Corolla 2006-2007

Removal & Installation


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  3. Position the front wheels straight ahead.
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    If equipped with an air bag, disable the system and secure the steering wheel.

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

    Steering column hole cover and loosen the upper pinch bolt on the sliding yoke
    Lower pinch bolt at the pinion shaft
    Front wheels
    Left and right engine undercovers.
    Left and right tie rod ends.

  7. Install an engine support and tension it to support the engine without raising it.
    The engine hoist is now in place and under tension. Use care when repositioning the vehicle and make necessary adjustments to the engine support.

  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower control arms from the ball joints
    If equipped with a stabilizer bar, stabilizer bar links from both lower control arms
    Right rear control arm bushing retaining bracket. Do this for both lower control arms
    Stabilizer bar
    Grommet in the crossmember
    Bolt and nuts holding in the middle of the crossmember and support the crossmember with a jack
    Bolts from the outer side of the suspension crossmember
    Suspension crossmember with the lower suspension arms
    Exhaust front pipe support
    Engine rear mount insulator
    Engine rear mount bracket
    Pressure feed and return tubes
    Brackets and grommets to the power steering rack

  11. Slide the power steering gear assembly to the right side of the vehicle.

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Power steering assembly
    Grommets and brackets. Nuts and bolts: 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
    Pressure feed and return tubes. Nuts: 26 ft. lbs. (36 Nm).
    Engine rear mount bracket. Bolts: 57 ft. lbs. (77 Nm).
    Engine rear mount insulator. Bolt: 64 ft. lbs. (87 Nm).
    Exhaust front pipe support. Bolts: 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
    Outer 6 bolts to hold the crossmember to the vehicle. Bolts: 152 ft. lbs. (206 Nm).
    Center crossmember-to-radiator support bolts: 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
    Lower A frame-to-center bolts: 161 ft. lbs. (218 Nm).
    Lower A frame-to-outer bolts: 109 ft. lbs. (147 Nm).
    Front, center and rear mount bolts: 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
    Grommet to the crossmember
    Stabilizer bar
    Lower control arm bushing retaining bracket. Do not tighten the bolts or nut at this time
    Lower control arm to the lower ball joint. Bolt and nuts: 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm). Connect both lower control arms to the ball joints
    Stabilizer bar links to the lower control arms. Nuts: 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
    Sliding yoke to the pinion shaft. Lower bolt: 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm). Tighten upper bolt: 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
    Steering column hole cover. Bolts: 43 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
    Left and right-hand tie rod ends. Nuts: 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
    Front wheels
    Control arm bracket bolts: 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm).
    Stabilizer bar bracket bolt: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    Bracket nut: 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
    Negative battery cable

  3. Check and top off the power steering fluid.
  5. Check and adjust the alignment, if needed.