Lexus GX470 2003-06

Lower Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove the control arm from the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the control arm bushings with a hydraulic press.
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To install:

  1. Lubricate the control arm bushings with liquid soap.
  2.  
  3. Press the bushings into the control arm until the bushing flange contacts the housing edge of the control arm.
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  5. Install the control arm to the vehicle.
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  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the control arm from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the control arm bushings with a hydraulic press.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the control arm bushings with liquid soap.
  2.  
  3. Press the bushings into the control arm until the bushing flange contacts the housing edge of the control arm.
  4.  
  5. Install the control arm to the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  8.  

Removal & Installation





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Fig. Lower control arm and related parts-GX470

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Support the lower arm with a jack.
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  7. Remove the lower strut bolt.
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  9. Remove the 2 bolts and separate the lower ball joint attachment from the knuckle.
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  11. Place matchmarks on the camber adjusting cam and toe adjusting cam.
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  13. Remove the 2 nuts and remove the arm along with the cams.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal. Align all matchmarks. Use new nuts and cotter pins. Don-t fully tighten the control arm bolts until the vehicle is on the ground and the suspension jounced a few times. Observe the following torques:

    Lower ball joint stud: 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joint attachment bolts: 166 ft. lbs. (225 Nm)
     
    Lower arm bolts: 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
     

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