Subframe Assembly - Front (RWD) (Remove and Install)

Correction code 3001030130010301

Remove

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. See Raise Vehicle - 2 Post Lift.
  2. Loosen the LH and RH front wheels. Refer to Wheel (Remove and Install).
  3. Set the steering wheel in the straight ahead position, and then use a steering wheel holder to lock the steering wheel into position.
  4. Remove the 2nd row lower seat cushion. See Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row (Remove and Replace).
  5. Remove the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
  6. Disconnect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).
  7. Remove the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
  8. Remove the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
  9. Remove the bolt that attaches the intermediate shaft to the steering rack assembly, and then slide the intermediate shaft upwards.
  10. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the steering rack assembly.
  11. Remove the bolts that attach the upper portion of the front fascia to the vehicle.
  12. Raise the vehicle partially.
  13. Remove the LH and RH front wheels. See Wheel (Remove and Install).
  14. Remove the front aero shield panel. See Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace).
  15. Release the clips (x2) that attach the valance to the body.
  16. Remove the LH and RH front wheel arch liners. See Wheel Arch Liner - Front - LH (Remove and Replace).
  17. Remove the front fascia. See Fascia - Front (Remove and Install).
  18. Remove and discard the nut that attaches the LH tie rod end to the knuckle.
  19. Use a rubber hammer to remove the LH tie rod end from the vehicle.
  20. Remove and discard the nut that attaches the LH front sway bar to the front sway links, and then set the front sway links aside.
  21. Remove and discard the nut that attaches the RH tie rod end to the knuckle, and then set the tie rod end aside.
  22. Use a rubber hammer to remove the RH tie rod end from the vehicle.
  23. Remove and discard the nut that attaches the RH front sway link to the front sway bar, and then move the link aside.
  24. Raise the vehicle fully.
  25. Remove the bolt and nut that attach the LH front lower compliance link to the front subframe, and then move the link aside.
  26. Remove and discard the bolt and nut that attach the LH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
  27. Remove the bolt and nut that attach the LH front spring and damper assembly to the lower control arm, and then move the LH front lower lateral link aside.
  28. Remove the bolt and nut that attach the RH front lower compliance link to the front subframe, and then move the link aside.
  29. Remove the bolt and nut that attach the RH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
  30. Remove the bolt and nut that attach the RH front spring and damper assembly to the lower control arm, and then move the link aside.
  31. Put the subframe lifting tool (powertrain table and subframe fixture) underneath the front subframe area.
  32. Connect an air line to the subframe lifting tool.
  33. With an assistant, latch the front subframe to the subframe lifting tool.
    Note: Make sure to align the two guides.
  34. Remove the bolts that attach the front end carrier to the LH and RH front subframe crash can assemblies.
    LH shown, RH similar
  35. Remove the bolts that attach the LH and RH mid mount body kit to the body.
    LH shown, RH similar
  36. Remove the bolts that attach the front portion of the front subframe to the body.
    Torque 72 Nm
  37. Remove the smaller bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
  38. Remove and discard the larger bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
  39. With an assistant, lower the front subframe from the vehicle.
  40. Disconnect the air line from the subframe lifting tool.
  41. Move the subframe lifting tool from underneath the vehicle.
1Raise and support the vehicle. See Raise Vehicle - 2 Post Lift.
2Loosen the LH and RH front wheels. Refer to Wheel (Remove and Install).
3Set the steering wheel in the straight ahead position, and then use a steering wheel holder to lock the steering wheel into position.
4Remove the 2nd row lower seat cushion. See Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row (Remove and Replace).
5Remove the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
6Disconnect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).
7Remove the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
8Remove the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
9Remove the bolt that attaches the intermediate shaft to the steering rack assembly, and then slide the intermediate shaft upwards.
10Disconnect the electrical connectors from the steering rack assembly.
11Remove the bolts that attach the upper portion of the front fascia to the vehicle.
12Raise the vehicle partially.
13Remove the LH and RH front wheels. See Wheel (Remove and Install).
14Remove the front aero shield panel. See Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace).
15Release the clips (x2) that attach the valance to the body.
16Remove the LH and RH front wheel arch liners. See Wheel Arch Liner - Front - LH (Remove and Replace).
17Remove the front fascia. See Fascia - Front (Remove and Install).
18Remove and discard the nut that attaches the LH tie rod end to the knuckle.
19Use a rubber hammer to remove the LH tie rod end from the vehicle.
20Remove and discard the nut that attaches the LH front sway bar to the front sway links, and then set the front sway links aside.
21Remove and discard the nut that attaches the RH tie rod end to the knuckle, and then set the tie rod end aside.
22Use a rubber hammer to remove the RH tie rod end from the vehicle.
23Remove and discard the nut that attaches the RH front sway link to the front sway bar, and then move the link aside.
24Raise the vehicle fully.
25Remove the bolt and nut that attach the LH front lower compliance link to the front subframe, and then move the link aside.
26Remove and discard the bolt and nut that attach the LH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
27Remove the bolt and nut that attach the LH front spring and damper assembly to the lower control arm, and then move the LH front lower lateral link aside.
28Remove the bolt and nut that attach the RH front lower compliance link to the front subframe, and then move the link aside.
29Remove the bolt and nut that attach the RH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
30Remove the bolt and nut that attach the RH front spring and damper assembly to the lower control arm, and then move the link aside.
31Put the subframe lifting tool (powertrain table and subframe fixture) underneath the front subframe area.
32Connect an air line to the subframe lifting tool.
33With an assistant, latch the front subframe to the subframe lifting tool.
Note: Make sure to align the two guides.
LH shown, RH similar
34Remove the bolts that attach the front end carrier to the LH and RH front subframe crash can assemblies.
LH shown, RH similar
35Remove the bolts that attach the LH and RH mid mount body kit to the body.
36Remove the bolts that attach the front portion of the front subframe to the body.
Torque 72 Nm
37Remove the smaller bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
38Remove and discard the larger bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
39With an assistant, lower the front subframe from the vehicle.
40Disconnect the air line from the subframe lifting tool.
41Move the subframe lifting tool from underneath the vehicle.

Install

  1. Position the front subframe to the vehicle for installation.
  2. Connect an air line to the subframe lifting tool.
  3. With an assistant, raise the subframe lifting tool until the front subframe and body meet.
  4. Hand-tighten the larger bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
  5. Hand-tighten the smaller bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
  6. Hand-tighten the bolts that attach the front portion of the front subframe to the body.
    Note: Adjust the subframe lifting tool, if necessary.
  7. Install the bolts that attach the LH and RH mid mount kit to the body.
    Torque 50 Nm
    LH shown, RH similar
  8. Hand-tighten the bolts that attach the front end carrier to the LH and RH front subframe crash can assemblies.
  9. Tighten the larger bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
    Torque 125 Nm
  10. Tighten the smaller bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
    Torque 50 Nm
  11. Tighten the bolts that attach the front portion of the front subframe to the body.
    Torque 72 Nm
  12. Tighten the bolts and nuts that attach the LH and RH crash can brackets to the front subframe.
    Torque 60 Nm
    LH Shown, RH similar
  13. Tighten the bolts that attach the front end carrier to the LH and RH front subframe crash can assemblies.
    Torque 16 Nm
    LH shown, RH similar
  14. Lower the subframe lifting tool from the vehicle.
  15. Disconnect the air line from the subframe lifting tool, and then remove the subframe lifting tool from the vehicle.
  16. Hand-tighten the RH front lower lateral link.
  17. Tighten the bolt and nut that attach the RH front spring and damper assembly to the lower control arm..
    Torque 106 Nm
  18. With an assistant, hand-tighten the bolts that attach the RH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
    Note: Use a punch tool to align the fasteners, if necessary.
  19. Hand-tighten the bolt and nut that attaches the RH front lower compliance link to the front subframe.
  20. With an assistant, install the bolt and nut that attach the RH front lower compliance link to the front subframe.
    Torque 115 Nm
    Torque 115 Nm
  21. Tighten the bolts that attach the RH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
    Torque 115 Nm
  22. Install the LH front lower lateral link, and then hand-tighten the bolt and nut that attach the LH front spring and damper assembly to the lower control arm.
    Torque 106 Nm
    Torque 106 Nm
  23. With an assistant, hand-tighten the bolts that attach the LH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
    Note: Use a punch tool to align the fasteners.
  24. Install the LH front lower compliance link to the front subframe. With an assistant, install the bolt and nut that attach the LH front lower compliance link to the front subframe.
    Torque 115 Nm
  25. Tighten the bolts that attach the LH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
    Torque 115 Nm
  26. Lower the vehicle partially.
  27. Put the front sway bar onto the RH front sway bar link.
  28. Install new nut that attach the front sway bar to the RH front sway bar link.
    Torque 98 Nm
  29. Put the front sway bar onto the LH front sway bar link.
  30. Install new nut that attaches the front sway bar to the LH front sway bar link.
    Torque 98 Nm
  31. Put the LH tie rod end onto the knuckle.
  32. Install new nut that attaches the LH tie rod end to the knuckle.
    Torque 180 Nm
  33. Put the RH tie rod end onto the knuckle.
  34. Install new nut that attaches the RH tie rod end to the knuckle.
    Torque 180 Nm
  35. Install the front fascia. See Fascia - Front (Remove and Install).
  36. Install the LH and RH front wheel arch liners. See Wheel Arch Liner - Front - LH (Remove and Replace).
  37. Install the clips (x2) that attach the valance to the body.
  38. Install the front aero shield panel. See Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace).
  39. Hand-tighten the lug nuts that attach the LH and RH front wheels.
  40. Lower the vehicle until the tires are just above the ground, but the front tires are free to spin.
  41. Install the bolts that attach the upper portion of the front fascia to the vehicle.
    Torque 4 Nm
  42. Connect the electrical connectors onto the steering rack assembly.
  43. Slide the intermediate shaft downward to install it to the steering gear.
    Note: Make sure that the intermediate shaft is aligned and fully seated onto the steering gear.
    Note: With an assistant, align the intermediate shaft to the steering gear.
  44. Install the bolt that attaches the intermediate shaft to the steering rack assembly, and then slide the intermediate shaft upwards.
    Torque 18 Nm
  45. Install the LH and RH front wheels. Refer to Wheel (Remove and Install).
  46. Install the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
  47. Install the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
  48. Connect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).
  49. Install the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
  50. Install the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
  51. Install the 2nd row lower seat cushion. See Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row (Remove and Replace).
  52. Move the driver and front passenger seats to their original positions.
  53. Remove the steering wheel holder and level from the steering wheel.
  54. Perform a four wheel alignment adjustment. See Four Wheel Alignment (Check and Adjust).
1Position the front subframe to the vehicle for installation.
2Connect an air line to the subframe lifting tool.
3With an assistant, raise the subframe lifting tool until the front subframe and body meet.
4Hand-tighten the larger bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
5Hand-tighten the smaller bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
6Hand-tighten the bolts that attach the front portion of the front subframe to the body.
Note: Adjust the subframe lifting tool, if necessary.
LH shown, RH similar
7Install the bolts that attach the LH and RH mid mount kit to the body.
Torque 50 Nm
8Hand-tighten the bolts that attach the front end carrier to the LH and RH front subframe crash can assemblies.
9Tighten the larger bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
Torque 125 Nm
10Tighten the smaller bolts that attach the rear portion of the front subframe to the body.
Torque 50 Nm
11Tighten the bolts that attach the front portion of the front subframe to the body.
Torque 72 Nm
LH Shown, RH similar
12Tighten the bolts and nuts that attach the LH and RH crash can brackets to the front subframe.
Torque 60 Nm
LH shown, RH similar
13Tighten the bolts that attach the front end carrier to the LH and RH front subframe crash can assemblies.
Torque 16 Nm
14Lower the subframe lifting tool from the vehicle.
15Disconnect the air line from the subframe lifting tool, and then remove the subframe lifting tool from the vehicle.
16Hand-tighten the RH front lower lateral link.
17Tighten the bolt and nut that attach the RH front spring and damper assembly to the lower control arm..
Torque 106 Nm
18With an assistant, hand-tighten the bolts that attach the RH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
Note: Use a punch tool to align the fasteners, if necessary.
19Hand-tighten the bolt and nut that attaches the RH front lower compliance link to the front subframe.
20With an assistant, install the bolt and nut that attach the RH front lower compliance link to the front subframe.
Torque 115 Nm
Torque 115 Nm
21Tighten the bolts that attach the RH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
Torque 115 Nm
22Install the LH front lower lateral link, and then hand-tighten the bolt and nut that attach the LH front spring and damper assembly to the lower control arm.
Torque 106 Nm
Torque 106 Nm
23With an assistant, hand-tighten the bolts that attach the LH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
Note: Use a punch tool to align the fasteners.
24Install the LH front lower compliance link to the front subframe. With an assistant, install the bolt and nut that attach the LH front lower compliance link to the front subframe.
Torque 115 Nm
25Tighten the bolts that attach the LH front lower lateral link to the front subframe.
Torque 115 Nm
26Lower the vehicle partially.
27Put the front sway bar onto the RH front sway bar link.
28Install new nut that attach the front sway bar to the RH front sway bar link.
Torque 98 Nm
29Put the front sway bar onto the LH front sway bar link.
30Install new nut that attaches the front sway bar to the LH front sway bar link.
Torque 98 Nm
31Put the LH tie rod end onto the knuckle.
32Install new nut that attaches the LH tie rod end to the knuckle.
Torque 180 Nm
33Put the RH tie rod end onto the knuckle.
34Install new nut that attaches the RH tie rod end to the knuckle.
Torque 180 Nm
35Install the front fascia. See Fascia - Front (Remove and Install).
36Install the LH and RH front wheel arch liners. See Wheel Arch Liner - Front - LH (Remove and Replace).
37Install the clips (x2) that attach the valance to the body.
38Install the front aero shield panel. See Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace).
39Hand-tighten the lug nuts that attach the LH and RH front wheels.
40Lower the vehicle until the tires are just above the ground, but the front tires are free to spin.
41Install the bolts that attach the upper portion of the front fascia to the vehicle.
Torque 4 Nm
42Connect the electrical connectors onto the steering rack assembly.
43Slide the intermediate shaft downward to install it to the steering gear.
Note: Make sure that the intermediate shaft is aligned and fully seated onto the steering gear.
Note: With an assistant, align the intermediate shaft to the steering gear.
44Install the bolt that attaches the intermediate shaft to the steering rack assembly, and then slide the intermediate shaft upwards.
Torque 18 Nm
45Install the LH and RH front wheels. Refer to Wheel (Remove and Install).
46Install the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
47Install the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
48Connect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).
49Install the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
50Install the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
51Install the 2nd row lower seat cushion. See Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row (Remove and Replace).
52Move the driver and front passenger seats to their original positions.
53Remove the steering wheel holder and level from the steering wheel.
54Perform a four wheel alignment adjustment. See Four Wheel Alignment (Check and Adjust).