Toyota Celica 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Strut Rod

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Loosen the rear wheel lug nuts. Raise the rear of the vehicle with a floor jack and support the body with safety stands. Remove the rear wheels.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the strut rod from the axle carrier and the body by removing the two nuts and bolts.
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  5. Remove the strut rod.
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Fig. Fig. 1: The strut rod is held in by a bolt and nut on either end

To install:
  1. Position the strut rod onto the body and axle carrier and install the nuts and bolts finger tight. Make sure that the lip of the nut is resting on the flange of the bracket.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear wheels and remove the safety stands.
  4.  
  5. Lower the vehicle and bounce the rear end a few to times to allow the rear suspension to stabilize.
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  7. Tighten the mounting bolts to 83 ft. lbs. (113 Nm).
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  9. Have the rear wheel alignment checked.
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