Avalon 1995-1996

Lower Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the rear wheels.

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    Fig. Rear lower control (suspension) arm and related components



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    Fig. View of the No. 1 and No. 2 rear lower arms

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  5. Remove the No. 2 arm by removing the 3 nuts and washers.

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    Fig. Remove the No. 2 arm by removing the 3 nuts and washers

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  7. Remove the right and left stabilizer brackets. Refer to Rear Stabilizer Bar Removal & Installation.
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  9. Remove the exhaust center and tail pipes.
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  11. Support the suspension member with a jack.
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  13. Remove the 6 nuts and the left and right suspension member lower stopper.
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  15. Lower the suspension member.
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  17. Remove the No. 1 arm with the 2 bolts and washer.
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To install:

  1. Install the No. 1 arm with the washer and two bolts. Face the paint mark towards the rear. Do not tighten at this time.

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    Fig. A paint mark is located on some rear suspension arms to shown installation direction

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  3. Jack up the suspension member. Install the member lower supports and the six nuts. Tighten nut A to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm) and B to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm).

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    Fig. Location of bolts A and B

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  5. Install the exhaust system and the left and right stabilizer bar retainers. Tighten the retainer bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
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  7. Face the paint mark on the No. 2 suspension arm toward the rear of the vehicle. Temporarily install the two lock nuts.
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  9. Connect the strut bar to the axle carrier and temporarily install the bolt and nut.
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  11. Tighten the nut on the outside of the lower arms to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm).
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  13. Install the rear wheels and lower the vehicle. Bounce the suspension up and down a few times.
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  15. Jack up the vehicle and support the body with stands.
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  17. Remove the rear wheel. Support the rear axle carrier with a jack. Tighten the nut on the outside of the lower arm to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm). Tighten the strut rod set bolts to 83 ft. lbs. (113 Nm).
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  19. Install the rear wheel and lower the vehicle. Tighten the lug nuts.
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  21. Inspect and adjust the rear wheel alignment.
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  23. Tighten the No. 2 lower arm and locknuts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm) if necessary.
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