Lexus GX470 2003-06

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the strut.
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  3. Place the strut in a compressor, such as SST 09727-30021, and compress the spring.
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  5. Hold the rod and remove the nut.
    NOTE
    Don-t use an impact wrench.

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  7. Remove the bushing retainer
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  9. Remove the upper bushing.
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  11. Remove the support.
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  13. Remove the lower bushing retainer.
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  15. Remove the spring.
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  17. Remove the lower bushing.
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To install:

  1. Install the new lower bushing.
  2.  
  3. Compress the spring and install it.
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  5. Install the bushing retainer.
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  7. Install the suspension support.
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  9. Install the upper bushing.
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  11. Install the retainer.

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    Fig. Align the support, rod and bushing as shown

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  13. Align the support, rod and bushing as shown. Install the locknut and torque to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  15. Release the spring from the compressor and check the alignment of the parts.
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  17. Install the strut.
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