Isuzu Cars and Trucks 1981-1991

Strut Rod

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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
FWD I-Mark
  1. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands. Remove the front wheel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the stabilizer bar, if so equipped.
  4.  
  5. Remove the strut rod-to-control arm bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the strut rod-to-body nut and washers.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rubber cushions and strut rod.
  10.  



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Fig. Strut rod and stabilizer bar FWD I-Mark

To install:

  1. Install the rubber cushions and strut rod.
  2.  
  3. Install the strut rod-to-body nut and washers.
  4.  
  5. Install the strut rod-to-control arm bolts.
  6.  
  7. Install the stabilizer bar, if so equipped.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels and lower the vehicle.
  10.  

RWD Impulse
  1. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut bar cross bar.
  4.  
  5. Remove the locknut and nut from the end of the strut rod.
  6.  
  7. Remove the strut rod-to-lower control arm bolts and remove the rod.
  8.  



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Fig. Strut rod positioning RWD Impulse

To install:

  1. Install the strut rod and fasteners.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the strut rod to the dimensions as shown in the illustration.
  4.  
  5. Torque the locknuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels and lower the vehicle.
  8.  

P'up and Amigo
  1. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut bar cross bar.
  4.  
  5. Remove the locknut and nut from the end of the strut rod.
  6.  
  7. Remove the strut rod-to-lower control arm bolts and remove the rod.
  8.  



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Fig. Strut rod positioning P'up and Amigo (2WD on top)

To install:

  1. Install the strut rod and fasteners.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the strut rod to the dimensions as shown in the illustration.
  4.  
  5. 4x2, dimension A, torque nut to 58 and 1972 ft. lbs. (78 and 1998 Nm)
  6.  
  7. 4x2, dimension C, distance of 1.2 and 191.3 inch (30.5 and 1932.5mm)
  8.  
  9. 4x4, dimension A, torque nut to 14 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
  10.  
  11. 4x4, dimension B, torque the locknut to 41 and 1961 ft. lbs. (55 and 1981 Nm)
  12.  
  13. 4x4, dimension C, distance of 1.4 and 191.5 inch (36.0 and 1938.0mm)
  14.  
  15. Torque the locknuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Install the wheels and lower the vehicle.
  18.  

 
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