Lexus NX: Performance Damper

Components

COMPONENTS

ILLUSTRATION

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SUSPENSION TOWER DAMPER

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

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Removal

REMOVAL

PROCEDURE

1. REMOVE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR ASSEMBLY

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2. REMOVE SUSPENSION TOWER DAMPER

(a) Remove the 2 nuts and the suspension tower damper from the vehicle.

Inspection

INSPECTION

PROCEDURE

1. INSPECT SUSPENSION TOWER DAMPER

(a) Visually check the suspension tower damper and, if the rod is bent, a leak is found or the damper cannot be installed without extending or compressing it, replace it with a new one.

NOTICE:

Do not extend or compress the damper.

Installation

INSTALLATION

PROCEDURE

1. INSTALL SUSPENSION TOWER DAMPER

(a) Install the suspension tower damper with the 2 nuts.

Torque:

20 N·m {204 kgf·cm, 15 ft·lbf}

NOTICE:

Make sure to install the suspension tower damper with the label facing upright.

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Label

2. INSTALL WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR ASSEMBLY

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Disposal

DISPOSAL

PROCEDURE

1. DISPOSE OF SUSPENSION TOWER DAMPER

(a) Using a drill, make a hole in the cylinder between A and B shown in the illustration to discharge the gas inside.

CAUTION:

Always use proper safety equipment and be careful when drilling as shards of metal may fly about.

HINT:

The gas is colorless, odorless and non-poisonous.

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