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Suspension
Front and Rear Suspension
Special Tools .................................................................
Component Location Index .........................................
Wheel Alignment ..........................................................
Wheel Bearing End Play Inspection ............................
Wheel Runout Inspection ............................................
Wheel Bolt Replacement .............................................
Ball Joint Removal .......................................................

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18-3
18-5
18-8
18-9
18-10
18-11

Front Suspension
Knuckle/Hub/Wheel Bearing Replacement ................
Lower Ball Joint Replacement ....................................
Ball Joint Boot Replacement .......................................
Lower Arm Removal/Installation ................................
Stabilizer Link Removal/Installation ...........................
Stabilizer Bar Replacement .........................................
Damper/Spring Removal and Installation ..................
Damper/Spring Disassembly,
Inspection, and Reassembly ....................................

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18-18
18-20
18-20
18-23
18-23
18-24
18-26

Rear Suspension
Knuckle/Hub Bearing Unit Replacement ....................
Upper Arm Removal/Installation ................................
Trailing Arm Removal/Installation ..............................
Stabilizer Link Removal/Installation ...........................
Stabilizer Bar Replacement .........................................
Damper Replacement ..................................................
Spring Replacement .....................................................

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18-33
18-34
18-35
18-36
18-37
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Front and Rear Suspension


Special Tools
Ref. No.

Tool Number
07AAA-SVAA100
07AAF-SVAA100
07AAF-SVAA200
07GAF-SE00100
07GAF-SE00200
07MAC-SL0A102
07MAC-SL0A202
071AF-S3VA000
07746-0010500
07749-0010000
07965-SD90100

18-2

Description
Strut Nut Adapter
Bushing Driver
Receiver Set
Hub Dis/Assembly Tool
Attachment, 40 mm
Ball Joint Remover, 32 mm
Ball Joint Remover, 28 mm
Ball Joint Thread Protector, 14 mm
Attachment, 62 x 68 mm
Driver
Support Base

Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Component Location Index


Front Suspension

DAMPER/SPRING
Removal, page 18-24
Installation, page 18-25
Disassembly/Inspection/
Reassembly, page 18-26

KNUCKLE/
HUB/
WHEEL BEARING
Replacement, page 18-12

STABILIZER BAR
Replacement, page 18-23

LOWER ARM
Removal/Installation,
page 18-20

WHEEL BOLT
Replacement, page 18-10

STABILIZER LINK
Removal/Installation, page 18-23

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Front and Rear Suspension


Component Location Index (contd)
Rear Suspension

SPRING
Removal, page 18-41
Installation, page 18-42

REAR DAMPER
Removal, page 18-38
Inspection, page 18-39
Installation, page 18-39

KNUCKLE/
HUB BEARING NUT
Hub Bearing Unit
Replacement, page 18-30
Knuckle Replacement,
page 18-31

STABILIZER BAR
Replacement,
page 18-36
UPPER ARM
Removal/Installation,
page 18-33
STABILIZER LINK
Removal/Installation,
page 18-35

WHEEL BOLT
Replacement, page 18-10

TRAILING ARM
Removal/Installation, page 18-34

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Wheel Alignment
Caster Inspection

The suspension can be adjusted for front camber, front


toe, and rear toe. However, each of these adjustments
are related to each other. For example, when you adjust
camber, the toe will change. Therefore, you must adjust
the front wheel alignment whenever you adjust camber
or toe.

Use commercially available computerized four wheel


alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment
(caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the
equipment manufacturers instructions.

Pre-Alignment Checks

Check the caster angle.

For proper inspection and adjustment of the wheel


alignment, do these checks:

Caster angle: 7 06 1

1. Release the parking brake to avoid an incorrect


measurement.

If the measurement is within specifications, measure


the camber angle.
If the measurement is not within specifications, check
for bent or damaged suspension components.

2. Make sure the suspension is not modified.

Camber Inspection
3. Check the tire size and pressure.
Tire size:
Front/Rear: P195/65R15 89S
Tire pressure:
Front/Rear: 220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2, 32 psi), cold
4. Check the runout of the wheels and tires (see page
18-9).
5. Check the suspension ball joints. (Hold a tire with
your hands, and move it up and down and right and
left to check for wobbling.)

Use commercially available computerized four wheel


alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment
(caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the
equipment manufacturers instructions.
Check the camber angle.
Camber angle:
Front: 0 03 30
(Maximum difference between the front right and
left side: 0 35 )
Rear:
1 39 1 05 0 45
If the measurement for the front camber is outside
the specification, go to front camber adjustment.
If the measurement for the rear camber is outside the
specification, check for bent or damaged suspension
components.

6. Bounce the vehicle up and down several times to


settle the suspension.

(contd)

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Front and Rear Suspension


Wheel Alignment (contd)
Front Camber Adjustment

6. Measure the camber angle.

The front camber can be adjusted by exchanging one or


both of the damper pinch bolts with a smaller diameter
adjusting bolt. The difference between the adjusting
bolt diameter and the pinch bolt hole diameter allows
for a small range of adjustment.

If the measurement is within specification,


measure the toe-in.
If the measurement is not within specification, go
to step 7.
7. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with
safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).

Damper pinch bolt

Adjusting bolt set:


(P/N 04512-SNA-305)

8. Remove the front wheels.


9. Replace the damper pinch bolts with the adjusting
bolts (A), and adjust the camber angle.

1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with


safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).

NOTE:
Install the washers (B) included adjusting bolt set
between the front damper and self-locking nut.
The camber angle can be adjusted up to 25
(center of tolerance) by replacing one damper
pinch bolt with the adjusting bolt.
The camber angle can be adjusted up to 50 by
replacing both damper pinch bolts with the
adjusting bolts.
A
14 x 1.5 mm
90 Nm
(9.2 kgfm, 67 lbfft)
Replace.

2. Remove the front wheels.


3. Loosen the damper pinch bolts (A), and adjust the
camber by moving the bottom of the damper
within the range of the damper pinch bolt free play.

A
14 x 1.5 mm
90 Nm
(9.2 kgfm,
67 lbfft)
Replace.

10. Tighten the adjusting bolts to the specified torque


value.
11. Install the front wheels.

4. Tighten the damper pinch bolts to the specified


torque.
5. Install the front wheels. Lower the front of the
vehicle to the ground, and bounce the front of the
vehicle up and down several times to settle the
suspension.

18-6

12. Lower the vehicle to the ground, and bounce the


front of the vehicle up and down several times to
settle the suspension.
13. Measure the camber angle. If the camber angle is
not within specification, repeat steps 7 through 12
to readjust the camber angle. If the camber
measurement is correct, measure toe-in, and adjust
it if necessary.

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Front Toe Inspection/Adjustment

Rear Toe Inspection/Adjustment

Use commercially available computerized four wheel


alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment
(caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the
equipment manufacturers instructions.

Use commercially available computerized four wheel


alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment
(caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the
equipment manufacturers instructions.

1. Center the steering wheel spokes, and install a


steering wheel holder tool.

1. Release the parking brake to avoid an incorrect


measurement.

2. Check the toe with the wheels pointed straight


ahead.

2. Check the toe.


Rear toe-in: 221 mm (0.080.080.04 in.)

Front toe-in: 02 mm (00.08 in.)


If adjustment is required, go to step 3.
If no adjustment is required, go to rear toe
inspection/adjustment.
3. Loosen the tie-rod locknuts (A) while holding the
flat surface sections (B) of the tie-rod end with a
wrench, and turn both tie-rods (C) until the front toe
is within specifications.

If adjustment is required, go to step 3.


If no adjustment is required, remove the
alignment equipment.
3. Hold the adjusting bolt (A) on the trailing arm (B),
and remove the self-locking nut (C).

A
14 x 1.5 mm
44 Nm (4.5 kgfm, 33 lbfft)
C
12 x 1.25 mm
69 Nm
(7.0 kgfm, 51 lbfft)
Replace.

A
B

4. After adjusting, tighten the tie-rod locknuts.


Reposition the rack-end boot if it is twisted or
displaced.
5. Go to rear toe inspection/adjustment.

4. Replace the self-locking nut with a new one, and


lightly tighten it.
NOTE:
Always use a new self-locking nut whenever it
has been loosened.
Reassemble the adjusting bolt and camplate with
the eccentric facing up.
5. Adjust the rear toe by turning the adjusting bolt
until the toe is correct.
6. Tighten the new self-locking nut while holding the
adjusting bolt.

(contd)

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Front and Rear Suspension


Wheel Alignment (contd)
Turning Angle Inspection
Use commercially available computerized four wheel
alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment
(caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the
equipment manufacturers instructions.
1. Turn the wheel right and left while applying the
brake, and measure the turning angle of both
wheels.

Wheel Bearing End Play Inspection


1. Raise the vehicle, and support it with safety stands
in the proper locations (see page 1-8).
2. Remove the wheels.
3. Install suitable flat washers (A) and the wheel nuts.
Tighten the nuts to the specified torque to hold the
brake disc or the brake drum securely against the
hub.
Front

Turning angle:
Inward wheel: 39 53 2
Outward wheel: 31 48 (reference)

108 Nm
(11.0 kgfm, 79.6 lbfft)

Rear

2. If the turning angle is not within the specifications,


check for bent or damaged suspension
components.

108 Nm
(11.0 kgfm, 79.6 lbfft)

4. Attach the dial gauge. Place the dial gauge against


the hub flange.
5. Measure the bearing end play by moving the brake
disc or the brake drum inward and outward.
Front/Rear:
Standard: 00.05 mm (00.002 in.)
6. If the bearing end play measurement is more than
the standard, replace the wheel bearing or the hub
bearing unit.

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Wheel Runout Inspection


NOTE: When measuring the front wheel runout, turn
the back side of the wheel slowly by hand.
1. Raise the vehicle, and support it with safety stands
in the proper locations (see page 1-8).
2. Check for bent or deformed wheels.
3. Set up the dial gauge as shown, and measure axial
runout by turning the wheel.

5. If the wheel runout is not within the specification,


check the wheel bearing end play (see page 18-8),
and make sure the mating surfaces on the brake
disc or the brake drum and the inside of the wheel
are clean.
6. If the bearing end play is within the specification
but the wheel runout is more than the service limit,
replace the wheel.

Front and rear wheel axial runout:


Standard:
00.7 mm (00.03 in.)
Service limit: 2.0 mm (0.08 in.)

4. Reset the dial gauge to the position shown, and


measure the radial runout.
Front and rear wheel radial runout:
Standard:
00.7 mm (00.03 in.)
Service limit: 1.5 mm (0.06 in.)

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Front and Rear Suspension


Wheel Bolt Replacement
Special Tools Required
Ball joint remover, 28 mm 07MAC-SL0A202

Do not use a hammer or air or electric impact


tools to remove and install the wheel bolts.
Be careful not to damage the threads of the
wheel bolts.
1. Raise the vehicle, and support it with safety stands
in the proper locations (see page 1-8).
2. Remove the brake disc or the brake drum: front
(see page 18-13), rear (see page 18-30).
3. Separate the wheel bolt (A) from the hub (B) using
the ball joint remover (C), and keep the jaw (D) of
ball joint remover vertical against the wheel bolt
(see page 18-11).
NOTE:
If the angle of the remover against the wheel bolt
is not square, readjust the ball joint remover by
turning the head (E) of the adjusting bolt (F).
Before installing the new wheel bolt, clean the
mating surface on the bolt and the hub.

B
D

4. Insert the new wheel bolt (A) into the hub (B) while
aligning the splined surfaces (C) on the hub hole
with the wheel bolt. Adjust the measurement (D)
with washers (P/N 94101-12800 or equivalent) (E),
then install a nut (P/N 90304-SC2-000 or equivalent)
(F) hand-tight.
NOTE:
Degrease all around the wheel bolt and the
threaded section of the nut.
Make sure the wheel bolt is installed vertically in
relation to the hub disc surface.
Do not install the nut and washers that have been
used as tools on a vehicle.
D
1114 mm
(0.430.55 in.)

F
C

B
A

5. Tighten the nut until the wheel bolts is drawn fully


into the hub. Do not exceed the maximum torque
limit. Make sure there is no gap (G) between the
bolt and the hub.

Limited torque:
108 Nm (11.0 kgfm, 79.6 lbfft) max.
6. Install the brake disc or the brake drum: front
(see page 18-13), rear (see page 18-30).

C
07MAC-SL0A202

NOTE:
If you cannot tighten the wheel nut to the
specified torque value when installing the wheel,
replace the front hub or the hub bearing unit as
an assembly.
Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surfaces of the brake disc or the brake drum and
the inside of the wheel.

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Ball Joint Removal


3. Loosen the pressure bolt (A), and install the ball
joint remover as shown. Insert the jaws carefully,
making sure not to damage the ball joint boot.
Adjust the jaw spacing by turning the adjusting bolt
(B).

Special Tools Required


Ball joint remover, 32 mm 07MAC-SL0A102
Ball joint remover, 28 mm 07MAC-SL0A202

Always use a ball joint remover to disconnect a ball


joint. Do not strike the housing or any other part of
the ball joint connection to disconnect it.

NOTE: Fasten the safety chain (C) securely to a


suspension arm or the subframe (D). Do not fasten
it to a brake line or wire harness.

07MAC-SL0A102 or 07MAC-SL0A202

1. Install a hex nut (A) onto the threads of the ball joint
(B). Make sure the nut is flush with the ball joint pin
end to prevent damage to the thread end of the ball
joint pin.

B
D
E

07MAC-SL0A102 or
07MAC-SL0A202

4. After adjusting the adjusting bolt, make sure the


head of the adjusting bolt is in the position shown
to allow the jaw (E) to pivot.

2. Apply grease to the ball joint remover on the areas


shown (A). This will ease installation of the tool and
prevent damage to the pressure bolt (B) threads.

A
B

5. With a wrench, tighten the pressure bolt until the


ball joint pin pops loose from the ball joint pin hole.
If necessary, apply penetrating type lubricant to
loosen the ball joint pin.
NOTE: Do not use pneumatic or electric tools on
the pressure bolt.
6. Remove the ball joint remover, then remove the
nut from the end of the ball joint pin, and pull the
ball joint out of the ball joint pin hole. Inspect the
ball joint boot, and replace it if damaged.

07MAC-SL0A102 or
07MAC-SL0A202

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Front Suspension
Knuckle/Hub/Wheel Bearing Replacement
Exploded View

DAMPER PINCH BOLT


14 x 1.5 mm
90 Nm
(9.2 kgfm, 67 lbfft)
Replace.

WHEEL BEARING
(wheel sensor magnetic encoder)
Replace.
SELF-LOCKING NUT
Replace.

SNAP RING
SPLASH GUARD

5 x 0.8 mm
6 Nm
(0.6 kgfm,
4 lbfft)
KNUCKLE
Check for deformation and
damage.

FLAT SCREW
6 x 1.0 mm
9.8 Nm
(1.0 kgfm, 7.2 lbfft)

FRONT HUB
Check for damage and
cracks.

BRAKE DISC
Check for wear and
rust.

SPINDLE NUT
Replace.
22 x 1.5 mm
181 Nm (18.5 kgfm, 134 lbfft)

Apply a small amount of engine oil


to the seating surface of the nut.

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Special Tools Required


Hub dis/assembly tool 07GAF-SE00100
Ball joint remover, 32 mm 07MAC-SL0A102
Ball joint remover, 28 mm 07MAC-SL0A202
Ball joint thread protector, 14 mm 071AF-S3VA000
Attachment, 62 x 68 mm 07746-0010500
Driver 07749-0010000
Support base 07965-SD90100

5. Remove the wheel sensor (A) from the knuckle (B).


Do not disconnect the wheel sensor connector.

6 x 1.0 mm
9.8 Nm (1.0 kgfm, 7.2 lbfft)

Knuckle/Hub Replacement
1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with
safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).

2. Remove the center cap (A), wheel nuts (B) and the
front wheel.

B
B
108 Nm
(11.0 kgfm, 79.6 lbfft)

6. Raise the stake (A), then remove the spindle nut (B).

B
22 x 1.5 mm
181 Nm
(18.5 kgfm,
134 lbfft)
Replace.

3. Remove the brake hose mounting bolt (A).

A
8 x 1.25 mm
22 Nm
(2.2 kgfm,
16 lbfft)

B
12 x 1.25 mm
108 Nm (11.0 kgfm, 79.6 lbfft)

4. Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts


(B), and remove the caliper assembly (C) from the
knuckle. To prevent damage to the caliper
assembly or brake hose, use a short piece of wire
to hang the caliper assembly from the
undercarriage. Do not twist the brake hose
excessively.
(contd)

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Front Suspension
Knuckle/Hub/Wheel Bearing Replacement (contd)
7. Remove the 6 mm brake disc retaining screws (A).

B
A
6 x 1.0 mm
9.8 Nm
(1.0 kgfm,
7.2 lbfft)

12. Remove the flange bolt and flange nuts from the
lower arm (A).
NOTE: During installation, install a new flange bolt
and new flange nuts. After lightly tightening all
three fasteners, tighten them to the specified
torque in the following order; the nut on the front
(B), the nut on the rear (C), then the bolt (D).

C
8 x 1.25 mm

8. Remove the brake disc (B) from the hub.


NOTE: If the brake disc has clung to the hub. Screw
two 8 x 1.25 mm bolts (C) into the brake disc to
push it away from the hub. Turn each bolt 90
degrees to prevent the brake disc from binding.

D
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm,
43 lbfft)
Replace.

9. Check the front hub for damage and cracks.


10. Remove the cotter pin (A) from the tie-rod end ball
joint, then remove the nut (B).
NOTE: During installation, install the new cotter pin
after tightening the nut, and bend its end as shown.

B
12 x 1.25 mm
54 Nm
(5.5 kgfm,
40 lbfft)
07MAC-SL0A202

11. Disconnect the tie-rod ball joint from the knuckle


using the ball joint remover (see page 18-11).

18-14

C
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm (6.0 kgfm, 43 lbfft)
Replace.

B
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm, 43 lbfft)
Replace.

13. Disconnect the lower ball joint (E) from the lower
arm.

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14. Remove the damper pinch bolts (A) and the selflocking nuts (B) from the damper.
NOTE: During installation, install new damper
pinch bolts and new self-locking nuts.

16. Remove the lock pin (A) from the lower ball joint
pin (B), then remove the nut (C).
NOTE: During installation, install a lock pin after
tightening new castle nut.

07MAC-SL0A102
E
B
Replace.

A
14 x 1.5 mm
90 Nm
(9.2 kgfm,
67 lbfft)
Replace.

C
14 x 2.0 mm
6978 Nm
(7.08.0 kgfm,
5158 lbfft)
Replace.

C
D
D
071AF-S3VA000

15. Remove the driveshaft outboard joint (C) from the


knuckle (D) by tapping the driveshaft end (E) with a
plastic hammer while drawing the hub outward,
then remove the knuckle.

A
B

17. Install the ball joint thread protector (D).


NOTE:
Do not pull the driveshaft end outward. The inner
driveshaft joint may come apart.
During installation, apply grease to the mating
surface of the wheel bearing and driveshaft
outboard joint (see step 1 on page 16-19).

18. Disconnect the lower ball joint (E) from the knuckle
using the ball joint remover (see page 18-11).

(contd)

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Front Suspension
Knuckle/Hub/Wheel Bearing Replacement (contd)
19. Install the knuckle/hub in the reverse order of
removal, and note these items:
Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot when
installing the knuckle.
Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified
torque values.
Before connecting the lower ball joint to the
knuckle, degrease the threaded section and
tapered portion of the ball joint pin, the knuckle
connecting hole, the threaded section, and
mating surface of the castle nut.
First install all the components, and lightly
tighten the bolts and nuts, then raise the
suspension to load it with the vehicles weight
before fully tightening to the specified torque
values.
Torque the castle nut to the lower torque
specification, then tighten it only far enough to
align the slot with the ball joint pin hole. Do not
align the castle nut by loosening it.
Use a new spindle nut during reassembly.
Before installing the spindle nut, apply a small
amount of engine oil to the seating surface of the
nut. After tightening, use a drift to stake the
spindle nut shoulder against the driveshaft.
Before installing the brake disc, clean the mating
surface of the front hub and the inside of the
brake disc.
Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surface of the brake disc and the inside of the
wheel.
Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

Wheel Bearing Replacement


1. Separate the hub (A) from the knuckle (B) using the
hub dis/assembly tool and a hydraulic press. Hold
the knuckle with the attachment (C) of the hydraulic
press or equivalent tool. Be careful not to deform
the splash guard. Hold onto the hub to keep it from
falling when pressed clear.

07GAF-SE00100

Press

2. Press the wheel bearing inner race (A) off of the


hub (B) using the hub dis/assembly tool, a
commercially available bearing separator (C), and a
press.

07GAF-SE00100

Press

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3. Remove the splash guard (A) and the snap ring (B)
from the knuckle (C).

5. Wash the knuckle and hub thoroughly in high flashpoint solvent before reassembly.

6. Press a new wheel bearing (A) into the knuckle (B)


using the old bearing (C), a steel plate (D), the
attachment, the support base and a press.

5 x 0.8 mm

NOTE:
Install the wheel bearing with the wheel sensor
magnetic encoder (E) (brown color), toward the
inside of the knuckle.
Remove any oil, grease, dust, metal debris, and
other foreign material from the encoder surface.
Keep all magnetic tools away from the encoder
surface.
Be careful not to damage the encoder surface
when you insert the wheel bearing.

Press
D

4. Press the wheel bearing (A) out of the knuckle (B)


using the attachment, the driver, and a press.
C

Press
07749-0010000

A
E

07746-0010500
B
07965-SD90100

(contd)

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Front Suspension
Knuckle/Hub/Wheel Bearing
Replacement (contd)

Lower Ball Joint Replacement

7. Install the snap ring (A) securely in the knuckle (B).

B
D
5 x 0.8 mm
6 Nm
(0.6 kgfm,
4 lbfft)

Special Tools Required


Ball joint remover, 32 mm 07MAC-SL0A102
Ball joint thread protector, 14 mm 071AF-S3VA000
1. Remove the front wheel (see page 18-13).
2. Remove the flange bolt and flange nuts from the
lower arm (A).

NOTE: During installation, install a new flange bolt


and new flange nuts. After lightly tightening all
three fasteners, tighten them to the specified
torque in the following order; the nut on the front
(B), the nut on the rear (C) then the bolt (D).

8. Install the splash guard (C), and tighten the screws


(D) to the specified torque value.

D
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm,
43 lbfft)
Replace.

9. Install the hub (A) onto the knuckle (B) using the
attachment, the driver, the support base, and a
hydraulic press. Be careful not to distort the splash
guard (C).

Press
07749-0010000

07746-0010500

C
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm, 43 lbfft)
Replace.

B
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm, 43 lbfft)
Replace.

3. Disconnect the lower ball joint (E) from the lower


arm.

C
A
07965-SD90100

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4. Remove the spindle nut (see step 6 on page 18-13),


and remove the outboard joint (A) from the knuckle
(B) by tapping the driveshaft end (C) with a plastic
hammer while drawing the hub outward.
NOTE:
Do not pull the driveshaft end outward. The inner
driveshaft joint may come apart.
During installation, apply grease to the mating
surface of the wheel bearing and driveshaft
outboard joint (see step 1 on page 16-19).

5. Remove the lock pin (A) from the lower ball joint
pin (B), then remove the castle nut (C).
NOTE: During installation, install a lock pin after
tightening new castle nut.

B
A

C
14 x 2.0 mm
6978 Nm
(7.08.0 kgfm,
5158 lbfft)
Replace.

07MAC-SL0A102
D
071AF-S3VA000
A

6. Install the ball joint thread protector (D).


7. Disconnect the lower ball joint from the knuckle
using the ball joint remover (see page 18-11), then
remove the lower ball joint.
8. Install the lower ball joint in the reverse order of
removal, and note these items:
First install all the components, and lightly
tighten the bolts and nuts, then tighten the lower
ball joint to the lower arm to the specified torque.
Raise the suspension to load it with the vehicles
weight before fully tightening the lower ball joint
to the knuckle to the specified torque values.
Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified
torque values.
Use a new spindle nut during reassembly.
Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surfaces on the brake disc and inside of the
wheel.
Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

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Front Suspension
Ball Joint Boot Replacement

Lower Arm Removal/Installation

Special Tools Required


Attachment, 40 mm 07GAF-SE00200

Special Tools Required


Bushing Driver 07AAF-SVAA100
Receiver Set 07AAF-SVAA200

1. Remove the lower ball joint (see page 18-18).

Removal/Installation
2. Remove the boot clip and the boot.
3. Pack the interior and lip (A) of a new boot with
grease. Keep the grease off of the boot-to-lower
ball housing mating surfaces (B).

1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with


safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).
2. Remove the center cap and front wheel.
3. Remove the flange nut (A) while holding the
respective joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), then
disconnect the stabilizer links from the lower arm
(D).
NOTE: Use a new flange nut during reassembly.

C
B

A
10 x 1.25 mm
34 Nm
(3.5 kgfm,
25 lbfft)
Replace.
B

4. Wipe the grease off the tapered portion of the pin


(C), and pack fresh grease into the base (D). Do not
let dirt or other foreign materials get into the boot.

5. Install the boot on the ball joint, then squeeze it


gently to force out any air.
6. Press the boot with the attachment until the bottom
seats on the lower ball housing (A) all the way
around.

4. Turn the stabilizer bar backward to gain easier


access to the front side of the lower arm mounting
bolt.

Press
07GAF-SE00200

7. After installing a boot, wipe any grease off the


exposed portion of the ball joint pin.
8. Install the lower ball joint (see page 18-18).

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5. Remove the flange bolt and flange nuts from the


lower arm (A).
NOTE: During installation, install a new flange bolt
and new flange nuts. After lightly tightening all
three fasteners, tighten them to the specified
torque in the following order; the nut on the front
(B), the nut on the rear (C), then the bolt (D).

7. Remove the lower arm mounting bolt (A).


NOTE: During installation, install a new mounting
bolt.

A
D
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm,
43 lbfft)
Replace.

C
E

C
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm, 43 lbfft)
Replace.

B
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm, 43 lbfft)
Replace.

6. Disconnect the lower ball joint (E) from the lower


arm.

A
14 x 1.5 mm
83 Nm
(8.5 kgfm, 61 lbfft)
Replace.

B
12 x 1.25 mm
64 Nm (6.5 kgfm, 47 lbfft)
Replace.

8. Remove the lower arm mounting bolt (B), then


remove the lower arm (C) from the front
suspension subframe (D).
NOTE: During installation, install a new mounting
bolt.
9. Install the lower arm in the reverse order of
removal, and note these items:
First install all the components, and lightly
tighten the bolts and nuts, then tighten the lower
ball joint to the lower arm to the specified torque.
Raise the suspension the lower ball joint to the
knuckle and the lower arm to the subframe to
load it with the vehicles weight before fully
tightening to the specified torque.
Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified
torque values.
Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surface of the brake disc and the inside of the
wheel.
Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

(contd)

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Front Suspension
Lower Arm Removal/Installation (contd)
Bushing Replacement

3. Position the tab (A) of the bushing (B) with the


lower arm (C) as shown.

NOTE: Replace the lower arm (A) as an assembly if the


lower arm has the paint mark (B) around the hole near
the front bushing. The paint mark can also be seen
around a hole on the bottom side of the lower arm in
the same area. Paint marks indicate a oversize bushing
has been installed.

Press
07AAF-SVAA100

21 20 3

07AAF-SVAA200
(Attachment B)
07AAF-SVAA200
(Attachment A)

4. Using a hydraulic press, bushing driver, and


receiver set attachments, press in the bushing into
the lower arm.
1. Press out the bushing (A) with the bushing driver,
receiver set (attachment A), and a hydraulic press,
and remove the bushing from the lower arm (B).
NOTE: Be careful not to damage the inside of the
bushing hole when pressing on the bushing.

Press

5. Using a yellow oil-based paint marker, paint a mark


(A) around the hole (B) near the front bushing (C).
Also paint a mark around the hole on the bottom
side of the lower arm in the same area.
NOTE: These marks are used to identify a lower
control arm that has had the bushing replaced. Do
not replace the bushing in a lower arm that has
paint marks; you must replace the lower arm.

07AAF-SVAA100

A
B
07AAF-SVAA200
(Attachment A)
C

2. Clean the mating surface of the new bushing and


the lower arm.

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Stabilizer Link Removal/Installation

Stabilizer Bar Replacement

1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with


safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).

1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with


safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).

2. Remove the center cap and the front wheel.

2. Remove the center cap and the front wheels.

3. Remove the self-locking nut (A) and the flange nut


(B) while holding the respective joint pin (C) with a
hex wrench (D), then remove the stabilizer link (E).

3. Disconnect both stabilizer links from the stabilizer


bar (see page 18-23).

4. Remove the flange bolts (A) and the bushing


holders (B), then remove the bushings (C) and the
stabilizer bar (D) from the front suspension
subframe (E).

A
10 x 1.25 mm
38 Nm
(3.9 kgfm,
28 lbfft)
Replace.

H
FRONT

G
E

B
10 x 1.25 mm
34 Nm
(3.5 kgfm,
25 lbfft)
Replace.

D
C

4. Install the stabilizer link on the stabilizer bar (F) and


lower arm (G) with the joint pins set at the center of
their range of movement.
NOTE: The stabilizer link has a paint mark (H). Align
the paint mark on the stabilizer link facing rearward.
5. Install a new self-locking nut and a new flange nut,
and lightly tighten them.
6. Place the floor jack under the lower arm, and raise
the suspension to load it with the vehicles weight.
7. Tighten the self-locking nut and flange nut to the
specified torque values while holding the
respective joint pin with a hex wrench.
8. Reinstall all removed parts and test-drive the
vehicle.
9. After 5 minutes of driving, torque the self-locking
nut again to the specified torque value.

D
FRONT

B
A
10 x 1.25 mm
39 Nm (4.0 kgfm, 29 lbfft)

5. Install the stabilizer bar in the reverse order of


removal, and note these items:
Note the right and left direction of the stabilizer
bar.
Align the paint marks (F) on the stabilizer bar
with the sides of the bushings.
Note the fore/aft direction of the bushing holders.
Refer to stabilizer link removal/installation to
connect the stabilizer bar to the links (see page
18-23).
Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surface of the brake disc and the inside of the
wheels.
Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

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Front Suspension
Damper/Spring Removal and Installation
Removal

6. Remove the service cap (A) and the lid (B).

1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II), then turn on of the


windshield wipers. Turn the ignition switch off
when the wipers are near the A-pillars.
2. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with
safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).

C
10 x 1.25 mm
Replace.

3. Remove the center cap and the front wheel.


4. Remove the wheel sensor harness clip (A) and the
brake hose bracket (B) from the damper. Do not
disconnect the wheel sensor connector.

8 x 1.25 mm
A

5. Remove the damper pinch bolts (A) and selflocking nuts (B) from the damper.

7. Remove the three flange nuts (C) from the top of


the damper.
NOTE:
Damper springs are different, left and right. Mark
the springs L and R before you continue.
Be careful not to damage the body.
8. Remove the damper assembly (A).

B
Replace.

A
14 x 1.5 mm
Replace.

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Installation

3. Loosely install new damper pinch bolts (A) and new


self-locking nuts (B) to the damper (C).

1. Install the damper assembly (A) onto the frame.

B
Replace.

FRONT

A
14 x 1.5 mm
90 Nm
(9.2 kgfm,
67 lbfft)
Replace.

4. Install the wheel sensor harness clip (A) and the


brake hose bracket (B) to the damper (C).
8 x 1.25 mm
22 Nm
(2.2 kgfm, 16 lbfft)

2. Loosely install new flange nuts (A).


NOTE: Install the service cap (B) and the lid (C) after
tightening the flange nuts to the specified torque
value.

A
10 x 1.25 mm
44 Nm
(4.5 kgfm, 33 lbfft)
Replace.

5. Raise the front suspension with a floor jack to load


the suspension with the vehicles weight.
6. Tighten the damper pinch bolts to the specified
torque value.
7. Tighten the flange nuts on top of the damper to the
specified torque value.
8. Install the service cap and the lid.

9. Clean the mating surface of the brake disc and the


inside of the wheel, then install the center cap and
the front wheel.
10. Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

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Front Suspension
Damper/Spring Disassembly, Inspection, and Reassembly
Exploded View

CAP
SELF-LOCKING NUT
12 x 1.25 mm
44 Nm
(4.5 kgfm, 33 lbfft)
Replace.
DAMPER MOUNTING BASE

BUMP STOP
Check for weakness and damage.

DAMPER MOUNTING BEARING


Check for any play or roughness.

UPPER SPRING MOUNTING CUSHION


Check for deterioration and damage.

DAMPER SPRING
Check for weakened
compression and damage.

DAMPER UNIT
Check for oil leaks, gas leaks,
and smooth operation.

LOWER SPRING SEAT


Check for deterioration and damage.

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Inspection

Special Tools Required


Strut nut adapter 07AAA-SVAA100
NOTE: When compressing the damper spring, use a
commercially available strut spring compressor
(Branick MST-580A or Model 7200, or equivalent)
according to the manufacturers instructions.

Disassembly
1. Remove the cap (A) from the top of the damper.

2. Compress the damper spring, then remove the selflocking nut (A) using the strut nut adapter (B), and
the socket wrench while holding the damper shaft
with a hex wrench (C). Do not compress the spring
more than necessary to remove the nut.

1. Reassemble all the parts, except for the upper


spring mounting cushion, the bump stop, and the
damper spring.
2. Compress the damper assembly by hand, and
check for smooth operation through a full stroke,
both compression and extension. The damper
should extend smoothly and constantly when
compression is released. If it does not, the gas is
leaking and the damper should be replaced.

3. Check for oil leaks, abnormal noises, or binding


during these tests.

B
07AAA-SVAA100
C

A
Replace.

3. Release the pressure from the strut spring


compressor, then disassemble the damper as
shown in the Exploded View.

(contd)

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Front Suspension
Damper/Spring Disassembly, Inspection, and Reassembly (contd)
Reassembly
1. Install the damper spring (A) on the upper spring
mounting cushion (B) by aligning the ledge portion
(C).

5. Align the damper bracket (A) and the damper


mounting base (B) so that the stamp (C) points
toward the front.

Right:

Left:

FRONT

FRONT

44
24
3

44
24
3
C

C
D

6. Align the angle of the strut bolt (D) on the damper


bracket as shown.
2. Compress the damper spring.
7. Install a new self-locking nut (A).
3. Install all the parts except the damper mounting
washer and self-locking nut onto the damper unit
(A) by referring to the Exploded View.

C
07AAA-SVAA100

A
12 x 1.25 mm
44 Nm (4.5 kgfm, 33 lbfft)
Replace.
A

B
C

4. Align the bottom of the spring (B) and the stepped


part of the lower spring seat (C).

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8. Hold the damper shaft using a hex wrench (B), and


tighten new self-locking nut using the strut nut
adapter (C), and the socket wrench to the specified
torque value.
9. Install the cap.

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Rear Suspension
Knuckle/Hub Bearing Unit Replacement
Exploded View

6 x 1.0 mm
9.8 Nm
(1.0 kgfm, 7.2 lbfft)

REAR KNUCKLE UPPER BRACKET

KNUCKLE
Check for deformation and damage.

O-RING
Replace.

10 x 1.25 mm
64 Nm
(6.5 kgfm, 47 lbfft)

BACKING PLATE
Check for corrosion,
deformation, and damage.
Replace if rusted.

BRAKE SHOES ASSEMBLY


HUB BEARING UNIT
(wheel sensor magnetic encoder)
Check for faulty
movement and wear.

BRAKE DRUM
Check for wear and rust.

(contd)

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Rear Suspension
Knuckle/Hub Bearing Unit Replacement (contd)
Hub Bearing Unit Replacement

4. Remove the hub bearing unit (A) and the O-ring (B).

1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with


safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).
2. Remove the center cap (A), wheel nuts (B) and the
rear wheel.

B
108 Nm
(11.0 kgfm,
79.6 lbfft)

10 x 1.25 mm
64 Nm
(6.5 kgfm,
47 lbfft)

5. Check the hub bearing unit for damage and cracks.


6. Install the hub bearing unit in the reverse order of
removal, and note these items:
3. Release the parking brake, and remove the brake
drum (A) from the hub bearing unit.
NOTE:
If necessary, Turn the adjuster bolt (B) with a flattip screwdriver until the shoes become loose.
If the brake drum has clung to the hub bearing
unit, screw two 8 x 1.25 mm bolts (C) into the
brake drum to push it away from the hub bearing
unit. Turn each bolt 90 degrees at a time to
prevent cocking the brake drum.
After installation, press the brake pedal several
times to make sure the brakes work and self
adjust the brake shoes.

C
8 x 1.25 mm

18-30

Use a new O-ring during reassembly.


Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified
torque values.
Before installing the brake drum, clean the
matching surface of the hub bearing unit and
inside of the brake drum.
Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surface of the brake drum and the inside of the
wheel.
Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

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Knuckle Replacement

4. Place a floor jack under the trailing arm to support


it.

1. Remove the hub bearing unit.


2. Disconnect the brake line (A) from the wheel
cylinder (B). Remove the rear brake assembly (C)
from the knuckle.

A
10 x 1.0 mm
15 Nm
(1.5 kgfm, 11 lbfft)
B

NOTE: Do not place the jack against the plate


section of the lower arm. Be careful not to damage
any suspension components.
5. Remove the upper arm mounting bolt (A), and
disconnect the upper arm (B) from the knuckle.
NOTE: Use a new upper arm mounting bolt during
reassembly.
6 x 1.0 mm
9.8 Nm
(1.0 kgfm,
7.2 lbfft)

A
12 x 1.25 mm
108 Nm
(11.0 kgfm,
79.6 lbfft)
Replace.
C

3. Remove the wheel sensor (A), and the brake hose


mounting bracket (B) from the knuckle (C). Do not
disconnect the wheel sensor connector.

6. Remove the rear knuckle upper bracket (C).

NOTE: Apply multipurpose grease to the mating


surfaces on the knuckle and the O-ring (D).

8 x 1.25 mm
22 Nm
(2.2. kgfm,
16 lbfft)

6 x 1.0 mm
9.8 Nm
(1.0 kgfm, 7.2 lbfft)

D
A

(contd)

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Rear Suspension
Knuckle/Hub Bearing Unit Replacement (contd)
7. Mark the cam positions of the adjusting bolt (A) and
the adjusting cam (B), then remove the self-locking
nut (C), the adjusting cam, and the adjusting bolt.
Discard the self-locking nut.
NOTE: Use a new self-locking nut during
reassembly.

D
14 x 1.5 mm
88 Nm
(9.0 kgfm,
65 lbfft)
Replace.
B

A
Replace.

C
12 x 1.25 mm
69 Nm (7.0 kgfm, 51 lbfft)
Replace.

8. Remove the flange bolt (D) and remove the knuckle.


NOTE: Use a new flange bolt during reassembly.

18-32

9. Install the knuckle in the reverse order of removal,


and note these items:
First install all the suspension components, and
lightly tighten the bolts and nuts, then place a
floor jack under the lower arm, and raise the
suspension to load it with the vehicles weight
before fully tightening the bolts and nuts to the
specified torque values.
Align the cam positions of the adjusting bolt and
the adjusting cam with the marked positions
when tightening.
Before installing the brake drum, clean the
mating surface of the hub bearing unit and the
inside of the brake drum.
Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surface of the brake drum and the inside of the
wheel.
Fill the master cylinder reservoir to the MAX
(upper) level line, and bleed the normal brake
system (except the servo unit and power unit)
(see page 19-84). Check for a leak at the brake
line to the wheel cylinder, and retighten it if
necessary.
Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

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Upper Arm Removal/Installation


1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with
safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).
2. Remove the center cap and the rear wheel.
3. Position a floor jack at the connecting point of the
trailing arm (A) and the knuckle (B).

6. Install the upper arm in the reverse order of


removal, and note these items:
Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified
torque values.
First install all the components, and lightly
tighten the bolts, then raise the suspension to
load it with the vehicles weight before fully
tightening to the specified torque values.
Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surface of the brake drum and the inside of the
wheel.
Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

A
B

4. Remove the flange bolts (A) from the vehicle.


NOTE: Use new flange bolts during reassembly.

B
12 x 1.25 mm
108 Nm
(11.0 kgfm,
79.6 lbfft)
Replace.

A
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm, 43 lbfft)
Replace.
C

5. Remove the flange bolt (B) from the knuckle, and


remove the upper arm (C).
NOTE: Use a new flange bolt during reassembly.

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Rear Suspension
Trailing Arm Removal/Installation
1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with
safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).

9. Remove the trailing arm rear mounting bolt (A).


NOTE: Use a new mounting bolt during reassembly.

2. Remove the center cap and the rear wheel.


3. Remove the rear floor under cover (see page
20-146).

A
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm (6.0 kgfm, 43 lbfft)
Replace.

4. Remove the parking brake cable (A) from the


trailing arm (B).

A
B
8 x 1.25 mm
22 Nm
(2.2 kgfm, 16 lbfft)

10. Lower the jack and remove the trailing arm.

5. Position a floor jack at the connecting point of the


trailing arm.

6. Remove the knuckle (see page 18-31).


7. Remove the stabilizer link from the trailing arm
(see page 18-35).
8. Remove the spring (see page 18-41).

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Stabilizer Link Removal/Installation


11. Install the trailing arm in the reverse order of
removal, and note these items:
Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified
torque values.
First install all the components and lightly tighten
the bolts, then raise the suspension to load it with
the vehicles weight before fully tightening to the
specified torque values.
Check the brake hose for interference and
twisting.
Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surface of the brake drum and the inside of the
wheel.
Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with


safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).
2. Remove the center cap and the rear wheel.
3. Remove the self-locking nut (A) and the flange nut
(B) while holding the respective joint pin (C) with a
hex wrench (D), then remove the stabilizer link (E).

A
10 x 1.25 mm
38 Nm
(3.9 kgfm, 28 lbfft)
Replace.

G
B
10 x 1.25 mm
39 Nm
(4.0 kgfm, 29 lbfft)
Replace.

4. Install the stabilizer link on the stabilizer bar (F) and


trailing arm (G) with the joint pins set at the center
of their range of movement.
NOTE: The stabilizer link has a paint mark (H). Align
the paint mark on the stabilizer link facing rearward.
5. Install a new self-locking nut and a new flange nut,
and lightly tighten them.
6. Place a floor jack under the trailing arm, and raise
the suspension to load it with the vehicles weight.
7. Tighten the self-locking nut and flange nut to the
specified torque values while holding the
respective joint pin with a hex wrench.
8. Reinstall all removed parts and test-drive the
vehicle.
9. After 5 minutes of driving, torque the self-locking
nut again to the specified torque value.

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Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Replacement
1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with
safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).
2. Remove the center cap and the rear wheels.
3. Disconnect both stabilizer links from the stabilizer
bar (see page 18-35).
4. Remove the flange bolts (A) and the bushing
holders (B), then remove the bushings (C) and the
stabilizer bar (D).

6. Install the stabilizer bar in the reverse order of


removal, and note these items:
Note the right and left direction of the stabilizer
bar.
Align the paint marks (A) on the stabilizer bar
with the sides of the bushings.
Refer to stabilizer link removal/installation to
connect the stabilizer bar to the links (see page
18-35).
Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surface of the brake drum and inside of the wheel.
Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

A
8 x 1.25 mm
8 x 1.25 mm
22 Nm
(2.2 kgfm,
16 lbfft)

D
B
A

5. Remove the flange bolts (A) and the stabilizer bar


bracket (B) if necessary.

A
10 x 1.25 mm
39 Nm
(4.0 kgfm,
29 lbfft)

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Damper Replacement
Exploded View

SELF LOCKING NUT


10 x 1.25 mm
29 Nm
(3.0 kgfm, 22 lbfft)
Replace.
DAMPER MOUNTING WASHER
Check for bending and damage.

DAMPER MOUNTING BUSHING


Check for weakness.

DUST COVER
Check for bending and damage.

DAMPER UNIT
Check for oil leaks,
gas leaks, and smooth
operation.

(contd)

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Rear Suspension
Damper Replacement (contd)
Removal

7. Compress the damper unit (A) by hand, and


remove it from the vehicle.

1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with


safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).
2. Remove the center cap and the rear wheel.
3. Position a floor jack at the connecting point of the
trailing arm (A) and the knuckle (B). Raise the floor
jack until the suspension begins to compress.

C
12 x 1.25 mm
Replace.

4. Remove the flange bolt (C) from the bottom of the


damper.
5. Remove the trunk side trim panel (see page 20-68).
6. Remove the self-locking nut (A) while holding the
damper shaft (B) with a hex wrench (C).

A
10 x 1.25 mm
Replace.
C
B

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Inspection
1. Push on the damper as shown.

Installation
1. Install the damper mounting bushing (A) onto the
damper unit. Position the damper assembly (B)
between the body and trailing arm. Be careful not
to damage the body.

2. Compress the damper assembly by hand, and


check for smooth operation through a full stroke,
both compression and extension. The damper
should extend smoothly and constantly when
compression is released. If it does not, the gas is
leaking and the damper should be replaced.
3. Check for oil leaks, abnormal noises, and binding
during these tests.

2. Position a jack under the trailing arm to support the


suspension, then install a new damper mounting
bolt (A).

A
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm,
43 lbfft)
Replace.

3. Loosely tighten the damper mounting bolt.


4. Raise the rear suspension with the jack until the
vehicle just lifts off the safety stands, then tighten
the damper mounting bolt to the specified torque
value.

(contd)

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Rear Suspension
Damper Replacement (contd)
5. Install the damper mounting bushing (A), the
damper mounting washer (B), and a new selflocking nut (C) on the damper shaft.

C
10 x 1.25 mm
29 Nm
(3.0 kgfm,
22 lbfft)
Replace.

6. Tighten the self-locking nut to the specified torque


value while holding the damper shaft (A) with a hex
wrench (B).

Spring Replacement
Exploded View

SPRING MOUNTING RUBBER


Check for weakness
and damage.

SPRING
Check for weakened
compression
and damage.

LOWER SPRING SEAT


Check for deterioration
and damage.

7. Install the trunk side trim panel (see page 20-68).


8. Install the rear wheel and the center cap.
NOTE: Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surface of the brake drum and the inside of the
wheel.
9. Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if
necessary (see page 18-5).

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Removal

8. Remove the flange bolt (A) that connects the


knuckle (B) and the upper arm (C).

1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with


safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-8).

2. Remove the center cap and the rear wheel.


3. Remove the wheel sensor (A) from the knuckle (B).
Do not disconnect the wheel sensor connector .

8 x 1.25 mm

A
12 x 1.25 mm
Replace.

6 x 1.0 mm

9. Remove the trailing arm front mounting bolts (A).

4. Remove the brake hose mounting bracket (C).


5. Position a floor jack at the connecting point of the
trailing arm and the knuckle.
6. Remove the flange bolt (A) that connects the
trailing arm (B) and the damper (C).

A
12 x 1.25 mm
Replace.

A
12 x 1.25 mm
Replace.

7. Remove the stabilizer link from the trailing arm


(see page 18-35).

(contd)

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Rear Suspension
Spring Replacement (contd)
Installation

10. Lower the floor jack gradually.


11. Remove the spring mounting rubber (A), the spring
(B) and the lower spring seat (C).

1. Install the spring mounting rubber (A), the spring


(B) and the lower spring seat (C).

2. Align the bottom of the spring (A) and the lower


spring seat (B) with the trailing arm (C) as shown.

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3. Loosely install the new trailing arm front mounting


bolts (A).

5. Slowly raise the jack until you can align the bolt
hole with the holes in the trailing arm (A) and the
damper (B) and install a new flange bolt (C).

C
12 x 1.25 mm
59 Nm
(6.0 kgfm,
43 lbfft)
Replace.
A

A
12 x 1.25 mm
108 Nm (11.0 kgfm, 79.6 lbfft)
Replace.

4. Loosely install a new flange bolt (A) on the knuckle


(B) and the upper arm (C).

7. Raise the rear suspension with a floor jack to load


the vehicle weight.
8. Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified
torque values. For stabilizer link torque
specifications (see page 18-35).

6. Install the stabilizer link on the trailing arm with a


new self-locking nut, and lightly tighten both nuts
(see page 18-35).

A
12 x 1.25 mm
108 Nm
(11.0 kgfm,
79.6 lbfft)
Replace.

9. Install the wheel sensor (A) and the brake hose


mounting bracket (B) to the knuckle (C).
NOTE: Apply multipurpose grease to the mating
surfaces on the knuckle and the O-ring (D).
8 x 1.25 mm
22 Nm
(2.2 kgfm, 16 lbfft)

6 x 1.0 mm
9.8 Nm
(1.0 kgfm, 7.2 lbfft)

A
B

10. Install the rear wheel.


NOTE: Before installing the wheel, clean the mating
surfaces of the brake drum and inside of the wheel.
11. Check the wheel alignment, adjust it if necessary
(see page 18-5).

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