tC 2007

Struts (MacPherson Struts)

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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:

    Tonneau cover assembly
     
    Rear deck board assembly
     
    Rear floor board
     
    Rear seat cushion assembly
     
    Rear seat back assembly
     
    Side trim assembly
     
    Rear wheel
     
    Skid control sensor wire
     
    Rear stabilizer link
     

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  5. Support the lower control arm with a suitable jack.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Strut lower mounting bolt
     
    Upper mounting nuts
     
    Lower suspension brace
     
    Parking brake cable
     

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  9. Lower the jack and remove the strut assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear suspension components-tC

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To install:

  1. Install the strut assembly. Tighten the upper mounting nuts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm). Temporarily tighten the lower mounting bolt.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Parking brake cable
     
    Lower suspension brace. Tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Rear stabilizer link
     
    Skid control sensor wire
     
    Rear wheel
     
    Lower strut mounting bolt. Fully tighten to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
     

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  5. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
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  7. Check and adjust the rear wheel alignment if necessary.
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