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Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: Installation

INSTALLATION

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side.
  • The procedure listed below is for the LH side.

PROCEDURE

1. INSTALL FRONT COIL SPRING

(a) Install SST to the front coil spring, and secure SST in a vise.

SST: 09727-00060

SST: 09727-30021

09727-00010

09727-00031

(b) Attach the arm of SST to the diameter of the front coil spring.

CAUTION:

  • Make sure that the front coil spring is installed so that the distance between the upper and lower hooks of SST is at the maximum.
  • Make sure that the claws of the hooks are securely attached.

(c) Using SST, compress the front coil spring.

CAUTION:

  • If the front coil spring bends during the compression, immediately stop the compression and reinstall SST.
  • Do not compress the spring until the coil springs contact each other.
  • Do not use an impact wrench. It will damage SST.

(d) Install the front coil spring to the front shock absorber assembly.

HINT:

Fit the lower end of the front coil spring into the gap of the spring lower seat.

2. INSTALL FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER CUSHION RETAINER

3. INSTALL FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT SUB-ASSEMBLY

4. INSTALL FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER NO. 1 CUSHION

5. INSTALL FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER CUSHION RETAINER

6. INSTALL FRONT SUPPORT TO FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER NUT

(a) Align the front suspension support sub-assembly and the front shock absorber bush as shown in the illustration.

Text in Illustration

*1

Front Suspension Support Sub-assembly

*2

Front Shock Absorber Bush

*a

LH Side

*b

RH Side

*c

Lower End of the Front Coil Spring

*d

120°

Front of the Vehicle

(b) Fit and tighten a new front support to front shock absorber nut.

Torque:

27 N·m {275 kgf·cm, 20 ft·lbf}

CAUTION:

Do not use an impact wrench. It will damage the shock absorber rod.

(c) Release the front coil spring while checking the position of the front suspension support sub-assembly.

7. TEMPORARILY TIGHTEN FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING

(a) Install the front coil spring to the vehicle body with the lower end of the coil spring facing the rear side of the vehicle.

Text in Illustration

*a

Lower End

*b

Outer Side

*c

Rear Side

(b) Install the 3 nuts onto the upper side of the front shock absorber with coil spring.

Torque:

64 N·m {653 kgf·cm, 47 ft·lbf}

(c) Temporarily tighten the bolt, nut and the washer on the lower side of the front shock absorber with coil spring.

8. INSTALL TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY

9. INSTALL FRONT STABILIZER BAR 9. INSTALL FRONT STABILIZER BAR

9. INSTALL FRONT STABILIZER BAR

10. INSTALL FRONT NO. 1 STABILIZER BRACKET LH

11. INSTALL FRONT NO. 1 STABILIZER BRACKET RH

11. INSTALL FRONT NO. 1 STABILIZER BRACKET RH

HINT:

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

12. INSTALL FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY LH

(a) Install the front stabilizer link assembly LH to the steering knuckle with the nut.

Torque:

70 N·m {714 kgf·cm, 52 ft·lbf}

HINT:

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

13. INSTALL FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY RH

HINT:

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

14. INSTALL NO. 1 ENGINE UNDER COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY

Torque:

30 N·m {306 kgf·cm, 22 ft·lbf}

15. INSTALL FRONT WHEEL

Torque:

113 N·m {1152 kgf·cm, 83 ft·lbf}

16. STABILIZE SUSPENSION

(a) Lower the vehicle.

(b) Bounce the vehicle up and down several times to stabilize the suspension.

17. FULLY TIGHTEN FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING

(a) Fully tighten the nut on the lower side of the front shock absorber with coil spring.

Torque:

83 N·m {846 kgf·cm, 61 ft·lbf}

18. INSPECT AND ADJUST FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT

(See page Front Stabilizer Bar Front Stabilizer Bar )

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