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Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: Removal

REMOVAL

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. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL

2. REMOVE NO. 1 ENGINE UNDER COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY

3. SEPARATE FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY LH

(a) Remove the nut and separate the front stabilizer link assembly LH from the steering knuckle.

HINT:

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

4. SEPARATE FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY RH

HINT:

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

5. REMOVE FRONT NO. 1 STABILIZER BRACKET LH

6. REMOVE FRONT NO. 1 STABILIZER BRACKET RH

6. REMOVE FRONT NO. 1 STABILIZER BRACKET RH

HINT:

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

7. REMOVE FRONT STABILIZER BAR

8. SEPARATE TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY

9. REMOVE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING 9. REMOVE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING

9. REMOVE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING

(a) Remove the bolt, nut and the washer on the lower side of the front shock absorber with coil spring.

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

(c) Remove the front shock absorber with coil spring.

10. REMOVE FRONT SUPPORT TO FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER NUT

(a) 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) Confirm that the front coil spring becomes free and while holding the shock absorber rod, remove the front support to front shock absorber nut.

CAUTION:

Do not remove the front support to front shock absorber nut when the front coil spring is not free.

11. REMOVE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER CUSHION RETAINER

12. REMOVE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER NO. 1 CUSHION

13. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT SUB-ASSEMBLY

14. REMOVE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER CUSHION RETAINER

15. REMOVE FRONT COIL SPRING

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