LaCrosse 2006-2007

Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Scribe the strut to the knuckle.
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  9. Remove the bearing/hub assembly.
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  11. Remove the rear wheel spindle rods from the knuckle.
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  13. Remove the trailing arm from the knuckle.
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  15. Remove the rear strut to knuckle bolts and the nuts.
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  17. Remove the knuckle from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Install the knuckle to the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Hand start the strut to knuckle bolts and nuts. Do not tighten the nuts at this time.
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  5. Connect the rear suspension trailing arm to the knuckle.
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  7. Connect the rear wheel spindle rods to the knuckle.
  8.  
  9. Install the bearing/hub assembly.
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  11. Tighten the strut to knuckle bolts and nuts. Tighten bolts to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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  17. Inspect the rear wheel alignment, adjust if necessary.
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