Toyota Land Cruiser, Sequoia 6 2001-06

Strut (MacPherson Strut) Assembly

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Overhaul (Coil Spring Removal & Installation)



  1. Remove the strut.
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  3. Using a compressor, compress the coil spring.
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NOTE
A compressor with a force of 2,860 lbs. (12,740 N) or more must be used. Make sure that the suspension support is free from the spring. Do not compress the spring more than necessary. Do not position the spring with the upper end towards you.

  1. Remove the center nut.
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  3. Remove the retainers, bushing support and spring.
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  5. Assembly is the reverse of disassembly. See the accompanying illustration for correct positioning of the suspension support and spring. Torque the nut to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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    Fig. Correct spring positioning-Sequoia



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    Fig. Correct suspension support positioning-Sequoia


Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Strut-to-lower control arm nut/bolt and the strut
     
    Strut-to-chassis 3 nuts/bolts and the strut

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    Fig. Front strut-Sequoia

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut to the chassis. Torque the 3 nuts/bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Strut to the lower control arm. Torque the nut/bolt to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
     
    Front wheel
     

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