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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Steering / Power Steering / Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement

Preliminary Procedure

Preliminary Procedure

Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.

  1. Steering Linkage Tie Rod Nut

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

Tighten 35 Nm (26 lb ft)

  1. Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod Nut

Tighten 60 Nm (44 lb ft)

  1. Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod

Procedure

  1. Use CH-161-B puller to separate the steering linkage outer tie   rod from the steering knuckle.
  2. Inspect the steering linkage inner tie rod for bent or damaged threads.
  3. Clean the tapered surface of the steering knuckle.
  4. Center the steering angle sensor. Refer to Steering Angle Sensor Centering
  5. Check and adjust wheel alignment. Refer to Wheel Alignment Measurement.

Special Tools

CH-161-B Puller

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

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Other materials:

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Installation Procedure
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