Toyota Tundra 2001-06

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



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

    Rear wheel
     
    Shock absorber
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber. Tighten the upper nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) and the lower nut/bolt to 64 ft. lbs. (87 Nm).
     
    Rear wheel. Torque the lug nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Lower the floor jack to take tension off of the spring.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Shock absorber from the rear axle housing
     
    Nut, retainers and the cushions holding the shock absorber to the frame
     
    Shock absorber with the washers and bushings
     

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To install:


NOTE
Always fully tighten rubber bushings when the wheels are in full contact with the ground and the vehicle is at curb height. Bounce the vehicle up and down several times to stabilize the suspension, prior to final tightening of these components.

  1. Install the shock absorber to the frame with the washers and bushings. Tighten the shock absorber-to-frame nut to 64 ft. lbs. (87 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Connect the shock absorber to the rear axle housing. Tighten the bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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