Lexus NX: Back Door Support

Components

COMPONENTS

ILLUSTRATION

*1

BACK DOOR LOWER DAMPER STAY BRACKET LH

*2

BACK DOOR STAY ASSEMBLY LH

*3

BACK DOOR UPPER DAMPER STAY BRACKET LH

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N*m (kgf*cm, ft.*lbf): Specified torque

Precoated part

Removal

REMOVAL

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • Use the same procedure for the RH and LH sides.
  • The procedure listed below is for the LH side.

PROCEDURE

1. REMOVE BACK DOOR STAY ASSEMBLY LH

NOTICE:

  • Avoid touching the piston rod as much as possible to prevent foreign matter from attaching to it. Be sure to hold the cylinder while servicing.
  • Do not wear cotton gloves or other similar materials when handling the piston rod. Fibers may attach to the rod and result in gas leaks.
  • Do not push sideways on the cylinder because the rod may bend.

(a) Using a thin-bladed screwdriver with its tip wrapped in protective tape, remove the 2 stop rings along their grooves.

HINT:

Tape the thin-bladed screwdriver tip before use.

*1

Protective Tape

(b) Detach the 2 ball joints and remove the back door stay assembly LH.

NOTICE:

Remove the back door stay assembly LH while supporting the back door by hand.

2. REMOVE BACK DOOR LOWER DAMPER STAY BRACKET LH

(a) Remove the 2 bolts and back door lower damper stay bracket LH.

3. REMOVE BACK DOOR UPPER DAMPER STAY BRACKET LH

(a) Remove the 2 bolts and back door upper damper stay bracket LH.

Installation

INSTALLATION

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • Use the same procedure for the RH and LH sides.
  • The procedure listed below is for the LH side.

PROCEDURE

1. INSTALL BACK DOOR UPPER DAMPER STAY BRACKET LH

(a) When replacing the back door stay bolt with a new one:

(1) Clean the threaded portion on the vehicle body with non-residue solvent.

(b) When reusing the back door stay bolt:

(1) Clean the threaded portion on the vehicle body with non-residue solvent.

(2) Apply adhesive to the threads of the 2 bolts.

Adhesive:

Toyota Genuine Adhesive 1324, Three Bond 1324 or equivalent

(c) Temporarily install the back door damper stay upper bracket LH.

(d) Tighten the 2 bolts to install the back door damper stay upper bracket LH.

HINT:

Tighten the 2 bolts in the order shown in the illustration.

Torque:

18 N·m {184 kgf·cm, 13 ft·lbf}

2. INSTALL BACK DOOR LOWER DAMPER STAY BRACKET LH

(a) When replacing the back door stay bolt with a new one:

(1) Clean the threaded portion on the vehicle body with non-residue solvent.

(b) When reusing the back door stay bolt:

(1) Clean the threaded portion on the vehicle body with non-residue solvent.

(2) Apply adhesive to the threads of the 2 bolts.

Adhesive:

Toyota Genuine Adhesive 1324, Three Bond 1324 or equivalent

(c) Temporarily install the back door lower damper stay bracket LH.

(d) Tighten the 2 bolts to install the back door lower damper stay bracket LH.

HINT:

Tighten the 2 bolts in the order shown in the illustration.

Torque:

18 N·m {184 kgf·cm, 13 ft·lbf}

3. INSTALL BACK DOOR STAY ASSEMBLY LH

(a) When reusing the back door stay assembly LH:

(1) Install the back door stay assembly LH with the 2 stop rings.

(b) Install the back door stay assembly LH.

NOTICE:

  • Install the back door stay assembly while supporting the back door by hand.
  • Check that the back door stay assembly is engaged in the ball joint and that the back door support assembly cannot be pulled out.

Disposal

DISPOSAL

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

PROCEDURE

1. DISPOSE OF BACK DOOR STAY ASSEMBLY LH

(a) Horizontally hold the hood support in a vise with the piston rod pulled out.

(b) Wear safety glasses. Gradually cut a part between A and B shown in the illustration using a metal saw to release the gas.

Area

Measurement

A-B

80 mm (3.1496 in.)

NOTICE:

Although the gas inside the hood support is colorless, odorless and harmless, there is a possibility that metal debris could scatter. Therefore, cover it with a piece of cloth or other material.

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