Lateral Rod Removal and Installation
1) Hoist vehicle.
2) Remove lateral rod mounting bolt (2) and nut (3).
3) Remove lateral rod (1).
Either bolt & nut (1) or (2) is used for lateral rod body side.
Lateral rod nut (for 10.9 strength bolt) is pre-coated with friction stabilizer and provided with marks indicating the strength class.
Never reuse this nut to prevent it from loosening. Be sure to replace nut with a new one once it was loosen.
1) Install lateral rod to vehicle body and rear axle housing.
Tighten bolt and nut temporarily by hand.
2) Lower hoist and with vehicle in non-loaded condition, tighten lateral rod bolt and nut to specified torque.
Tightening torque
Lateral rod bolt and nut (for 7T strength bolt and nut) ( a ): 90 N·m ( 9.0 kg-m, 65.0 lb-ft)
Lateral rod bolt and nut (for 10.9 strength bolt and nut) ( b ): 55 N·m ( 5.5 kg-m, 40.0 lb-ft)
1. 7T strength bolt and nut without friction stabilizer
2. 10.9 strength bolt and nut with friction stabilizer
3. Strength mark