Cavalier, Sunfire 2001-2005

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  5. Remove the tie rod from the steering knuckle.
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  7. If the vehicle is equipped with ABS, disconnect the ABS electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. Remove the hub and bearing assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the bolts (3) and nuts (6) that attach the steering knuckle (4) to the strut (2)

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  11. Remove the bolts and nuts that attach the steering knuckle to the strut.
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  13. Remove the lower ball joint from the steering knuckle.
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  15. Remove the steering knuckle from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Install the steering knuckle to the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Connect the lower ball joint to the steering knuckle and tighten the ball joint nut to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the bolts and the nuts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut and tighten the nuts to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the hub and bearing assembly.
  8.  
  9. If the vehicle is equipped with ABS, connect the ABS electrical connector.
  10.  
  11. Install the tie rod to the steering knuckle.
  12.  
  13. Install the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  15. Inspect the front wheel alignment.
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