Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Steering box gaiter: Removal - Refitting

Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual / Chassis / Steering assembly / Steering box gaiter: Removal - Refitting

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) ,
    • the track rod, (see 36A, Steering assembly, Track rod: Removal - Refitting, page 36A-12)
    • the wheel alignment adjustment lock nut.

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Steering assembly

  • Cut:
    • the small gaiter retaining clip (1) ,
    • the large gaiter retaining clip (2) .
  • Remove the gaiter (3) .

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Always replace the steering box gaiter.
  • Coat the bearing face of the gaiter on the axial ball joint with grease to prevent the gaiter from twisting.
Note: During this operation, the steering box must be in place on the vehicle.

 

Note: Take care not to deform the gaiter: risk of irreversible damage.

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

  • Refit:
    • the gaiter in its original position,
    • the gaiter retaining clips.

III - FINAL OPERATION.

  • Refit:
    • the wheel alignment adjustment lock nut,
    • the track rod, (see 36A, Steering assembly, Track rod: Removal - Refitting, page 36A-12)
    • the wheel (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) .
  • Check the axle geometry (see Axle assemblies: Check) .
  • If necessary, adjust the axle assemblies' geometry (see 30A, General information, Front axle system: Adjustment, page 30A-11) .
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