Infinity_FX35_FX45_2003-2005

Transverse Link

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Inspection



Swing Torque Inspection

NOTE
Before measurement, move the ball joint at least ten times by hand to check for smooth movement.



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Fig. Transverse link swing torque measurement

  1. Hook the spring scale at the ball stud. Confirm that the spring scale measurement value is within specifications when the ball stud begins moving. Swing torque: Less than 0.5 - 4.9 Nm (5 - 43 inch lbs.).
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  3. If it is outside the specified range, replace the transverse link assembly.
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Rotating Torque Inspection


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Fig. Transverse link ball stud rotating torque check

  1. Attach a mounting nut to the ball stud. Check that the rotating torque is within the specifications with a preload gauge. Rotating Torque: Less than 0.5 - 4.9 Nm (5 - 43 inch lbs.).
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  3. If it is outside the specified range, replace the transverse link assembly.
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Axial End Play Inspection
  1. Move the tip of the ball joint in an axial direction to check for looseness. Axial end play: 0.1 mm (0.004 in.).
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  3. If it is outside the specified range, replace the transverse link assembly.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the wheels.
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  7. Remove the undercover.
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  9. Remove the front cross bar.
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  11. Remove the cotter pin at the transverse link, then loosen the mounting nut.

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    Fig. Use a ball joint remover (SST) to remove the transverse link from the steering knuckle