Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Support the vehicle at the frame with a hoist or jackstand.
  4.  
  5. Support the control arm with a floor jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Locking hub or drive flange, if equipped
     
    Axle shaft snapring and thrust washer, if equipped
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Strut bracket bolts
     

  8.  
  9. Lower the floor jack and remove the coil spring.
  10.  

To install:


NOTE
The bottom of the spring has a larger diameter than the top.

  1. Install the coil spring onto the control arm and raise the floor jack.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Strut bracket bolts. Tighten them to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer bar link. Tighten the nut to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Axle shaft snapring and thrust washer, if equipped
     
    Locking hub or drive flange, if equipped
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Front wheel
     

  4.  
  5. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Support the vehicle at the frame with a hoist or jackstand.
  4.  
  5. Support the control arm with a floor jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Locking hub or drive flange, if equipped
     
    Axle shaft snapring and thrust washer, if equipped
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Strut bracket bolts
     

  8.  
  9. Lower the floor jack and remove the coil spring.
  10.  

To install:


NOTE
The bottom of the spring has a larger diameter than the top.

  1. Install the coil spring onto the control arm and raise the floor jack.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Strut bracket bolts. Tighten them to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer bar link. Tighten the nut to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Axle shaft snapring and thrust washer, if equipped
     
    Locking hub or drive flange, if equipped
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Front wheel
     

  4.  
  5. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  6.  

 
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