. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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