Toyota 4 Runner/Hilux/Surf

1987-1998 of release

Repair and operation of the car

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+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Systems of heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel and exhaust systems
+ 6. Transmissions
+ 7. Transmission elements
+ 8. Brake system
- 9. Suspension bracket and steering
   9.1. Specifications
   9.2. Springs and shock-absorbers (racks) of a forward suspension bracket
   9.3. Stabilizer of a forward suspension bracket
   9.4. Rotary fist
   9.5. Forward nave and bearing
   9.6. Spherical support
   9.7. Top lever
   9.8. Lower lever
   9.9. Back shock-absorbers
   9.10. Back stabilizer of cross stability
   9.11. Cross bar of the back bridge
   9.12. Back springs
   9.13. Longitudinal bars of the back bridge
   9.14. Steering wheel
   9.15. Tip of steering drafts
   9.16. Cover of the steering mechanism
   9.17. Steering mechanism
   9.18. Pump of the hydraulic booster
   9.19. Power steering
   9.20. Angles of installation of forward wheels
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Electrical circuitries


9.7. Top lever


Top lever

1. Forelock
2. Plug
3. Lever

Removal and installation

The procedure belongs to back and all-wheel drive cars.

1. Lift a car front.
2. Remove a support and take aside.
3. Disconnect wires from the speed sensor (if there is an ABS system).
4. Raise a jack the lower lever of a suspension bracket. Not to remove a jack.
5. Turn off a nut, remove a washer and an axis.
6. Check a condition of plugs.
7. If plugs are damaged (cracks, wear), then replace (replacement of plugs is carried out in car service).
8. Assembly is carried out upside-down.
9. Tighten a nut with the set moment.


To tighten a nut only after lowering of the car, on a plain surface. It is also possible to simulate load of the lever, having raised the lower lever a jack.

10. On rear wheel drive cars check and adjust the angles of installation of wheels.