Nissan 350Z Workshop Maunual 2004 (17) PDF | Page 5

FRONT WHEEL HUB AND KNUCKLE
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8. Use a ball joint remover (SST) to remove steering outer socket
from steering knuckle. Be careful not to damage ball joint boot.
CAUTION:
Tighten temporarily mounting nut to prevent damage to
threads and to prevent ball joint remover (SST) from com-
ing off.
9. After removing upper link, transverse link, compression rod and
cotter pin at steering knuckle, loosen mounting nut.
10. Use a ball joint remover (suitable tool) to remove upper link,
transverse link and compression rod from steering knuckle. Be
careful not to damage ball joint boot.
CAUTION:
Tighten temporarily mounting nut to prevent damage to threads and to prevent ball joint remover
(suitable tool) from coming off.
11. Remove steering knuckle and wheel hub and bearing assembly fixing bolt.
12. Remove wheel hub and bearing assembly from steering knuckle.
INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL
? About the inspection for upper link, compression rod, steering outer socket, refer to FSU-14, "UPPER
LINK" , FSU-16, "COMPRESSION ROD" , PS-17, "POWER STEERING GEAR AND LINKAGE" .
Visual Inspection
? Check steering knuckle and ball seat for deformation, cracks, and other damage. Replace steering
knuckle and ball seat if cracks, deformation or other damage is found.
? Check ball joint boot for deformation, damage, and also for grease leakage. Replace steering knuckle
assembly if cracks, deformation or also for grease leakage is found.
Steering Knuckle Ball Joint Inspection
? Manually move ball stud to confirm it moves smoothly with no binding.
Swing Torque Inspection
CAUTION:
Before measurement, move ball joint at least ten times by hand to check for smooth movement.
? Hook spring scale at cotter pin mounting hole. Confirm spring
scale measurement value is within specifications when ball stud
begins moving.
? If the value is outside the standard, replace steering knuckle.
Rotating Torque Inspection
? Attach mounting nut to ball stud. Check that rotating torque is
within specifications with a preload gauge (SST).
? If the value is outside the standard, replace steering knuckle.
SGIA0341E
Standard value
Swing force:
0.147 - 1.4 Nm (0.02 - 0.14 kg-m, 2 - 12 in-lb)
Measurement force:
2.23 - 21.2 N (0.22 - 2.16 kg, 0.50 - 4.77 lb)
SDIA1143E
Standard value
Rotating torque:
0.147 - 1.4 Nm (0.02 - 0.14 kg-m, 2 - 12 in-lb)
SDIA1150E