Nissan Murano 2003-05

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Steering knuckle and related components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. Remove the brake caliper. Hang it in a place where it will not interfere with work. Avoid depressing brake pedal while brake caliper is removed.
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  7. Put alignment marks on disc rotor and wheel hub and bearing assembly, then remove disc rotor.
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  9. Remove wheel sensor from steering knuckle. Do not pull on the wheel sensor harness.
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  11. Remove cotter pin, and then remove lock nut from halfshaft.
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  13. Remove steering outer socket and cotter pin at steering knuckle, then loosen mounting nut.
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  15. Use a ball joint remover (SST) to remove steering outer socket from steering knuckle. Be careful not to damage ball joint boot.
    NOTE
    To prevent damage to threads and to prevent ball joint remover (SST) from coming off suddenly, temporarily tighten mounting nut.

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  17. Using a puller (suitable tool), remove wheel hub and bearing assembly from halfshaft.
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  19. Remove wheel hub and bearing assembly bolt.
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  21. Remove splash guard and wheel hub and bearing assembly from steering knuckle.
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  23. Remove strut assembly and steering knuckle bolts and nuts.
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  25. Remove transverse link and steering knuckle bolt and nut.
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  27. Remove steering knuckle from vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Check for deformity, cracks and damage on each parts, replace if necessary.
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  5. Check for boot breakage, axial looseness, and torque of transverse link ball joint.
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  7. Be sure to replace all non reusable components with new ones.
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  9. Check the wheel alignment and adjust, as necessary.
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