FRONT CROSSMEMBER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION


BHE021334800W01

Caution
• Performing the following procedures without first removing the ABS wheel-speed sensor may possibly cause an open circuit in the wiring harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before performing the following procedures, remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor (axle side) and fix it to an appropriate place where the sensor will not be pulled while servicing the vehicle.

1. Remove the front suspension tower bar. (See FRONT SUSPENSION TOWER BAR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

3. Install in the reverse order of removal.

4. Inspect the front wheel alignment.

(See FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT.)

5. Set the EPS system to the neutral position.

(See EPS SYSTEM NEUTRAL POSITION SETTING.)

Caution
• After disconnecting the steering shaft joint, always set the EPS system to the neutral position to prevent system malfunction.

1
Brake hose
2
Caliper and mounting support
3
Disc plate
4
Tie-rod end
5
Shock absorber bolt (lower)
6
Front lower arm boll joint
7
Front upper arm ball joint
8
Axle and hub component
9
Radiator mounting bracket
10
Mounting rubber
11
Front crossmember component
12
Steering gear and linkage
13
Front upper arm
14
Front lower arm
15
Stabilizer control link
16
Front stabilizer
17
Front crossmember

Axle and Hub Component Removal Note

1. Loosen the front upper arm inner bolts.

2. Remove the axle and hub component.

Mounting Rubber Removal Note

1. Suspend the engine using the SSTs.

2. Support the front crossmember using a jack.

Warning
• Verify that the crossmember component is securely supported by a jack. If the crossmember component falls, it could cause serious injury or death, or damage to the vehicle.

3. Remove the transverse member.

4. Remove the mounting rubber while gradually lowering the front crossmember.