Removal & Installation
Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital parts and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the same part number must be installed if installation becomes necessary. NEVER use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Torque values must be adhered to during reassembly to ensure correct retention of these parts.
The coil spring is coated with long-term corrosion protective paint. Do not damage the paint during component servicing.
Suspension bushing fasteners must be tightened with the weight of the vehicle resting on the wheel and tires
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
WARNINGDo not fully tighten the cam adjuster nut until the rear alignment has been checked and, if necessary, adjusted.
Matchmark the cam bolt and cam adjuster and then loosen the cam adjuster nut.
- Remove the stabilizer bar link lower bolt.
Using a suitable jack, support the lower arm.
CAUTIONThe spring is under extreme compression, care must be taken at all times. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.
- Remove the lower arm outboard bolt.
- Lower the lower arm and remove the spring.
Inspect the spring upper and lower seats, install new seats as necessary.
Position the spring upper seat onto the spring with the end of the spring 0-10 mm (0-0.39 in) from the step on the seat.
- If removed, position the spring lower seat into the lower arm aligning the recess in the seat with the projection on the lower arm.
Position the spring onto the lower arm with the end of the spring 0-10 mm (0-0.39 in) from the step on the spring seat.
NOTEDo not tighten the bolt at this time.
Using the jack, raise the lower arm and install the lower arm outboard bolt.
WARNINGBefore tightening any suspension bushing fasteners, the suspension must be at the bushing fastener tightening position.
Using the jack, raise the suspension until the distance between the center of the hub and the lip of the fender is equal to 395 mm (15.55 in).
- Tighten the lower arm outboard bolt to 103 Nm (74 lb-ft).
- Install the stabilizer bar link lower bolt. Tighten to 45 Nm (33 lb-ft).
- Align the index mark on the cam bolt and cam adjuster with the index mark on the lower arm and tighten the cam adjuster nut to 101 Nm (74 lb-ft).
- Check, and if necessary, align the vehicle