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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Front shock absorber with coil spring

Toyota RAV4 Service Manual / Suspension / Front shock absorber with coil spring

Components

Toyota RAV4. Front shock absorber with coil spring


Removal

Hint:

  1. Remove front wheel

  2. Disconnect front speed sensor lh

  3. Disconnect front stabilizer link assembly lh

  4. Remove front shock absorber with coil spring lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove front shock absorber with coil spring lh


  1. Remove the 2 bolts and 2 nuts, and disconnect the shock absorber from the steering knuckle.

Hint:

While fixing the nuts in place, loosen and remove the bolts.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front shock absorber with coil spring lh


  1. Remove the 3 nuts and shock absorber with coil spring.

Disassembly

Hint:

  1. Remove front suspension support plate lh

  1. Remove the plate from the shock absorber.
  1. Remove front suspension support dust cover lh

  1. Using a screwdriver, remove the dust cover from the suspension support.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove front support to front shock absorber nut

Toyota RAV4. Remove front support to front shock absorber nut


  1. Install 2 nuts and 2 bolts to the bracket at the lower portion of the shock absorber and secure it with a vise.
  2. Using sst, compress the coil spring.

Sst 09727-30021 (09727-00010, 09727-00021, 09727-00031)

Hint:

To prevent the coil spring from being damaged, wind vinyl tape on the coil spring.

Notice:

  1. Using sst to hold the spring upper seat, remove the nut.

Sst 09729-22031

Toyota RAV4. Remove front support to front shock absorber nut


  1. Remove front suspension support subassembly lh

  1. Remove the suspension support from the shock absorber.
  1. Remove front suspension support lh dust seal

  1. Remove the dust seal from the shock absorber.
  1. Remove front coil spring seat upper lh

  1. Remove the seat upper from the shock absorber.
  1. Remove front coil spring insulator upper lh

  1. Remove the insulator upper from the shock absorber.
  1. Remove front spring bumper lh

  1. Disengage the spring bumper from the spring seat.
  1. Remove front coil spring lh

  1. Remove the coil spring from the shock absorber.
  2. Remove sst from the coil spring.
  1. Remove front coil spring insulator lower Lh

  1. Remove the insulator lower from the shock absorber.

Inspection

  1. Inspect front shock absorber assembly lh

  1. Compress and extend the shock absorber rod 4 times or more. Check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during the operation.

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

Toyota RAV4. Inspect front shock absorber assembly lh


Notice:

When disposing of the shock absorber, see disposal (see page sp-13).

Reassembly

Hint:

  1. Install front coil spring insulator lower lh

  1. Install the insulator lower to the shock absorber.
  1. Install front spring bumper lh

  1. Engage the spring bumper to the spring seat.

Toyota RAV4. Install front spring bumper lh


  1. Install front coil spring lh

Toyota RAV4. Install front coil spring lh


  1. Using sst, compress the coil spring.

Sst 09727-30021 (09727-00010, 09727-00021, 09727-00031)

Hint:

To prevent the coil spring from being damaged, wind vinyl tape around the coil spring.

Notice:

Do not use an impact wrench which will damage sst.

  1. Install the coil spring to the shock absorber.

Hint:

Fit the lower end of the coil spring to the gap of the lower spring seat.

  1. Install front coil spring insulator upper lh

  1. Install the insulator upper to the shock absorber.
  1. Install front coil spring seat upper lh

  1. Install the seat upper to the shock absorber.
  1. Install front suspension support lh dust seal

  1. Install the dust seal to the shock absorber.
  1. Install front suspension support subassembly lh

  1. Install the suspension support to the shock absorber.
  1. Install front support to front shock absorber nut

  1. Using sst to hold the spring upper seat, install a new nut.

Sst 09729-22031

Torque: 47 n*m (475 kgf*cm, 34 ft.*Lbf)

Toyota RAV4. Install front support to front shock absorber nut


  1. Remove sst.

Sst 09727-30021 (09727-00010, 09727-00021, 09727-00031)

  1. Pack the suspension support with mp grease.

Toyota RAV4. Install front support to front shock absorber nut


  1. Install front suspension support dust cover lh

  1. Install the dust cover to the shock absorber.
  1. Install front suspension support plate lh

  1. Install the support plate to the shock absorber with coil spring.
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