Front Axle Shock Absorber

COMPONENTS

Bearing Oust Cover ♦ 1^75 <34747p

Suspension Support

Spring Seat

Steering Knuckle Arm

Bumper

Shock Absorber

Brake Hose

8rake Caliper

Front Axle Hub

1 kg-cm (ft-lb, Nm)| : Specified torque ^ Non-reusable part

Absorber Knuckle

3. REMOVE TWO BOLTS

Remove the two bolts mounting the shock absorber assembly to the steering knuckle arm.

REMOVAL OF FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY

1. DISCONNECT BRAKE TUBE

Using SST and an open end wrench, disconnect the brake tube from the flexible hose.

Drain the brake fluid into a container.

SST 09751-36011

2. REMOVE THREE NUTS

4. REMOVE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER. FRONT AXLE HUB AND BRAKE CALIPER

NOTE: Collars extend into the steering knuckle bolt holes about 5 mm (0.20 in.) deep.

Push the suspension lower arm down and remove the front shock absorber, front axle hub and brake caliper.

5. MOUNT FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER IN VISE OR LOCKING PLATE (SST)

SST 09720 00011 (09721 00080)

6. REMOVE TWO BRAKE HOSES

7. REMOVE BRAKE CALIPER AND FRONT AXLE HUB (See page FA-6)

8. REMOVE BACKING PLATE

Coil Spring Front Axle

9. REMOVE COIL SPRING

(a) Using SST, compress the coil spring. SST 09727-22032

(b) Remove the bearing dust cover.

(c) Using SST to hold the support, remove the nut. SST 09729-22031

(d) Remove the suspension support, dust seal, spring seat, spring bumper.

INSPECTION OF FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY

1. INSPECT STEERING KNUCKLE PART OF SHOCK ABSORBER

Using a magnetic flaw detector or flaw detecting penetrant, inspect the steering knuckle part of the shock absorber for damage or cracks.

2. INSPECT OPERATION OF SHOCK ABSORBER

(a) Pull out the shock absorber piston rod at a constant speed and check to see that the pull feeling throughout the stroke is the same.

(b) Check to see that there is no change in the pull when the piston rod is suddenly moved up and down with a stroke of 5 - 10 mm (0.20 - 0.39 in.).

(c) If the absorber operation is defective, use SST to remove the absorber from the outer shell and either replace the cartridge or overhaul it.

SST 09720 00011 (09721-00071)

INSTALLATION OF FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY

(Seepage FA-10)

INSTALL DUST COVER, COIL SPRING AND SPRING SEAT

Mount the front shock absorber on a stand.

Install the bumper to the shock absorber.

Align the coil spring end with the lower seat hollow and install.

Align the spring seat with the piston rod and install.

Install the dust seal.

Using SST, compress the coil spring.

SST 09727-22032

INSTALL SUSPENSION SUPPORT

(a) Using SST to hold the support, install the support with a new nut. Torque the nut.

SST 09729-22031

(b) Pack the bearing in the suspension support with MP grease.

(c) Install the bearing dust cover on the suspension support.

INSTALL BACKING PLATE AND FRONT AXLE HUB, ADJUST PRELOAD (See page FA-8)

INSTALL TWO BRAKE HOSES AND BRAKE CALIPER (See page FA-9)

5. CONNECT STEERING KNUCKLE ARM

Place the shock absorber assembly in position, and connect the knuckle arm with two bolts. Torque the bolts.

6. INSTALL THREE NUTS

Install three nuts holding the top of the shock absorber. Torque the nuts.

7. BLEED BRAKE LINES (See page BR-7)

8. CHECK FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND SIDE SLIP (See page FA-3)

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Engine Under Cover

Lower Arm and Knuckle Arm

Stabilizer Bar

Bracket

Cushion Retainer

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