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Tie-Rod End Initial Position Setting; Tie-Rod End Inspection; Steering Shaft Joint On-Vehicle Inspection - Suzuki SX4 Service Manual

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2) Connect tie-rod end to knuckle. Tighten tie-rod end
nut (1) to specified torque.
Tightening torque
Tie-rod end nut (a): 45 N·m (4.5 kgf-m, 32.5 lb-ft)
3) For castle nut type, bend new cotter pin (2).
NOTE
After tightening tie-rod end nut to specified
torque, match next first slot of nut with hole
of tie-rod end for insertion of cotter pin
(rotation angle 60° max).
1,(a)
2
4) Set tie-rod end initial position referring to "Tie-Rod
End Initial Position Setting".
5) Inspect for proper toe referring to "Front Wheel
Alignment Inspection and Adjustment in Section 2B".
6) After confirming proper toe, tighten tie-rod end lock
nut to specified torque.
Tightening torque
Tie-rod end lock nut (a): 45 N·m (4.5 kgf-m, 32.5
lb-ft)
7) Tighten wheel nuts to specified torque and lower
hoist.
Tightening torque
Wheel nut: 85 N·m (8.5 kgf-m, 61.5 lb-ft)

Tie-Rod End Initial Position Setting

Set tie-rods to following specified length "A".
Initial position of tie-rod end "A"
Driver side: Approx. 195 mm (7.68 in.)
Passenger side: Approx. 233 mm (9.17 in.)

Tie-Rod End Inspection

• Inspect for play in ball joint.
• Inspect for play in rack end ball joint.
In either case, if found defective, replace.
I8RW01631003-01

Steering Shaft Joint On-Vehicle Inspection

Check shaft joint for wear, breakage and any other
damage and replace if any defect exists.
I3RM0A630030-01
Power Assisted Steering System:
6C-37
S7RW0A6306014
I7RW0A630002-01
S7RW0A6306004
I4RS0A630043-01
S7RW0A6306005
I4RS0B630012-01

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