ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Strut & Knuckle Assembly

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Strut & Knuckle Scribing



Before servicing the following components, perform the scribing procedure, outlined below:



Strut mount
 
Strut bumper
 
Strut shield
 
Spring seat
 
Spring insulator
 

This procedure will allow the components to be installed with the original camber setting. Then, only the toe must be inspected and adjusted.

  1. Use a chisel in order to place a mark across the strut/knuckle interface (1).
  2.  
  3. Scribe the strut flange on the inboard side along the curve of the knuckle (2).
  4.  
  5. Using a sharp tool, scribe the knuckle along the lower outboard strut radius (3).
  6.  



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Fig. Strut and knuckle scribing locations

  1. During assembly, carefully match the marks to the components.
  2.  

Do not use the scribing procedure when replacing the following components:



Front spring
 
Strut
 
Knuckle
 
Control arm
 

 
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