Camry 2007

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Use the same procedures for the RH side and the LH side. The procedures listed below are for the LH side.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove the front wheel.
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  5. Remove the nut and disconnect the front stabilizer link assembly from the front shock absorber assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove front shock absorber with coil spring, as follows:
    1. Loosen the lock nut of the front shock absorber with coil spring.
      NOTE
      Do not remove the lock nut.


      NOTE
      Only loosen the nut when disassembling the front shock absorber with coil spring.



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      Fig. Loosening the lock nut of the front shock absorber arm

    2.  
    3. Remove the bolt and disconnect the front flexible hose and front speed sensor wire harness from the front shock absorber with coil spring.
      NOTE
      Be sure to remove the front speed sensor from the front shock absorber with coil spring.

    4.  
    5. Remove the 2 nuts on the lower side of the front shock absorber with coil spring.
      NOTE
      When removing the nuts, keep the bolts from rotating.


      NOTE
      Keep the bolts inserted to secure the front axle assembly.



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      Fig. Remove the 2 nuts on the lower side of the front shock absorber

    6.  
    7. Remove the 3 nuts on the upper side of the front shock absorber with coil spring.

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      Fig. Removing the 3 nuts on the upper side of the front shock absorber

    8.  
    9. Lower the front axle assembly, and remove the 2 bolts on the lower side of the front shock absorber.
      NOTE
      Make sure that the front speed sensor is disconnected from the front shock absorber with coil spring.

    10.  
    11. Remove the front shock absorber with coil spring.
    12.  

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To install:

  1. Install front shock absorber with coil spring, as follows:
    1. Install the front shock absorber with coil spring to the front axle assembly and insert the 2 bolts from the front side of the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Slowly jack up the vehicle using a wooden block and install the front shock absorber with coil spring (upper side) to the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Install the 3 nuts to the upper side of the front shock absorber with coil spring and tighten to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
      NOTE
      When installing the nuts, keep the bolts from rotating.

    6.  
    7. Install the 2 nuts to the lower side of the front shock absorber with coil spring and tighten to 155 ft. lbs. (210 Nm).
    8.  
    9. Install the front flexible hose and front speed sensor wire harness with the bolt and tighten to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
    10.  
    11. Fully tighten the lock nut and tighten to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
      NOTE
      If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (6 mm) to hold the stud.

    12.  

  2.  
  3. Install the front stabilizer link assembly with the nut and tighten to 55 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install front wheel and tighten to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Inspect and adjust front wheel alignment.
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