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Installation guide: best practices

 

BE SAFE AND SECURE
 

Performing a complete, high-quality repair also means avoiding injury.  Follow these best practices to help stay safe during every step of the job.  If you’re not a professional, take your vehicle to a trusted garage, where they will have the right tools and knowledge to complete the repair.

 

BEST PRACTICES
 

During any steering and suspension repair, it is important to follow a number of precautions to prevent injury and/or vehicle and component damage. These include:

  • Use appropriate personal protective equipment for each procedure (boots, gloves, goggles, etc.).
  • Always follow the instructions in the manufacturer’s repair manual.
  • Pay particular attention to parts that have identifying marks and mounting positions.
  • Use the right tool for each operation.
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  • Use conventional wrenches or pneumatic guns only to loosen or align nuts or screws – never for tightening!
  • Adhere to the manufacturer’s torque specifications for each component. Final tightening must be applied using a torque wrench.
  • Following component installation, always align the steering before returning the vehicle to the end user. 
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Remember, if you’re not a professional, you might encounter problems you cannot safely resolve without the right tools, equipment and knowledge. Take your vehicle to the nearest service garage for a quality repair.

 

 

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