Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Front driveshaft lower arm ball joint: Check

Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual / Chassis / Front axle components / Front driveshaft lower arm ball joint: Check

CHECK

I - CHECKING 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) ,
    • the lower arm ball joint (see 31A, Front axle components, Front driveshaft lower arm: Removal - Refitting, page 31A-54) .

II - CHECKING THE PART CONCERNED

1 - Checking the condition of the front driveshaft lower arm ball joint gaiter

Front axle components

  • Check:
    • the gaiter crimping on the front driveshaft lower arm ball joint,
    • that the gaiter of the lower arm ball joint gaiter of the front driveshaft is not torn.
    • that the grease starts to flow.

If the lower arm ball joint gaiter of the front driveshaft is in poor condition or not crimped, replace the lower arm of the front driveshaft (see 31A, Front axle components, Front driveshaft lower arm: Removal - Refitting, page 31A-54) .

2 - Check the fitting of the lower arm ball joint

Front axle components

  • Manually check that the ball joint stud moves easily and does not get jammed.

    If the ball joint stud does not move easily, replace the front driveshaft lower arm (see 31A, Front axle components, Front driveshaft lower arm: Removal - Refitting, page 31A-54) .

3 - Checking the longitudinal play of the lower arm ball joint

Front axle components

  • Check the longitudinal play by pulling on the stud manually.

    If the longitudinal play values (axle side) at the ball joint stud are incorrect, replace the front driveshaft lower arm (see 31A, Front axle components, Front driveshaft lower arm: Removal - Refitting, page 31A-54) .

    The longitudinal play value of the lower arm ball joint is 0 mm.

III - FINAL OPERATION

  • Refit:
    • the lower arm ball joint (see 31A, Front axle components, Front driveshaft lower arm: Removal - Refitting, page 31A-54) ,
    • the front wheel (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) .
  • Check the front axle geometry (see 30A, General information, Front axle system: Adjustment, page 30A-11) .
    Front driveshaft lower arm: Removal - Refitting

    Front axle subframe: Removal - Refitting

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