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How can I change the front rack on the Lada Kalina

Complete set of front struts

A knock at the wheel arch area or leaking of fluid in the front strut car Lada Kalina indicate the need to replace them.

This process is quite time-consuming, but it is quite possible to carry out on their own.

About a day before the start of the work, all connectionsA-pillar of the car Lada Kalina be treated lubricant WD-40, it will facilitate loosening nuts and soured allow to change the front rack without problems.


For work required to prepare the necessary tools and accessories:
Wrenches 13, 17, 19, a special key for the upper shock absorber nut.
You will also need a stripper spring means for pulling out the finger of steering draft, jack, wheel wrench.

Operating procedure

Car set on flat ground, placed under the rear wheels to prevent the bars and the parking brake to slow down. Loosen the bolts of the front wheels.

Front suspension is replaced with a pair. If one is out of order, change both, regardless of the state of the other.

Raise the front of the vehicle jack, substitute stops and remove the front wheels. To disconnect the terminals and remove the battery to prevent short circuits.
Remove the bracket from the front desk a rubber seal with brake hose. On vehicles with an ABS system installed, disconnect and remove the wheel speed sensor.
Unfold and pull the pin X's nutthe track rod. Release nut and press out the ball joint of the finger pivot arm front desk. To use the special puller Extrusion, hammering strongly discouraged.
Remember the position of the upper or sketchthe eccentric bolt relative to the rack brackets to bolt the assembly to install in the same position. This will save about installation alignment.
Unscrew the two screws and remove the two screws securing the suspension strut to the steering knuckle. Withdraw the eyelet of the knuckle bracket A-pillar.
Inside the engine compartment unscrew three screws securing the rack to the front glass. Hold the rack from falling out! Remove the rack down through the gap under the front wheel.

The arrow stamped on the upper part of the post, should point forward.

Install the front telescopicspring strut in the reverse order. When installing do not forget to install the washer the eccentric in its original position, hold the bolt from turning, tighten the nut.
After completing the installation work, be sure to check and adjust the angles of alignment on a special stand.

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