Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Front driveshaft lower arm: Removal - Refitting

Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual / Chassis / Front axle components / Front driveshaft lower arm: Removal - Refitting

Front axle components

WARNING To prevent any damage, do not use the lower arm as support for the lifting system.

REMOVAL

I - REMOVAL PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Position the vehicle on a two-post lift (see Vehicle: Towing and lifting) (02A, Lifting equipment).
  • Remove the front wheel (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) (35A, Wheels and tyres).

Front axle components

  • Remove the lower nut (1) from the anti-roll bar tie rod.
  • Position the anti-roll bar behind the vehicle.

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Front axle components

  • Remove the nut (3) from the lower arm ball joint.

Front axle components

  • Place the component jack under the subframe.

Front axle components

  • Remove:
    • the bolts (4) from the lower arm,
    • the nut (5) from the lower arm,
    • the lower arm.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Always replace the lower arm bolts.
  • Leave the component jack under the subframe.
  • Position the lower arm ball joint bolt head so that it faces the front of the vehicle.

II - REFITTING PART CONCERNED

  • Refit:
    • the lower arm,
    • the lower arm nut,
    • the lower arm bolts,
    • the lower arm ball joint in its housing,
    • the lower arm ball joint nut.
  • Remove the component jack.
Note: When torque tightening the lower arm bolt and nut, make sure that the wheel is placed on the ground and that the vehicle is unladen.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the lower arm bolts (171 N.m),
    • the lower arm nut (142 N.m),
    • the lower arm ball joint nut (63 N.m).

III - FINAL OPERATION.

  • Place the anti-roll bar in its original position.
  • Refit the anti-roll bar tie rod lower nut.
  • Torque tighten the anti-roll bar tie-rod lower nut (84 N.m).
  • Refit the front wheel (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) (35A, Wheels and tyres).
  • Check the front axle geometry (see 30A, General information, Front axle system: Adjustment, page 30A-11) (30A, General information).
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