Lexus GX470 2003-06

Strut (MacPherson Strut) Assembly

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Front strut and related components-GX470

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove the wheel.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer bar.
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  7. Remove the clamps and connector.
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  9. Remove the wire bracket.
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  11. Remove the lower strut bolt.
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  13. Remove the 3 upper strut nuts.
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  15. Remove the strut.
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  17. Installation is the reverse of removal. Do not fully tighten the lower strut bolt until the vehicle is resting on the ground and the suspension has been jounced a few times. Observe the following torques:

    Upper nuts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Bracket nut: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer bar links: 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
     
    Wheel: 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm)
     
    Lower strut bolt: 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
     

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