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Rear suspension knuckle (Saloon/Hatchback models) - removal and refitting
Suspension and steering systems / Rear suspension knuckle (Saloon/Hatchback models) - removal and refitting


Note: Removal of the rear hub from the knuckle damages the bearings, and renders them unserviceable for future use. The hub and bearing assembly must always be renewed if it is removed.

Removal
1 Chock the front wheels, then jack up the rear of the vehicle and support it on axle stands. Remove the appropriate rear wheel.

2 When applicable, remove the ABS sensor from the knuckle as described in Chapter 9.

3 Remove the rear hub and bearing assembly as described in Section 9.

Drum brake models
4 Fit a brake hose clamp to the flexible brake hose, then release the clip and detach the flexible hose from the strut. Unscrew the union nut, and detach the rigid brake pipe from the wheel cylinder. If preferred (to eliminate any bleeding procedure during refitting) the rigid brake pipe may remain attached to the wheel cylinder, provided that care is taken to prevent damage to both the rigid and flexible brake pipes.

5 Unbolt the backplate from the rear suspension knuckle (see illustration), and support it to one side on an axle stand. The brake shoes and handbrake cable can remain attached.

10.5 Two of the bolts securing the brake backplate to the rear suspension
10.5 Two of the bolts securing the brake backplate to the rear suspension knuckle

Disc brake models
6 Unbolt the splash shield from the rear suspension knuckle.

All models
7 Unscrew and remove the bolt securing the tie-bar to the bottom of the knuckle, and move the tie-bar downwards.

8 Unscrew and remove the bolts securing the front and rear lower arms to the knuckle, and move the arms to one side.

9 Support the knuckle on an axle stand, then unscrew and remove the clamp bolt securing the knuckle to the strut.

10 Prise the top of the knuckle apart carefully using a large flat-bladed tool, and withdraw the knuckle downwards from the strut.

Withdraw the knuckle from under the rear wheel arch.

Refitting
11 Locate the knuckle fully on the strut, then insert the clamp bolt and tighten to the specified torque.

12 Refit the front and rear lower arms to the knuckle, and insert the bolts finger-tight at this stage.

13 Refit the tie-bar to the bottom of the knuckle, and insert the bolt finger-tight at this stage.

14 Refit the backplate (or splash shield, as applicable) to the rear suspension knuckle, and tighten the bolts to the specified torque.

Drum brake models
15 Reconnect the rigid brake pipe to the wheel cylinder (if disconnected), and tighten the union nut.

16 Attach the flexible hose to the strut, refit the clip, and remove the hose clamp.

All models
17 Fit a new rear hub and bearing assembly as described in Section 9.

18 Where applicable, refit the ABS sensor as described in Chapter 9.

19 Refit the wheel, and lower the vehicle to the ground.

20 With the weight of the vehicle on the suspension, fully tighten the mounting bolts for the tie-bar and lower arms.

21 Where applicable, bleed the hydraulic brake circuit as described in Chapter 9.


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