SA0EW–02R00749F01924Z19359w/o ELECTRONIC MODULATEDSUSPENSION–SUSPENSION AND AXLEREAR SHOCK ABSORBERSA–511099AuthorĂ:DateĂ:1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U)REMOVAL1.REMOVE THESE PARTS:zRear seat cushion and seatbackzPackage tray trimzHigh mount stop lightzBelt hole cover and rear seat belt2.REMOVE REAR WHEELTorque: 103 N·m (1,050 kgf·cm, 76 ft·lbf)3.REMOVE FLEXIBLE HOSE AND ABS SPEED SEN-SOR WIRE HARNESS CLAMP FROM SHOCK AB-SORBERRemove the 2 bolts, flexible hose and ABS wire harness clamp.Torque:Flexible hose: 29 N·m (300 kgf·cm, 22 ft·lbf)ABS wire: 5.4 N·m (55 kgf·cm, 48 in.·lbf)4.DISCONNECT STABILIZER BAR LINK FROM SHOCKABSORBER (See page SA–65)5.LOOSEN 2 NUTS ON LOWER SIDE OF SHOCK AB-SORBER(a)Loosen the 2 nuts on the lower side of the shock absorber.Torque:Reused nut: 196 N·m (2,000 kgf·cm, 145 ft·lbf)New nut: 255 N·m (2,600 kgf·cm, 188 ft·lbf)HINT:At the time of installation, coat the nut’s threads with engine oil.(b)Support the rear axle carrier with a jack.6.w/o ELECTRONIC MODULATED SUSPENSION:REMOVE SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING(a)Remove the cap.(b)Loosen the nut in the middle of the suspension support.NOTICE:Do not remove it.Torque: 49 N·m (500 kgf·cm, 36 ft·lbf)(c)Remove the 3 nuts of the suspension support.Torque: 39 N·m (400 kgf·cm, 29 ft·lbf)(d)Lower the rear axle carrier and remove the 2 bolts.(e)Remove the shock absorber with the coil spring.
W03475REMOVAL (w/ ELECTRONICMODULATED SUSPENSION)SSTW03476INSTALLATION (w/ ELECTRONICMODULATED SUSPENSION)SSTSSTSA–52–SUSPENSION AND AXLEREAR SHOCK ABSORBER1100AuthorĂ:DateĂ:1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U)7.w/ ELECTRONIC MODULATED SUSPENSION:REMOVE SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING(a)Remove the clip and clamp and disconnect the absorbercontrol actuator connector.(b)Using SST, loosen the nut in middle of the suspensionsupport.SST09817–33190NOTICE:Do not remove it.HINT:At the time of installation, please refer to the following items.zUsing SST, torque the nut.zUse a torque wrench with a fulcrum length of 345 mm(13.58 in.).SST09817–33190, 09922–10010Torque: 29 N·m (292 kgf·cm, 21 ft·lbf)NOTICE:At the time of installation, please refer to the following item.Use SST (09922–10010) in direction shown in the illustra-tion.(c)Remove the 3 nuts of the suspension support.Torque: 39 N·m (400 kgf·cm, 29 ft·lbf)(d)Lower the rear axle carrier and remove the 2 bolts.(e)Remove the shock absorber with the coil spring.
SA0EX–02W03214SST–SUSPENSION AND AXLEREAR SHOCK ABSORBERSA–531101AuthorĂ:DateĂ:1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U)DISASSEMBLYREMOVE COIL SPRING(a)Install 2 nuts and a bolt to the bracket at the lower part ofthe shock absorber and secure it in a vise.