Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Lateral Control Rod

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



RWD Models
  1. Raise the rear of the vehicle and support the axle housing with jackstands.
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  3. Disconnect the lateral rod from the rear axle housing.
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  5. Disconnect the lateral rod from the body and remove the rod.
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  7. Install the arm-to-body nut and finger-tighten it.
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  9. Position the arm on the axle housing. Then install a washer, bushing, spacer, the arm, bushing, washer and the nut. Finger-tighten the nut.
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  11. Lower the vehicle and bounce it a few times to stabilize the suspension.
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  13. Raise the rear of the vehicle again then tighten the control rod-to-body nut to 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm) and the control rod-to-axle housing nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
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