Volvo Cars 1999-05

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove front wheel.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The anti-roll bar link from the spring strut. Use a fixed wrench as a counterhold
     
    The ABS sensor. Hang up the sensor using a piece of wire
     
    The ABS sensor cable from the spring strut
     
    The brake caliper mounting bolts. Hang the caliper up using a piece of wire
     
    The halfshaft bolt. Use a screwdriver as a counterhold on the brake disc
     
    The locating pin holding the brake disc
     
    The brake disc. Detach the end of the halfshaft in the hub by knocking the drive shaft into the hub approximately 1 / 3 - 1 / 2 inch (10-15mm). Use a rubber or copper mallet
     
    The tie rod ends from the steering arm
     

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  9. Measure the position of the steering knuckle and spring strut for installation purposes.
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  11. Remove the bolts retaining the spring strut and the steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Location of bolt removal of steering knuckle

    Location of bolt removal of steering knuckle
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  13. Press out the steering knuckle. At the same time pull the halfshaft from the transaxle.
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  15. Suspend the drive shaft from a hook 999 5045.
    NOTE
    Take care not to damage the halfshaft boot.



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    Fig. Suspending halfshaft from hook 999 5045

    Suspending halfshaft from hook 999 5045
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  17. Disconnect the ball joint pinion from the control arm. Use tool 999 7062.
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  19. Install cap nut 7062-1 on the ball joint pinion.
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  21. Tighten the nut against the control arm.
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  23. Then turn back one turn to form a gap between the cap nut and the control arm.
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  25. Position the extractor on the control arm. Detach the ball joint from the control arm.

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    Fig. Using tool 999 7062 to extract ball joint

    Using tool 999 7062 to extract ball joint
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To install:

  1. Install the steering knuckle on the trailing arm.
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  3. Install a new nut on the ball joint. Tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm). Use a Torx® wrench as counterhold.
    NOTE
    Make sure that the mating surfaces on the ball joint and link are clean.

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  5. Clean the splines on the halfshaft.
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  7. Turn the steering knuckle and bring the halfshaft into the hub.
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  9. Install halfshaft bolt and finger-tighten. Lubricate the bolt.
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  11. Install bolts retaining the spring strut in the steering knuckle. Use new bolts and nuts. Tighten to 78 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) and then angle-tighten 60°.
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  13. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Ensure that the sensor seat in the steering knuckle is absolutely clean. Clean the ABS sensor with a soft brush.


    NOTE
    Ensure that the brake disc and wheel rim hub mating surfaces are clean.



    The anti-roll bar link to the spring strut. Use a new nut. Counterhold using a Torx® wrench so that the boot is not damaged. Tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    The ABS sensor cable
     
    The ABS sensor onto the steering knuckle. Tighten the ABS sensor to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     



    The tie rod end onto the steering knuckle. Use a new nut. Tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
     
    The brake disc. Tighten the brake disc locating pin to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     

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  15. Tighten the halfshaft bolt. Use a screwdriver as a counterhold on the brake disc. Tighten to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm), plus 120°.
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  17. Install the brake caliper. Use new bolts
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  19. Install the wheel.
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