Avalon 1995-1996

Strut Rod

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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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  5. Remove the center exhaust pipe.

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    Fig. Rear strut rod and lower control arm

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  7. Remove the bolt and disconnect the parking brake cable.
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  9. Remove the 2 bolts and nuts.

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    Fig. Unbolt the strut rod in these locations

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  11. Remove the strut rod.

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    Fig. The strut rod runs from the front to the back of the suspension

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To install:

  1. Position the strut rod onto the body and axle carrier and install the nuts and bolts finger tight. Face the paint mark to the rearward.

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

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  3. Connect the parking brake cable and tighten the bolt to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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  5. Install the center exhaust pipe.
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  7. Install the rear wheels.
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  9. Lower the vehicle and bounce the rear end a few to times to allow the rear suspension to stabilize.
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  11. Tighten the mounting bolts to 83 ft. lbs. (113 Nm).
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  13. Inspect the rear wheel alignment.
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