Steering knuckle — removal and installation Ford F150

Warning: The manufacturer states to discard removed suspension component fasteners (nuts and bolts) and replace them with new ones.

1. Apply the parking brake. Loosen the wheel lug nuts. Raise the front of the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands. Remove the wheel.

2. Remove the brake disc (see Brakes).
Hang the caliper with a length of wire — don’t let it hang by the brake hose.

3. Disconnect the tie-rod end from the steering knuckle (see Tie-rod ends – removal and installation).

4. On 4WD models, remove the driveaxle/hub nut cap and nut.

5. On 4WD models, remove the bolts securing the Integrated Wheel End (IWE) to the steering knuckle.

6. Remove and discard the upper and lower balljoint nuts. Detach the ball joints from the steering knuckle (see Upper control arm – removal and installation and Lower control arm – removal and installation).

7. On 4WD models, support the front driveaxle before removing the steering knuckle.

8. Guide the steering knuckle out of the vehicle.

9. If needed, remove the disc dust shield and hub and bearing assembly (see Hub and bearing assembly – replacement) from the knuckle.

10. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten all suspension fasteners to the torque values listed in this Chapter’s Specifications.

11. On 4WD models, tighten the driveaxle/ hub nut to the torque listed in the Driveline Specifications.

12. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to the torque listed in the Tune-up and routine maintenance Specifications.

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