Toyota Celica/Supra 1971-1985 Repair Guide

Lower Control Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise the rear of the vehicle and support the body with jackstands. Support the rear axle housing with a floor jack.
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  3. Remove the control arm-to-body bolt.
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  5. Remove the control arm-to-rear axle housing bolt and then remove the control arm.
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To install:
  1. Install the control arm-to-body bolt; do not tighten the nut.
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  3. Install the control arm-to-axle housing bolt; do not tighten the nut.
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  5. Remove the jackstands, lower the vehicle and then bounce it several times to set the suspension.
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  7. Raise the rear axle housing again and then tighten the upper and lower control arm-to-body bolts to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm). Tighten the upper and lower arm-to-axle housing bolts to 90 ft. lbs. (121 Nm).
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BUSHING REPLACEMENT



Bushing replacement for the upper and lower control arms is identical to the procedure listed under Lateral Control Rod.

 
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