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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Special Tools

J 37043 Park Brake Cable Release Tool

Removal ProcedureRaise and support the vehicle. Refer toLifting and Jacking the Vehicle.Remove the tire and wheel. Refer toTire and Wheel Removal and Installation.

Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Disconnect the rear park brake cable from the park brake actuator.Using the J 37043 park brake cable release tool, remove the park brake cable from the mounting bracket

Caution:Support the brake caliper with heavy mechanic wire, orequivalent, whenever it is separated from its mount and thehydraulic flexible brake hose is still connected. Failure tosupport the caliper in this manner will cause the flexible brakehose to bear the weight of the caliper, which may cause damage tothe brake hose and in turn may cause a brake fluid leak.

Remove the brake caliper and bracket as an assembly and support it with heavy mechanicswire or equivalent. Refer toRear Brake Caliper Bracket Replacement.Remove the wheel bearing/hub assembly. Refer toRear Wheel Bearing and Hub Replacement.

Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Remove the upper control arm to knuckle bolt and nut.

Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Remove the lower control arm to knuckle bolt and nut.

Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Remove the toe link to knuckle bolt and nut.

Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Remove the 3-trailing arm to knuckle bolts.Remove the knuckle from the vehicle.Installation Procedure

Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Install the knuckle to the lower control arm. Loosely install the bolt and nut.

Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Install the knuckle to the upper control arm. Loosely install the bolt and nut.

Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Install the knuckle to the toe link. Loosely install the bolt and nut.

Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Apply an approved threadlocker the knuckle bolts.Install the-3-trailing arm to knuckle bolts and hand tighten the bolts and nuts.

Caution:Refer toFastener Caution.

Tighten the bolts and nuts in the following sequence:Tighten the knuckle to lower control arm bolt and nut to 160-Y (118-lb-ft).Tighten the knuckle to upper control arm bolt and nut to 160-Y (118-lb-ft).Tighten the knuckle to toe link bolt and nut to 160-Y (118-lb-ft).Tighten the-3-trailing arm to knuckle bolts to 150-Y (110-lb-ft).Install the wheel bearing/hub assembly. Refer toRear Wheel Bearing and Hub Replacement.

Caution:Support the brake caliper with heavy mechanic wire, orequivalent, whenever it is separated from its mount and thehydraulic flexible brake hose is still connected. Failure tosupport the caliper in this manner will cause the flexible brakehose to bear the weight of the caliper, which may cause damage tothe brake hose and in turn may cause a brake fluid leak.

Remove the supporting wire and position the brake caliper and bracket assemblies backonto the knuckles. Refer toRear Brake Caliper Bracket Replacement.

Knuckle Replacement Knuckles

Connect the rear park brake cable through the mounting bracket and onto the park brakeactuator.Install the tire and wheel. Refer toTire and Wheel Removal and Installation.Lower the vehicle.Perform a vehicle wheel alignment. Refer toWheel Alignment Measurement.

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