Camry 2008-2009

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Toyota Camry 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Secure the rear shock absorber with coil spring in a vise using aluminum plates by closing the vise onto the double nutted bolt affixed to the bracket at the bottom of the absorber.
    NOTE
    Do not use an impact wrench.


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

  4.  
  5. Using SST: 09727-30021, compress the rear coil spring
  6.  
  7. Remove the nut, rear shock absorber collar and rear suspension support assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear coil spring, rear No. 1 spring bumper, and rear coil spring lower insulator.

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    Fig. Remove the rear coil spring

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear No. 1 spring bumper to the piston rod.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear coil spring lower insulator onto the rear shock absorber.
    NOTE
    Do not use an impact wrench.

  4.  
  5. Using SST: 09727-30021, compress the rear coil spring.
    NOTE
    The smaller diameter end must face upward.


    NOTE
    Fit the lower end of the rear coil spring into the gap of the lower seat.


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

  6.  
  7. Install the rear coil spring to the rear shock absorber.
    NOTE
    Align the notches of the piston rod and the rear suspension support assembly as shown in the illustration before installing the rear suspension support assembly.

  8.  
  9. Install the rear suspension support assembly.
  10.  
  11. Align the notches of the shock absorber with the notch of the rear suspension support assembly so that the notches face the outside of the vehicle.

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    Fig. Align the notches of the shock absorber

  12.  
  13. Install the rear shock absorber collar.
  14.  
  15. Loosely tighten a new lock nut to the rear suspension piston rod.
    NOTE
    Do not use an impact wrench.


    NOTE
    When lining up the rear suspension support assembly's stud bolts at the middle point between the two sides of the bracket, the maximum permissible degree of error is plus or minus 5°.

  16.  
  17. Release the spring while adjusting the rear suspension support assembly to the position shown in the illustration, and remove the SST from the rear coil spring.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Lining up the rear suspension support assembly's stud bolts

  18.  

Specific to:

Toyota Camry 2009-2010

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Secure the rear shock absorber with coil spring in a vise using aluminum plates by closing the vise onto the double nutted bolt affixed to the bracket at the bottom of the absorber.
    NOTE
    Do not use an impact wrench.


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

  4.  
  5. Using SST: 09727-30021, compress the rear coil spring
  6.  
  7. Remove the nut, rear shock absorber collar and rear suspension support assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear coil spring, rear No. 1 spring bumper, and rear coil spring lower insulator.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Remove the rear coil spring

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear No. 1 spring bumper to the piston rod.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear coil spring lower insulator onto the rear shock absorber.
    NOTE
    Do not use an impact wrench.

  4.  
  5. Using SST: 09727-30021, compress the rear coil spring.
    NOTE
    The smaller diameter end must face upward.


    NOTE
    Fit the lower end of the rear coil spring into the gap of the lower seat.


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

  6.  
  7. Install the rear coil spring to the rear shock absorber.
    NOTE
    Align the notches of the piston rod and the rear suspension support assembly as shown in the illustration before installing the rear suspension support assembly.

  8.  
  9. Install the rear suspension support assembly.
  10.  
  11. Align the notches of the shock absorber with the notch of the rear suspension support assembly so that the notches face the outside of the vehicle.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Align the notches of the shock absorber

  12.  
  13. Install the rear shock absorber collar.
  14.  
  15. Loosely tighten a new lock nut to the rear suspension piston rod.
    NOTE
    Do not use an impact wrench.


    NOTE
    When lining up the rear suspension support assembly's stud bolts at the middle point between the two sides of the bracket, the maximum permissible degree of error is plus or minus 5°.

  16.  
  17. Release the spring while adjusting the rear suspension support assembly to the position shown in the illustration, and remove the SST from the rear coil spring.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Lining up the rear suspension support assembly's stud bolts

  18.  

 
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