Steering Knuckles, Kingpins
13. To check the preload adjustment of the bearings,
use the procedure that follows: a) Put a pound-inch
torque wrench on one of the upper cover bolts so that
the handle of the wrench is angle (X) 90° from the
center of the bolt directly opposite the bolt that the
torque wrench is on.
b) Check the torque required to turn the steering
The steer wheel and steering link
must be removed before the check is
c) The indication must be 4.5 to 6.8 Nm (40 to 60 lb.
in.). If the indication is too high, add shims between the
lower cover and knuckle. If the indication is too low,
shims must be removed.
a) install tie rods
b) install wheel bearings
Remove Wheel Bearings
5P4756 Spanner Wrench
1. Remove bolts (1), cover (2) and the gasket from the
2. Bend (tab) lock (4) out of the groove in the nut.
3. Remove nut (3) with tool (B), the two washers and
outer bearing cone from the steering knuckle.