Suzuki Grand Vitara JB416 / JB420 (ESP model). Service manual - part 24

 

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Suzuki Grand Vitara JB416 / JB420 (ESP model). Service manual - part 24

 

 

2B-16 Front Suspension: 

Front Suspension Frame, Stabilizer Bar and/or 
Bushings Removal and Installation

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Removal

1) Hoist vehicle and remove wheels (right & left).
2) Remove engine under cover.
3) Remove suspension control arm referring to 

“Suspension Control Arm Removal and Installation”.

4) Remove right side and left side front drive shaft 

assembly referring to “Front Drive Shaft Assembly 
Removal and Installation: Front in Section 3A in 
related manual”.

5) Remove stabilizer joints (1). When loosening joint 

nut, hold stud with hexagon wrench.

6) Disconnect front fender lining clip (1) (if equipped 

with head light auto leveling system).

7) Disconnect front height sensor connector (1) (if 

equipped with head light auto leveling system) and 
then detach clip (2).

8) Disconnect steering lower shaft from pinion shaft 

referring to “P/S Gear Case Assembly Removal and 
Installation in Section 6C in related manual”.

9) Detach low pressure return hose (2) from low 

pressure return pipe (3) and then disconnect pipe 
bracket (1).

10) Remove gear box union bolt (1).

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Front Suspension:  2B-17

11) Remove front propeller shaft referring to “Propeller 

Shaft Removal and Installation in Section 3D in 
related manual”.

12) Fix radiator (2) to body with rope (1) to avoid the 

radiator (2) fall off when front suspension frame 
lowered.

13) Support engine assemble as follows.

• For using engine supporting device

Using engine supporting device, support engine 
according to “Engine Supporting Points in Section 
0A in related manual”.

CAUTION

!

 

Be sure to support engine by using engine 
front hunger only. Failure to follow this 
instruction could result in damage to engine 
front and rear hungers.

 

• For using chain hoist
a) Remove hood referring to “Hood Removal and 

Installation in Section 9J in related manual”.

b) Support engine assemble by using chain hoist.

14) Support suspension frame at the specified positions 

(1) indicated in figure.

WARNING

!

 

When removing suspension frame, be sure to 
apply some supporting equipment under it at 
well-balanced position as shown in the figure 
section so as to prevent from its drop.

 

15) Remove engine front body side mounting nuts (1).
16) Remove suspension frame mounting bolts (2), and 

then lower suspension frame (3) with stabilizer bar, 
P/S gear box assembly and front differential 
assembly.

17) Remove P/S gear box assembly (1) and front 

differential assembly (2) referring to “P/S Gear Case 
Assembly Removal and Installation in Section 6C in 
related manual” and “Front Differential Dismounting 
and Remounting: Front in Section 3B in related 
manual”.

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2B-18 Front Suspension: 

18) Remove stabilizer bar (1) and bushing (2) from 

suspension frame (3).

Installation

1) When installing stabilizer, loosely assemble all 

components while insuring that stabilizer is centered, 
side-to-side.

2) Install stabilizer bar (1), stabilizer bushing (2) and 

stabilizer mounting bracket (3) to suspension frame.

NOTE
Install the stabilizer bar whose mark (5) is to 
front.

 

3) Tighten stabilizer bar mounting bracket bolts (4) to 

specified torque.

Tightening torque
Stabilizer bar mounting bracket bolt (a):  50 N·m (
5.0 kgf-m, 36.5 lb-ft)

4) Install P/S gear box assembly (1) and front 

differential assembly (2) referring to “P/S Gear Case 
Assembly Removal and Installation in Section 6C in 
related manual” and “Front Differential Dismounting 
and Remounting: Front in Section 3B in related 
manual”.

5) Install suspension frame.

WARNING

!

 

When installing suspension frame, be sure to 
apply some supporting equipment under it at 
well-balanced position as shown in the figure 
section so as to prevent from its drop.

 

CAUTION

!

 

Lug (2) in suspension frame (1) must be 
mated to the corresponding hole in body. 
And also engine front body side mounting 
bolts (3) and engine mount lug (4) must be 
mated to the corresponding holes in 
suspension frame.

 

F: Forward

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Front Suspension:  2B-19

6) Tighten suspension frame mounting bolts (1) and 

engine front body side mounting nuts (2) to specified 
torque.

CAUTION

!

 

If reuse suspension frame mounting bolt, 
apply engine oil to thread, bearing and trunk 
surface.

 

Tightening torque
Suspension frame mounting bolt (a):  135 N·m (
13.5 kgf-m, 98.0 lb-ft)
Engine front body side mounting nut (b):  55 N·m 
(5.5 kgf-m, 40.0 lb-ft)

7) Remove chain hoist from engine and the rope (1) 

from the radiator (2).

8) Install hood referring to “Hood Removal and 

Installation in Section 9J in related manual”.

9) Install front propeller shaft referring to “Propeller 

Shaft Removal and Installation in Section 3D in 
related manual”.

10) Tighten pipe bracket (1) bolts to specified torque and 

then insert low pressure return hose (2) to low 
pressure return pipe (3).

Tightening torque
Pipe bracket bolt:  11 N·m (1.1 kgf-m, 8.0 lb-ft)

11) Tighten union gear box bolt (1) to specified torque.

Tightening torque
Union gear box bolt (a):  35 N·m (3.5 kgf-m, 25.5 
lb-ft)

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