Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Strut Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Tacoma, Tundra, 4 Runner and Pre Runner


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Fig. Use a closed-end wrench to remove the lower strut mounting nut and bolt



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Fig. Strut nut, washer, and bolt



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Fig. Use a punch and a small hammer to knock the bolt through the lower strut mount



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Fig. Removing the lower strut mounting bolt

  1. Raise and properly support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the strut absorber nut and washer from the lower control arm.
  6.  


WARNING
Do NOT remove the bolt at this time.

  1. While slowly lowering the front suspension, remove the lower bolt from the strut absorber assembly.
  2.  
  3. Support the strut.
  4.  
  5. Remove the three nuts from the top of the strut tower.
  6.  
  7. Lower the strut out of the wheel well.
  8.  

To install:

  1. The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal. Please note the following torque specifications:

    Three upper strut to body nuts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Lower strut absorber mounting bolt: 101 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
     
    Wheel lug nuts: 83 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     

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