Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

MacPherson Strut

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the rear MacPherson strut on the IRS system-Cressida

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the wheels. Remove the strut rod and remove the nut of the shock absorber.
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  3. Remove the rear seat, speaker grill and interior quarter panel trim (if so equipped) and package tray trim.
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  5. Disconnect the strut from the axle carrier.
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  7. Remove the strut cap. Remove the TEMS (Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension) actuator.
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  9. Remove the 3 strut mounting nuts from the body and remove the strut assembly.
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  11. Mount the strut assembly in a suitable vise. Using a suitable spring compressor, compress the coil spring.
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  13. Remove the strut suspension support nut. Remove the strut suspension support, remove the coil spring and bumper.
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To install:

  1. Mount the strut in a suitable vise. Using a suitable spring compressor, compress the coil spring.
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  3. Install the bumper to the strut, align the coil spring end with the lower seat hollow and install the coil spring.
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  5. Align the strut suspension support hole and piston rod and install it. Align the suspension support with the strut lower bushing.
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  7. Install the strut suspension support nut and tighten it to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm). Connect the strut assembly with the 3 retaining nuts and torque them to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
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  9. Connect the strut assembly to the axle carrier and tighten it to 101 ft. lbs. (137 Nm).
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  11. Install the strut cap. Install the package tray trim, quarter panel trim panel, speaker grille and rear seat.
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