Solstice 2006-2008, Sky 2007-2008

Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  7. Remove the wheel bearing hub assembly.
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  9. Remove the outer tie rod end retaining nut.
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  11. Use the appropriate tool to remove the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
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  13. Remove the upper ball joint retaining nut.
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  15. Use the appropriate tool to remove the upper ball joint from the knuckle.
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  17. Remove the lower ball joint retaining nut.
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  19. Use the appropriate tool to remove the lower ball joint ball joint from the knuckle.
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  21. Remove the steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Rear knuckle

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.
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  3. Please take note of the following tightening specifications:

    Tie rod end stud nut: 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) plus an additional 150°
     
    Upper ball stud nut: 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) plus an additional 150°
     
    Lower ball stud nut: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) plus an additional 135°
     

  4.  
  5. Check the alignment.
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