Removal & Installation
- Install the air spring assembly and the three top mount-to-airspring tower nuts.
- Install the steering knuckle and hub assembly to the strut.
- Install a new strut-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt. Tighten the bolt to 73-97 ft. lbs. (98-132 Nm).
- Install the halfshaft into the hub.
- Install the lower arm to the steering knuckle, making sure the ball stud groove is properly positioned. Be very careful not to damage the ball joint seal. Fasten using a new pinch bolt and nut. Tighten to 40-53 ft. lbs. (54-72 Nm).
The letters "Top LH" and "Top RH" are molded into the stabilizer bar link for correct assembly to the strut.
- Install the stabilizer link to the strut, making sure the link is positioned properly, then install a new stabilizer bar link nut. Tighten to 57-75 ft. lbs. (77-102 Nm).
- Using a new castle/slotted nut, install the tie rod end onto the knuckle. Tighten the nut to 23-35 ft. lbs. (31-47 Nm).
- Install the disc brake rotor, caliper, and tire/wheel assembly. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 85-105 ft. lbs. (115-142 Nm).
- Tighten the three top mount-to-air spring tower nuts to 23-29 ft. lbs. (31-40 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle partially.
Turn on the air suspension switch and fill the air spring as follows:
Place the air suspension service switch in the ON position.
It is possible to overheat the compressor during this operation. If the compressor overheats, the self-resetting circuit breaker in the compressor will open and remain open for about 15 minutes. This allows the compressor to cool down.
To exit Functional Test 24/25, disconnect the tester and turn the ignition switch OFF .
- Lower the vehicle.
- Then tighten the hub nut to 170-203 ft. lbs. (230-275 Nm).
- Depress the brake pedal a few times before moving the vehicle.