FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER REMOVAL

Tech Tips


  • Use the same procedures for the RH side and LH side.

  • The procedures listed below are for the LH side.


  1. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL

  2. DISCONNECT SPEED SENSOR CONNECTOR


    1. A01GK0K

      Remove the 2 bolts and disconnect the connector from the speed sensor.

      Note

      Do not twist the speed sensor wire.

  3. DISCONNECT FRONT DISC BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY LH


    1. A01GJTP

      Remove the bolt and disconnect the flexible hose from the steering knuckle.

    2. Remove the 2 bolts and front disc brake caliper assembly LH.

      Note


      • Hang the front disc brake caliper assembly with a rope or wire.

      • Do not damage the brake hose.

  4. REMOVE FRONT DISC


    1. A01GIFJE02
      Text in Illustration
      *a Matchmark

      Remove the front disc from the front axle hub.

      Tech Tips

      Put matchmarks on the disc and axle hub.

  5. REMOVE FRONT DISC BRAKE DUST COVER LH


    1. A01GI2R

      Remove the 4 bolts and front disc brake dust cover LH.

  6. DISCONNECT TIE ROD ASSEMBLY LH


    1. Remove the clip and nut.

    2. Install 2 spacers (SST spacer B) onto the tie rod assembly LH so that there is a space of approximately 1 mm (0.0397 in.) between the arm and spacers.

      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02060 )

      Note


      • Make sure to install the spacers (SST spacer B) as the steering knuckle spacer may shift.

      • As SST may become damaged, make sure the space between the arm and spacers is not 1 mm (0.0397 in.) or less.

      A01GN1ZE06
      Text in Illustration
      *1 Body *2 Claw
      *3 Nut *4 Spacer B
      *a Parallel *b 1 mm (0.0397 in.)
      *c Molybdenum Grease Application Area *d String
      *e Place the wrench here - -

      Note


      • Do not damage the dust cover.

      • As the dust cover may be damaged, adjust SST with the center nut so that the body and crow are the parallel.

      • Make sure to tie the string of SST to the vehicle to prevent SST from dropping.

    3. Using SST, disconnect the tie rod assembly from the steering knuckle.

      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02010 )
  7. DISCONNECT FRONT NO. 1 SUSPENSION LOWER ARM ASSEMBLY LH


    1. A01GHYM

      Remove the clip and nut.

    2. Install SST (attachment) to the front No. 1 suspension lower arm assembly LH so that there is a space of approximately 2 mm (0.0787 in.) between the arm and attachment.

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      SST
      09628-50010   ( 09628-05010 )

      Note


      • Be sure to install SST (attachment) as the spacer may shift.

      • As SST may become damaged, make sure the space between the arm and attachment is not less than 2 mm (0.0787 in.).

    3. Using SST, disconnect the front No. 1 suspension lower arm assembly LH from the steering knuckle.

      SST
      09628-50010   ( 09628-05010 )

      Note


      • Apply molybdenum grease to the bolt threads and end of the SST bolt.

      • Do not damage the dust cover of the lower arm No. 1.

      • Make sure that the bolt of SST and the ball joint are in a straight line when installing SST.

      • Be sure to tie the string of SST to the vehicle, to prevent SST from dropping.

      • Do not apply a torque of 160 N*m (1631 kgf*cm, 118 ft.*lbf) or more to SST as it may be damaged.

  8. DISCONNECT FRONT HEIGHT CONTROL SENSOR SUB-ASSEMBLY LH


    1. A01GILO

      Remove the bolt, and then remove the bracket of the front height control sensor LH.

  9. REMOVE FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY LH


    1. A01GJW2

      Remove the 2 nuts and front stabilizer link assembly LH.

      Tech Tips

      If the stud bolt turns with the nut, use a 6 mm hexagon wrench to hold the stud.

  10. DISCONNECT FRONT NO. 2 SUSPENSION LOWER ARM ASSEMBLY LH


    1. A01GHOG

      Remove the clip and nut.

    2. Install SST (attachment) to the front No. 2 suspension lower arm assembly LH so that there is a space of approximately 2 mm (0.0787 in.) between the arm and attachment.

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      SST
      09628-50010   ( 09628-05010 )

      Note


      • Be sure to install the SST (attachment) as the spacer may shift.

      • As SST may become damaged, make sure the space between the arm and attachment is not less than 2 mm (0.0787 in.).

    3. Using SST, disconnect the front No. 2 suspension lower arm assembly LH from the steering knuckle.

      SST
      09628-50010   ( 09628-05010 )

      Note


      • Apply molybdenum grease to the bolt threads and end of the SST bolt.

      • Do not damage the dust cover of the No. 2 lower arm.

      • Make sure that the bolt of SST and the ball joint are in a straight line when installing SST.

      • Be sure to tie the string of SST to the vehicle to prevent SST from dropping.

      • Do not apply a torque of 160 N*m (1631 kgf*cm, 118 ft.*lbf) or more to SST as it may be damaged.

  11. REMOVE AIR CLEANER INLET COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY

  12. REMOVE ENGINE ROOM SIDE COVER LH


    1. A01GK7CE01
      Text in Illustration
      *A for LHD
      *B for RHD

      Remove the 5 clips and engine room side cover LH.

  13. REMOVE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY LH


    1. A01GLTN

      Loosen the lock nut of the front shock absorber.

      Note


      • Do not remove the lock nut.

      • Loosen the lock nut only when disassembling the front shock absorber with coil spring.

    2. A01GNK6

      Remove the 3 nuts from the upper side of the front suspension support.

    3. Slowly lower the jack. Remove the bolt from the lower side to remove the front shock absorber with coil spring.