Forenza 2007

Steering Knuckles

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the wheel.
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  5. Remove the caulking nut from the axle shaft.
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  7. Remove the brake caliper from the rotor. Support the caliper so it does not hang from the hydraulic brake hose.
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  9. Remove the outer tie rod from the knuckle assembly.
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  11. On vehicles equipped with the antilock braking system, disconnect the speed sensor electrical connection from the knuckle.

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    Fig. Antilock speed sensor and related parts

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  13. Remove the ball joint pinch bolt and the nut.

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    Fig. Loosening pinch bolt

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  15. Separate the knuckle from the ball joint using the ball joint remover KM-507-B.
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  17. Remove the nuts from the bolts that connect the knuckle assembly to the strut assembly.

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    Fig. Removing knuckle-to-strut nuts and bolts

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  19. Support the drive axle.
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  21. Separate the drive axle shaft from the wheel hub.
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  23. Remove the bolts that connect the knuckle assembly to the strut assembly.
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  25. Remove the knuckle assembly from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Removing the knuckle assembly

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To install

  1. Install the knuckle assembly onto the vehicle.
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  3. Install the steering knuckle-to-strut assembly nuts.
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  5. Tighten the steering knuckle-to-strut assembly nuts to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
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  7. Connect the drive axle to the front wheel hub.
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  9. Connect the ball joint to the knuckle assembly.
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  11. Install the ball joint pinch bolt and the nut.
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  13. Tighten the ball joint pinch bolt nut to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
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  15. Connect the ABS speed sensor electrical connection.
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  17. Connect the outer tie rod to the knuckle assembly.
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  19. Install the brake caliper onto the rotor.
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  21. Install the caulking nut onto the axle shaft.
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  23. Tighten the drive axle-to-hub caulking nut to 221 ft. lbs. (300 Nm).
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  25. Install the wheel.
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  27. Lower the vehicle.
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