Corolla 2006-2007

Struts (MacPherson Struts)


Removal & Installation

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Fig. Common coil spring and strut component assembly

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Do not support the weight of the vehicle on the suspension arm; the arm will deform under its weight.

    Negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding

    Bolt, and disconnect the brake hose from the strut
    With ABS brakes, wiring harness from the strut
    Bolts and strut from the steering knuckle

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    Fig. Proper method of supporting the strut in a vise


  5. To disassemble the strut:

    Install a bolt and 2 nuts to the bracket at the lower portion of the strut shell and secure it in a vise
    Compress the coil spring
    Remove the dust cover and hold the spring seat so that it will not turn. Remove the nut on the top of the strut
    Remove the suspension support, bearing, dust seal, spring seat, spring, insulators and bumper


To install:

  1. To assemble the strut:
    Do not use an impact wrench to tighten the nut. Also, check that the bearing fits into the recess in the suspension support.

    Install the spring bumper to piston
    Using a spring compressor, compress the spring
    Install the coil spring to the strut. Fit the lower end of the coil spring into the gap of the lower seat
    Install the spring seat with the insulator