Corolla 2006-2007

Lower Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove front wheel.
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  3. Disconnect front stabilizer link assembly.
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  5. Separate front suspension arm sub assembly lower left and right.
    1. Remove the bolt and 2 nuts, and separate the front suspension arm sub-assembly lower No. 1 LH from the lower ball joint assembly front LH.

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      Fig. Removing front suspension arm lower

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  7. Separate rack and pinion power steering gear assembly.
    1. Remove the 4 bolts, separate the rack & pinion power steering gear assembly.
      NOTE
      Loosen the bolt since the nut cannot be rotated.

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    3. Suspend the rack & pinion power steering gear assembly.
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  9. Suspended engine assembly.
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  11. Separate front suspension cross member subassembly.
    1. Remove the 3 bolts and 3 nuts, disconnect the transverse engine mounting insulator and engine mounting member sub-assembly center from the front suspension cross member sub-assembly.
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    3. Remove the 4 bolts.
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    5. Lower the transmission jack, remove the front suspension cross member sub-assembly.
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  13. Remove front suspension arm sub assembly lower.
    1. Remove the 2 bolts, nut and front suspension arm sub- assembly lower No. 1 LH from the front suspension cross member sub-assembly.
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To install:

  1. Temporarily tighten front suspension arm subassembly lower.
    1. Install the front suspension arm sub-assembly lower, temporarily tighten the 2 bolts and nut.
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  3. Install front suspension cross member subassembly.
    1. Lift the front suspension cross member sub-assembly up with a transmission jack.

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      Fig. Installing front suspension arm lower

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    3. Insert service tool to the base hole of the RH side cross member and RH side of the vehicle.
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    5. Tighten the bolts temporarily.
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    7. Insert service tool to the base hole of the LH side of cross member and LH side of the vehicle.
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    9. Tighten the bolts temporarily.
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    11. Then tighten the bolt A and B by the specified torque A: 116 ft. lbs. (157 Nm) B: 83 ft. lbs. (113 Nm)
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  5. Connect the transverse engine mounting insulator and engine mounting member sub-assembly center to the front suspension cross member sub-assembly.
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  7. Install the 3 bolts and 3 nuts. Tighten to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm)

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    Fig. Installing engine mounting member subassembly

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  9. Install rack and pinion power steering gear assembly.
    1. Install the rack & pinion power steering gear assembly with the 4 bolts. Tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (89 Nm)
    2.  

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  11. Install front suspension arm sub assembly lowers.
    1. Install the front suspension arm sub-assembly lowers with the 2 nuts and bolt to the lower ball joint assembly front.
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  13. Install front stabilizer link assemblies.
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  15. Stabilizes suspension.
    1. Install the front wheel and jack down the vehicle.
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    3. Bounce the vehicle up and down several times to stabilize the suspension.
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  17. Fully tighten front suspension arm subassembly lower
    1. Fully tighten the 2 bolts and nut.
      NOTE
      Tighten the bolt since the nut cannot be rotated.



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      Fig. Tightening front suspension arm lower

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  19. Inspect and adjust front wheel alignment.
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