Chrysler Concorde/Intrepid/LHS/New Yorker/Vision 1993-1997

Rear Spindle

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



A forged rear spindle bolts to each rear strut assembly. The movement of the rear spindle is controlled laterally using two lateral links attached to the spindle on the outboard ends and the crossmember on the inboard ends. Fore and aft movement of the knuckle is controlled by a trailing arm.

The rear suspension spindle is not a repairable component. If it is determined that the spindle is broken or bent, no attempt should be made to repair or straighten the spindle. THE SPINDLE MUST BE REPLACED IF FOUND TO BE DAMAGED IN ANY WAY.

Rear Drum Brakes
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheels.
  2.  
  3. Remove the brake hose bracket from behind the brake support plate and disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder. Plug the brake line opening and opening in the wheel cylinder to prevent contamination of the brake system.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake drum from the hub.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear wheel bearing/hub assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 4 support plate-to-spindle mounting bolts. Remove the rear support plate, with the parking brake cable connected, from the rear spindle.
  10.  
  11. Remove the bolt connecting the trailing arm to the bracket on the bottom of the rear spindle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bolt attaching the lateral links to the rear spindle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the pinch bolt that secures the rear strut to the spindle.
  16.  


CAUTION
While using the center punch on the rear spindle, be careful not to puncture the the strut assembly.

  1. Using a hammer and center punch inserted into the hole on the spindle, spread the spindle casting enough so it will separate from the strut assembly.
  2.  
  3. Tap down on the surface of the spindle to remove it from the strut assembly.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Install the spindle onto the strut assembly. Ensure that the notch in the spindle is tightly seated against the locating tab on the strut assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the pinch bolt into the spindle. Tighten the pinch bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the lateral links to the spindle and install the attaching bolt. Tighten the bolt to 105 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the attaching bolt that secures the trailing arm to the trailing arm bracket on the bottom of the spindle. Tighten the trailing arm attaching bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the rear brake support plate onto the spindle. Tighten the 4 rear brake support plate-to-spindle mounting bolts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the rear wheel bearing/hub assembly onto the spindle.
  12.  
  13. Install the brake drum onto the hub.
  14.  
  15. Connect the rear brake flex hose to the wheel cylinder on support plate. Tighten the brake hose fitting to 145 inch lbs. (17 Nm). Tighten the mounting bolt for the brake hose bracket to 75 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Bleed the brake system.
  18.  
  19. Install the rear wheel and lug nuts. Tighten the lug nuts, in a star pattern sequence, to half of the torque specification. Repeat the tightening of the lug nuts to full torque specification of 95-100 ft. lbs. (129-135 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Lower the vehicle.
  22.  
  23. Check and reset the rear wheel toe to specifications, if necessary.
  24.  

Rear Disc Brakes

WITHOUT ABS
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheels.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear caliper assembly from the adapter and the rear brake rotor from the hub. Support the caliper off of the vehicle frame using a strong piece of wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose or damage to the hose could result.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear wheel bearing/hub assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 4 mounting bolts attaching the disc brake adapter to the spindle. Then remove the adapter, disc brake shield, parking brake shoes and parking brake cable from the rear spindle as an assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolt connecting the trailing arm to the bracket on the bottom of the rear spindle.
  10.  
  11. Remove the bolt attaching the lateral links to the rear spindle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the pinch bolt that secures the rear strut to the spindle.
  14.  


WARNING
While using the center punch on the rear spindle, be careful not to puncture the the strut assembly.

  1. Using a hammer and center punch inserted into the hole on the spindle, spread the spindle casting enough so it will separate from the strut assembly.
  2.  
  3. Tap down on the surface of the spindle to remove it from the strut assembly.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Install the spindle onto the strut assembly. Ensure that the notch in the spindle is tightly seated against the locating tab on the strut assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the pinch bolt into the spindle. Tighten the pinch bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the lateral links to the spindle and install the attaching bolt. Tighten the bolt to 105 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the attaching bolt that secures the trailing arm to the trailing arm bracket on the bottom of the spindle. Tighten the trailing arm attaching bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the disc brake adapter onto the spindle. Install the 4 adapter-to-spindle mounting bolts and tighten to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the rear wheel bearing/hub assembly onto the spindle.
  12.  
  13. Install the rear brake rotor.
  14.  
  15. Install the rear brake caliper assembly. Tighten the rear caliper mounting bolts to 192 inch lbs. (22 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Install the rear wheel and lug nuts. Tighten the lug nuts, in a star pattern sequence, to half of the torque specification. Repeat the tightening of the lug nuts to full torque specification of 95-100 ft. lbs. (129-135 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle.
  20.  
  21. Check and reset the rear wheel toe to specifications, if necessary.
  22.  

WITH ABS
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheels.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear caliper assembly from the adapter and the rear brake rotor from the hub. Support the caliper off of the vehicle frame using a strong piece of wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose or damage to the hose could result.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear wheel bearing/hub assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the speed sensor from the disc brake adapter.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 4 mounting bolts attaching the disc brake adapter to the spindle. Then remove the adapter, disc brake shield, parking brake shoes and parking brake cable from the rear spindle as an assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the speed sensor cable from the suspension trailing arm and the routing bracket from the trailing arm bracket on the rear spindle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bolt attaching the trailing arm to the bracket on the bottom of the rear spindle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the bolt attaching the lateral links to the rear spindle.
  16.  
  17. Remove the pinch bolt that secures the rear strut to the spindle.
  18.  


WARNING
While using the center punch on the rear spindle, be careful not to puncture the the strut assembly.

  1. Using a hammer and center punch inserted into the hole on the spindle, spread the spindle casting enough so it will separate from the strut assembly.
  2.  
  3. Tap down on the surface of the spindle to remove it from the strut assembly.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Install the spindle onto the strut assembly. Ensure that the notch in the spindle is tightly seated against the locating tab on the strut assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the pinch bolt into the spindle. Tighten the pinch bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the lateral links to the spindle and install the attaching bolt. Tighten the bolt to 105 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the attaching bolt that secures the trailing arm to the trailing arm bracket on the bottom of the spindle. Tighten the trailing arm attaching bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Mount the speed sensor cable on the trailing arm and the speed sensor cable routing bracket to the trailing arm bracket at the spindle.
  10.  
  11. Install the disc brake adapter onto the spindle. Install the 4 adapter-to-spindle mounting bolts and tighten to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the speed sensor into the rear disc brake adapter. Tighten the speed sensor head retaining bolt to 60 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install the rear wheel bearing/hub assembly onto the spindle.
  16.  
  17. Install the brake rotor.
  18.  
  19. Install the rear brake caliper assembly. Tighten the rear caliper mounting bolts to 192 inch lbs. (22 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Install the rear wheel and lug nuts. Tighten the lug nuts, in a star pattern sequence, to half of the torque specification. Repeat the tightening of the lug nuts to full torque specification of 95-100 ft. lbs. (129-135 Nm).
  22.  
  23. Lower the vehicle.
  24.  
  25. Check and reset the rear wheel toe to specifications, if necessary.
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