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Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: Rear Shock Absorber

Components

COMPONENTS

ILLUSTRATION

Inspection

Inspection

INSPECTION

PROCEDURE

1. INSPECT REAR SHOCK ABSORBER

(a) Compress and extend the shock absorber rod and check that there is no abnormal

(a) Compress and extend the shock absorber rod and check that there is no abnormal resistance or abnormal sounds during operation.

If there is any abnormality, replace the shock absorber with a new one.

NOTICE:

When disposing of the shock absorber, see DISPOSAL on page Removal .

Removal

REMOVAL

PROCEDURE

1. REMOVE REAR WHEEL

2. REMOVE REAR SHOCK ABSORBER

(a) Support the rear axle housing.

(a) Support the rear axle housing.

(b) Remove the bolt, nut and washer.

(c) Separate the shock absorber from the rear axle housing.

(d) Remove the nut, 3 cushion retainers, cushion No. 1, cushion No. 3 and shock absorber.

Disposal

DISPOSAL

PROCEDURE

1. DISPOSE OF REAR SHOCK ABSORBER

(a) Fully extend the shock absorber rod.

(a) Fully extend the shock absorber rod.

(b) Using a drill, make a hole in the shaded area of the cylinder as shown in the illustration, to discharge the gas inside.

CAUTION:

  • Be careful when drilling because shards of metal may scatter.
  • The gas is colorless, odorless and non-poisonous.

Installation

INSTALLATION

PROCEDURE

1. INSTALL REAR SHOCK ABSORBER

(a) Install the 3 cushion retainers, cushion No. 1, cushion No. 3 and shock absorber

(a) Install the 3 cushion retainers, cushion No. 1, cushion No. 3 and shock absorber with a new nut.

(b) Install the shock absorber with the bolt, nut and washer.

(c) Fully tighten the nut.

Torque:

20 N·m {204 kgf·cm, 15 ft·lbf}

2. INSTALL REAR WHEEL

Torque:

113 N·m {1152 kgf·cm, 83 ft·lbf}

3. STABILIZE SUSPENSION

(a) Jack down the vehicle.

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

4. FULLY TIGHTEN REAR SHOCK ABSORBER

(a) Fully tighten the nut.

(a) Fully tighten the nut.

Torque:

58 N·m {591 kgf·cm, 43 ft·lbf}

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