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Land Rover Discovery: Uni-body, Subframe and Mounting System Front Subframe (G2028440) - Removal

SPECIAL TOOL(S)

SPECIAL TOOL(S)

GENERAL EQUIPMENT

GENERAL EQUIPMENT

PART(S)

STEP REPLACE PART / RENEW PART PART NAME

PART(S)

Removal

CAUTION:

The final tightening of the suspension components must be carried out with the vehicle on its wheels.

NOTES:

  • This procedure contains some variation in the illustrations depending on the vehicle specification, but the essential information is always correct.
  • This procedure contains illustrations showing certain components removed to provide extra clarity.
  • Steps 6 to 14 must be performed to the components on both sides of the vehicle.

All vehicles

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Release the drivers footwell carpet.

CAUTION:

Do not allow the steering wheel to rotate once the steering column is disconnected.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Disconnect the lower steering column from the steering gear.

Discard the bolt.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove the steering gear bulkhead seal. Discard the nuts.

Raise and support the vehicle on a suitable 2 post lift.

Refer to: Lifting (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).

Remove the engine undershield.

Refer to: Engine Undershield (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).

Remove the front wheels and tires.

Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04 Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).

Remove the suspension height sensors.

Refer to: Front Suspension Height Sensor (204-05 Vehicle Dynamic Suspension, Removal and Installation).

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

  1. Release the front wheel arch liner.
  2. Disconnect the tire pressure monitor sensor.

CAUTION:

Make sure that the ball joint ball does not rotate.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Disconnect the front stabilizer bar link lower ball joint. Discard the nut.

CAUTION:

Make sure that the ball joint ball does not rotate.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Loosen the tie rod end to wheel knuckle nut

CAUTION:

Make sure that the ball joint seal is not damaged.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Using the special tool, disconnect the tie rod end. Discard the nut.

CAUTION:

Support the brake caliper at all times.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Disconnect the brake caliper. Discard the bolts.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove and discard the suspension lower control arm ball joint nut and bolt.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Disconnect the suspension lower control arm ball joint.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove the front bumper tow eye cover.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove the front bumper lower retaining bolts.

NOTE:

If equipped.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Disconnect the transmission steady bar.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Disconnect the engine steady bar.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Disconnect and release the steering gear wiring harness.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

  1. Disconnect the exhaust sensor wiring harness.
  2. Remove the exhaust sensor wiring harness bracket.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Release the front exhaust hangers.

Vehicles with diesel particulate filter (DPF)

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Disconnect and release the DPF sensor wiring harness.

All vehicles

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Using a suitable stand, support the front subframe.

General Equipment: Transmission jack

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove the front subframe to body cross member. Discard the M16 bolts.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove and discard the front subframe front retaining bolts.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Reposition the front bumper.

NOTE:

Do not disassemble further if the component is removed for access only.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove the front subframe.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove the suspension lower control arm. Discard the nuts and bolts.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove the stabilizer bar.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

  1. Release the steering gear wiring harness.
  2. Remove the exhaust hanger bracket.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove the steering gear.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system front subframe (G2028440) - Removal

Remove the noise, vibration and harshness damper.

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