Removing passager side lower control arm

  • 1995 LEXUS GS 300
  • 30,000 MILES
Removing passager side lower control arm
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 AT 10:06 AM

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Loosen lower suspension arm No. 1 and No. 2 set bolt.
Raise and support vehicle, then remove front wheel and engine undercover.
Remove and support brake caliper. Disconnect ABS speed sensor and wire harness.
Remove stabilizer bar and link.
Disconnect tie rod end from steering knuckle using service tool No. 09610-20012.
Remove front shock absorber as outlined.
Disconnect lower suspension arm from steering knuckle.
Remove steering gear assembly as outlined.
Remove front suspension crossmember as follows:

Place matchmarks on adjusting cams and suspension crossmember, then loosen nuts.
Remove four wire harness clamps and bolt.
Remove both lower braces.
Using suitable engine supporting fixture, suspend engine, then remove grommets, nuts and disconnect engine mounting from suspension crossmember.
Remove four suspension crossmember bolts, then suspension crossmember.

Remove lower suspension arm.
Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:

Prior to completely tightening adjusting cams and nuts, stabilize suspension by installing wheels and bouncing vehicle up and down several times. Then align scribe marks and tighten adjusting cam nuts to specifications.
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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 AT 11:44 AM

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