Camry 2007

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove the front shock absorber.
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  5. As shown in the illustration, secure the front shock absorber with coil spring in a vise using aluminum plates by clamping onto a double nutted bolt affixed to the bracket at the bottom of the absorber.
    NOTE
    Do not use an impact wrench.


    NOTE
    If the front coil spring is compressed at an angle, using 2 SST will make the work easier.



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    Fig. Secure the front shock absorber

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  7. Using SST: 09727-30021, compress the front coil spring.
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  9. Remove the front suspension support sub-assembly, front suspension support bearing, front coil spring upper seat, front coil spring upper insulator, front coil spring, front spring bumper, and front coil spring lower insulator from the front shock absorber.

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    Fig. Removing coil spring components

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To install:

  1. Install front coil spring as follows:
    1. Install the front spring bumper to the piston rod.
      NOTE
      Align the 2 protrusions of the front coil spring lower insulator and the 2 holes in the front shock absorber.


      NOTE
      Do not use an impact wrench.

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    3. Install the front coil spring lower insulator onto the front shock absorber.
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    5. Using SST: 09727-30021, compress the front coil spring.
      NOTE
      The smaller diameter end of the front coil spring must face upward.


      NOTE
      Fit the lower end of the front coil spring into the gap of the insulator.

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    7. Install the front coil spring to the front shock absorber.
      NOTE
      Any misalignment between the front shock absorber lower bracket and the matchmark must be +/-5°.

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    9. Install the front coil spring upper insulator as shown in the illustration.
      NOTE
      Any misalignment between the front shock absorber lower bracket and the matchmark must be +/-5°.



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      Fig. Installing the front coil spring upper insulator

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  3. Install the front coil spring upper seat with the mark facing to the outside of the vehicle.
    NOTE
    If there is foreign matter inside the front suspension support bearing, replace it with a new one.



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    Fig. Installing the front coil spring upper seat

    1. Install a new front suspension support bearing.
      NOTE
      Check that the flats on the piston rod and the flats on the front suspension support sub-assembly are aligned.

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    3. Install the front suspension support sub-assembly. Temporarily tighten a new lock nut.
      NOTE
      Do not use an impact wrench.


      NOTE
      Any misalignment between the front shock absorber lower bracket and the matchmark must be +/-5°.



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      Fig. the front suspension support sub-assembly

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    5. Remove the SST slowly in order to release the coil spring.

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      Fig. Aligning the front shock absorber lower bracket and arrows

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