Isuzu Axiom 2002-05

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise the vehicle and support the frame with suitable safety stands.
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  3. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove the brake caliper.
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  7. Remove the brake rotor.
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  9. Remove the hub assembly.
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  11. Remove tie-rod end from the knuckle.
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  13. Remove the speed sensor from the knuckle.
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  15. Loosen torsion bar by height control arm adjust bolt, then remove torsion bar.
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  17. On 4WD models, remove wheel speed sensor.
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  19. Remove back plate.
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  21. Remove lower ball joint by using remover J-29107. Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot.

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    Fig. Separating the lower ball joint using the proper tool

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  23. Remove upper ball joint by using remover J-36831. Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot.

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    Fig. Remove the upper ball joint using the proper tool

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  25. Remove knuckle assembly.
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  27. On 4WD models, remove the oil seal.

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    Fig. Torsion bar (1), lower ball joint, nut and cotter pin (2), back plate (3), knuckle assembly (4), knuckle (5), oil seal (6), upper ball joint, nut and cotter pin (7), wheel speed sensor, 4WD (8)

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To install:

  1. On 4WD models, use a new oil seal, and apply multipurpose type grease to the area surrounded by the lip (approx. 2g). Then use installer J-45647 and J-8092 to install oil seal. After fitting the oil seal to the installer, drive it to the knuckle using a hammer or bench press.