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

Lower Control Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Pick-Up and 4Runner
1989-95 MODELS
  1. Raise the front of the truck and support it with safety stands. Remove the wheels.
  2.  
  3. Remove the shock absorber.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the stabilizer bar at the lower arm.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the lower ball joint from the control arm.
  8.  
  9. Paint matchmarks on the front and rear adjusting cams, remove them and lift out the control arm.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Install the lower arm and adjusting cams to the frame. Temporarily tighten the nuts.
  2.  
  3. Connect the ball joint to the arm. Tighten the nut to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm) and install a new cotter pin.
  4.  
  5. Connect the stabilizer bar, then tighten the nuts to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the shock absorber.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels and lower the truck. Bounce the truck several times to set the suspension.
  10.  
  11. Align the matchmarks on the adjusting cams and tighten the nuts to 145 ft. lbs. (196 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
  14.  

1996 MODELS

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Remove the front wheel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering gear assembly.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the lower control arm and associated components-1996 4Runner

  1. Disconnect the stabilizer bar link.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the shock absorber from lower control arm.
  4.  
  5. Support the upper control and steering knuckle securely.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cotter pin and nut from the lower ball joint.
  8.  
  9. With a ball joint remover, disconnect the ball joint from thew lower control arm.
  10.  
  11. Place matchmarks on the front and rear adjusting cams.
  12.  



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Fig. Fig. 2: Place matchmarks on the front and rear adjusting cams

  1. Remove the 2 bolts, nuts, adjusting cams and lower control arm.
  2.  
  3. Remove the spring bumpers with a special tool 09922-10010 or its equivalent.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the spring bumpers with special tool 09922-10010 or its equivalent

To install:
  1. Attach the spring bumpers, tighten to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Attach the lower control arm, placing it in the appropriate position with the matchmarks. Tighten the arm to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Attach the lower ball joint with the correct tool, tighten the nut to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Attach the shock absorber to the lower control arm.
  8.  
  9. Install the stabilizer bar link.
  10.  
  11. Install the steering gear assembly.
  12.  
  13. Install the front wheel, lower the vehicle. Tighten the lug nuts.
  14.  
  15. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
  16.  

Tacoma
  1. Remove the front wheel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering gear assembly.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the stabilizer bar link.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the shock absorber from lower control arm.
  8.  
  9. Support the upper control and steering knuckle securely.
  10.  
  11. Remove the cotter pin and nut from the lower ball joint.
  12.  
  13. With a ball joint remover, disconnect the ball joint from thew lower control arm.
  14.  
  15. Place matchmarks on the front and rear adjusting cams.
  16.  
  17. Remove the 2 bolts, nuts, adjusting cams and lower control arm.
  18.  
  19. Remove the spring bumpers with a special tool 09922-10010 or its equivalent.
  20.  

To install:
  1. Attach the spring bumpers, tighten to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Attach the lower control arm, placing it in the appropriate position with the matchmarks. Tighten the arm to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Attach the lower ball joint with the correct tool, tighten the nut to 112 ft. lbs. (152 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Attach the shock absorber to the lower control arm.
  8.  
  9. Install the stabilizer bar link.
  10.  
  11. Install the steering gear assembly.
  12.  
  13. Install the front wheel, lower the vehicle. Tighten the lug nuts.
  14.  
  15. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
  16.  

T100
  1. Raise the front of the truck and support it with safety stands. Remove the wheels.
  2.  
  3. Remove the shock absorber from the lower control arm.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the stabilizer bar at the lower arm.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the lower ball joint from the control arm. Remove the cotter pin, then discard. Loosen the nut.
  8.  
  9. Paint matchmarks on the front and rear adjusting cams, remove them and lift out the control arm.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Install the lower arm and adjusting cams to the frame. Temporarily tighten the nuts.
  2.  
  3. Connect the ball joint to the arm. Tighten the nut to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm) and install a new cotter pin.
  4.  
  5. Connect the stabilizer bar and tighten the nuts.
  6.  
  7. Install the shock absorber to the lower control arm, tighten to 101 ft. lbs. (137 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels and lower the truck. Bounce the truck several times to set the suspension.
  10.  
  11. Align the matchmarks on the adjusting cams and tighten the nuts to 145 ft. lbs. (196 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
  14.  

 
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