Suzuki Grand Vitara JB416 / JB420 (ESP model). Service manual - part 22

 

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Suzuki Grand Vitara JB416 / JB420 (ESP model). Service manual - part 22

 

 

2B-8 Front Suspension: 

4) Pull strut rod as far up as possible and use care not 

to allow it to retract into strut.

5) Attach coil spring seat to coil spring upper seat and 

then install strut dust cover firmly.

6) Install coil spring upper seat with strut dust cover on 

coil spring and then spring upper seat (1) aligning 
“OUT” mark (3) on spring upper seat and center of 
strut bracket (2).

7) Install bearing (3), strut support (2) and strut nut (1) 

in this sequence.
Tighten strut nut (1) holding stud with special tools.

Special tool
(A):  09900–00411
(B):  09900–00414
(C):  09941–56510

Tightening torque
Strut nut (a):  90 N·m (9.0 kgf-m, 65.0 lb-ft)

Front Strut Assembly Check

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• Inspect strut for oil leakage, damage or deformation.

If defect is found, replace strut as an assembly unit, 
because it can not be disassembled.

• Inspect strut function referring to the following 

procedures:

1) Check and adjust tire pressures as specified.
2) Bounce vehicle body up and down 3 or 4 times 

continuously by pushing front end of the vehicle side 
body to check strut.
Also, note how many times vehicle body rebounds to 
stop after force application.

3) Repeat the same procedure to the other strut to 

confirm that the both side struts equally respond.

If conditions of struts are in doubt, compare them with 
known-good vehicle or strut.
• Inspect bearing for wear, abnormal noise or gripping.

If defective, replace.

• Inspect coil spring seat for cracks or deformation.

If defective, replace.

• Inspect bump stopper for deterioration.

If defective, replace.

• Inspect rebound stopper and strut mount for wear, 

cracks or deformation.
If defective, replace.

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Front Suspension:  2B-9

Front Wheel Hub Assembly and Steering Knuckle Components

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CAUTION

!

 

Never disassemble front wheel hub assembly. Disassembly will spoil its original function. If faulty 
condition is found, replace it with new one.

 

Front Wheel Hub Assembly Removal and 
Installation

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CAUTION

!

 

Never disassemble front wheel hub 
assembly. Disassembly will spoil its original 
function. If faulty condition is found, replace 
it with new one.

 

Removal

1) Hoist vehicle and remove wheel.
2) Uncaulk drive shaft nut (1).
3) Depress foot brake pedal and hold it. Remove drive 

haft nut (1).

1

4

2

5

3

(b)

(a)

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1. Front wheel hub assembly

4. Dust cover

: 50 N

⋅m (5.0 kgf-m, 36.0 lb-ft)

2. Steering knuckle

5. Wheel hub housing bolt

: Do not reuse.

3. Drive shaft nut

: Calk, after tightening.

: 220 N

⋅m (22.0 kgf-m, 159.5 lb-ft)

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2B-10 Front Suspension: 

4) Remove caliper (1) with carrier.

NOTE
Hang removed caliper with a wire hook or the 
like (3) so as to prevent brake hose (4) from 
bending, twisting or tension.Do not depress 
brake pedal during pads removal.
Do not operate brake pedal with pads 
removed.

 

5) Pull brake disc (2) off by using two 8 mm bolts.

6) Remove wheel hub housing bolts (3), and then 

remove wheel hub assembly (1) and dust cover (2).

7) Remove hub bolts (1) with copper hammer or 

hydraulic press.

CAUTION

!

 

Never remove bolt unless replacement is 
necessary.
Be sure to use a new bolt for replacement.

 

Installation

1) Insert new hub bolt (1) in hub hole. Rotate hub bolt 

slowly to assure that serrations are aligned with 
those made by original bolt.

2) Apply grease to end face of inner ring (2) before front 

wheel nub (1) installation.

CAUTION

!

 

Do not apply the grease to the encoder 
section to avoid the encoder malfunction.

 

“A”:  Grease 99000–25010 (SUZUKI Super 
Grease A)

3) Install wheel hub (1) and dust cover (2) to steering 

knuckle.

4) Tighten wheel hub housing bolts (3) to specified 

torque

Tightening torque
Wheel hub housing bolt (a):  50 N·m (5.0 kgf-m, 
36.5 lb-ft)

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1

2

3

3

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1

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1

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1

2, "A"

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3,(a)

3,(a)

2

1

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Front Suspension:  2B-11

5) Install brake disk and brake caliper.
6) Tighten caliper carrier bolt to specified torque.

Tightening torque
Caliper carrier bolt:  85 N·m (8.5 kgf-m, 61.5 lb-ft)

7) Depress foot brake pedal and hold it there. Tighten 

new drive shaft nut (1) to specified torque.

Tightening torque
Drive shaft nut (a):  220 N·m (22.0 kgf-m, 159.5 
lb-ft)

CAUTION

!

 

Never reuse drive shaft nut (1).

 

8) Caulk drive shaft nut (1) as shown.

9) Tightening wheel nuts to specified torque.

Tightening torque
Wheel nut:  100 N·m (10.0 kgf-m, 72.5 lb-ft)

Steering Knuckle Removal and Installation

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Removal

1) Hoist vehicle and remove wheel.
2) Remove Front wheel hub assembly referring to 

“Front Wheel Hub Assembly Removal and 
Installation”.

3) Disconnect tie-rod end (1) from steering knuckle (2) 

with puller (3).

4) Disconnect front height sensor (if equipped) from 

suspension control arm for left side referring to 
“Height Sensor Removal and Installation (If 
Equipped) in Section 9B in related manual”.

5) Remove front wheel speed sensor (1) from knuckle 

(if ABS equipped).

6) Loosen ball joint nut (2).

7) Remove strut bracket bolts (2) and nuts (1).

8) Disconnect ball joint from steering knuckle (2) with 

puller and then remove steering knuckle (2).

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2

1

3

1

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F: Forward

2

1

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1

2

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