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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Steering knuckle

Exploded View


  1. Steering knuckle
  2. Splash guard
  3. Wheel stud
  4. Wheel hub and bearing
  5. Disc brake rotor
  6. Wheel hub lock nut
  7. Nut retainer
  8. Cotter pin

Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-47, "Exploded View".
  2. Remove the nut and disconnect the steering outer socket from the steering knuckle. Refer to ST-14, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Remove the nut and bolt from the lower ball joint. Disconnect the steering knuckle from the transverse link.
  4. Remove the wheel hub and bearing from the steering knuckle. Refer to FAX-8, "Removal and Installation".
  5. Remove the splash guard from the steering knuckle.
  6. Suspend the drive shaft with suitable wire.
  7. Remove the lower strut nuts and bolts (). Refer to FSU-8, 
    ). Refer to FSU-8, "Exploded View".


  1. Remove the steering knuckle.
  2. Inspect the components. Refer to FSU-15, "Inspection".

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of the removal.

CAUTION:

Do not reuse cotter pin.

Inspection

INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

Check the following items, and replace the part if necessary.

INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION

  1. Check the wheel sensor harness to be sure the connectors are fully seated.
  2. Check the wheel alignment. Refer to FSU-6, "Inspection".
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General Precautions
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