Removal & Installation
- Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.
- Remove the wheel nuts and front wheel.
- Remove the brake hose mounting bolt (A).
Remove the caliper mounting bolts (B), and hang the caliper assembly (C) to one side. To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper from the undercarriage.
Remove the wheel sensor from the knuckle. Do not disconnect the wheel sensor connector.
- Raise the stake, and then remove the spindle nut.
- Remove the 6mm brake disc retaining screws (A).
Screw two 8 x 1.25mm bolts (B) into the brake disc to push it away from the hub. Turn each bolt two turns at a time to prevent cocking the disc excessively.
- Remove the brake disc from the knuckle.
- Check the front hub for damage and cracks.
Remove the cotter pin (A) from the tie-rod end ball joint, then loosen the nut (B).
- Remove the tie-rod ball joint from the knuckle using the special tool.
Remove the lock pin (A) from the lower arm ball joint castle nut (B), and remove the nut.
- Remove the lower ball joint from the knuckle using the special tools.
- Remove the damper pinch bolts (A) and flange nuts (B) from the damper.
Pull the knuckle outward, and remove the driveshaft outboard joint (C) from the knuckle (D) by tapping the driveshaft end (E) with a plastic hammer, then remove the knuckle.
Install the knuckle in the reverse order of removal, and pay particular attention to the following items:
Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot when installing the knuckle.