Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front wheel.
- Remove the wheel speed sensor.
- Remove the brake caliper retaining bolts. Remove the caliper and position it to the side with wire.
- Remove the brake rotor retaining screws. Remove the brake rotor.
- Remove the lock nut and plain washer (2WD).
- Remove the upper arm link lock bolt, spring washer and nut.
- Remove the tie rod end cotter pin and separate the knuckle from the tie rod end.
- Remove the ball joint cotter pin, and separate the knuckle from the lower ball joint.
- Remove the steering knuckle.
- Using a suitable tool, pry out oil seal from knuckle (4WD).
- Press the wheel hub from the knuckle (4WD).
- Press the knuckle and then remove wheel hub (2WD).
- Install the dust cover to the knuckle and tighten the bolts to 12-16 ft. lbs. (16-23 Nm).
- Install new oil seal and then install the wheel hub to the knuckle by pressing.
- Apply grease to the wheel bearing and seal lip.
- Put steering knuckle on the driveshaft end with upper and lower ball joints in mounting holes.
- Attach lower arm, tighten lock nut to 116-130 (160-180 Nm), and install cotter pin.
- Attach tie rod end to knuckle, tighten nut to 51-57 ft. lbs. (70-80 Nm), and install cotter pin.
- Insert upper arm link lock bolt with spring washer and tighten nut to 32-39 ft. lbs. (44-55 Nm).
- Install the chamfer of plain washer toward the bearing (2WD).
Screw lock nut up against wheel hub assembly and using a lock nut wrench, tighten nut to tightening torque to set bearing preload. Use spring scale to measure:
Bearing preload: 10 inch lbs.
- Caulk the flange of lock nut on the end of driveshaft.
- Install the wheel speed sensor harness.
- Install the brake caliper and rotor.
- Install the front wheel.
- Check the alignment and adjust as necessary.