Toyota Avalon Service & Repair Manual: Installation

INSTALLATION

PROCEDURE

1. INSTALL TIE ROD ASSEMBLY LH

(a) Install the lock nut and tie rod assembly LH to the rack and pinion power steering gear assembly until the matchmarks are aligned.

HINT:

After adjusting the toe-in, tighten the lock nut.

*a

Matchmark

2. INSTALL TIE ROD ASSEMBLY RH

HINT:

Perform the same procedure as for the LH side.

3. INSTALL RACK AND PINION POWER STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY

(a) Install the rack and pinion power steering gear assembly to the front frame assembly with the 4 bolts and 4 new nuts.

Torque:

88 N·m {897 kgf·cm, 65 ft·lbf}

NOTICE:

Because the nut has its own stopper, do not turn the nut. Tighten the bolt with the nut secured.

4. INSTALL FRONT STABILIZER BAR WITH BRACKET

(a) Install the front stabilizer bar with 2 front stabilizer links, front No. 1 stabilizer bracket LH, front No. 1 stabilizer bracket RH and 2 front No. 1 stabilizer bar bushings to the front frame assembly.

(b) Install the front No. 1 stabilizer bracket LH to the front frame assembly with the 2 bolts.

Torque:

44 N·m {449 kgf·cm, 32 ft·lbf}

NOTICE:

  • Make sure to install the front No. 1 stabilizer bracket LH with its arrow facing the front of the vehicle.
  • Temporarily tighten the bolt (B) and then fully tighten the 2 bolts in the order of (A) and (B).

*a

Arrow

Front of the Vehicle

(c) Install the front No. 1 stabilizer bracket RH to the front frame assembly with the 2 bolts.

HINT:

Perform the same procedure as for the LH side.

5. INSTALL FRONT FRAME ASSEMBLY

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6. CONNECT WIRE HARNESS

(a) Install the wire harness to the rack and pinion power steering gear assembly with the 2 bolts.

Torque:

10 N·m {102 kgf·cm, 7 ft·lbf}

(b) Connect the wire harness connector to the rack and pinion power steering gear assembly.

HINT:

Make sure that the connector is fully inserted before rotating the lock lever to engage the lock.

7. INSTALL STEERING GEAR HEAT INSULATOR

(a) Install the steering gear heat insulator to the rack and pinion power steering gear assembly with the 2 bolts in the order shown in the illustration.

Torque:

8.0 N·m {82 kgf·cm, 71 in·lbf}

8. INSTALL ENGINE ASSEMBLY WITH TRANSAXLE

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9. CONNECT TIE ROD ASSEMBLY LH

(a) Connect the tie rod assembly LH to the steering knuckle LH with the nut.

Torque:

49 N·m {500 kgf·cm, 36 ft·lbf}

NOTICE:

  • Do not damage the ball joint dust cover.
  • Further tighten the nut up to 60° if the holes for the cotter pin are not aligned.

(b) Install a new cotter pin.

10. CONNECT TIE ROD ASSEMBLY RH

HINT:

Perform the same procedure as for the LH side.

11. CONNECT STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT ASSEMBLY

(a) Align the matchmarks on the steering intermediate shaft assembly and rack and pinion power steering gear assembly.

*a

Matchmark

(b) Connect the steering intermediate shaft assembly to the rack and pinion power steering gear assembly.

(c) Install a bolt.

Torque:

35 N·m {357 kgf·cm, 26 ft·lbf}

12. INSTALL NO. 2 ENGINE UNDER COVER ASSEMBLY

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13. INSTALL NO. 1 ENGINE UNDER COVER

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14. INSTALL FRONT WHEEL OPENING EXTENSION PAD LH

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15. INSTALL FRONT WHEEL OPENING EXTENSION PAD RH

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16. INSTALL FRONT WHEELS

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17. TORQUE SENSOR ZERO POINT CALIBRATION

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