Scion 2005-06

Strut (MacPherson Strut) Assembly

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wiper arms
     
    Top cowl ventilator louvers
     
    Wiper link assembly
     
    Outer top cowl panel
     
    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose and wheel speed sensor
     
    Lower mounting bolts
     
    Upper mounting nuts

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front strut components-xA and xB

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly. Tighten the upper mounting nuts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm). Lower mounting bolts to 97 ft. lbs. (132 Nm).
     
    Brake hose and wheel speed sensor
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  
  3. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
  4.  
  5. Check and adjust the alignment if necessary.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wiper arms
     
    Top cowl ventilator louvers
     
    Stabilizer links
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the strut assembly as follows:
    1. Remove the support dust cover
    2.  
    3. Loosen the top center lock nut
    4.  
    5. Lower mounting nuts
    6.  
    7. 3 upper mounting nuts
    8.  
    9. Remove the strut assembly
    10.  

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the strut assembly as follows:
    1. Upper mounting nuts to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm)
    2.  
    3. Lower mounting bolts to 177 ft. lbs. (240 Nm)
    4.  
    5. Center lock nut to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
    6.  
    7. Apply multipurpose grease to the center lock nut well and install the dust cover.
    8.  

  2.  
  3. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal.
  4.  
  5. Check and adjust the alignment if necessary.
  6.  

 
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