Toyota 4Runner manuals

Toyota 4Runner: Inspection




(a) Install the nut.

(b) Flip the ball joint stud back and forth 5 times as shown in the illustration.

(c) Using a torque wrench, turn the nut continuously at a rate of 3 to 5 seconds per turn and check the torque reading on the 5th turn.

Standard Torque:

1.0 to 3.9 N*m (10 to 39 kgf*cm, 9 to 34 in.*lbf)


(a) Place matchmarks as shown in the illustration.

Text in Illustration



(b) Temporarily install the 2 steering rack ends to the steering rack.


Do not fully turn the steering rack without the steering rack ends installed as it may damage the oil seal in the rack housing.

(c) Using SST, fully turn the steering rack right and left 10 times to settle it.

SST: 09616-00011

(d) Using SST, turn the control valve and measure the preload.

SST: 09616-00011

Standard preload (turning):

1.6 to 2.3 N*m (16 to 23 kgf*cm, 14 to 20 in.*lbf)

If the turning torque is not as specified, replace the steering gear assembly.


  • Measure the standard preload at the steering rack neutral point.
  • The steering control valve is fully turned when turned 2.74 times. Half of the distance from the fully turned position is the neutral point.

(e) After inspecting the preload, align the matchmarks.

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