Chevrolet Full-size Cars 1968-1978 Repair Guide

Steering Knuckle



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Fig. Fig. 1 Steering knuckle cotter pin installation

  1. Siphon some fluid from the brake master cylinder. Raise the support the vehicle on jackstands. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the caliper from the steering knuckle and support on a wire. Remove the grease cup, the cotter pin, the castle nut and the hub assembly. Remove the 3 bolts holding the shield to the steering knuckle.
  5. Using the ball joint removal tool J-6627, disconnect the tie rod from the steering knuckle. Using ball joint removal tool J-23742, disconnect the ball joints from the steering knuckle.
  7. Place a floor jack under the lower control arm (near the spring seat) and disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle.
  9. Raise the upper control arm and disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Remove the steering knuckle from the vehicle.
  11. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Torque the upper ball joint-to-steering knuckle nut to 65 ft. lbs. the lower ball joint-to-steering knuckle nut to 90 ft. lbs. and the tie rod-to-steering knuckle nut to 40 ft. lbs. Adjust the wheel bearings and refill the master cylinder.