2C-7 Rear Suspension:
Never reuse rear axle bolts and rear hub
1) Install brake pipes to rear axle, if removed.
2) Using floor jacks, install rear axle and new rear axle
bolts (1) and tighten bolts temporarily.
3) Install coil spring referring to "Rear Coil Spring
Removal and Installation".
4) Install rear wheel hub and wheel speed sensor
referring to "Installation" under "Rear Wheel Hub
Assembly Removal and Installation".
5) Connect brake flexible hoses (1) to bracket on rear
axle with E-ring (2) and tighten brake pipe flare nuts
(3) to specified torque.
Brake pipe flare nut (a): 16 N·m (1.6 kgf-m, 11.5
6) Connect rear height sensor link (if equipped) to rear
axle referring to "Height Sensor Removal and
Installation (If Equipped) in Section 9B".
7) Install exhaust center pipe and muffler.
8) After installing removed parts, bleed air from brake
system referring to "Air Bleeding of Brake System in
Section 4A". And then adjust parking brake cable
referring to "Parking Brake Inspection and
Adjustment in Section 4D".
9) Install wheel and tighten wheel nuts to specified
Wheel nut: 85 N·m (8.5 kgf-m, 61.5 lb-ft)
10) Lower hoist and bounce vehicle up and down
several times to stabilize suspension.
11) Tightening shock absorber lower nuts and rear axle
bolts to specified torque.
When tightening these nuts and bolts, be
sure that vehicle is not on hoist and in
Rear shock absorber lower nut: 90 N·m (9.0 kgf-
m, 65.0 lb-ft)
Rear axle bolt: 73 N·m (7.3 kgf-m, 53.0 lb-ft)
12) Perform brake test (foot brake and parking brake).
13) Check each installed parts for brake fluid leakage.
Rear Axle and Coil Spring Inspection
• Inspect for cracks, deformation or damage.
• Inspect bush for damage, wear or breakage.
Replace any defective part.
Rear Axle Bush Inspection
Inspect for cracks, deformation or damage. If necessary,
replace rear axle assembly.