Spring Upper Seat / Spring Lower Seat Inspection; Rear Axle Removal And Installation - Suzuki SX4 Service Manual

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4) Remove floor jacks from rear axle.
5) Remount rear differential (4WD model) referring to
"Rear Differential Dismounting and Remounting in
Section 3B".
6) Install wheel and tighten wheel nuts to specified
torque.
Tightening torque
Wheel nut: 85 N·m (8.5 kgf-m, 61.5 lb-ft)
7) Lower hoist and bounce vehicle up and down
several times to stabilize suspension.
8) Tighten absorber lower nuts and rear axle bolts to
specified torque.
NOTE
When tightening these nuts and bolts, be
sure that vehicle is not on hoist and in
unloaded condition.
Tightening torque
Rear shock absorber lower nut: 90 N·m (9.0 kgf-
m, 65.0 lb-ft)
Rear axle bolt: 73 N·m (7.3 kgf-m, 53.0 lb-ft)
9) Install rear fender lining.
Spring Upper Seat / Spring Lower Seat
Inspection
Inspect for cracks, deformation or damage.
Replace any defective part.

Rear Axle Removal and Installation

CAUTION
!
Do not drop brake fluid onto painted surface.
Painted surfaces will be damaged.
Removal
1) Hoist vehicle and remove exhaust center pipe and
muffler.
2) Disconnect rear height sensor link (if equipped) from
rear axle referring to "Height Sensor Removal and
Installation (If Equipped) in Section 9B".
3) Remove rear wheel, rear brake drum and rear wheel
hub referring to "Removal" under "Rear Wheel Hub
Assembly Removal and Installation".
4) Disconnect brake pipe (1) from brake flexible hoses
(2) and remove E-rings (3).
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5) Remove coil springs referring to "Rear Coil Spring
Removal and Installation".
6) Disconnect wheel speed sensor clamp (1) and
parking brake cable nuts (2) from rear axle.
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7) While supporting rear axle at both ends, remove rear
axle bolts and then remove rear axle from chassis by
lowering floor jack gradually.
8) Remove brake pipes from rear axle, if necessary.
Rear Suspension:
3
1
2
2
1
2C-6
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