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Fig. 43: Identifying Headlight Leveling Sensor Linkage And Self-Locking Nut With Torque
Specifications

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8. Clean the mating surface of the brake disc/drum and the inside of the wheel, then install the rear wheel.

9. Check the rear wheel alignment, and adjust it if necessary (see WHEEL ALIGNMENT ).

10. Do the adaptive front lighting control unit learning procedure (see ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING

CONTROL UNIT LEARNING PROCEDURE ).

SPRING REPLACEMENT

EXPLODED VIEW

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Fig. 44: Exploded View Of Spring
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Special Tools Required

Ball joint remover, 32 mm 07MAC-SL0A102

REMOVAL

1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations (see LIFT AND

SUPPORT POINTS ).

2. Remove the rear wheel.

3. Remove the self-locking nut (A) and the washer (C) while holding the joint pin (D) with hex wrench (E),

and disconnect the stabilizer link (F) from lower arm B.

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Fig. 45: Identifying Self-Locking Nut, Washer, Joint Pin With Torque Specifications
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4. Place a floor jack at the connecting point of lower arm B and the stabilizer link.

5. Remove the cotter pin (A) from the lower arm B ball joint, and loosen the castle nut (C).

Fig. 46: Identifying Cotter Pin, Lower Arm And Castle Nut
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6. Disconnect the lower arm ball joint from the knuckle using the ball joint remover (see BALL JOINT

REMOVAL ).

7. Lower the floor jack gradually.

8. Remove the spring (A), spring mounting cushion (B), and lower spring seat (C).

NOTE:

During installation, insert the new cotter pin into the ball joint pin hole
from the rear to the front of vehicle, and bend its end as shown.

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Fig. 47: Identifying Spring, Spring Mounting Cushion And Lower Spring Seat
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INSTALLATION

1. Install the spring mounting cushion (A) and spring (B).

Fig. 48: Identifying Spring Mounting Cushion And Spring
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2. Align the bottom of the spring (A), the stepped part of the lower spring seat (C) and lower arm B.

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