Toyota Corolla

1992-1998 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Toyota Corolla
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Cooling systems, heating
+ 5. Fuel, exhaust systems
+ 6. System of decrease in toxicity
+ 7. Transmissions
+ 8. Coupling and half shafts
+ 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 stability (forward suspension bracket) and plug
   10.5. Suspension bracket lever
   10.6. Spherical hinges
   10.7. Rotary fist and nave
   10.8. Nave and bearing of a nave (forward wheel)
   10.9. Stabilizer of cross stability (back suspension bracket) and plug
   10.10. Rack of a suspension bracket (back)
   10.11. Longitudinal draft
   10.12. Cross drafts of a suspension bracket
   10.13. Nave and bearing (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


Suspension bracket rack elements

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. Lower insulator
10. Shock-absorber

If the rack of a suspension bracket or a spring have strong indications of wear or damages (there is a leak of liquid from the shock-absorber, depreciation deterioration, emergence of cracks or deformation of a spring), the shock-absorber of a rack of a suspension bracket or a spring need to be replaced. 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 sort 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 needs to be carried out with big accuracy as it is possible to suffer a serious injury. 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 during the 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, install compressors (which can be got or hired) on a spring and squeeze it so that it did not press on the top nest any more. 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 key with a cap head and remove.
4. Remove a nut and a support of a rack. Check operation of the bearing in a rack support. If it does not rotate freely, replace a rack support. Check rubber part of a support for 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 for existence of cracks or consolidations and replace it if it is necessary.
6. Accurately remove the squeezed spring from a rack and place it in a safe place. Watch that a 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 lower insulator (if is available) for existence of wear tracks,
cracks or consolidations also replace it if it is necessary.


1. If you replace the lower insulator, establish it into place so that the acting part got to deepening of a nest of a spring. Get a shock-absorber rod at all length and establish a rubber damper (see rice. Suspension bracket rack elements).
2. Accurately establish a spring on the lower insulator so that the end of a spring got to the deepest part of an insulator – in deepening of the lower nest (it is specified by an arrow).
3. Establish the top insulator and a nest of a spring, 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 support of a rack on a shock-absorber rod.
5. Establish a fixing nut and tighten it till the demanded inhaling moment (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).