We remove the suspension assembly for replacement or overhaul
To complete the task, you will need tools: wrenches for 13.16, 19, 22, 24, a head for 17, a jack, a ball joint remover, a spring compressor.
We install the car on a viewing ditch. We brake the car with a parking brake and install wheel chocks under the rear wheels.
Hang out the front of the car. We substitute two racks under the side members of the frame and remove the wheels.
We install supports or jacks under the lower arms of the front suspension and raise the arms a few centimeters.
Disconnect the inlet brake pipe from the tee of the brake system and from the retaining brackets located on the cross member of the suspension.
Removing the shock absorbers of the front suspension (article - Replacing the shock absorber and stabilizer of the front suspension GAZelle Next)
Instead of shock absorbers, we install devices for compressing the suspension springs and compress the springs a little.
A lot of force is required to compress a suspension spring, so do not use a car spring compression tool or one of questionable quality.
Severe injury can occur if these devices break or slip!
Most suitable for this job is a tool with a long pinch screw that is installed inside the spring instead of the removed shock absorber.
We unscrew the nuts securing the pins of the steering rod joints to the steering knuckle levers, keeping the fingers from turning.
Install the ball joint puller and press out the fingers from the bosses of the steering knuckle levers
We unscrew the fasteners of the steering mechanism to the front suspension cross member and remove the mechanism without disconnecting the pipelines of the hydraulic booster system and the steering shaft from it. We fix the mechanism on the car frame.
To access the bolt of the right cab mounting support, remove the air filter
We unscrew the bolts of the front cab supports on the right and left sides and disconnect the cab from the cross member brackets
We raise the front of the cab, set the stops between the spars of the cab and the frame and install the cab on them, thus unloading the suspension cross member.
We unscrew the nuts of the four bolts on the left and four bolts on the right of fastening the cross member to the car frame.
Remove the bolts from the holes.
Remove the stands from under the lower levers.
We lower the suspension and remove it from under the car.
Install the suspension in reverse order.
After installing the suspension, we pump the brake system and adjust the angles of the front wheels (article - Adjusting the angles of the front wheels GAZelle Next).