Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel bearing/hub assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper control arm to knuckle bolt and nut.
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  9. Remove the lower control arm to knuckle bolt and nut.

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    Fig. Toe link-to-knuckle bolt/nut

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  11. Remove the toe link to knuckle bolt and nut.
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  13. Remove the trailing blade to knuckle bolts.
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  15. Remove the knuckle from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Install the knuckle to the lower control arm. Loosely install the bolt and nut.
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  3. Install the knuckle to the upper control arm. Loosely install the bolt and nut.
  4.  
  5. Install the knuckle to the toe link. Loosely install the bolt and nut.
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  7. Install the knuckle to trailing blade. Loosely install the bolt and nut.
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  9. Tighten the bolts and nuts in the following sequence:
    1. Tighten the knuckle to lower control arm bolt and nut to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Tighten the knuckle to upper control arm bolt and nut to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Tighten the knuckle to toe link bolt and nut to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Tighten the knuckle to trailing blade bolts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
    8.  

  10.  
  11. Install the wheel bearing/hub assembly.
  12.  
  13. Install the tire and wheel.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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  17. Perform a vehicle wheel alignment.
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