Toyota Tacoma 2002-06

Strut (MacPherson Strut) Assembly

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Removal & Installation



4-Wheel Drive


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Fig. Front shock absorber and related components-4WD

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the wheel.
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  5. Remove the front wheel.
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  7. Remove the shock absorber nut and washer from the lower control arm.
    WARNING
    Do not remove the bolt at this time.

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  9. While slowly lowering the front suspension, remove the lower bolt from the shock absorber assembly.
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  11. Support the shock absorber.
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  13. Remove the three nuts from the top of the shock absorber tower.
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  15. Lower the shock absorber out of the wheel well.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Please note the following torque specifications:

    3 upper strut to body nuts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Lower strut absorber mounting bolt: 101 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
     

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