GM Cavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-1994

Steering Knuckle

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands. Place the jackstands under the frame so that the front suspension hangs freely.
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  3. Remove the front tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. Remove the hub and bearing assembly, as outlined in this section.
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  7. Unfasten the bolts attaching the knuckle to the strut, then remove the steering knuckle.
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To install:
  1. Position the steering knuckle into the strut, then install the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).
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  3. Install the hub and bearing assembly, as outlined in this section.
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  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly, then carefully lower the vehicle.
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  7. Have the wheel alignment checked by a reputable facility.
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