Lexus Car ES, IS, LS 1998-06

Axle Housing

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Brake calipers and rotors
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Vent hose
     
    Drive shaft
     
    Stabilizer bar links
     
    Track bar
     
    Shock absorbers
     
    Tie rod ends
     
    Steering damper
     
    Upper and lower control arms
     
    Coil springs
     
    Axle housing
     

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To install:


NOTE
The weight of the vehicle must be supported by the springs when the control arm and track bar fasteners are tightened.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Axle housing and coil springs to the vehicle
     
    Upper and lower control arms
     
    Steering damper
     
    Tie rod ends
     
    Shock absorbers
     
    Track bar
     
    Stabilizer bar links. Tighten the nuts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     
    Drive shaft
     
    Vent hose
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake calipers and rotors
     
    Front wheels
     

  2.  
  3. Tighten the upper control arm nuts to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm), the lower control arm nuts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm) and the track bar bolts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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