FRONT UPPER SUSPENSION ARM REMOVAL

Tech Tips


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

  • The following procedure listed is for the LH side.


  1. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL

  2. REMOVE COOL AIR INTAKE DUCT SEAL


    1. A015ZFO

      Remove the 9 clips and cool air intake duct seal.

  3. REMOVE ENGINE ROOM SIDE COVER LH (for LHD)


    1. A016120

      Remove the 5 clips and engine room side cover LH.

  4. REMOVE ENGINE ROOM SIDE COVER LH (for RHD)


    1. A015Z63

      Remove the 4 clips and engine room side cover LH.

  5. SEPARATE FRONT SPEED SENSOR


    1. A0160QX

      Remove the 2 bolts and separate the front speed sensor from the front shock absorber with coil spring.

      Note

      Be careful not to deform the bracket of the front shock absorber with coil spring when removing the bolt.

    2. Disconnect the front speed sensor connector.

  6. REMOVE FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY


    1. A0162CIE03

      Remove the 2 nuts and the front stabilizer link from the front lower suspension arm.

      Tech Tips

      If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (6 mm) to hold the stud bolt.

  7. SEPARATE FRONT DISC BRAKE CYLINDER ASSEMBLY


    1. A015YW2

      Remove the 2 bolts and separate the front disc brake cylinder assembly.

      Note

      Use a wire or an equivalent tool to hang the front disc brake cylinder assembly.

  8. REMOVE FRONT DISC


    1. A01603AE01

      Remove the front disc from the front axle hub.

      Tech Tips

      Put matchmarks on the disc and axle hub.

  9. SEPARATE STEERING KNUCKLE WITH AXLE ASSEMBLY


    1. A015ZXD

      Remove the 2 bolts and separate the steering knuckle with axle assembly.

  10. REMOVE STEERING KNUCKLE WITH AXLE ASSEMBLY


    1. A015YLJE02

      Remove the clip and loosen the nut.

      Note

      Do not remove the nut.

    2. A015ZOWE01

      Rotate the steering knuckle as shown in the illustration.

    3. A0162VUE01

      Remove the nut and install 2 spacers (SST spacer B) onto the front upper suspension arm as shown in the illustration.

      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02060, 09961-02060, 09961-02010 )

      Note

      As SST may be damaged, make sure that the clearance between the arm and spacers is less than 1 mm (0.0394 in.).

    4. Using SST, remove the steering knuckle from the front upper suspension arm as shown in the illustration.

      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02010 )
      A01604AE01

      CAUTION:

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

      Note


      • Be sure to tighten the string firmly to secure SST to the front upper suspension arm to prevent SST from falling off.

      • Install SST so that A and B are parallel.

      • Be sure to place a wrench on the part indicated in the illustration.

      • Do not damage the front upper suspension arm dust cover.

      If the steering knuckle spacer has come off, replace the steering knuckle with a new one.

  11. SEPARATE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING


    1. Support the front lower suspension arm with a jack.

      Note

      Be sure to place a wooden block between the jack and the front lower suspension arm to avoid damage.

    2. A0162S1E01

      Remove the nut while holding the bolt.

      Note

      Do not remove the bolt.

  12. REMOVE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING


    1. A0161LB

      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. A0162MR

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

    3. Remove the No. 3 front spring support reinforcement.

    4. Remove the bolt on the lower side of the front shock absorber.

    5. Slowly lower the jack and remove the front shock absorber with coil spring.

  13. REMOVE FRONT UPPER SUSPENSION ARM ASSEMBLY


    1. A01608M

      Remove the 2 bolts and front upper suspension arm assembly.