1. REMOVE REAR WHEELS
Torque: 131 NÂ·m (1,340 kgfÂ·cm, 97 ftÂ·lbf)
2. SUPPORT REAR AXLE HOUSING WITH JACK
3. REMOVE SHOCK ABSORBER
(a) Remove the bolt and disconnect the shock absorber from the axle housing.
Torque: 98 NÂ·m (1,000 kgfÂ·cm, 72 ftÂ·lbf)
(b) Employ the same manner described above to the other side.
(c) While holding the piston rod, remove the nut, 2 retainers, cushion and shock absorber.
Torque: 69 NÂ·m (704 kgfÂ·cm, 51 ftÂ·lbf)
(d) Remove the 2 retainers and cushion from the shock absorber.
4. DISCONNECT LH AND RH STABILIZER BAR BRACKETS
Remove the 4 bolts and disconnect the LH and RH stabilizer bar brackets.
Torque: 18 NÂ·m (185 kgfÂ·cm, 13 ftÂ·lbf)
5. DISCONNECT LATERAL CONTROL ROD
Remove the nut, washer, bolt and disconnect the lateral control rod.
Torque: 150 NÂ·m (1,530 kgfÂ·cm, 111 ftÂ·lbf)
HINT: At the time of installation, after stabilizing the suspension, torque the nut and bolt.
6. DISCONNECT BREATHER HOSE
7. REMOVE COIL SPRING
(a) Begin to lower the axle housing.
NOTICE: Be careful not to snap the brake line and parking brake cable.
(b) While lowering the axle housing, remove the coil spring and insulator.
HINT: At the time of installation, please refer to the following items.
(c) Remove the bolt and follow spring from the frame.
Torque: 28 NÂ·m (290 kgfÂ·cm, 21 ftÂ·lbf)