S10 Pickup, Sonoma 2000-2004

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Support the lower control arm with jack stands.
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  5. Remove the wheel hub and bearing.
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  7. Remove the bolts that attach the splash shield to the steering knuckle.
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  9. Remove the cotter pin.
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  11. Remove the tie rod end stud nut.
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  13. Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle
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  15. Remove the lower ball joint stud from the steering knuckle.
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  17. Remove the upper ball joint stud from the steering knuckle.
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  19. Raise the upper control arm. Disengage the ball joint stud from the steering knuckle.
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  21. Remove the steering knuckle from the lower ball joint stud.
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To install:

  1. Install the upper ball joint to the steering knuckle.
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  3. Install the lower ball joint to the steering knuckle.
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  5. Install the splash shield to the steering knuckle and tighten to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
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  7. Install the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Ensure that the seal is on the stud.
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  9. Seat the taper using Steering Linkage Installer J-29193 and tighten the tool to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  11. Remove the tool.
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  13. Install the tie rod end retaining nut and tighten to 39 ft. lbs. (53 Nm).
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  15. Install the wheel hub and bearing.
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  17. Lower the vehicle.
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  19. Check the front wheel alignment.
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