Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Front axle subframe: Removal - Refitting

Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual / Chassis / Front axle components / Front axle subframe: Removal - Refitting

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Front axle components

REMOVAL - REFITTING

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) ,
    • the wheel arch liners (see Front wheel arch liner: Removal - Refitting) (55A, Exterior protection),
    • the engine undertray.

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Front axle components

  • Remove the steering cover (1) .

Front axle components

  • Remove the cover (2) from the universal joint (do not keep).
  • Set the wheels straight ahead.
  • Lock the steering column.

Front axle components

  • Remove:
    • the universal joint bolt (3) (do not keep),
    • the universal joint nut,
    • the universal joint.
Note: Swivel the universal joint to detach it from the pinion; do not retract the intermediate shaft.

Front axle components

  • Remove:
    • the track rod ball joint nut (4) ,
    • the lower nut (5) from the anti-roll bar tie rod.

Front axle components

  • Remove the lower arm ball joint nut (6) .

Front axle components

  • Extract the track rod end using the (Tav. 476).

Front axle components

  • Remove:
    • the bolt (7) from the lower engine tie-bar on the engine,
    • the bolt (8) from the turbocharger cooling pump.

Front axle components

  • Unclip the wiring clips (9) .

Front axle components

  • Remove the clips (10) .
  • Disconnect:
    • the hose from the particle filter,
    • the particle filter upstream temperature sensor connector (11) .
  • Remove the rubber mounting bush nuts (12) from the exhaust pipe.
  • Unclip the clip (13) from the wiring.

Front axle components

  • Unclip the clips (14) from the particle filter upstream temperature sensor wiring.

Front axle components

  • Unclip the hose clip (15) from the radiator hose.
  • Place the component jack under the subframe.
  • Extract the lower arm ball joints.

Front axle components

  • Remove:
    • the acoustic tie-rod bolts (16) ,
    • the acoustic tie-rod,
    • the subframe bolts (17) ,
    • the subframe, slowly.

Front axle components

  • Remove the subframe mountings.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Always replace:
    • the anti-roll bar tie rod lower nuts,
    • the bolt from the universal joint.

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

  • Refit the subframe mountings.
  • Degrease the surfaces of the body which are in contact with the subframe and the cross member using surface cleaner.
  • Position the subframe using the component jack.
  • Refit:
    • the subframe bolts,
    • the acoustic tie-rod,
    • the acoustic tie-rod bolts.
Note: Make sure that the tightening order of the subframe bolts is respected (rear left-hand - rear right-hand - front left-hand - front right-hand).
  • Torque tighten:
    • the subframe bolts (94 N.m),
    • the acoustic tie-rod bolts (73 N.m).
  • Refit the lower arm ball joint.
  • Remove the component jack.
  • Clip:
    • the hose clip on the radiator hose,
    • the clips of the particle filter upstream temperature sensor wiring,
    • the wiring clip.
  • Refit the rubber mounting bush nuts on the exhaust pipe.
  • Torque tighten the exhaust pipe rubber mounting bush nuts (14 N.m).
  • Connect:
    • the particle filter upstream temperature sensor connector,
    • the particle filter hose.
  • Clip on the wiring clips.
  • Refit:
    • the turbocharger cooling pump bolts,
    • the lower engine tie-bar bolt on the engine.
  • Torque tighten the lower engine tie-bar bolt on the engine (155 N.m).
  • Refit the lower arm ball joint nut.
  • Torque tighten the lower arm ball joint nut (63 N.m).
  • Refit:
    • the anti-roll bar linkage lower nut,
    • the track rod ball joint nut.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the track rod ball joint nut (34 N.m),
    • the lower nut of the anti-roll bar tie rod84 (N.m).
  • Set the wheels straight ahead.

Front axle components

  • Observe the direction of fitting for the universal joint cam nut and bolt.
  • Refit:
    • the universal joint,
    • the new universal joint bolt,
    • the cam nut from the universal joint.

Front axle components

  • Check that the universal joint is in the correct position.
  • Torque tighten the universal joint bolt on the steering box (39 N.m).
  • Refit the steering cover.

III - FINAL OPERATION

  • Refit:
    • the engine undertray,
    • the wheel arch liners (see Front wheel arch liner: Removal - Refitting) (55A, Exterior protection),
    • 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) .

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Front axle components

REMOVAL - REFITTING

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) ,
    • the wheel arch liners (see Front wheel arch liner: Removal - Refitting) (55A, Exterior protection),
    • the engine undertray.

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Front axle components

  • Remove the steering cover (1) .

Front axle components

  • Remove the cover (2) from the universal joint (do not keep).
  • Set the wheels straight ahead.
  • Lock the steering column.

Front axle components

  • Remove:
    • the universal joint bolt (3) (do not keep),
    • the universal joint nut,
    • the universal joint.
Note: Swivel the universal joint to detach it from the pinion; do not retract the intermediate shaft.

Front axle components

  • Remove:
    • the track rod ball joint nut (4) ,
    • the lower nut (5) from the anti-roll bar tie rod.

Front axle components

  • Remove the lower arm ball joint nut (6) .

Front axle components

  • Extract the track rod end using the (Tav. 476).

Front axle components

  • Remove:
    • the bolt (7) from the lower engine tie-bar on the engine,
    • the lower engine tie-bar retaining bracket bolt (8) ,
    • the lower engine tie-bar retaining bracket,
    • the nuts (9) from the exhaust pipe rubber mounting bush.
  • Place the component jack under the subframe.
  • Extract the lower arm ball joints.

Front axle components

  • Remove:
    • the acoustic tie-rod bolts (10) ,
    • the acoustic tie-rod,
    • the subframe bolts (11) ,
    • the subframe, slowly.

Front axle components

  • Remove the subframe mountings.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Always replace:
    • the anti-roll bar tie rod lower nuts,
    • the bolt from the universal joint.

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

  • Refit the subframe mountings.
  • Degrease the surfaces of the body which are in contact with the subframe and the cross member using surface cleaner.
  • Position the subframe using the component jack.
  • Refit:
    • the subframe bolts,
    • the acoustic tie-rod,
    • the acoustic tie-rod bolts.
Note: Make sure that the tightening order of the subframe bolts is respected (rear left-hand - rear right-hand - front left-hand - front right-hand).
  • Torque tighten:
    • the subframe bolts (94 N.m),
    • the acoustic tie-rod bolts (73 N.m).
  • Refit the lower arm ball joint.
  • Remove the component jack.
  • Refit:
    • the nuts on the exhaust pipe rubber mounting bush,
    • the lower engine tie-bar retaining bracket,
    • the lower engine tie-bar retaining bracket bolts,
    • the lower engine tie-bar bolt on the gearbox.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the nuts of the exhaust pipe (rubber mounting bush14 N.m),
    • the lower engine tie-bar retaining bracket bolt (110 N.m),
    • the lower engine tie-bar bolts on the gearbox (110 N.m).
  • Refit the lower arm ball joint nut.
  • Torque tighten the lower arm ball joint nut (63 N.m).
  • Refit:
    • the anti-roll bar linkage lower nut,
    • the track rod ball joint nut.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the track rod ball joint nut (34 N.m),
    • the lower nut of the anti-roll bar tie rod84 (N.m).
  • Set the wheels straight ahead.

Front axle components

  • Observe the direction of fitting for the universal joint cam nut and bolt.
  • Refit:
    • the universal joint,
    • the new universal joint bolt,
    • the cam nut from the universal joint.

Front axle components

  • Check that the universal joint is in the correct position.
  • Torque tighten the universal joint bolt on the steering box (39 N.m).
  • Refit the steering cover.

III - FINAL OPERATION

  • Refit:
    • the engine undertray,
    • the wheel arch liners (see Front wheel arch liner: Removal - Refitting) (55A, Exterior protection),
    • 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) .
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