tC 2007

Struts (MacPherson Struts)

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Overhaul



Specific to:

Scion tC 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle and install a Spring Compressor Tool.
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  5. Compress the coil spring so that the end of the spring comes away from the spring seat.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lock nut
     
    Suspension support
     
    Dust seal
     
    Upper seat
     
    Coil spring insulator
     
    Coil spring
     

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To install:

  1. Install the lower coil spring insulator to the shock absorber so both recessed parts are aligned.
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  3. Compress the coil spring with Spring Compress tool.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring to the strut. Fit the lower end of the spring into the recessed part of the lower spring seat.
     
    Upper seat, dust seal and lock nut.
     

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  7. Install the strut assembly.
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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Scion tC 2007-2008

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

    Front wheel
     
    Wiper arms
     
    Top cowl ventilator louvers
     
    Stabilizer links
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the strut assembly as follows:
    1. Remove the support dust cover
    2.  
    3. Loosen the top center lock nut
    4.  
    5. Lower mounting nuts
    6.  
    7. 3 upper mounting nuts
    8.  
    9. Remove the strut assembly
    10.  

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To install:

  1. Install the strut assembly as follows:
    1. Upper mounting nuts to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm)
    2.  
    3. Lower mounting bolts to 177 ft. lbs. (240 Nm)
    4.  
    5. Center lock nut to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
    6.  
    7. Apply multipurpose grease to the center lock nut well and install the dust cover.
    8.  

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  3. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal.
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  5. Check and adjust the alignment if necessary.
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