Sienna 1998-1999

Struts (MacPherson Struts)

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Toyota Sienna 1998-2000



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Fig. View of the front strut assembly and related components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
    NOTE
    Do not support the weight of the vehicle on the suspension arm; the arm will deform under its weight.

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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Brake hose and the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) speed sensor wire from the strut
     
    Sway bar link from the strut
     
    Outer front cowl top panel
     

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  5. Matchmark the strut lower bracket and camber adjust cam, if equipped.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower strut end from the steering knuckle-s lower arm
     
    3 upper strut mounting plate to the upper wheel arch nuts
     
    Strut
     

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To install:

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Fig. Cutaway view of the upper strut bearing position for installation

  1. Align the upper suspension support hole with the strut piston or end, so they fit properly.
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  3. Install or connect the following:
    WARNING
    Do not use an impact wrench to tighten the nut.



    Strut piston rod end to the upper suspension support. Tighten the new nut to 29-40 ft. lbs. (39-54 Nm).
     



    Lubricate the suspension support bearing with multi-purpose grease. Pack the upper support space with multi-purpose grease, after installation.
     
    Tighten the 3 suspension support-to-wheel arch nuts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Tighten the strut-to-steering knuckle arm bolts to 156 ft. lbs. (211 Nm).
     
    Sway bar link to the strut. Tighten the nut to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
     
    Outer front cowl top panel
     
    ABS speed sensor and the brake hose to the strut, if equipped.
     
    Wheel
     

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Specific to:

Toyota Sienna 1998-2000

The Sienna is equipped with front struts and rear shock absorbers.

 
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