Toyota Sienna 2000-06

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     

  4.  


NOTE
If equipped, be careful not to damage the oil seal, driveshaft boot and/or speed sensor rotor when removing the steering knuckle.



Shock absorber (strut assembly)
 

  1. Install a nut/bolt to the bracket at the lower portion of the strut assembly and secure it in a vise.
  2.  
  3. Compress the coil spring with a spring compressor.
  4.  


CAUTION
The proper tools must be used for this procedure. The spring on the strut is under high pressure and can cause serious injury if not properly removed and installed.

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Center retaining nut, by holding the spring seat
     
    Support, dust seal, spring seat, insulator and spring from the strut assembly
     

  2.  

To install:

  1. Install the spring bumper and lower insulator to the strut assembly.
  2.  
  3. Compress the coil spring and fit the lower end of the spring into the spring seat gap.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Upper insulator, spring seat, dust seal, support and spring seat. Tighten the new retaining nut to 34 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) for 2001-03 models; 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm) for 2004 models.
     

  6.  
  7. Rotate the spring seat so that the OUT mark of the spring seat faces the outside of the vehicle.

    Strut
     
    Wheel
     

  8.  
  9. If required, bleed the brake system and check for leaks.
  10.  
  11. Check and/or adjust the front wheel alignment.
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    If equipped, be careful not to damage the oil seal, driveshaft boot and/or speed sensor rotor when removing the steering knuckle.



    Wheel
     



    Shock absorber (strut assembly)
     

  4.  
  5. Install a nut/bolt to the bracket at the lower portion of the strut assembly and secure it in a vise.
  6.  
  7. Compress the coil spring with a spring compressor.
    CAUTION
    The proper tools must be used for this procedure. The spring on the strut is under high pressure and can cause serious injury if not properly removed and installed.

  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Center retaining nut, by holding the spring seat
     
    Support, dust seal, spring seat, insulator and spring from the strut assembly
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the spring bumper and lower insulator to the strut assembly.
  2.  
  3. Compress the coil spring and fit the lower end of the spring into the spring seat gap.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Upper insulator, spring seat, dust seal, support and spring seat. Tighten the new retaining nut to 34 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
     

  6.  
  7. Rotate the spring seat so that the OUT mark of the spring seat faces the outside of the vehicle.

    Strut
     
    Wheel
     

  8.  
  9. If required, bleed the brake system and check for leaks.
  10.  
  11. Check and/or adjust the front wheel alignment.
  12.  

 
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