Filed Under (Cadillac) by admin on 22-04-2011
1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. 2. Remove the tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels. 3. Remove the shock module yoke. Refer to Shock Module Yoke Replacement. 4. Remove the stabilizer shaft link lower retaining nut. 5. Remove the stabilizer shaft link from the lower control arm. 6. Remove the ABS wire harness from the lower control arm. 7. Remove the lower control arm to steering knuckle nut. 8. Using the J 43631 , separate the lower control arm from the steering knuckle. See Special Tools. IMPORTANT: Will need to raise the power steering gear to have clearance when removing the rear lower control arm to frame retaining bolt. 9. Loosen the power steering gear retaining bolts and raise the power steering gear. 10. Remove the lower control arm to cradle nuts. 11. Remove the lower control arm to cradle bolts. 12. Remove the lower control arm by lowering the lower control arm at the frame and moving the ball stud upwards. Installation Procedure
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 25-03-2011
Removal 1. Remove the front wheel spindle (3105) and the right and left shaft and joint assembly. Refer to Spindle, RH and LH Shaft and Joint Assembly in the Removal and Installation portion of this section. 2. Disconnect the steering linkage, if necessary, from the knuckle. Refer to Section 11-03 in the Body, Chassis Manual. Steering Knuckle Installation 3. Remove the cotter pin from the stud of the front suspension upper ball joint (3049). Loosen the nut on the top stud and the bottom nut inside the steering knuckle. Remove the top nut. 4. Sharply hit the top stud with a plastic or rawhide hammer to free the knuckle from the axle arm. Remove and discard bottom nut. 5. NOTE: Note the orientation of the camber adjuster to make sure of the same camber setting. Remove camber adjuster by hand or, if difficulty is encountered, use Pitman Arm Puller T64P-3590-F. 6. Place steering knuckle in vise and remove snap ring from bottom ball joint socket if so equipped. 7. Remove plug from U-Joint Tool T74P-4635-C and replace with Plug T80T-3010-A4 (part of 4WD Ball Joint Tool Set T80T-3010-A). 8. Assemble U-Joint Tool T74P-4635-C and Receiving Cup T80T-3010-A2 (part of 4WD Ball Joint Tool Set T80T-3010-A). 9. NOTE: Always remove front suspension lower ball joint first. Turn forcing screw clockwise until front suspension lower ball joint is removed from steering knuckle. 10. Repeat procedure and remove front suspension upper ball joint. Installation 1. Clean steering knuckle bore and insert front suspension lower ball joint as straight as possible. 2. NOTE: If ball joint cannot be installed to the proper depth, realign Receiving Cup T80T-3010-A3. To replace the front suspension lower ball joint, assemble U-Joint Tool, Receiving Cup T80T-3010-A3 (part of 4WD Ball Joint Tool Set T80T-3010-A) and Installing Cup from Ball Joint Adapter Set D81T-3010-A or equivalent.
Filed Under (volkswagen) by admin on 20-03-2011
Power Steering Gear Special tools, testers and auxiliary items required Hose clamps up to 25 mm dia. 3094 Torque wrench V.A.G 1331 Torque wrench V.A.G 1332 Engine/transmission jack V.A.G 1383 A with universal transmission support V.A.G 1359/2 Notes for repair work on power steering gear All work on the power steering must be carried out with utmost cleanliness. Thoroughly clean all connections and the surrounding area before disconnecting. If repairs will not be carried out immediately, place removed parts onto a clean surface and cover. Only use lint-free cloths. Only unpack replacement parts immediately prior to installation. Only use parts in their original packing. Removing Remove bolts – 1 – . Remove cover – A – . Remove bolt – 1 – from universal joint. Remove universal joint from steering gear. Clamp off hose from reservoir using hose clamps up to 25 mm dia. 3094 . Clamp off hose on power steering pump using hose clamps up to 25 mm dia. 3094 . Remove sound-deadening pan. Place drip tray underneath. . Press off tie rod from steering knuckle. A – Tie rod puller (standard), e.g. Kukko 128/2 Remove hose lines at steering gear and plug using a plastic bag and tape. Seal threaded holes on power steering gear using plastic screw plugs – 1 – and – 2 – . Remove bolts – 1 – and – 2 – . With TDI Engines Remove bracket for front exhaust pipe at subframe – arrows – and disengage. Continuation for All Support subframe using engine/transmission jack V.A.G 1383 A . Loosen bolts – 1 – . Remove bolts – 2 – and – 3 – . Lower subframe using engine/transmission jack V.A.G 1383 A . Remove bolts – 1 – for power steering gear. Remove power steering gear toward right. Installing Note: . Use new O-rings for hose/line connections. Coat seal on steering gear with lubricant, e.g. lubricating soap, before installing steering gear. After placing steering gear on to universal joint shaft, make sure that seal on steering gear makes contact on assembly plate without kinks and opening to footwell is correctly sealed. Ingress of water and/or noises may result otherwise. Make sure sealing surfaces are clean.
Filed Under (Mazda) by admin on 19-03-2011
CAUTION: Performing the following procedures without first removing the ABS wheel-speed sensor may possibly cause an open circuit in the wiring harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before performing the following procedures, disconnect the ABS wheel-speed sensor connector (axle side) and fix the wiring harness to an appropriate place where it will not be pulled by mistake while servicing the vehicle. 1. Remove in the order indicated in the table. 2. Install in the reverse order of removal. 3. After installation, inspect the front wheel alignment and adjust it if necessary. (See FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT ). LOCKNUT REMOVAL NOTE 1. Knock the crimped portion of the locknut outward using a small chisel and a hummer. 2. Lock the hub by applying the brakes. 3. Remove the locknut. BRAKE CALIPER REMOVAL NOTE 1. Remove the brake caliper component from the steering knuckle and suspend it out of the way using a cable. WHEEL HUB, STEERING KNUCKLE COMPONENT REMOVAL NOTE 1. Separate the shock absorber from the wheel hub, steering knuckle component by tapping the upper part of the steering knuckle with a hammer.
Filed Under (Toyota) by admin on 19-03-2011
Removal 1. Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheel. Remove shock absorber. See LOWER CONTROL ARM & BALL JOINT . Remove hub grease cap. Remove ABS speed sensor and wire harness clamp from steering knuckle. Remove brakeline bracket from steering knuckle. Remove the bolt and separate the brake tube bracket from the steering knuckle. Using Special Tool (09023-00100), disconnect the brake tube from the front disc brake caliper assembly. Remove the bolt and separate the brake tube bracket from the steering knuckle. Remove the 2 bolts and front disc brake caliper assembly. Remove rotor. 2. On 4WD models, using a screwdriver and a hammer, remove the front axle hub grease cap. Remove the cotter pin and a lock cap. Remove the front axle hub nut. On all models, remove the nut and separate the stabilizer link assembly from the steering knuckle. Remove the cotter pin. Using Special Tool (09628- 62011), separate the tie rod end sub-assembly from the steering knuckle. 3. Remove 2 lower ball joint bolts, and disconnect lower ball joint. Remove upper ball joint, cotter pin and retaining nut. Using ball joint separator, separate upper ball joint from knuckle. On 4WD models, using a plastic hammer, separate the front axle hub from the front drive shaft. Remove the front axle hub sub- assembly. On all models, remove steering knuckle with hub. Installation To install, reverse removal procedure. Clean bolt threads. Tighten bolts and nuts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Depress brake pedal several times. Check front wheel alignment. Ensure ABS speed sensor has a good signal.