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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Steering Knuckle Replacement

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Suspension / Front Suspension / Steering Knuckle Replacement

Preliminary Procedure

Preliminary Procedure

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle
  2. Remove the wheel bearing and hub assembly. Refer to Front Wheel Bearing and Hub Replacement.
  3. Separate the outer tie rod end from the knuckle. Refer to Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement.
  4. Remove the wheel bearing/hub. Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement.

Steering Knuckle Bolt (Qty: 2)

Steering Knuckle Nut (Qty: 2)

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

Tighten 90 N·m(66 lb ft) + 60-70 degrees

Steering Knuckle

Installation Procedure
Position the front brake shield (2) and front wheel bearing/hub (1) assembly in the steering knuckle. Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Install the NEW fr ...

Lower Control Arm Replacement
Special Tools EN-45059 Torque Angle Sensor Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. ...

Other materials:

Rear Side Door Adjustment
Rear Side Door Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Procedure Loosen the rear door hinge bolt (Qty: 4)  to adjust the rear door. Adjust the rear door in order to obtain an even gap between the rear door and the roof, the quarter outer panel, the rocker pan ...

Shock Absorber Disposal
Warning: Use the proper eye protection when drilling to prevent metal chips from causing physical injury. Clamp the strut in a vise horizontally with the rod ( 1) completely extended. Drill a hole in the strut at the center of the end cap (3) using a 5 mm (3/16 in) drill bit. Gas o ...

Strut, Strut Component, or Spring Replacement
Special Tools CH-6068 Spring Tensioner Device CH-6066 Holding Device For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Disassembly Procedure Remove the strut assembly. Refer   to Strut Assembly Replacement. Install the strut to the CH-6066 holder (5). Tens ...

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