Toyota Celica, Corolla, ECHO & MR2 1999-05

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Support the rear axle beam.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Package tray trim
     
    Rear seat
     
    Door scuff plate and door opening trim
     
    Quarter panel trim
     
    Roof side inner garnish
     
    Partition board
     
    Shock absorber upper nuts and lower bolt
     

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  7. Lower the axle slowly and remove the spring
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To install:

  1. Position the upper insulator so that its gap fits into the end of the spring.
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  3. Place the lower insulator on the axle.
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  5. Raise the axle while positioning the shock. Torque the lower bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
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  7. Position the lower nut on the rod so that the rod protrudes 15-18mm above the nut.
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  9. Install or connect the following:

    Upper nut. Torque the nut to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Partition board
     
    Roof side inner garnish
     
    Quarter panel
     
    Door scuff plate and trim
     
    Rear seat
     
    Package tray trim
     
    Wheels
     

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