REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands. Remove the front wheel.
- Remove the spindle nut cotter pin and the spindle nut.
- Remove the brake caliper bolts and the caliper from the steering knuckle. DO NOT allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose, support it with a length of wire.
In case it is necessary to remove the disc, hub, bearings and/or outer dust seal, use Steps 4 and 5 given below. You will need a hydraulic press for this.
- Install a hub puller attachment against the hub with the lug nuts.
- Attach a slide hammer in the center hole of the attachment and press the hub, with the disc attached, from the steering knuckle.
- Using the Ball Joint Remover tool, remove the tie rod from the steering knuckle; use care not to damage the ball joint seals.
- Using the Ball Joint Remover tool, remove the lower arm from the steering knuckle.
- Loosen the strut-to-steering knuckle lock bolt. Using a hammer, tap the top of the steering knuckle and slide it off the shock.
- Remove the steering knuckle and hub, if still attached, by sliding the driveshaft out of the hub.
- To install, reverse the removal procedures. If the hub was removed, visually check the steering knuckle for visible signs of wear and/or damage and the condition of the inner bearing dust seals.