Toyota Corolla

1992-1998 of release

Repair and car operation

Toyota Corolla
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Systems of cooling, heating
+ 5. Fuel, exhaust systems
+ 6. System of decrease in toxicity
+ 7. Transmissions
+ 8. Coupling and semi-axes
+ 9. Brake system
- 10. Suspension bracket and steering
   10.1. Specifications
   10.2. Rack of a suspension bracket (lobby)
   10.3. Suspension bracket rack
   10.4. Stabilizer of cross-section stability (a forward suspension bracket) and plug
   10.5. Suspension bracket lever
   10.6. Spherical hinges
   10.7. Rotary fist and nave
   10.8. Nave and nave bearing (a forward wheel)
   10.9. Stabilizer of cross-section stability (a back suspension bracket) and plug
   10.10. Rack of a suspension bracket (back)
   10.11. Longitudinal draft
   10.12. Cross-section drafts of a suspension bracket
   10.13. Nave and bearing (a back wheel)
   10.14. Arm of a nave of a back wheel
   10.15. Steering
   10.16. Steering wheel
   10.17. Tips of steering drafts
   10.18. Steering transfer
   10.19. Pump of system of strengthening of a steering
   10.20. System of strengthening of a steering
   10.21. Wheels and tires
   10.22. Adjustment of corners of installation of wheels
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Electric equipment

10.3. Suspension bracket rack


Elements of a rack of a suspension bracket

1. The shock-absorber with a spring
2. Cap
3. Rack support
4. Dustproof ring
5. Spring nest
6. Top insulator
7. Suspension bracket spring
8. Rubber damper
9. Bottom insulator
10. Shock-absorber

If the rack of a suspension bracket or a spring have obvious signs of wear or damages (there is a leakage of liquid from the shock-absorber, amortization deterioration, emergence of cracks or spring deformation), is necessary to replace the shock-absorber of a rack of a suspension bracket or a spring. The shock-absorber and a spring are not subject to repair.

It is possible to replace a suspension bracket rack together with a spring, and it is possible to disassemble a rack and to replace only the shock-absorber of a rack or a spring. Before decision-making, learn about the prices and existence of spare parts.

Dismantling of a rack of a suspension bracket is rather dangerous operation and this work is necessary for carrying out with big accuracy as it is possible to get a serious trauma. Use adaptations for compression of springs only quality and reliability and precisely follow instructions of the producer on installation of compressors on a spring. After removal of a spring from a rack put it in a safe place that it did not disturb you at work.


1. Remove a suspension bracket rack, being guided by the instructions provided in the previous section. Establish a rack in a vice, having put wooden laying or rags between sponges of a vice not to damage a rack. Do not clamp a vice too strongly.
2. Following instructions of the producer, establish compressors (which can be got or hired) on a spring and compress it so that it any more did not press on the top nest. It can be checked, having shaken a spring here and there.
3. Turn off a nut on the end of a rod of the shock-absorber by means of a natural a cap head and remove.
4. Remove a nut and a rack support. Check operation of the bearing in a rack support. If it does not rotate freely, replace a rack support. Check a rubber part of a support on existence of cracks or other wear tracks. If rubber burst or tore, replace a support.
5. Remove a nest of a spring and the top insulator from a shock-absorber rod. Check a rubber nest of a spring on existence of cracks or consolidations and replace it if it is necessary.
6. Accurately remove the compressed spring from a rack and place it in a safe place. Watch that spring any of the ends it was not turned to a body.


Watch that the ends of a spring were not near the head.

7. Remove a rubber damper from a shock-absorber rod.
8. Check the bottom insulator (if is available) on existence of wear tracks,
cracks or consolidations also replace it if it is necessary.


1. If you replace the bottom insulator, establish it into place so that the acting part got to deepening of a nest of a spring. Get a shock-absorber rod for all length and establish a rubber damper (see fig. Elements of a rack of a suspension bracket).
2. Accurately establish a spring on the bottom insulator so that the end of a spring got to the deepest part of an insulator – in deepening of the bottom nest (it is specified by an arrow).
3. Establish the top insulator and a spring nest, having checked, that the flat parties of an opening in a nest coincided with sides on a shock-absorber rod (are specified by an arrow).
4. Establish a dustproof ring and a rack support on a shock-absorber rod.
5. Establish a fixing nut and tighten it till the demanded moment of an inhaling (see subsection 10.1).
6. Establish a suspension bracket rack on the car, being guided by the instructions provided in the previous section (see subsection 10.2).