Kia Amanti 2004-06

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove the front wheel and tire.
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  7. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor from the knuckle. Remove the caliper assembly and suspend it with wire.

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    Fig. Caliper assembly with wire

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  9. Remove the ABS sensor and wire.

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    Fig. ABS sensor and wire

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  11. Using the special tool (09568-34000), disconnect the tie rod end from the knuckle:

    Be sure to tie the special tool to a nearby part with cord.
     
    Loosen the nut but do not remove it.

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    Fig. Disconnecting tie rod end from knuckle

     

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  13. Remove the 2 bolts and disconnect the ball joint from the knuckle.
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  15. Remove the brake disc from the knuckle.
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  17. Remove the split pin and drive shaft castle nut from the front hub.
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  19. Using a plastic hammer, disconnect the drive shaft from the axle hub.
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  21. Loosen the upper arm mounting nut, but do not remove it.
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  23. Using the special tool (09568-34000), disconnect the upper arm from the knuckle

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    Fig. Disconnecting upper arm from knuckle

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  25. Remove the front axle and knuckle together.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Be careful to follow the torque specifications in the following illustration.

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    Fig. Front lower arm components with torque specifications

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