Suzuki Grand Vitara JB416 / JB420 (ESP model). Service manual - part 23

 

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Suzuki Grand Vitara JB416 / JB420 (ESP model). Service manual - part 23

 

 

2B-12 Front Suspension: 

Installation
For installation, reverse removal procedure, noting the 
following instructions.

1) Connect steering knuckle to suspension arm.
2) Install strut bracket bolts (2) and nuts (1).
3) Tighten strut bracket nuts (1) to specified torque.

Tightening torque
Strut bracket nut (a):  135 N·m (13.5 kgf-m, 98.0 
lb-ft)

4) Tighten new suspension arm ball joint nut (1) to 

specified torque.

CAUTION

!

 

Never reuse the removed suspension arm 
ball joint nut.

 

Tightening torque
Suspension arm ball joint nut (a):  55 N·m (5.5 
kgf-m, 40.0 lb-ft)

5) Install ABS wheel speed sensor (2) (if ABS 

equipped) and tighten front wheel speed sensor bolt 
(3).

Tightening torque
Front wheel speed sensor bolt (b):  10 N·m (1.0 
kgf-m, 7.5 lb-ft)

6) Connect front height sensor (if equipped) to 

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

7) Connect tie-rod end (1) to steering knuckle (2), 

tighten new nut (3) to specified torque.

Tightening torque
Tie-rod end nut (a):  45 N·m (4.5 kgf-m, 32.5 lb-ft)

8) Install front wheel hub assembly and dust cover to 

steering knuckle referring to “Steering Knuckle 
Removal and Installation”.

9) Check front wheel alignment adjust it as necessary. 

For check and adjustment procedures, refer to 
“Front Wheel Alignment Inspection and Adjustment”.

10) Adjust headlight auto leveling system, refer to 

“Initialization of Auto Leveling Headlight System in 
Section 9B in related manual”.

F: Forward

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2

3,(b)

1,(a)

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2

3,(a)

1

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Front Suspension:  2B-13

Suspension Control Arm Removal and 
Installation

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Removal

1) Remove steering knuckle from suspension control 

arm referring to “Steering Knuckle Removal and 
Installation”.

2) Remove suspension control arm bolts (1).

Installation

1) Install suspension control arm bolts (1) and tighten 

suspension control arm nuts (2) temporarily by hand.

CAUTION

!

 

If reuse suspension control arm bolt and nut, 
apply engine oil to thread, bearing and trunk 
surface.

 

2) Connect steering knuckle to suspension control arm 

referring to “Steering Knuckle Removal and 
Installation”.

3) Tighten suspension control arm nuts to specified 

torque with vehicle weight on suspension.

CAUTION

!

 

It is the most desirable to have vehicle off 
hoist and in non-loaded condition when 
tightening them.

 

Tightening torque
Suspension control arm nut:  135 N·m (13.5 kgf-
m, 98.0 lb-ft)

Suspension Control Arm / Bushing 
Disassembly and Assembly

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Disassembly

1) Remove rubber stopper (1).
2) Cut rubber (2) of flange of suspension control arm 

front bushing.

3) Using grinder (3), grind off flange (4) of front 

bushing.

CAUTION

!

 

Be careful not to damage suspension control 
arm (5) when grinding flange (4) of front 
bushing with grinder.

 

4) Push out bushing by using hydraulic press (2) and 

special tools.

Special tool
(A):  09945–55410
(B):  09913–75821

1

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1

2

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1

(A)

(B)

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2B-14 Front Suspension: 

Assembly

CAUTION

!

 

Apply grease (included in the repair kit) to 
ball joint and inside of ball stud boot when 
the ball stud boot is replaced.

 

1) Front bushing

Press-fit front bushing (1) by using special tools and 
press (2).

Special tool
(A):  09945–55410
(B):  09913–75821

CAUTION

!

 

Be sure to use new bushing.

 

2) Install rubber stopper (1).

Suspension Control Arm / Steering Knuckle 
Check

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Inspect for cracks, deformation or damage.
If defective, replace.

Suspension Control Arm Joint Check

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• Check smooth rotation of ball stud.
• Check damages of ball stud.
• Check damages of dust cover.

NOTE
Suspension control arm and arm joint cannot 
be separated.

 

If there is any damage to either parts, control arm 
assembly must be replaced as a complete unit.

2

(B)

1

(A)

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Front Suspension:  2B-15

Front Suspension Frame, Stabilizer Bar and/or Bushings Components

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10

7

3

2

5

1

8

8

7

(a)

4

6

(b)

9

(b)

9

11

(b)

F

(c)

(d)

12

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F: Forward

6. Stabilizer joint nut

12. Stabilizer mount

1. Stabilizer bar

7. Suspension control arm

: 50 N

⋅m (5.0 kgf-m, 36.5 lb-ft)

2. Stabilizer bushing

8. Control arm mounting bolt

: 135 N

⋅m (13.5 kgf-m, 98.0 lb-ft)

3. Stabilizer mounting bracket

9. Control arm nut

: 60 N

⋅m (6.0 kgf-m, 43.5lb-ft)

4. Stabilizer bar mounting bracket bolt

10. Suspension frame

: 55 N

⋅m (5.5 kgf-m, 40.0 lb-ft)

5. Stabilizer joint

11. Suspension frame mounting bolt

: If reuse bolt, apply engine oil to thread, bearing and trunk surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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