Disassembly and Assembly
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 knuckle
NOTE: The steer wheel and steering link must be
removed before the check is made.
c) The indication must be 4 5 to 6.8 N m (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.
install tie rods
Install wheel bearings
Remove Wheel Bearings
5P4756 Spanner Wrench
Remove bolts (1), cover (2) and the gasket from
the steer wheel
Bend (tab) lock (4) out of the groove in the nut.
Remove nut (3) with tool (B), the two washers
and outer bearing cone from the steering