Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 10-02-2011
1. Remove the wheel knuckle. For additional information, refer to Wheel Knuckle in this section. 2. Remove the snap ring. CAUTION: To avoid damage to the components, do not use heat to aid ball joint removal. 3. Using the special tools or an equivalent ball joint press and adapters, remove the ball joint from the wheel knuckle. Installation 1. CAUTION: To avoid damage to components, do not use heat to aid installation. CAUTION: The ball joint is installed with the dust boot attached to the ball joint. Do not damage the ball joint boot during installation. Using the special tools or an equivalent ball joint press and adapters, install the ball joint into the wheel knuckle.
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 04-02-2011
CAUTION: Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the same part number or an equivalent part must be installed if installation becomes necessary. Do not use a new part of lesser quality or substitute design. Torque values must be used as specified to make sure of correct retention of these parts. 1. Remove the parcel tray. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05. 2. Loosen the nuts. 3. NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the stabilizer bar links from the stabilizer bar. Remove the stabilizer bar, if so equipped. For additional information, refer to Stabilizer Bar and Connecting Link — Four Door in this section. Remove the jack stands after the stabilizer bar is removed. 4. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04. 5. Remove the bolt and detach the rear wheel brake hose. 6. Remove the nut, washer and bushing. Detach the tension strut from the spindle. ? Discard the nut. 7. CAUTION: Care should be taken when removing the strut and spring assembly so the rear wheel brake hose is not stretched. Remove and discard the pinch bolt. Detach the spindle from the strut and spring assembly. ? To aid in removal, use a large screwdriver to spread the pinch joint.
Filed Under (BMW) by admin on 22-10-2010
Caution! Bearing cannot be dismantled. Do not wash out bearings.Remove brake disk (brake line remains connected), refer to Brakes and Traction Control; Disc Brake System. Remove ABS impulse sensor. Remove stabilizer link from stabilizer, Steering and Suspension. Unfasten nut. Installation: Use washer (1). Tapered spigot and bore both free of grease. Replace self-locking nut. Brace on hexagon socket if necessary. Tightening Torque, refer to Steering Specifications. Press off track rod with special tool 31 2 240. Mark the installation position of the spring strut tube (1) in the swivel bearing (2) with paint – never mark with scribing tool. Marking is not required if the factory mark is still identifiable. R installation position of right spring strut tube L installation position of left spring strut tube
Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 19-10-2010
NOTE: Have an assistant help you when removing and installing the rear bumper. Take care not to scratch the rear bumper and body. Put on gloves to protect your hands. 1. Remove the clips (A), screws (B, C), and bolts (D) securing the rear bumper (E). 2. Pull on the rear bumper (A) at the wheel arch areas to release it from the hooks (B) on the side spacers (C). 3. With the help of an assistant, while pulling the wheel arch portion away from the side spacer (A), pull the rear bumper to release the bumper from the hooks (B) on the side bracket (C). 4. With the help of an assistant, pull the rear bumper to release the bumper (A) from the hooks (B) on the upper bracket (C).5. Remove the hooks (A) (4-door), then remove the rear bumper absorber (B) from the rear bumper beam (C).
Filed Under (Cadillac) by admin on 23-07-2010
Remove or Disconnect 1. Recover refrigerant. 2. Accessory drive belt. 3. Right wheel. 4. Compressor splash shield. 5. Engine splash shield and retainer. 6. Engine oil filter. 7. Oil cooler lines at oil filter adapter. 8. Compressor electrical connection. 9. One bolt securing compressor hose assembly. 10. Compressor from mounting bracket. 11. Mounting bracket and brace from engine. Install or Connect 1. Compressor mountin2 bracket to vehicle. Tighten Front bracket bolts 50 N.m (38 lb. ft.) . Rear bracket stud 24 N.m (18 lb. ft.) . Rear bracket nuts 50 N.m (38 lb. ft.) . 2. Compressor to vehicle. Tighten Rear mounting bolts 25 N.m (20 lb. ft.) . Front mounting bolts 50 N.m (38 lb. ft.) . 3. Compressor hose assembly. Tighten Compressor hose bolt to 33 N.m (24 lb. ft.) . 4. Compressor electrical connection. 5. Oil cooler lines at oil filter adapter. 6. Engine oil filter. 7. Compressor and engine splash shields. 8. Right wheel. Lower the vehicle. 9. Accessory drive belt. 10. Evacuate and charge system. 11. Leak test all refrigerant connections.