Grand Cherokee 2006-2007

Knuckles

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    CAUTION
    Never allow the disc brake caliper to hang from the brake hose. Damage to the brake hose will result. Provide a suitable support to hang the caliper securely.

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  5. Remove the brake caliper.
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  7. Remove the caliper adapter
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  9. Remove the O-ring and discard then remove disc brake rotor
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  11. Remove the wheel speed sensor.
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  13. Remove the axle shaft nut (if equipped with four wheel drive).
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  15. Remove the hub/bearing.
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  17. Remove the outer tie rod end retaining nut.
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  19. Separate the outer tie rod end from the steering knuckle using special tool 8677.
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  21. Remove the lower ball joint nut.
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  23. Separate the lower ball joint from the knuckle using tool C-4150A.
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  25. Remove the upper ball joint nut.
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  27. Separate the upper ball joint from the knuckle using tool 8677.
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  29. Remove the knuckle from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Install the knuckle to the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the lower ball joint into the knuckle.
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  5. Install the lower ball joint nut. Tighten the nut to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
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  7. Install the upper ball joint into the knuckle
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  9. Install the upper ball joint nut. Tighten the nut to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
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  11. Install the outer tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
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  13. Install the hub/bearing. Tighten to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  15. If equipped with four wheel drive, install the axle shaft nut. Tighten the nut to 96 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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  17. Install the wheel speed sensor.
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  19. Install the disc brake rotor.
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  21. Install the caliper adapter.
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  23. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  25. Perform wheel alignment
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