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. Remove the three nuts at the top of the strut tower



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Fig. Pull the strut down to remove it from the vehicle



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Fig. View of the strut mount



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Fig. Strut and coil spring assembly

  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. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. 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)
     
    Lug nuts: 83 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     

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