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

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

4X2 TRANSMISSION

Rear axle components

REMOVAL

I - REMOVAL PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Position the vehicle on a two-post lift (see Vehicle: Towing and lifting) (02A, Lifting equipment).
  • Release the parking brake.
  • Remove:
    • the rear wheels (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) ,
    • the silencer (see Silencer: Removal - Refitting) (19B, Exhaust).
  • Fit the pedal press on the brake pedal to limit the amount of brake fluid running out.

Rear axle components

  • Undo the rear brake hose at the pipe connection (1) .
  • Remove the clip (2) from the rear brake hose (3) .
  • Disconnect the rear brake hose.

Rear axle components

  • Remove:
    • the bolts (4) from the rear brake hose bracket,
    • the rear brake hose bracket,
    • the rear wheel speed sensor (see 38C, Anti-lock braking system, Rear wheel speed sensor: Removal - Refitting, page 38C-10) .

DISCHARGE LAMPS

  • Remove the headlight beam adjustment rear sensor (see Headlight beam adjustment rear sensor: Removal - Refitting) (80C, Xenon bulbs).

Rear axle components

  • Undo the rear brake hose at the pipe connection (6) .
  • Remove clip (7) .
  • Disconnect the brake hose (8) .
  • Remove the parking brake cables from the underbody (see 37A, Mechanical component controls, Parking brake cables: Removal - Refitting, page 37A-85) .
Note: It is not necessary to remove the parking brake cables from the rear brake disc shield.

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Rear axle components

  • Undo:
    • the bolt and the nut (9) of the upper arm of the rear axle subframe,
    • the lower trailing link bolt and the nut (10) on the rear axle subframe,
    • the upper bolt and nut (11) of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the lower bolt and nut (12) of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the lower bolt and nut (13) of the rear shock absorber.
WARNING To prevent any damage, do not use the rear axle as support for the lifting system.

Rear axle components

  • Position the trolley jack with a shim under the lower seat of the spring.
  • Remove:
  • the lower bolt and nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar (12) ,
  • the lower bolt and nut (13) of the rear shock absorber.
Note: Remove and refit one suspension spring, then remove and refit the suspension spring on the other side to avoid the springs being suddenly released.

Rear axle components

  • Remove:
    • the lower trailing link bolt and the nut (14) of the rear stub axle carrier,
    • the upper arm bolt and the nut (15) of the rear stub axle carrier.
  • Lower the trolley jack.
  • Remove the rear suspension spring.

Rear axle components

  • Remove the bolt and the nut (16) from the rear stub axle carrier.
  • Position the component jack under the rear stub axle carrier.
Note: This operation requires two people.
  • Remove:
    • the "rear stub-axle carrier - rear brake disc shield - rear brake lining - rear brake disc - rear brake calliper parking brake cable" assembly,
    • the "rear anti-roll bar - rear anti-roll bar tie rod" assembly.

Rear axle components

  • Remove:
    • the lower trailing link bolt and the nut (10) from the rear axle subframe,
    • the lower trailing link,
    • the bolt and the nut (9) of the upper arm of the rear axle subframe,
    • the upper arm.

Rear axle components

  • Position the component jack under the rear axle subframe.
Note: This operation requires two people.
  • Remove:
    • the rear axle subframe bolts (17) ,
    • the rear axle sub-frame with the rear shock absorber,
    • the upper bolt and nut of the rear shock absorber,
    • the rear shock absorber of the rear axle subframe.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Always replace:
    • the upper arm nut,
    • the lower trailing link nut,
    • the lower nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the rear shock absorber nut,
    • the rear stub axle carrier nut.

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

Note: This operation requires two people.
  • Refit:
    • the rear shock absorber on the rear axle subframe,
    • the new upper bolt and nut of the rear shock absorber,
    • the rear axle sub-frame with the rear shock absorber,
    • the rear axle subframe bolts.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the upper bolt of the rear shock absorber (120 N.m),
    • the rear axle subframe bolts (100 N.m).
  • Refit:
    • the rear anti-roll bar - rear anti-roll bar tie rod assembly,
    • the upper arm,
    • the new arm upper bolt and nut on the rear axle subframe,
    • the lower trailing link,
    • the new lower trailing link bolt and nut on the rear axle subframe.
Note: This operation requires two people.
  • Refit:
    • the "rear stub-axle carrier - rear brake disc shield - rear brake lining - rear brake disc - rear brake calliper - parking brake cable" assembly,
    • the new bolt and nut of the rear stub axle carrier.

Rear axle components

Note: The lower elastic bearing of the rear suspension spring (18) must be firmly inserted into the opening of the rear stub axle carrier.
  • Refit the rear suspension spring by aligning the lower end of the widest section so it is positioned between the lower elastic bearing and the rear stub axle carrier.
  • Position the trolley jack with a shim under the lower seat of the spring.
Note: This operation requires two people.
  • Refit:
    • the upper arm on to the rear stub-axle carrier,
    • the new bolt and nut on to the upper arm,
    • the lower trailing link of the rear stub-axle carrier,
    • the new bolt and nut of the lower trailing link,
    • the new lower bolt and nut of the rear shock absorber,
    • the new lower bolt and nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar.
  • Lower the trolley jack.
Note: Tighten the lower nut of the shock absorber with the wheels on the ground.
  • Torque tighten:
    • The upper arm bolt on the rear axle subframe (130 N.m),
    • the nut of the lower trailing link on the rear axle subframe (130 N.m)
    • the bolt and the nut of the rear stub axle carrier (150 N.m),
    • the bolt of the upper arm on the rear stub axle carrier (150 N.m),
    • the lower trailing link bolt on the rear stub axle carrier (150 N.m),
    • the lower nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar (110 N.m),
    • the upper nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar (110 N.m).

III - FINAL OPERATION.

  • Refit the parking brake cables on to the underbody (see 37A, Mechanical component controls, Parking brake cables: Removal - Refitting, page 37A- 85) or (see 37A, Mechanical component controls, Parking brake cables: Removal - Refitting, page 37A-85) .

DISCHARGE LAMPS

  • Refit the headlight beam adjustment rear sensor (see Headlight beam adjustment rear sensor: Removal - Refitting) (80C, Xenon bulbs).

 

  • Remove the brake hose.
  • Refit:
    • the brake hose on the union,
    • the clip.
  • Torque tighten the brake hose on the union (16 N.m).
  • Refit:
    • the rear wheel speed sensor (see 38C, Anti-lock braking system, Rear wheel speed sensor: Removal - Refitting, page 38C-10) ,
    • the rear brake hose bracket,
    • the bolts on the rear brake hose bracket,
    • the rear brake hose,
    • the brake hose on the union,
    • the clip on the rear brake hose.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the bolts on the rear brake hose bracket (25 N.m),
    • the brake hose on the union (16 N.m).
  • Refit:
    • the rear wheels (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) ,
    • the silencer (see Silencer: Removal - Refitting) (19B, Exhaust).
  • Torque tighten the shock absorber lower nut1 (20 N.m).

DISCHARGE LAMPS

  • Adjust:
    • the headlights (see Headlight: Adjustment) (80B, Headlights),
    • the headlight beam adjustment rear sensor (see Fault finding - Configuration and programming) (80C, Xenon bulbs).

FOOT BRAKE AUTOMATIC CONTROL

  • With the ignition on, push the handle to release the electronic parking brake. Then pull the handle so that the automatic parking brake locking function is signalled by a sound and the play compensation is set automatically.

FOOT BRAKE MANUAL CONTROL

  • Adjust the parking brake cables (see 37A, Mechanical component controls, Parking brake lever: Removal - Refitting, page 37A-37) .

 

  • Bleed the brake circuit (see 30A, General information, Braking circuit: Bleed, page 30A-4) .
  • Adjust:
    • the alignment (see 30A, General information, Rear axle system: Adjustment, page 30A-13) ,
    • the neutral position of the steering wheel angle sensor (see Fault finding - Configuration and programming) (80B, Headlights).

4X4 TRANSMISSION

Rear axle components

REMOVAL

I - REMOVAL PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Position the vehicle on a two-post lift (see Vehicle: Towing and lifting) (02A, Lifting equipment).
  • Release the parking brake.
  • Drain the rear final drive oil (see Rear axle oil: Draining - Filling) (26A, Rear final drive).
  • Remove:
    • the rear wheels (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) ,
    • the silencer (see Silencer: Removal - Refitting) (19B, Exhaust).
  • Uncouple the rear final drive propshaft (see Propshaft: Removal - Refitting) (29A, Driveshafts).
  • Secure the propshaft with string.
  • Fit the pedal press on the brake pedal to limit the amount of brake fluid running out.

Rear axle components

  • Undo the rear brake hose at the pipe connection (1) .
  • Remove the clip (2) from the rear brake hose (3) .
  • Disconnect the rear brake hose.

Rear axle components

  • Remove:
    • the bolts (4) from the rear brake hose bracket,
    • the rear brake hose bracket (5) ,
    • the rear wheel speed sensor (see 38C, Anti-lock braking system, Rear wheel speed sensor: Removal - Refitting, page 38C-10) .

DISCHARGE LAMPS

  • Remove the headlight beam adjustment rear sensor (see Headlight beam adjustment rear sensor: Removal - Refitting) (80C, Xenon bulbs).

Rear axle components

  • Undo the rear brake hose at the pipe connection (6) .
  • Remove clip (7) .
  • Disconnect the brake hose (8) .
  • Remove the parking brake cables from the underbody (see 37A, Mechanical component controls, Parking brake cables: Removal - Refitting, page 37A-85) .
Note: It is not necessary to remove the parking brake cables from the rear brake disc shield.

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Rear axle components

  • Undo:
    • the bolt and the nut (9) of the upper arm on the rear axle subframe,
    • the lower trailing link bolt and the nut (10) on the rear axle subframe,
    • the upper bolt and nut (11) of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the lower bolt and nut (12) of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the lower bolt and nut (13) of the rear shock absorber.
WARNING To prevent any damage, do not use the rear axle as support for the lifting system.

Rear axle components

  • Position the trolley jack with a shim under the lower seat of the spring.

Rear axle components

  • Remove:
    • the cotter pin (14) ,
    • the wheel hub nut (15) using the tool (Rou. 604-01) (16) .
  • Remove:
    • the lower bolt and nut (12) of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the lower bolt and nut (13) of the rear shock absorber.
Note: Remove and refit one suspension spring, then remove and refit the suspension spring on the other side to avoid the springs being suddenly released.

Rear axle components

  • Remove:
    • the lower trailing link bolt and nut (17) of the rear stub axle carrier,
    • the upper arm bolt and nut (18) of the rear stub axle carrier.
  • Lower the trolley jack.
  • Remove:
    • the rear suspension spring,
    • the rear driveshaft of the rear stub axle carrier.

Rear axle components

  • Remove the bolt and nut (19) from the rear stub axle carrier.
  • Position the component jack under the rear stub axle carrier.
Note: This operation requires two people.
  • Remove:
    • the "rear stub-axle carrier - rear brake disc shield - rear brake lining - rear brake disc - rear brake calliper - parking brake cable" assembly,
    • the rear final drive (see Rear final drive: Removal - Refitting) ,
    • the "rear anti-roll bar - rear anti-roll bar tie rod" assembly.

Rear axle components

  • Remove:
    • the lower trailing link bolt and nut (10) from the rear axle subframe,
    • the lower trailing link,
    • the bolt and nut (9) of the upper arm of the rear axle subframe,
    • the upper arm.

Rear axle components

  • Position the component jack under the rear axle subframe.
Note: This operation requires two people.
  • Remove:
    • the rear axle subframe bolts (20) ,
    • the rear axle sub-frame with the rear shock absorber,
    • the bolt and the upper nut of the rear shock absorber,
    • the rear shock absorber of the rear axle subframe.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Always replace:
    • the upper arm nut,
    • the lower trailing link nut,
    • the lower nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the rear shock absorber nut,
    • the rear stub axle carrier nut,
    • the cotter pin.

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

Note: This operation requires two people.
  • Refit:
    • the rear shock absorber on the rear axle subframe,
    • the new upper bolt and nut of the rear shock absorber,
    • the rear axle sub-frame with the rear shock absorber,
    • the rear axle subframe bolts.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the upper bolt of the rear shock absorber (120 N.m),
    • the rear axle subframe bolts (100 N.m).
  • Refit:
    • the rear anti-roll bar - rear anti-roll bar tie rod assembly,
    • the rear final drive (see Rear final drive: Removal - Refitting) (26A, Rear final drive),
    • the upper arm,
    • the new arm upper bolt and nut on the rear axle subframe,
    • the lower trailing link,
    • the new lower trailing link bolt and nut on the rear axle subframe.
Note: This operation requires two people.
  • Refit:
    • the "rear stub-axle carrier - rear brake disc shield - rear brake lining - rear brake disc - rear brake calliper - parking brake cable" assembly,
    • the new bolt and nut of the rear stub axle carrier.
    • the rear driveshaft on to the rear stub axle carrier.

Rear axle components

Note: The lower elastic bearing (21) of the rear suspension spring must be firmly inserted into the opening of the rear stub axle carrier.
  • Refit the rear suspension spring by aligning the lower end of the widest section so it is positioned between the lower elastic bearing and the rear stub axle carrier.
  • Position the trolley jack with a shim under the lower seat of the spring.
Note: This operation requires two people.
  • Refit:
    • the upper arm on to the rear stub-axle carrier,
    • the new bolt and nut on to the upper arm,
    • the lower trailing link of the rear stub-axle carrier,
    • the new bolt and nut of the lower trailing link,
    • the new lower bolt and nut of the rear shock absorber,
    • the new lower bolt and nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar.
  • Lower the trolley jack.
Note: Tighten the lower nut of the shock absorber with the wheels on the ground.
  • Torque tighten:
    • The upper arm bolt on the rear axle subframe (130 N.m),
    • the nut of the lower trailing link on the rear axle subframe (130 N.m)
    • the bolt and nut of the rear stub axle carrier (150 N.m),
    • the bolt of the upper arm on the rear stub axle carrier (150 N.m),
    • the lower trailing link bolt on the rear stub axle carrier (150 N.m),
    • the lower nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar (110 N.m),
    • the upper nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar (110 N.m).
  • Refit the wheel hub nut using the tool (Rou. 604-01).
  • Torque tighten the wheel hub nut (125 N.m).
  • Refit the new cotter pin.

III - FINAL OPERATION.

  • Refit the parking brake cables on to the underbody (see 37A, Mechanical component controls, Parking brake cables: Removal - Refitting, page 37A- 85) .

DISCHARGE LAMPS

  • Refit the headlight beam adjustment rear sensor (see Headlight beam adjustment rear sensor: Removal - Refitting) (80C, Xenon bulbs).

 

  • Remove the brake hose.
  • Refit:
    • the brake hose on the union,
    • the clip.
  • Torque tighten the brake hose on the union (16 N.m).
  • Refit:
    • the rear wheel speed sensor (see 38C, Anti-lock braking system, Rear wheel speed sensor: Removal - Refitting, page 38C-10) ,
    • the rear brake hose bracket,
    • the bolts on the rear brake hose bracket,
    • the rear brake hose,
    • the brake hose on the union,
    • the clip on the rear brake hose.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the bolts on the rear brake hose bracket (25 N.m),
    • the brake hose on the union (16 N.m).
  • Refit the rear wheels (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) .
  • Torque tighten the shock absorber lower nut1 (20 N.m).
  • Refit:
    • the propshaft on the rear final drive (see Propshaft: Removal - Refitting) (29A, Driveshafts),
    • the silencer (see Silencer: Removal - Refitting) (19B, Exhaust).
  • Top up the rear final drive with oil (see Rear axle oil: Draining - Filling) (26A, Rear final drive).

DISCHARGE LAMPS

  • Adjust:
    • the headlights (see Headlight: Adjustment) (80B, Headlights),
    • the headlight beam adjustment rear sensor(see Fault finding - Configuration and programming) (80C, Xenon bulbs).

FOOT BRAKE AUTOMATIC CONTROL

  • With the ignition on, push the handle to release the assisted parking brake. Then pull the handle so that the automatic parking brake locking function is signalled by a sound and the play compensation is set automatically.

FOOT BRAKE MANUAL CONTROL

  • Adjust the parking brake cables (see 37A, Mechanical component controls, Parking brake lever: Removal - Refitting, page 37A-37) .

 

  • Bleed the brake circuit (see 30A, General information, Braking circuit: Bleed, page 30A-4) .
  • Adjust:
    • the alignment (see 30A, General information, Rear axle system: Adjustment, page 30A-13) ,
    • the neutral position of the steering wheel angle sensor (see Fault finding - Configuration and programming) (80B, Headlights).
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