Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Halfshaft nut
     
    Hub assembly
     
    Tie rod end nut
     
    Tie rod end, Remove with puller
     
    Front wheel speed sensor
     
    Ball joint nut
     
    Strut bracket bolts and nuts
     

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  5. Disconnect ball joint from steering knuckle with puller and then remove steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Steering knuckle removal

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    steering knuckle to suspension arm
     
    Strut bracket bolts and nuts, Tighten strut bracket nuts to 98 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
     
    New ball joint nut and tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    Front speed sensor, Tighten mounting bolt to 8 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Tie rod end and new nut, Tighten nut to 32 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Hub assembly
     
    Halfshaft nut, Tighten nut to 245 ft. lbs. (200 Nm) and caulk nut.
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Check front wheel alignment.
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