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stuck on install.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cbcs1987, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 [OP] Redneck from the hills

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    Hey Im in the process of removing my front spring assembly. I followed the how to in the suspension section but I think something was left out of it. I'm at the point where im trying to remove the assemble but I cant because there is something in the way (no i dont know what its called lol. But heres a picture of it.

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    You can see on the second picture where its hittin the bottom of the spring. Thats whats not allowin me to remove the assembly. any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    cbcs1987 [OP] Redneck from the hills

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    Heres a picture of what everything looks like as of now...
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    thats the sway bar, i believe thats just 2 or maybe 4 bolts. goes to the other side also. just unbolt that and ur good.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:33 AM
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    ok so i need to unbolt it on both sides before itll move on either side?
     
  5. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:36 AM
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    exactly, unbolt that from the spindle on the otherside, just like u have in the pic, then unbolt the 2 or 4 bolts that run under the truck
     
  6. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    There's a couple of points under the truck that the bar is mounted to the frame. Just undo the end links, and the 2 brackets holding the sway bar and it drops out. Should have plenty of clearance at that point.

    Aint' moddin fun?:D
     
  7. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    Yeah except for the back nut on top of the assembly. Whos genius idea was that? I got one side off but on the other side the nut is turned just right to where i cant get the wrench on
     
  8. Jun 3, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    if i remember correctly, it was easier to remove the sway bar with the skid plate off
     
  9. Jun 3, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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    If all your doing is switching out your front suspension then dont remove it. I didnt
     
  10. Jun 3, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    If you remove the end links on both sides it should be able to move freely up and down and you can put it wherever you need it
     
  11. Jun 3, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    UPDATE

    Ok I have the coils assembled and ready to put back on. Now whats the easiest way to get the bottom of the shock back in place. The top is no problem but the bottom is a long ways off
     
  12. Jun 3, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    Picture of how much more its gotta go
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  13. Jun 3, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Get the jackstand out of there and let that lower arm droop.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    What he said
     
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  16. Jun 3, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    you got your jack stand on the lower aframe , jack up under the frame
     
  17. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    Got the shock on guys thanks for the help. Now I just gotta put the bolt for the ball joint in and all that n I'll be off to the alignment shop.
     
  19. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    Sweet, and congrats on the install!

    For anybody else reading this thread and looking for help, follow his lead. Detailed pictures accompanying questions will always make it easier to point you in the right direction. :)
     
  20. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    cbcs1987 [OP] Redneck from the hills

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    Thanks mjp. This site is definately the best and most helpful compared to any other forum I've been on. I've tackled numerous suspension jobs for cars, but this one had me stumped a couple times.

    And I knew I would have to post pics. I've been on the other end of the table when someone needs help and doesn't have pics. Makes the job tougher for all parties.

    Thanks yall. I'll post pics in a little while
     
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