Toyota Sienna 2000-06

Steering Knuckle


Removal & Installation

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

    Front wheels
    Fender apron seal

  5. Check the bearing backlash and axle hub deviation, as follows:
    1. Remove the 2 brake caliper set bolts.
    3. Hang the caliper using stiff wire on the shock absorber assembly.
    5. Remove the rotor.
    7. Place a dial indicator near the center of the axle hub and check the backlash in the bearing shaft direction.
    9. Backlash maximum should read 0.0020 inch (0.05mm). If greater than specified, replace the bearing.
    11. Using the dial indicator, check the deviation at the surface of the axle hub outside and hub bolt. Maximum is 0.0020 inch (0.05mm). If greater than specified, replace the axle hub.

  7. Install the rotor and caliper assembly.
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Be careful not to damage the shaft boot or Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) sensor rotor.

    Support caliper from the vehicle using wire.

    Cotter pin (discard it) and lock cap off the center hub nut
    Driveshaft locknut, by applying the front brakes
    Tie rod end, from the steering knuckle
    Left and right stabilizer end brackets, from the lower arms
    Both nuts and the lower arm from the ball joint
    Driveshaft from the axle hub. Secure the shaft aside using wire.

    Both brake caliper mounting bolts and the caliper.

    Brake rotor
    Sensor from the steering knuckle, if equipped with ABS
    Both nuts from the lower end of the shock
    Steering knuckle and hub assembly


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering knuckle/hub assembly and temporarily install the lower shock bolts
    Lower ball joint to the lower arm. Tighten the bolt and nuts to 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm).
    Tie rod to the knuckle. Tighten the nut to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
    New cotter pin
    Tighten the lower shock nuts to 156 ft. lbs. (211 Nm).
    Both side stabilizer end brackets to the lower arm.
    Front ABS sensor. Tighten it to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
    Front brake rotor and caliper.
    Driveshaft locknut, by applying the brakes. Tighten it to 217 ft. lbs. (294 Nm).
    Lock cap and new cotter pin
    Front fender apron seal
    Front wheel. Tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).