Saab 2000-06

Steering Swivel Member

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
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  4. Remove the wheel sensor.
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  6. Remove the track rod end from the steering swivel member.
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  8. Remove the steering swivel member from the MacPherson strut. Hold the bolt with a wrench so that the bolt does not rotate.
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To install:

  1. Install the steering swivel member to the MacPherson strut. Hold the bolt with a wrench so that the bolt does not rotate. Torque retaining nuts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm) plus 90 degrees.
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  3. Fit the track rod end to the steering swivel member and torque to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  5. Install the wheel sensor.
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NOTE
The steering swivel member is also referred to as the steering knuckle.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
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  3. Slacken the wheel hub center-nut when all 4 wheels of the car are on the floor.
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  5. Raise the car and remove the wheel.
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  7. Unscrew the hub center-nut completely.
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  9. Remove the wheel sensor.
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  11. Use a pair of slip-joint pliers to press in the brake piston. Remove the caliper from the steering swivel member and suspend it in the wheel housing by means of a cable tie.
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  13. Remove the brake disc and the cover plate. Slacken the tie-rod end nut slightly. Press out the tie-rod end bolt. Undo the nut and lift the tie-rod end bolt out of the hole.
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  15. Unscrew the nut securing the anti-roll bar to the lower control arm.
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  17. Undo the nut on the outer ball joint. Press the ball joint out of the steering swivel member. Unscrew the nut. This nut is of self-locking type and must not be reused.
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  19. Lift the plastic cover off the top MacPherson strut mounting and unscrew the 3 nuts.
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  21. Lift off the MacPherson strut and place it in a vise. Compress the spring with a proper spring compression tool.
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  23. Grip the strut piston rod and remove the nut. The nut is of self-locking type and must not be reused.
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  25. Remove the bearing and upper spring seat.
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  27. Remove the spring, rubber boot and compression stop.
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  29. Remove the shock absorber from the MacPherson strut.
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To install:

  1. Inspect the gaiter and bushes for damage.
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  3. Install and tighten the shock absorber to 159 ft. lbs. (215 Nm).
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  5. Install the spring and zinc washer. The lower end of the spring should abut against the stop in the bottom spring seat.
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  7. Fit the spring shim and mounting.
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  9. Make sure that the lower washer is fitted properly. Do this by making sure that the part number marking is face down. Grasp the piston rod and tighten the nut. Remove the spring compression tool.
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  11. Position the MacPherson strut on the car and tighten the 3 retaining nuts on the top mounting, in alternating steps to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
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  13. Tighten the ball joint retaining nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
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  15. Tighten the nut securing the anti-roll bar to the link arm to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
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  17. Refit the back plate and brake disc.
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  19. Check that the brake piston is pressed back in the cylinder. Fit the brake caliper to the steering swivel member (the screws threads should be sealed with a thread lock compound). Tighten caliper bolts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
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  21. Install the wheel sensor.
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  23. Tighten the hub center-nut slightly.
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CAUTION
A new hub center-nut should always be fitted if it has been loosened, as the clamping force of the lock embossing is reduced when refitted. Use nut with top groove.

  1. Install the wheel.
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  3. Lower the car and tighten the hub center-nut when all four wheels of the car are on the floor to 126 ft. lbs. (170 Nm) plus 45 degrees.
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  5. Tighten the nut on the upper strut bearing to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm). Fit the plastic cover over the nuts.
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  7. Pump the brake pedal to advance the brake pistons in the calipers.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3.  
  4. Remove the track rod end from the steering swivel member.
  5.  
  6. Remove the steering swivel member from the MacPherson strut. Hold the bolt with a wrench so that the bolt does not rotate.
  7.  

To install:

  1. Install the steering swivel member to the MacPherson strut. Hold the bolt with a wrench so that the bolt does not rotate. Torque retaining nuts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm) plus 135 degrees.
  2.  
  3. Fit the track rod end to the steering swivel member and torque to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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