Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1989-1996

Upper Control Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Pick-Up
  1. Raise and support the truck under the frame.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Raise the lower control arm with a floor jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 4 nuts from the upper ball joint and disconnect the joint from the upper arm.
  8.  
  9. Unbolt and remove the upper arm at the 2 bolts holding the inner shaft to the frame, taking note of the number, size and position of the aligning shim.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Install the upper arm with the adjusting shims in the same position and the same number as they were before removal. Tighten the bolts to 71 ft. lbs. (96 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the upper ball joint to the arm and tighten the bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the wheel.
  6.  
  7. Lower the truck and bounce it several times to set the suspension. Tighten the upper control arm shaft bolts to 93 ft. lbs. (126 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
  10.  

Tacoma
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Removed the ABS sped sensor and wire harness.
  6.  
  7. Remove the stabilizer bar link.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the steering knuckle from the upper bar joint.
  10.  
  11. Loosen the 2 bolts,m then remove the front and rear alignment adjusting shims.
  12.  
  13. Make not of the number and thickness of the front and rear shims.
  14.  
  15. Unbolt the upper control arm.
  16.  
  17. Remove the bolts, nuts and upper ball joint from the arm.
  18.  

To install:
  1. Attach the ball joint to the arm, tighten to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
  2.  

Do not lose the camber adjusting shims. Record the position and thickness of the camber shims so that these can be reinstalled to there original locations. Install the equal number and thickness of shims into there locations.

  1. Install the arm to the vehicle, with the shims, then tighten the mounting bolts to 94 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Attach the steering knuckle to the upper ball joint.
  4.  
  5. Install the stabilizer bar link.
  6.  
  7. Install the ABS speed sensor and wire harness.
  8.  
  9. Place the wheel into position, hand tighten the lug nuts.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle, tighten the lug nuts to 83 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
  14.  

T100
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front brake caliper.
  4.  
  5. On models with ABS, disconnect the ABS speed sensor wire from the upper control arm.
  6.  
  7. Support the lower control arm with a jack. Remove the nuts and disconnect ball joint from the upper control arm.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolts and camber adjusting shims.
  10.  
  11. Remove the upper control arm.
  12.  

Do not lose the camber adjusting shims. Record the position and thickness of the camber shims so that these can be reinstalled to there original locations. Install the equal number and thickness of shims into there locations.

To install:
  1. Attach the upper control arm with the shims in there correct positions.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the bolts to 71 ft. lbs. (96 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the nuts to the upper control arm, tighten to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Attach the ABS speed sensor and harness to the upper control arm.
  8.  
  9. Install the brake caliper.
  10.  
  11. Install the wheel, lower the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Tighten the lug nuts.
  14.  
  15. Bleed the brake system.
  16.  
  17. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
  18.  

 
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