Robert G. Dubensky - Dearborn MI
Chrysler Motors Corporation - Highland Park MI
A steering knuckle assembly is provided. The assembly includes a steering knuckle fabricated of unitary sheet metal. The knuckle has three channels. Two of the channels are used for mounting upper and lower control arms by ball joints. The third channel is used for mounting the steering tie rod by a ball joint. The channels for securing the control arms in place are symmetrical about the horizontal axis of the knuckle and the channel for mounting the steering tie rod extends from the mid-point of the steering knuckle so that the steering knuckle is usable as a left hand or right hand steering knuckle by orienting the steering arm channel to point in one direction or the other.