Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Control Rods

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Raise vehicle and remove rear wheels.
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  5. Support lower arm with jack.
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  7. Remove parking cable hanger bolt.

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    Fig. Parking cable hanger and bolt

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  9. Put match marks on control rod washer and on suspension frame to install the bolts correctly in position.
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  11. Remove control rod inner bolt and control rod outer bolt and then control rod.
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To install:

  1. Install control rod.
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  3. Install control rod to rear suspension frame.
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  5. Insert control rod inner bolt from the vehicle frontward.
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  7. Install control rod washer with its graduated part facing up.
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  9. Insert control rod outer bolt.
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  11. The marks on control rod washer and rear suspension frame marked before its removal must be aligned and, tighten bolt and nut temporarily by hand.

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    Fig. Control rod bolt alignment

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  13. Tighten parking cable hanger bolt to 8 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
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  15. Lower jack and remove floor jack from lower arm.
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  17. Install rear wheels and lower vehicle.
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  19. Tighten control rod mount nut and control rod outer bolt to 98 ft. lbs. (135 Nm). with vehicle weight on suspension.
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  21. Check rear toe and camber adjust it as necessary.
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