Link - Fore - Lower - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

Correction code 3103200131032001
  • 1135103-00-ATool, Spring Compressor, Hook, Model 3

SPECIAL TOOLS

Tool, Spring Compressor, Hook, Model 3 (1135103-00-A)

Remove

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. See Raise Vehicle - 2 Post Lift.
  2. Remove the LH rear wheel. See Wheel (Remove and Install).
  3. Remove the LH rear wheel arch liner. See Wheel Arch Liner - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace).
  4. Remove the mid aero shield panel. See Panel - Aero Shield - Mid (Remove and Replace).
  5. Place support stand underneath the middle of the rear subframe.
  6. Remove the bolt and nut that attach the LH rear lower fore link to the knuckle.
  7. Remove the clips that attach the coolant hose to the LH shear plate.
  8. Remove the smaller bolts that attach the LH shear plate to the HV battery.
  9. Loosen the large bolt that attaches the LH shear plate and subframe to the body, and then rotate the shear plate aside.
  10. Remove the bolt that attaches the LH rear lower fore link to the subframe.
  11. Remove the LH rear lower fore link from the vehicle.
1Raise and support the vehicle. See Raise Vehicle - 2 Post Lift.
2Remove the LH rear wheel. See Wheel (Remove and Install).
3Remove the LH rear wheel arch liner. See Wheel Arch Liner - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace).
4Remove the mid aero shield panel. See Panel - Aero Shield - Mid (Remove and Replace).
5Place support stand underneath the middle of the rear subframe.
6Remove the bolt and nut that attach the LH rear lower fore link to the knuckle.
7Remove the clips that attach the coolant hose to the LH shear plate.
8Remove the smaller bolts that attach the LH shear plate to the HV battery.
9Loosen the large bolt that attaches the LH shear plate and subframe to the body, and then rotate the shear plate aside.
10Remove the bolt that attaches the LH rear lower fore link to the subframe.
11Remove the LH rear lower fore link from the vehicle.

Install

  1. Install the LH rear lower fore link to the subframe, and then hand-tighten the bolt that attaches the LH rear lower fore link to the subframe.
  2. Hand-tighten the bolt and the nut that attaches the LH rear lower fore link to the knuckle.
  3. Hand-tighten the smaller bolts that attach the LH shear plate to the HV battery.
  4. Install the bolt that attaches the larger LH shear plate and subframe to the body.
    Torque 165 Nm
  5. Tighten the bolts (x2) that attach the smaller LH shear plate to the HV battery.
    Torque 30 Nm
  6. Install the clips that attach the coolant hose to the LH shear plate.
  7. Remove the support stand from underneath the vehicle.
  8. Install a spring compressor onto the LH rear coil spring. Line up the hooks per image and verify that the spindle goes through the body opening when the suspension is compressed.
  9. Position a support stand underneath the LH rear suspension, and then raise the support stand to simulate vehicle at ride height.
    Note: Make sure that the support stand does not block access to the spring compressor or suspension bolts.
    Note: Use the rear ride height torque gauge to verify that the rear suspension is set to ride height specifications and adjust the support stand or spring compressor tool , if necessary.
  10. Measure the distance between the bottom of the quarter panel to the center of the rear axle to make sure that the rear suspension is set to ride height: The distance should measure 378 mm.
  11. Tighten the bolts that attach the LH rear lower fore link bolt to the knuckle and to the subframe. Mark the bolt with a paint pen.
    Torque 76 Nm
  12. Remove the support stand from underneath the LH rear suspension.
  13. Remove the spring compressor from the LH rear suspension coil spring.
  14. Install the LH rear wheel arch liner. See Wheel Arch Liner - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace).
  15. Install the LH rear wheel. See Wheel (Remove and Install).
  16. Perform a four wheel alignment adjustment. See Four Wheel Alignment (Check and Adjust).
1Install the LH rear lower fore link to the subframe, and then hand-tighten the bolt that attaches the LH rear lower fore link to the subframe.
2Hand-tighten the bolt and the nut that attaches the LH rear lower fore link to the knuckle.
3Hand-tighten the smaller bolts that attach the LH shear plate to the HV battery.
4Install the bolt that attaches the larger LH shear plate and subframe to the body.
Torque 165 Nm
5Tighten the bolts (x2) that attach the smaller LH shear plate to the HV battery.
Torque 30 Nm
6Install the clips that attach the coolant hose to the LH shear plate.
7Remove the support stand from underneath the vehicle.
8Install a spring compressor onto the LH rear coil spring. Line up the hooks per image and verify that the spindle goes through the body opening when the suspension is compressed.
9Position a support stand underneath the LH rear suspension, and then raise the support stand to simulate vehicle at ride height.
Note: Make sure that the support stand does not block access to the spring compressor or suspension bolts.
Note: Use the rear ride height torque gauge to verify that the rear suspension is set to ride height specifications and adjust the support stand or spring compressor tool , if necessary.
10Measure the distance between the bottom of the quarter panel to the center of the rear axle to make sure that the rear suspension is set to ride height: The distance should measure 378 mm.
11Tighten the bolts that attach the LH rear lower fore link bolt to the knuckle and to the subframe. Mark the bolt with a paint pen.
Torque 76 Nm
12Remove the support stand from underneath the LH rear suspension.
13Remove the spring compressor from the LH rear suspension coil spring.
14Install the LH rear wheel arch liner. See Wheel Arch Liner - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace).
15Install the LH rear wheel. See Wheel (Remove and Install).
16Perform a four wheel alignment adjustment. See Four Wheel Alignment (Check and Adjust).