Caliber 2007

Control Links

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Removal & Installation



Toe Link
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the bolt that secures the toe link to the trailing arm.

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    Fig. Remove the bolt (2) that secures the toe link (3) to the trailing arm. Mark the position of the cam bolt (1) on the crossmember.

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  5. Matchmark the position of the cam bolt on the crossmember.
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  7. While holding the cam bolt head stationary, remove the toe link mounting cam bolt nut and washer. Remove the cam bolt.
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  9. Remove the toe link.
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To install:


NOTE
When installing the cam bolt (3) and washer make sure the cams stay inside the abutments built into the crossmember

  1. Install the toe link into position. Install the cam bolt from the front through crossmember and link. Match the cam to the marks made during the removal process. Only hand-tighten the nut at this time.
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  3. Install the bolt that secures the toe link to the trailing arm. It may be necessary to flex the trailing arm body mount bushing inward or outward using a suitable pry tool. Do not tighten the bolt at this time.
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  5. Lower the vehicle.
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  7. Tighten the toe link mounting bolt at the trailing arm to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
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  9. Check and adjust the alignment as necessary.
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  11. Once the rear toe is set, hold the cam bolt head stationary and tighten the toe link cam mounting bolt nut to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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Trailing Arm
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel.
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  5. Remove the screws that secures the brake hose to the trailing arm.
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  7. Remove the nut that secures the brake line routing bracket to the trailing arm. Remove the brake line from the routing bracket.
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  9. Remove the brake caliper and adapter as an assembly. Secure the caliper assembly out of the way.
    WARNING
    Do not let the caliper assembly hang by the brake hose.

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  11. If equipped, remove the wheel speed sensor.
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  13. Remove the brake rotor.
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  15. Remove the hub and bearing assembly. For additional information, refer to the following section, "Wheel Bearings, Removal & Installation.-
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  17. Remove the parking brake cable from the lever of the parking brake shoe.
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  19. Remove the hair pin securing the parking brake cable to the brake support plate.

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