Toyota 4Runner 2001-06

Lower Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower control arm from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Pry up the bushing flange, using a chisel and a hammer.
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  7. Using tools 09613-26010, 09632-36010 and 09950-00020 and a shop press, remove the bushing.
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To install:

  1. Using tools 09316-20011, 09710-30021 and a shop press, press the new bushing into the lower control arm.
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  3. Install the lower control arm to the chassis. Torque the bolts to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Check and/or adjust the alignment.
  6.  

Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the front wheel.
  2.  
  3. Separate the front strut assembly from the lower control arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove the two bolts to separate the front lower ball joint from the front axle.
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  7. Place matchmarks on the adjusting cams. Remove the nut, adjusting cams and bolts.
  8.  
  9. With a ball joint remover, disconnect the ball joint from the lower control arm.
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To install:

  1. Install the lower control arm, align the matchmarks on the camber adjusting cam and toe adjusting cam, and temporarily tighten the bolt and the nut.
  2.  
  3. Install the front lower ball joint and tighten the two bolts to 166 ft. lbs. (225 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the front shock absorber with coil spring, the bolt and the washer, and temporarily tighten the nut.
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  7. Install the front wheel and lower the vehicle to stabilize the suspension.
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  9. Fully tighten the adjusting cam bolts and shock absorber lower mounting bolt to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
  12.  

2-Wheel Drive
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Steering gear assembly
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Shock absorber from the lower control arm
     

  4.  
  5. Support the upper control arm and the steering knuckle securely.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Cotter pin and nut from the lower ball joint
     
    Lower ball joint from the control arm
     
    Bolts, nuts, adjusting cams and lower control arm, by placing matchmarks on the front and rear adjusting cams
     
    2 spring bumpers, using tool SST 09922-10010
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    2 spring bumpers. Tighten the spring bumpers to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
     
    Lower control arm and adjusting cams. Tighten the nuts and bolts to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm),
     
    Lower ball joint to the control arm
     
    Cotter pin and nut to the lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber to the lower control arm
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Steering gear assembly
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Check and/or adjust the alignment.
  4.  

4-Wheel Drive
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Steering gear assembly
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Shock absorber from lower control arm
     

  4.  
  5. Support the upper control and steering knuckle securely.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Cotter pin and nut from the lower ball joint
     
    Lower ball joint from the lower control arm
     

  8.  
  9. Place matchmarks on the front and rear adjusting cams.
  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    2 bolts, nuts, adjusting cams and lower control arm
     
    Spring bumpers with a special tool 09922-10010.
     

  12.  


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    Fig. Exploded view of the lower control arm and associated components-2001-02



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    Fig. Place matchmarks on the front and rear adjusting cams-2001-02



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    Fig. Remove the spring bumpers with special tool 09922-10010-2001-02


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Spring bumpers. Tighten to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
     
    Lower control arm, placing it in the appropriate position with the matchmarks. Tighten the arm to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber to the lower control arm
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Steering gear assembly
     
    Front wheel. Tighten the lug nuts.
     

  2.  
  3. Check and/or adjust the alignment.
  4.  

 
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