GM Bonneville/Eighty Eight/LeSabre 1986-1999

Strut and Knuckle Scribing

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procedure

See Figure 1

Before servicing the following components, perform the scribing procedure, outlined below:

  1. Strut mount
  2.  
  3. Strut bumper
  4.  
  5. Strut shield
  6.  
  7. Spring seat
  8.  
  9. Spring insulator
  10.  

This procedure will allow the components to be installed with the original camber setting. Then, only the toe must be inspected and adjusted.

  1. Use a chisel in order to place a mark across the strut/knuckle interface (1).
  2.  
  3. Scribe the strut flange on the inboard side along the curve of the knuckle (2).
  4.  
  5. Using a sharp tool, scribe the knuckle along the lower outboard strut radius (3).
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Strut and knuckle scribing locations

  1. During assembly, carefully match the marks to the components.
  2.  

Do not use the scribing procedure when replacing the following components:

  1. Front spring
  2.  
  3. Strut
  4.  
  5. Knuckle
  6.  
  7. Control arm
  8.  

 
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