SRX 2004-2005

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  7. Remove the wheel hub/bearing assembly.
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  9. Remove the outer tie rod-to-steering knuckle nut.
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  11. Disconnect the tie rod from the steering knuckle.
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  13. Remove the brake hose bracket bolts.
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  15. Remove the upper and lower control arm ball joint-to-knuckle nuts.
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  17. Separate the lower ball joint from the knuckle.
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  19. Remove the steering knuckle.
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  21. If the ball joints are to be removed, press the appropriate ball joint out the mounting.

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    Fig. Front steering knuckle mounting

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To install:

  1. If a ball joint was removed, install the appropriate ball joint.
  2.  
  3. Install the steering knuckle to the upper and lower ball joints.
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  5. Install new ball joint nuts and tighten the nuts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm), plus an additional 210°.
  6.  
  7. Install the brake hose bracket bolts.
  8.  
  9. Connect the outer tie rod to the steering knuckle and tighten the retaining nut to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the wheel hub/ bearing assembly.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
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