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Front Damper/Spring Removal/Installation

  1. Remove the front wheel.
  1. Remove the wheel speed sensor (A) from the knuckle. Do not disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector.

  1. Remove the wheel speed sensor clip (A), the wheel speed sensor stay (B), and the brake hose bracket (C) form the damper. Do not disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector.
  1. Remove the damper pinch bolts (D) and the self-locking nuts (E) from the damper.
    NOTE:
    • Do not allow the knuckle to rotate too far outward. This may allow the driveshaft inboard joint come apart.
    • During installation, install new damper pinch bolts and new self-locking nuts, then tighten the damper pinch bolts to the specified torque value.

  1. Remove the lid (A).

  1. Remove the damper cap (A) from the top of the damper.
  1. Hold the damper shaft (B) using a hex wrench (C), and loosen the damper mounting nut (D).

  1. Remove the damper mounting nut (A) and the wave washer (B), then remove the damper mounting base (C) from the top of the damper.

  1. Remove the damper/spring (A) and the damper mounting rubber (B).
    NOTE: Be careful not to damage the body.
  1. Install all of the removed parts in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • First install all the components, and lightly tighten the bolts and the nuts, then raise the suspension to load it with the vehicle's weight before fully tightening to the specified torque values. Do not place the jack against the ball joint of the lower arm.
    • Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surfaces of the brake disc and the inside of the wheel.