Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Axial ball joint linkage: Removal - Refitting

Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual / Chassis / Steering assembly / Axial ball joint linkage: Removal - Refitting

Steering assembly

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 on the side in question (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) ,
    • the track rod, (see 36A, Steering assembly, Track rod: Removal - Refitting, page 36A-12)
    • the steering box gaiter (see 36A, Steering assembly, Steering box gaiter: Removal - Refitting, page 36A-26)
  • Unlock the steering column.
Note: During this operation, the steering unit must be in place on the vehicle.

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Steering assembly

Steering assembly

  • Set up the (1) (Dir. 1741) on the steering rack, at the pinion end.
  • Unlock the axial ball joint using tool (2) (Dir. 1305- 01).
  • Remove the axial ball joint.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

Steering assembly

  • Always replace:
    • the washer (3) ,
    • the gaiter.
Note: Take care not to deform the gaiters: they could be irreparably damaged.

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

  • Refit:
    • the washer (3) ,
    • the axial ball joint (4) .
  • Torque tighten the axial ball joint (89 N.m) using the tool (Dir. 1305-01).
  • Remove the (Dir. 1741).
  • Coat the following parts with lithium grease:
    • the steering rack,
    • the axial ball joint.

III - FINAL OPERATION.

  • Refit:
    • the steering box gaiter (see 36A, Steering assembly, Steering box gaiter: Removal - Refitting, page 36A-26) ,
    • the track rod, (see 36A, Steering assembly, Track rod: Removal - Refitting, page 36A-12)
    • the front wheel on the side concerned (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1)
Note: Always check the front axle geometry (adjust if necessary).
    Track rod: Removal - Refitting

    Steering column: Removal - Refitting

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