Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Locking Hubs

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Automatic hub-All models

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Unlock the hub by setting the transfer case in the 2H position and driving backwards at least 6.5 feet (2 meters).
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Hub sub assembly
     
    Hub brake assembly
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Align the brake assembly key with the slot in the spindle and install the brake assembly.
  2.  
  3. Align the matchmark on the sub assembly with the mark on the brake assembly and install the sub assembly. Tighten the hub bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Check for proper hub operation.

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    Fig. Automatic hub matchmarks-All models

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Automatic Locking Hubs


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Fig. Automatic hub-All models

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Unlock the hub by setting the transfer case in the 2H position and driving backwards at least 6.5 feet (2 meters).
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Hub sub assembly
     
    Hub brake assembly
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Align the brake assembly key with the slot in the spindle and install the brake assembly.
  2.  
  3. Align the matchmark on the sub assembly with the mark on the brake assembly and install the sub assembly. Tighten the hub bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Check for proper hub operation.

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    Fig. Automatic hub matchmarks-All models

  6.  

 
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