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Old 03-25-2011, 11:53 AM   #37
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so i gotta remove the wiper arms when i remove the cowl??
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:27 PM   #38
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Yes but it's optional. See Page 5 for instructions: attachment

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:18 PM   #39
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Yes but it's optional. See Page 5 for instructions: attachment

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I have a stupid question to everybody who knows the answer pls

Background: I plan swaping the stock shocks with blue Tokicos and retain the original springs

Step 14 and Step 19 of the manual above (see the link in the message by ToyToronto) show NUTS being placed in something that looks like a garbage bin. Does this mean I need to buy new nuts (the original ones must not be reused) . Later in the manual nut number apprears as 90179-12145.

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Old 06-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #40
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I have a stupid question to everybody who knows the answer pls

Background: I plan swaping the stock shocks with blue Tokicos and retain the original springs

Step 14 and Step 19 of the manual above (see the link in the message by ToyToronto) show NUTS being placed in something that looks like a garbage bin. Does this mean I need to buy new nuts (the original ones must not be reused) . Later in the manual nut number apprears as 90179-12145.

Thanks

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #41
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Step 14 and Step 19 of the manual above (see the link in the message by ToyToronto) show NUTS being placed in something that looks like a garbage bin. Does this mean I need to buy new nuts (the original ones must not be reused) . Later in the manual nut number apprears as 90179-12145.

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I do not know of a single person, myself included, who has tossed out and replaced those nuts with new ones.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:02 PM   #42
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I do not know of a single person, myself included, who has tossed out and replaced those nuts with new ones.
Thanks for your opinion
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:21 PM   #43
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Maybe I will do this after all. I was flirting with not lowering the car, but putting better struts on the front...now, it may make sense to lower it since you have to remove the spring anyways. I am only concerned about rub.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:29 PM   #44
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Interesting that they do not show preloading the front before fully tightening the struts as is recommended in most instructions that come with struts. Likely, if you are getting an alignment shortly after install, it doesn't matter...I guess.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:39 PM   #45
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^ It's not necessary on the Yaris, if you look at how the top mounts work.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:14 PM   #46
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Very good but one thing left out. They need to point out that the upper mounting nut is double. Removing the top nut is the removaql one to get the shock out. The shock assembly has a nut of its own. And it isn't necessary to remove the cover plastic or wipers.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:38 PM   #47
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What is the last step (45) in that PDF?
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:39 PM   #48
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You mean: Wheel alignment and Head light adjusting?
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:42 PM   #49
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Not sure what I'm doing wrong but I'm struggling to remove the top nut with my offset wrench and hex key in place
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:17 AM   #50
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Not sure what I'm doing wrong but I'm struggling to remove the top nut with my offset wrench and hex key in place
If I recall, that was one of the tougher nuts to remove. Have you tried using a cheater bar?
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:31 PM   #51
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The torque on that nut is only 55Nm. I couldn't get it with a regular box wrench, but an offset made it easy. Rotate it so the hex key is pressed up against something, then you can get the nut loose.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:24 PM   #52
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Good link, but removing wipers and associated cowl covers is not necessary.
Agree! Just cut off 1,5 cm of the head of the 6mm allen key and it will attach easily.

Be careful with the front anti roll bar link. If the locknut is rusty it will probably strip the inside where the allen key fits. Also clean the bolts threads so it doesnt make it seize when you are using the wrench.
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:56 AM   #53
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Good PDF for reference.
I also like the video by KYB. Very understandable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FEIDAFDnTA&t=436s

I will most probably change the shocks in a few weeks. The springs are not cracked. Can they be "tired" so that it would make sense to change them too despite the fact that they seem intact?

My Yaris 2007 is still on the original shocks and springs and they are nearly gone according to the suspension diagnostic test.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:00 AM   #54
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To compress the springs you can easily get a compressor worth 10 bucks. It will do the job nicely, not as fast as a professional electric compressor but it is safe comparing to any other home-invented mean of compressing the coils. Compressed coil is a grenade ready to explode.
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