Toyota Previa 1991-1997 Repair Information

Lateral Control Rod

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Jack the vehicle up and support the body with stands.
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  3. Support the rear axle housing with a jack.
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  5. If necessary, disconnect the brake tube from the brake hose. Remove the clip and disconnect the hose from the body.
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  7. On models with ABS, remove the ABS warning harness bracket.
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  9. Disconnect the Load Sensing Proportioning Valve spring from the lower control arm.
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  11. Disconnect the shock absorber from the lower control arm.
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  13. Remove the nut and bolt retaining the lateral control rod. Extract the lateral control rod with the bushings.
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To install:
  1. Install the lateral control rod with bushings. Temporarily install the bolt and two nuts.
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  3. Connect the shock absorber to the lower control arm and tighten the new until the bolt protrudes 0.059 inch (1.54mm) or more.
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  5. Connect the LSPV spring to the lower control arm and tighten to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
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  7. On models with ABS, install the ABS wiring harness bracket.
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  9. If removed, connect the brake hose to the body with the clip. Attach the brake tube.
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  11. Lower the vehicle and stabilize the suspension. Bounce the vehicle up and down several times to stabilize the suspension.
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  13. Jack up the vehicle and support the rear axle housing with stands.
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  15. Tighten the nuts of the lateral control rod on the body side to 156 ft. lbs. (211 Nm) and the axle housing side to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
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  17. If the lines were cracked, bleed the brake system.
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  19. Lower the vehicle.
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