2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:31
Initially, the small-tonnage GAZelle truck was famous for its simple design and unpretentiousness
in service. Therefore, most owners of such cars make repairs on their own. Despite the fact that this vehicle does not have particularly complex mechanisms, high-quality repairs are possible only when all work is done in accordance with the instructions. And if the driver makes repairs with his own hands, he must be sure of all his actions. In this article, we will look at how do-it-yourself pivot replacement is done on a GAZelle car, and how much money branded service stations charge for this work.
Instructions for dismantling and installation of the part
First of all, I would like to note that if you are doing this procedure for the first time and do not have experience in plumbing work, purchase several pieces of oil seals and bushings in advance in the store. This will save you a lot of time.
So let's get to work. Replacing the pivots on the GAZelle in the first placebegins with draining the engine oil from the bridge. To do this, prepare a small container and substitute it under the stream of the flowing liquid. Next, take the jack and put the supports under the car. After removing the wheels, unscrew the caliper and brake disc. When this operation is completed, you can remove the steering tip. But before that, we need to unscrew the brake shield and remove the drive with the bearing housing. After removing the tip, we dismantle the lower oiler, remove the lubrication valve and the kingpin cover (we unscrew the plug at the bottom of the part). We disassemble the second side of the bridge in the same way.
Besides this, the replacement of pivots on the GAZelle includes a whole range of works. First we need to press out the old part. Moreover, this should be done only when the king pin was heated on fire. Then, the removed units should be cleaned of accumulated dirt in order to assess their condition. If the part is damaged, the pivots must be replaced.
A new spare part should now be pressed into the GAZelle. To do this, you need to lubricate the bushings. After repressing, it is necessary to check the reliability of fastening the part. It is important to ensure that the top sleeve is flush with the body. All parts are installed in a vertical position. As for the pivots themselves, they should enter the sleeve easily, literally by pressing with a finger. We clean the part from chips and check the condition of the seals. If necessary, we change them. After installation, the axle shaft seals must be lubricated with oil.
After mounting a new part, you should assemble all the threaded connections on the CV joint and inspect the axial movement of the fist. Further assembly takes place in the reverse order.
Replacing the pins on the GAZelle: the price of the service
At the moment, the cost of performing such work at a branded service station is approximately 5-7 thousand rubles. Sometimes you can order this service for 2.5 thousand, but this is rather an exception to the rule. Therefore, knowing the entire sequence of work, you save significant money on replacement.