Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Removal, Packing & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Support the control arm with a stand or floor jack.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Locking hub or drive flange, as equipped
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Wheel hub and bearing assembly
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Strut bracket bolts
     
    Wheel spindle and steering knuckle assembly
     
    Inner oil seal
     
    Spindle bearing
     

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To install:

  1. Fill the recess in the wheel spindle with lithium grease.
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  3. Coat the spindle bearing and wheel spindle mating surfaces with sealant.
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  5. Press or drive the spindle bearing into the wheel spindle.
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    Inner oil seal
     
    Wheel spindle and steering knuckle assembly
     
    Strut bracket bolts
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Wheel hub and bearing assembly
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Locking hub or drive flange, as equipped
     
    Front wheel
     

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