Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. Remove the front wheel drive shaft bearing.
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  7. Remove the front lower control arm ball stud.
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  9. Remove the outer tie rod end from the steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Scribe the strut to the knuckle

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  11. Scribe the strut to the knuckle.

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    Fig. Remove the bolts connecting the strut to the knuckle

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  13. Remove the bolts connecting the strut to the knuckle.
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  15. Remove the knuckle from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Install the knuckle to the vehicle.
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  3. Install the bolts which connect the strut to the knuckle. Hand tighten only.
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  5. Connect the front lower control arm ball stud to knuckle.
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  7. Install the outer tie rod to the steering knuckle.
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  9. Install the front wheel drive shaft bearing.
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  11. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Measure and adjust the front alignment.
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