Vue 2006-2007

Removal & Installation


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

    The negative battery cable
    The front wheels
    The tie rods from the steering knuckles
    The intermediate shaft from the steering gear pinch bolt and discard the bolt
    The shaft from the gear
    The stabilizer bar link nuts, links and swing the bar upwards
    The shift cable clip from the gear housing, if equipped
    The steering gear-to-cradle bolts
    The steering gear by sliding it out the right side of the vehicle

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    Fig. Steering gear-to-frame assembly bolts



To install:

  1. Install the steering gear through the right wheel opening.
  3. Center the gear mounting bushings into the cradle supports.
  5. Install or connect the following:

    The steering gear-to-mounting bolts and tighten to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
    The shift cable clip to the gear housing, if equipped
    The intermediate shaft to the steering gear and torque the new pinch bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm)
    The stabilizer bar into position
    The stabilizer bar links and nuts, then tighten the nuts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm)
    The tie rods to the steering knuckles using installer tool JJ44015 and tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)

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    Fig. Use installer tool J44015 to attach the tie rods to the steering knuckle


  7. Install a new tie rod nut and tighten to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
  9. Install the wheels. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  11. Install the negative battery cable.
  13. Check the alignment and adjust if necessary.