SRX 2006-2007

Suspension Frame

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Install an engine support fixture to the top of the engine.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the front wheels.
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  9. Remove the front air deflector.
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  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Outer tie rod nuts
     
    Separate the outer tie rods
     
    Power steering return and pressure hose clamp bolts
     
    Engine Control Module (ECM) and retaining bracket
     
    Power steering cooler from the A/C condenser
     
    Variable effort steering harness connector
     
    Power steering lines from steering gear
     
    Intermediate steering shaft lower pinch bolt
     
    Intermediate shaft from steering gear
     
    Brake lines from brake hoses
     
    ABS module nuts and harness connector
     
    Upper ball joint nuts
     
    Separate the ball joint from steering knuckle
     
    Shock yoke-to-shock nuts and bolts
     
    Washer bottle-to-knuckle bolts
     
    Engine mount lower retaining nuts
     

  12.  
  13. Install frame support table J-39580 under the vehicle and lower the vehicle to the frame support.
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  15. Remove the 6 frame mounting bolts.
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  17. With an assistant, slowly raise the body up away from the frame.
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  19. Remove the lower control arms and the stabilizer bar.
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  21. Remove the frame from the support fixture.

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    Fig. Removing front suspension frame mounting bolts

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To install:

  1. Install the frame to the support fixture.
  2.  
  3. Install the stabilizer bar.
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  5. Install the lower control arms.
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  7. Place the frame assembly under the vehicle.
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  9. Carefully lower the vehicle to the frame.
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  11. Install the frame mounting bolts and tighten to 141 ft. lbs. (191 Nm).
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  13. Raise the vehicle from the support fixture.
  14.  
  15. Install the engine mount lower nuts and tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
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  17. Install or connect the following:

    Washer bottle
     
    Shock yoke-to-shock retainers and tighten to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).
     
    Ball joint to steering knuckle
     
    Upper ball joint nuts and tighten 15 ft. lbs., plus an additional 210°
     
    ABS module nuts and harness connector
     
    Brake lines to brake hoses
     
    Intermediate shaft to steering gear
     
    Intermediate steering shaft lower pinch bolt and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Power steering lines to steering gear
     
    Variable effort steering harness connector
     
    Power steering cooler to the A/C condenser
     
    ECM and retaining bracket
     
    Power steering return and pressure hose clamp bolts
     
    Connect the outer tie rods and tighten the nuts to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Front air deflector
     
    Front wheels
     
    Lower the vehicle
     

  18.  
  19. Remove the engine support fixture.
  20.  
  21. Fill and bleed the power steering system
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