Toyota Tundra Service Manual: Rear Shock Absorber

Components

COMPONENTS

ILLUSTRATION

ILLUSTRATION

Disposal

DISPOSAL

PROCEDURE

1. DISPOSE OF SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY REAR

(a) Fully extend the rear shock absorber rod.

(b) Using a drill, make a hole in the cylinder between A and B shown in the illustration to discharge the gas inside.

CAUTION:

Be careful when drilling because shards of metal may fly about. Always use the proper safety equipment.

NOTICE:

The gas is colorless, odorless and nonpoisonous.

Inspection

INSPECTION

PROCEDURE

1. INSPECT REAR SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY LH

(a) 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.

NOTICE:

  • When disposing of the shock absorber, see DISPOSAL (see page ).
  • Do not hold the rear shock absorber by the dust cover, as the dust cover will come off.

Installation

INSTALLATION

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • Use the same procedures for the RH side and LH side.
  • The procedures listed below are for the LH side.
  • A bolt without a torque specification is shown in the standard bolt chart (see page ).

PROCEDURE

1. TEMPORARILY INSTALL REAR SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY LH

(a) Install the 2 retainers and No. 3 cushion to the shock absorber.

(b) Temporarily install the shock absorber, cushion and retainer with the nut.

NOTICE:

Temporarily install the nut shown in the illustration.

(c) Temporarily install the lower side of the shock absorber with the bolt and nut.

NOTICE:

Temporarily install the nut shown in the illustration.

2. STABILIZE SUSPENSION

(a) Lower the vehicle.

(b) Press down on the vehicle several times to stabilize the suspension.

3. TIGHTEN REAR SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY LH

(a) Tighten the bolt and 2 nuts.

Torque:

Upper side :

28 N·m {286 kgf·cm, 21 ft·lbf}

Lower side :

90 N·m {918 kgf·cm, 66 ft·lbf}

4. INSTALL REAR WHEEL

Torque:

for Aluminum Wheel :

131 N·m {1336 kgf·cm, 97 ft·lbf}

for Steel Wheel :

209 N·m {2131 kgf·cm, 154 ft·lbf}

5. REMOVE SAFETY STANDS

Removal

REMOVAL

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • Use the same procedures for the RH side and LH side.
  • The procedures listed below are for the LH side.

PROCEDURE

1. SUPPORT BODY WITH SAFETY STANDS

(a) Jack up and support the body on safety stands.

(b) Lower the axle housing until the leaf spring tension is free, and keep it at this position.

2. REMOVE REAR WHEEL

3. REMOVE REAR SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY LH

(a) Support the rear axle housing with a jack using a wooden block to avoid damage.

(b) Remove the bolt and nut on the lower side of the shock absorber.

(c) While holding the piston rod, remove the nut, retainer, No. 1 cushion and shock absorber.

(d) Remove the 2 retainers and No. 3 cushion from the shock absorber.

    Removal

    Suspension System

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