Suzuki Forenza, Reno 2003-06

Control Arms & Links

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Removal & Installation



Front Parallel Link
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the rear wheels.
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  7. For vehicles equipped with the antilock braking system, remove the ABS sensor from the knuckle and the ABS housing assembly from the front parallel link.
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  9. Remove the front parallel link bolt from the rear crossmember.
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  11. Remove the front parallel link bolt from the rear knuckle.
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  13. Remove the front parallel link.
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To install:

  1. Install the front parallel link.
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  3. Install the front parallel link onto the rear knuckle with the bolt.
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  5. Tighten the front parallel link-to-knuckle bolt to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
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  7. Install the front parallel link onto the rear cross-member with the bolt. Do not tighten.
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  9. For vehicles equipped with the antilock braking system, install the ABS housing assembly onto the front parallel link and the ABS sensor line into the knuckle.
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  11. Install the rear wheels and lower the vehicle.
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  13. Perform a rear toe adjustment.
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Rear Parallel Link
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear wheel.
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  7. Remove the rear parallel link bolt from the rear crossmember.
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  9. Remove the rear parallel link bolt from the rear knuckle.
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  11. Remove the rear parallel link.

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    Fig. Rear parallel link and retaining bolts

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To install:

  1. Install the rear parallel link.
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  3. Install the rear parallel link onto the rear knuckle with the bolt.
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  5. Tighten the rear parallel link-to-knuckle bolt to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
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  7. Install the rear parallel link onto the rear crossmember. Install the rear parallel link-to-crossmember bolt.
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  9. Tighten the rear parallel link-to-crossmember bolt to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
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  11. Install the rear wheel and lower the vehicle.
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Trailing Link
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the rear trailing link-to-rear knuckle nut.
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  7. Remove the rear trailing link-to-trailing link bracket nut and the rear trailing link-to-knuckle bolt.
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  9. Remove the rear trailing link.

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    Fig. Trailing link and trailing link bracket

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To install:

  1. Install the rear trailing link.
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  3. Install the rear trailing link bracket nut and the bolt. Tighten the rear trailing link-to-trailing link bracket nut to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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  5. Install the trailing link-to-knuckle nut and tighten to 110 ft. lbs. (150 Nm).
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  7. Lower the vehicle.
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Trailing Link Bracket
  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the trailing link-to-trailing link bracket nut and the bolt.
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  5. Remove the trailing link bracket-to-body bolts.
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  7. Remove the trailing link bracket.
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To install:

  1. 1)Install the trailing link bracket.
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  3. 2)Install the trailing link bracket-to-body bolts.
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  5. Tighten the trailing link bracket-to-body bolts to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
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  7. Connect the trailing link to the trailing link bracket by installing the trailing link-to-trailing link bracket nut and bolt.
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  9. Tighten the trailing link-to-trailing link bracket nut to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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