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2008 SUSPENSION Front Suspension - Equinox & Torrent

SPECIFICATIONS FASTENER TIGHTENING SPECIFICATIONS Specification Application Brake Hose Bracket Bolt Lower Ball Joint to Control Arm Bolt and Nut Lower Ball Joint Stud Nut Lower Control Arm to Frame Front Bolt and Nut Lower Control Arm to Frame Rear Bolt and Nut Lower Control Arm Rear Bushing Nut Outer Tie Rod End Nut Stabilizer Shaft Insulator Clamp Bolt Stabilizer Shaft to Link Nut Stabilizer Shaft Link to Strut Nut Strut Assembly Shaft Nut Strut Upper Mount Nut Strut to Steering Knuckle Bolt and Nut Tie Rod Retention Nut Wheel Bearing/Hub Mounting Bolt Wheel Drive Shaft Nut

Metric English 15 N.m 11 lb ft 68 N.m 50 lb ft 40 N.m 30 lb ft 150 N.m +150° 110 lb ft +150° 70 N.m 52 lb ft 150 N.m 111 lb ft 25 N.m + 90° rotation 18 lb ft + 90° rotation 50 N.m 37 lb ft 75 N.m 55 lb ft 85 N.m 63 lb ft 70 N.m 52 lb ft 25 N.m 18 lb ft 185 N.m 136 lb ft 60 N.m 44 lb ft 130 N.m 96 lb ft 205 N.m 157 lb ft

REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS STABILIZER SHAFT REPLACEMENT Removal Procedure

1. Position the front wheels in the straight ahead position. 2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle . 3. Remove the front tire and wheels. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation .

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Fig. 1: View Of Stabilizer Link & Stabilizer Shaft Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 4. Remove the stabilizer shaft links. Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Link Replacement. IMPORTANT: In the following service procedure, it is not necessary to completely remove the outer tie rod end from the steering rack. Relocate the outer tie rod end to the side and support if necessary. 5. Remove the steering gear assembly. Refer to Steering Gear Replacement (EPS) or Steering Gear Replacement (HPS) . 6. Rotate the left and right steering knuckle all the way forward. Microsoft Friday, August 07, 2009 10:09:14 AM

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Fig. 2: Identifying Stabilizer Bar Clamp-To-Cradle Bolts Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 7. Remove the stabilizer shaft clamp to cradle bolts. 8. Remove the stabilizer shaft clamps and bushings from the stabilizer bar. IMPORTANT: In the following service procedure, it is NOT necessary to remove the Microsoft Friday, August 07, 2009 10:09:14 AM

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catalytic convertor from the vehicle. Just remove it from the exhaust manifold. 9. Remove the catalytic convertor from the exhaust manifold. Refer to Catalytic Converter Replacement (LNJ) . 10. Using a jack stand, raise the front of the catalytic convertor until just touches the floor panel IMPORTANT: Take care not to catch the transmission shift cable or left wheel house plastic trim when removing the stabilizer bar. IMPORTANT: It may be necessary to rotate the stabilizer shaft 180° while removing it from the vehicle. 11. Remove the stabilizer shaft from the vehicle through the left wheel opening. Installation Procedure

IMPORTANT: Take care not to catch the transmission shift cable or left wheel house plastic trim when installing the stabilizer shaft. 1. Install the stabilizer shaft to the vehicle through the left wheel opening.

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Fig. 3: Identifying Stabilizer Bar Clamp-To-Cradle Bolts Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 2. Install the stabilizer shaft clamps and bushings to the stabilizer bar. NOTE:

Refer to Fastener Notice .

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3. Install the stabilizer shaft clamp bolts. Tighten: Tighten the bolts to 50 N.m (37 lb ft).

Fig. 4: View Of Stabilizer Link & Stabilizer Shaft Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 4. Install the stabilizer shaft links. Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Link Replacement 5. Install the steering gear assembly. Refer to Steering Gear Replacement (EPS) or Steering Gear Replacement (HPS) . 6. Remove the jack stand from the catalytic convertor. Microsoft Friday, August 07, 2009 10:09:14 AM

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7. Install the catalytic convertor to the exhaust manifold. Refer to Catalytic Converter Replacement (LNJ) . 8. Install the front tire and wheels. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation . 9. Lower the vehicle. STABILIZER SHAFT LINK REPLACEMENT

Fig. 5: View Of Stabilizer Shaft Link Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. Callout Preliminary Procedures

Component Name

1. Raise the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle . 2. Remove the front wheel and tire assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation . Microsoft Friday, August 07, 2009 10:09:14 AM

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Stabilizer Shaft Link Ball Stud Nut (Qty: 2) NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice .

1 Tip: Use the proper size allen wrench to keep the stabilizer link ball stud from rotate while removing or installing the nut.

2

Tighten: 65 N.m (48 lb ft). Stabilizer Shaft Link

STABILIZER SHAFT INSULATOR REPLACEMENT

Fig. 6: View Of Stabilizer Shaft Insulator, Clamp & Bolts Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. Callout

Component Name

Preliminary Procedures 1. Raise the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle . Microsoft Friday, August 07, 2009 10:09:14 AM

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2. Remove the front wheel and tire assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation . Stabilizer Shaft Insulator Bolt (Qty: 2) 1

2 3

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice .

Tighten: 50 N.m (37 lb ft). Stabilizer Shaft Insulator Clamp (Qty: 2) Stabilizer Shaft Insulator (Qty: 2)

LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT REPLACEMENT Removal Procedure

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Fig. 7: Identifying Drill Bit Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 1. Remove the lower control arm. Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement. 2. Place the control arm in a vise or suitable holding device. 3. Remove the ball joint rivets using the following procedure. 1. Drill through the rivets using a 8 mm (5/16 in) drill bit. 2. Enlarge the hole using a 12 mm (31/64 in) drill bit. 3. Remove any remaining burs from the control arm. 4. Remove the ball joint from the control arm. Note the position of the ball joint for reassembly. Installation Procedure Microsoft Friday, August 07, 2009 10:09:14 AM

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Fig. 8: View Of Ball Joint & Control Arm Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. IMPORTANT: The control arm must be clean and free of debris. 1. Install the ball joint to the control arm as previously noted. NOTE: IMPORTANT:

Refer to Fastener Notice .  

Only use hardware provided with the new ball joint. The bolts must be installed with the bolt head on top of the ball joint.

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2. Install the ball joint to control arm bolts. Tighten: Tighten the bolts and nuts to 68 N.m (50 lb ft). 3. Install the lower control arm. Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement. FRONT WHEEL BEARING AND HUB REPLACEMENT Removal Procedure

Fig. 9: View Of Front Brake Rotor Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. Microsoft Friday, August 07, 2009 10:09:14 AM

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1. Remove the front brake rotor. Refer to Front Brake Rotor Replacement .

Fig. 10: View Of Front Wheel Speed Sensor Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 2. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor electrical connector, if equipped.

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Fig. 11: View Of Wheel Speed Sensor Electrical Connector & Connector Bracket Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 3. Remove the wheel speed sensor electrical connector from the connector bracket.

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Fig. 12: View Of Front Wheel Drive Shaft Spindle Nut Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 4. Remove the front wheel drive shaft spindle nut. 5. Remove the speed sensor. Refer to Front Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement .

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