Toyota Celica/Supra 1971-1985 Repair Guide

Rear Suspension Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Always note the position of the mark before loosening the bolt

  1. Disconnect the stabilizer bar at the lower arm.
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  3. Disconnect the rear halfshaft.
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  5. Remove the rear axle shaft flange.
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  7. Remove the disc rotor and then remove the rear axle shaft.
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  9. Remove the brake backing plate or dust cover. Disconnect and plug the brake line.
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  11. Disconnect the rear shock absorber at the lower arm.
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  13. Remove the coil spring.
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When removing the suspension arm, don't forget where the mark was.

  1. Remove the two mounting bolts, remove the camber adjusting cam and then remove the rear suspension arm and the lower control bushing.
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To install:
  1. Install the arm so that the complete mark is in the position that it was at removal. Install, but do not tighten the mounting bolts.
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  3. Installation of the remaining components is in the reverse order of removal.
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  5. Lower the vehicle and bounce it up and down several times.
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  7. Tighten the inside suspension arm mounting bolts to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm); the outer ones to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
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  9. Check the rear wheel alignment, adjust if necessary. Bleed the brakes.
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BUSHING REPLACEMENT



See Figures 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 2: Cut off the flange tip of the bushing



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Fig. Fig. 3: Bend the remaining portion inward



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Fig. Fig. 4: Use pliers to pull the flange off the control arm

  1. Cut off the flange tip of the bushing and then bend the remaining portion inward with a cold chisel.
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WARNING
Be careful not to damage the flange itself.

  1. Bend the flange tips in and then pull off the flange with a pair of pliers. Bend the remaining portion of the flange so that the puller can be installed.
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  3. Using SST 09710-22040 or its equivalent, press out the outer bushing from the arm.
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  5. To install, simply press the bushing into the arm.
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Do not allow grease or oil to come in contact with the bushing.

 
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