Front axle components, overview
Load bearing components and parts of the suspension must not be welded or straightened.
Vehicles without drive axle must not be moved, or wheel bearing will be damaged. If vehicle does have to be moved, always note the following points:
- Install an outer joint in place of the drive axle.
- Tighten outer joint to 115 Nm (M14 bolt) or 190 Nm (M16 bolt).
The rear axle bearings that are used on a 1955 to 1964 are a “press- on” style ball bearing. The bearing supports the axle in the rear end housing and also serves as the seal and axle retainer. An O-ring around the outside of the bearing seals to the rear end housing, while a lip seal is located on the outside face of the bearing that keeps rear end lube inside the housing. When an axle bearing starts to leak (usually because the bearing cage is disintegrating) the rear end lube will ruin the rear brake shoes. If the bearing becomes loose, it will start to roar and possibly ruin the axle and/or rear end housing. In this article we will show the proper way to remove and install new rear axle bearings.
I am not a mechanic, nor do I claim to know the best way to install this kit. This is simply a document detailing
the method I used to install the springs on my wife’s 2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L.
1. Read through all the instructions at least 1 time, and then begin the installation process.
2. Using the 10mm wrench, remove the battery terminal connectors.
3. Remove the bottom bolt from the battery tray; this should free the battery to be lifted out.
4. After the battery has been removed, open the fuse box and disconnect the RED cable using a 13mm socket.
This bulletin is being issued to revise the Steering Wheel Position Sensor or Steering Shaft Lower Bearing Replacement procedure in the Variable Effort Steering (1998-2001 model years) or Steering Wheel and Column (2002-2003 model years) and add the Steering Wheel Position Sensor Centering procedure in the Steering Wheel and Column sub-sections of the Service Manual. Please replace the current information in the Service Manual with the following information.
Read all instruction and check the bill of materials before beginning. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise the front of the vehicle and support with jack stands and block the rear wheels. Remove the front wheels. Remove the upper ball joint nut and separate the upper ball joint. Disconnect the lower strut fork at the lower control arm and at the lower portion of the strut assembly. Remove the air box on the passenger’s side. Remove the 4 strut tower nuts from inside the engine compartment on both sides. ( label the struts LT and RT). Separate the strut fork from the strut assembly and remove the strut from the vehicle. Compress the coil spring with a spring compressor. Remove the upper strut nut, washer and mounting plate. Remove the strut from the spring. Remove the strut dust cover by cutting it off the lower stem cushion washer. Remove the lower stem cushion washer. Remove the lower coil spring isolator from the strut and insert the coil spring spacer.
Special Tools Required SDAA1001. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations. 2. Remove the wheel cap, wheel nuts, and front wheels. 3. Remove the brake hose bracket mounting bolt (A). 4. Remove the caliper bracket mounting bolts (B), and remove the caliper assembly (C) from the knuckle. To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper assembly from the undercarriage. Do not twist the brake hose with force. 5. Raise the stake (A), and remove the spindle nut (B), Read more
The Dodge brand is running on all cylinders in the UK with the introduction of the Dodge Avenger – an all-new four-door family saloon that combines bold, aggressive Dodge styling with power and performance, fuel efficiency, innovative interior features and high levels of safety and reliability.
The Dodge Avenger will launch in the UK in right-hand drive in September 2007, with a choice of diesel and two petrol engines. It is the Dodge brand’s first saloon for European markets and is the fourth Dodge vehicle to launch in the UK.
We are ending our series of documents on the installation of wheel bearings with bearings that are equipped with the ASB® system invented by SNR. We will be looking at the cartridge double-row ball bearing and the hub bearing.
The SNR ASB® (Active Sensor Bearing) wheel bearing contains a seal that integrates a multi-pole magnetic encoder. As soon as the wheel starts to rotate, this magnetic encoder actuates a close-by miniature active sensor that delivers an electric signal. The frequency of this signal is proportional to the wheel speed-of-rotation. The information is therefore reliable, even at very low speeds. Compared with conventional system of passive speed sensing via a tone wheel, the ASB® concept permits to save weight and space, and simplifies wheel assembly.
The Dodge Charger – one of the biggest names from the muscle car era – powered its way out of its storied past and onto the stage at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The much-anticipated 2006 Dodge Charger will muscle its way back to streets and racetracks across America early this summer.
The Charger coming off the line and out of garages this year will create a new reputation for the Dodge legend, featuring a modern design to back up its 21st century muscle car power, sports car handling and cutting-edge technology.
Production of the all-new 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs is underway at Chrysler LLC’s Saltillo Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico. The Saltillo Plant—which also produces the Dodge Ram Mega Cab, Dodge Ram Power Wagon, Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 models, and Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab—takes on production of the Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs as part of Chrysler’s Flexible Manufacturing Strategy (FMS).