In the article, we will consider the replacement of the front suspension arm, the replacement of parts of the anti-roll bar, the repair of the steering knuckle.
Removing and installing the subframe is discussed in the article - Removing and installing the subframe of a Renault Sandero car
Removal and repair of the shock strut is discussed in the article - Repair of the shock strut Renault / Dacia Sandero
Removing and installing the front suspension arm
Tools will be required: keys for 13, 18, Torx T30
We prepare the car for the task, brake it with a parking brake and install shoes under the rear wheels.
We loosen the wheel bolts, from the side of the work being performed, raise the front of the car and install it on reliable supports.
We unscrew the nut of the lower fastening of the connecting rod
We unscrew the bolt of the upper fastening of the connecting rod
If the car is equipped with an anti-roll bar, unscrew the nut of the stabilizer bar bolt and remove the bolt.
We unscrew the nut of the coupling bolt connecting the steering knuckle with the ball joint
Remove the tie bolt from the hole
Open the terminal connection with a screwdriver
Remove the ball joint pin from the steering knuckle hole
Unscrew the nut of the bolt securing the front arm silent block to the subframe (Fig. 10) and remove the bolt
We also unscrew and remove the bolt of the rear silent block of the lever to the subframe
Remove the front suspension arm
Install the lever in reverse order.
We tighten the nuts of the bolts for fastening the silent blocks of the levers to a torque of 105 Nm (10.5 kgcm), the connecting rod bolt to a torque of 21 Nm (2.1 kgcm), the connecting rod nut and the nut of the terminal connection of the steering knuckle with a ball joint to a torque of 62 Nm (6, 2 kgcm).
After replacing the lever, we check the wheel alignment.
Replacing anti-roll bar parts
The stabilizer is installed on modifications with the K4M engine
Tools required: wrenches 10, 13, Torx T40, socket 18
Unscrew the nut of the stabilizer bar bolt
Remove the lower silent block
Remove the rubber bushing and remove the stabilizer bar mounting bolt
Remove the rear subframe bolt
If you unscrew both rear bolts of the subframe at the same time, you need to install stops under the subframe
Unscrew the nut securing the stabilizer bar bracket
We pry off the rod fastening bracket with a screwdriver
Remove the stabilizer bar bracket
Remove the rubber cushion
We also remove the second stabilizer bar mounting bolt and mounting bracket
Remove the stabilizer bar from the car
Install parts in reverse order
Removing and installing the steering knuckle
Tools will be required: wrenches 18, Torx T40, Torx T30, socket 30, wrench, wrench for wheel bolts.
We put the car on the handbrake and put stops under the rear wheels
Loosen the wheel bolts and the wheel hub nut.
Raise the front of the car with a jack and place it on the stops.
Remove the front wheel brake caliper and fix it with wire to the shock strut spring
We unscrew the nut and remove the ball joint pin of the tie rod end from the steering knuckle boss
Remove the brake disc
We unscrew the three bolts securing the brake shield to the steering knuckle
Remove the brake shield
Unscrew the front wheel hub nut
We unscrew the nuts of the bolts of the steering knuckle to the shock strute and take out the bolts
Remove the ball joint pin from the steering knuckle
We push out of the hub in the direction of the gearbox, as far as possible, the splined shank of the outer CV joint of the front wheel drive
When doing this, make sure that the drive shaft does not come out of the side gear, as the hinge rollers can fall into the gearbox housing
Holding the drive shaft from a sharp lowering, remove the steering knuckle assembly with the hub
Hanging the drive shaft on a wire
Install all parts in reverse order.
Replacing the front wheel bearing
You will need a bearing puller, snap ring puller, barb, hammer
Remove the steering knuckle as described above
Clamp the steering knuckle in a vise and knock out the hub with a hammer using a suitable mandrel
Remove the hub. The outer half of the bearing inner ring usually remains on the hub.
We install the puller and press out the outer half of the inner ring of the hub bearing.
We install the bearing puller and press the outer race of the bearing out of the knuckle.
If there is no puller, we knock out the bearing using a mandrel of a suitable diameter.
We clean the parts and lubricate the inner surface of the fist socket and the outer surface of the hub with a thin layer of Litol-24.
We press the new bearing all the way into the steering knuckle (we apply the pressing force to the outer ring of the bearing)
On vehicles with ABS, install the wheel speed sensor bracket so that the “X” angle is 35˚±5˚
Install the parts in reverse order.
Check and, if necessary, adjust the wheel alignment.