Sprinter 2005-2007

Knuckles

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheels.
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  5. Remove the brake caliper adapter. For additional information, refer to the following section, "Brake Caliper Adapter.-
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  7. Remove the hub/bearing. For additional information, refer to the following section, "Wheel Bearings, Removal & Installation.-
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  9. Separate the outer tie rod from the steering knuckle using Special Tool C-3894-A.
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  11. In order to take the load off the strut, raise the lower control arm approximately 10 mm using a suitable jack.
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  13. Remove the wheel speed sensor from the knuckle by pulling straight out.
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  15. Remove the strut at the knuckle.
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  17. Separate the lower ball joint from the steering knuckle using Special Tool 9282.
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  19. Remove the steering knuckle from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering knuckle assembly-Strut (1), Mounting bolt (2), Steering Knuckle (3), Lower Ball Joint Nut (4), Outer tie rod nut (5), Inner Tie Rod End (6), Lower Control Arm (7)

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To install:

  1. Install the steering knuckle on the lower ball joint stud. Tighten the ball joint nut to 206 ft. lbs. (280 Nm).
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  3. Install the strut to the steering knuckle and tighten the bolts to 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm).
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  5. Install the outer tie rod end to the steering knuckle and tighten the nut to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).
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  7. Install the speed sensor by pushing the sensor all the way into the knuckle and the sensor will self adjust when the wheel is turned.
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  9. Install the wheel hub/bearing assembly.
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  11. Install the brake caliper adapter with brake caliper.
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  13. Install the front wheels.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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  17. Check and adjust the alignment as necessary.
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the outer tie rod end nut.
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  7. Separate the outer tie rod from the steering knuckle using Special Tool 9360.
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  9. Remove the tie rod end shield.

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    Fig. Separate the outer tie rod (2) from the steering knuckle (4) using Special Tool 9360 (1) and remove the tie rod end shield (3)-2007 Model shown

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  11. Remove the brake caliper adapter. For additional information, refer to the following section, "Brake Caliper, Removal & Installation.-
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  13. Remove the brake rotor.
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  15. Remove the wheel speed sensor. For additional information, refer to the following section, "Speed Sensor, Removal & Installation.-
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  17. Remove the lower ball joint nut.
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  19. Separate the lower ball joint from the steering knuckle using Special Tool 9282.
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  21. Remove the lower strut bolts from the knuckle.
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  23. Remove the strut at the knuckle.
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  25. Remove the steering knuckle.
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To install:

  1. Install the steering knuckle on the lower ball joint stud. Tighten the ball joint nut to 125 ft. lbs. (170 Nm).
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  3. Install the strut to the steering knuckle and tighten the bolts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm) plus 120°.
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  5. Install the brake rotor.
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  7. Install the wheel speed sensor.
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  9. Install the brake caliper adapter with the brake caliper assembly and tighten the bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 N·m) plus an additional 40° turn.
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  11. Install the outer tie rod end and shield and tighten the nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) plus 60°.
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  13. Install the front wheel.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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  17. Check and adjust the alignment as necessary.
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