Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Trailing Rod

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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 air suction pipe bolts for 5door model only.

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    Fig. Air suction pipe

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  9. Remove trailing rod front bolt and trailing rod rear bolt and then trailing rod.
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  11. Remove trailing rod mount bracket bolt and then trailing rod mount bracket.

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    Fig. Trailing rod



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    Fig. Trailing rod mounting bracket

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To install:

  1. Install trailing rod mount bracket and then tighten trailing rod mount bracket bolt to 76 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
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  3. Install trailing rod and insert trailing rod front bolt from the body inside.
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  5. Insert trailing rod rear bolt.
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  7. Tighten trailing rod rear bolt and trailing rod mount nut temporarily by hand.
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  9. Tighten air suction pipe bolts.
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  11. Remove floor jack from lower arm.
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  13. Install rear wheels and lower vehicle.
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  15. Tighten trailing rod mount nut and trailing rod rear bolt to 98 ft. lbs. (135 Nm). with vehicle weight on suspension.
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  17. Check rear toe and camber adjust it as necessary.
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