G6 2005-2007

Knuckles

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Remove the brake caliper and rotor.
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  7. Remove the wheel hub/ bearing assembly.
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  9. Remove the outer tie rod-to-knuckle nut.
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  11. Separate the tie rod from the steering knuckle.
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  13. Remove the lower control arm.
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  15. Remove the strut-to-steering knuckle nuts and bolts.
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  17. Remove the steering knuckle.
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To install:

  1. Install the steering knuckle to the strut assembly and the ABS harness bracket. Tighten the bolts and nuts to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
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  3. Guide the axle through the steering knuckle.
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  5. Install the lower control arm.
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  7. Install the outer tie rod to the steering knuckle and tighten the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm), plus an additional 180 degrees.
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  9. Verify the torque is 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the wheel bearing, brake rotor, brake caliper and front wheels.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Road test the vehicle in order to verify alignment.
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