Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove front wheel.
Remove or disconnect the following:
The anti-roll bar link from the spring strut. Use a fixed wrench as a counterhold
- Measure the position of the steering knuckle and spring strut for installation purposes.
Remove the bolts retaining the spring strut and the steering knuckle.
- Press out the steering knuckle. At the same time pull the halfshaft from the transaxle.
Suspend the drive shaft from a hook 999 5045.
NOTETake care not to damage the halfshaft boot.
- Disconnect the ball joint pinion from the control arm. Use tool 999 7062.
- Install cap nut 7062-1 on the ball joint pinion.
- Tighten the nut against the control arm.
- Then turn back one turn to form a gap between the cap nut and the control arm.
Position the extractor on the control arm. Detach the ball joint from the control arm.
- Install the steering knuckle on the trailing arm.
Install a new nut on the ball joint. Tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm). Use a Torx wrench as counterhold.
NOTEMake sure that the mating surfaces on the ball joint and link are clean.
- Clean the splines on the halfshaft.
- Turn the steering knuckle and bring the halfshaft into the hub.
- Install halfshaft bolt and finger-tighten. Lubricate the bolt.
- Install bolts retaining the spring strut in the steering knuckle. Use new bolts and nuts. Tighten to 78 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) and then angle-tighten 60°.
Remove or disconnect the following:
NOTEEnsure that the sensor seat in the steering knuckle is absolutely clean. Clean the ABS sensor with a soft brush.
NOTEEnsure that the brake disc and wheel rim hub mating surfaces are clean.
The anti-roll bar link to the spring strut. Use a new nut. Counterhold using a Torx wrench so that the boot is not damaged. Tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
The tie rod end onto the steering knuckle. Use a new nut. Tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
- Tighten the halfshaft bolt. Use a screwdriver as a counterhold on the brake disc. Tighten to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm), plus 120°.
- Install the brake caliper. Use new bolts
- Install the wheel. Tighten to 102 ft. lbs. (138 Nm).
- Hoist vehicle and remove wheel.
- Uncaulk drive shaft nut (1).
- Depress foot brake pedal and hold it there. Remove drive shaft nut (1).
Remove caliper carrier bolts.
Remove caliper (1) with carrier.
NOTEHang removed caliper with a wire hook or the like (3) so as to prevent brake hose (4) from bending and twisting excessively or being pulled. Don-t operate brake pedal with pads removed.
Pull brake disc (2) off by using two 8 mm bolts.
Pull out wheel hub (1) with special tools (A) 09943-17912 and (B) 09942-15511.
CAUTIONWhen wheel hub is removed, replace wheel bearing with new one.
Disconnect tie-rod end (1) from steering knuckle (2) with special tool (A): 09913-65210.
Remove wheel speed sensor (1) from knuckle (if equipped with ABS).
- Loosen strut bracket nuts (1).
- Remove ball joint bolt (3) and nut (4).
Remove strut bracket bolts from strut bracket and then steering knuckle (2).
For installation, reverse removal procedure, noting the following instructions.
Using special tool (A) 09913-75520, drive wheel hub (1) into steering knuckle (2) and then install steering knuckle (2) to strut and lower ball joint.
Replace wheel bearing with new one whenever the wheel hub has been removed.
Install ball joint bolt (1) and nut (2) from the direction as shown.Tighten suspension arm ball joint nut (2) to 43.5 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).Tighten strut bracket nuts (3) to 76.0 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
Install ABS wheel speed sensor (1) (if equipped with ABS). Tighten the ABS wheel speed sensor mounting bolt (a) to 17.0 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).Connect tie-rod end (1) to steering knuckle (2). Tighten castle nut (3) until holes for split pin (4) are aligned, but only within specified torque. Tighten tie rod end castle nut 32.5 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).Install new split pin (4).
Install brake caliper (3).Tighten caliper carrier bolt to specified torque. Tighten caliper carrier bolt to 61.5 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)Depress foot brake pedal and hold it there. Tighten new drive shaft nut (1) to 127.0 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
Never reuse drive shaft nut (1). Caulk drive shaft nut (1) as shown.
Be careful while caulking nut so that no crack will occur in caulked part of nut. Cracked nut must be replaced with new one.
Tighten the wheel nuts to 62 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).