Suzuki Esteem, Swift 1994-02

Control Rods

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Control rod (1), outside nut (2), inside bolt (3)-Swift

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Support the rear axle with a floor jack.
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  3. Disconnect brake flexible hose from control rod.
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  5. Remove the control rod attaching bolts, then remove the control rod.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten control rod bolts to 58 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
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  1. Hoist vehicle and remove rear wheels.
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  3. Remove stabilizer bar.
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  5. For vehicles equipped with ABS, detach ABS wheel speed sensor pipe from No.2 control rod.

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    Fig. No. 2 control rod (1), suspension frame (2), washer (3), match mark (4)-Esteem

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  7. To facilitate toe adjustment after reinstallation, put match marks on washer and on suspension frame.
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  9. Remove suspension frame cap.
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  11. Remove No.2 control rod from suspension frame and knuckle.
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  13. Remove No.1 control rod from suspension frame and knuckle.

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    Fig. Suspension frame (1), suspension frame cap (2), No. 1 control rod (3), No. 2 control rod (4)-Esteem

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To install:

  1. Install No.1 control rod:


    1. Install No.1 control rod, setting it so that its welded nut comes toward the rear.
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    3. Insert inner and outer bolts from the vehicle front and tighten them temporarily by hand.
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  3. Install No.2 control rod:


    1. Install No.2 control rod, setting it so that its welded nut comes toward the front.
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    3. Insert No.2 control rod bolt from the vehicle front and outer bolt from the rear.
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    5. Install washer with its graduated part facing down.
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    7. With marks on washer and frame marked before removal aligned to each other, tighten bolts and nut temporarily by hand.
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  5. For vehicles equipped with ABS, attach ABS wheel speed sensor pipe to No.2 control rod.
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  7. Install stabilizer bar.
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  9. Lower hoist and bounce vehicle up and down to stabilize suspension.
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  11. Tighten control rod bolts and nuts to 65 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) with vehicle weight on suspension.
    NOTE
    It is the most desirable to have vehicle off hoist and in non-loaded condition when tightening them. Tighten No. 2 control rod inner nut with match marks aligned.

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  13. Install wheels and lower hoist.
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  15. Check alignment and adjust it as necessary.
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  17. Install suspension frame cap.
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