Rear Trailing Arm Removal/Installation

1.Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

2.Remove the rear wheel.

3.Remove the parking brake cable (A) from the trailing arm (B).


4.Position a floor jack at the connecting point of the trailing arm.


5.Remove the knuckle, disc type, drum type.

6.Remove the stabilizer link from the trailing arm.

7.Remove the flange bolt, and disconnect the damper from the trailing arm.

8.Remove the trailing arm front mounting bolts (A).

NOTE: Use new mounting bolts during reassembly.


9.Remove the trailing arm rear mounting bolt (A).

NOTE: Use a new mounting bolt during reassembly.


10.Lower the jack, and remove the trailing arm.

11.Install the trailing arm in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified torque values.
  • First install all the components and lightly tighten the bolts, then raise the suspension to load it with the vehicle's weight before fully tightening to the specified torque values.
  • Check the brake hose for interference and twisting.
  • Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surface on the brake disc or brake drum and the inside of the wheel.
  • Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if necessary.