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

Lateral Control Rod

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Loosen the lug nuts.
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  3. Remove the front wheel.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the lateral control rod

  1. Disconnect the lateral control rod as follows:
    1. Remove the bolt that attaches the rod to the axle housing.
    2.  
    3. Remove the nut, bolt and rod from the frame side.
    4.  

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To install:
  1. Attach the nut, bolt and rod to the frame side, and tighten to 127 ft. lbs. (171 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Attach the bolt that connects the rod to the axle housing, tighten to 127 ft. lbs. (171 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the wheel.
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  7. Lower the vehicle, tighten the lug nuts.
  8.  
  9. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
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