Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120, KDJ150, KDJ125)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end / track rod end on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO 3 (J120) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: track rod end – Toyota Prado J120. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: track rod end – Toyota Prado J120. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #14
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 19
Wheel impact socket #21
Torque wrench
Ball joint puller
Tap wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Round-nose pliers
Vernier caliper
Crow bar
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Track Rod End for LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) and other TOYOTA models
How to change Tie Rod End on Toyota Prado J120 3.0 D-4D – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Tie Rod End
How to change Tie Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120, KDJ150, KDJ125) – tips for proper car maintenance
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120, KDJ150, KDJ125)
Replacement: track rod end – Toyota Prado J120. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Toyota Prado J120 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Track Rod End on Toyota Prado J120 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D 2003 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #21.
  3. Toyota Prado J120 4.0 2004 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Changing Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 (GRJ12) 2005 by yourself
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: track rod end – Toyota Prado J120. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. How to remove TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 3.0 D-4D 2006 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
  6. How to replace Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Toyota Prado J120 3.0 D 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Remove the cotter pin fixing the tie rod end fastening.Use a flat screwdriver.Use round-nose pliers.Use a crowbar.
  8. Need to know how to renew Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 8
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #19.Use a tap wrench.
  9. Changing of Track Rod End on Toyota Prado J120 2010 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward.Use a vernier caliper.
  10. TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 3.0 D-4D Track Rod End replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod.Use a combination spanner #14.Use a combination spanner #22.
  11. Replacing Track Rod End on Toyota Prado J120 2003 3.0 D-4D by yourself
    Step 11
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.Use a ball joint puller.
  12. LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D 2004 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  13. How to change Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 2005 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – Toyota Prado J120. Professionals recommend:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Toyota Prado J120 2006 3.0 D-4D Track Rod End
    Step 14
    Treat the threaded part of the tie rod. Use copper grease.
  15. DIY replacement of Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D 2007 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
  16. How to change Track Rod End on Toyota Prado J120 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Tighten the fastening nut connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #19.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 50 nm torque.
  17. How to replace TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D 2003 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Install the cotter pin fixing the tie rod end fastening.Use round-nose pliers.
  18. Toyota Prado J120 4.0 2004 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward.Use a vernier caliper.
  19. Changing Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 (GRJ12) 2005 by yourself
    Step 19
    Tighten the tie rod end locknut.Use a combination spanner #14.Use a combination spanner #22.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 50 nm torque.
  20. How to remove TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 3.0 D-4D 2006 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Treat the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use copper grease.
  21. How to replace Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Toyota Prado J120 3.0 D 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: track rod end – Toyota Prado J120. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  23. Need to know how to renew Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: track rod end – Toyota Prado J120. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  24. Changing of Track Rod End on Toyota Prado J120 2010 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #21.
  25. TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 3.0 D-4D Track Rod End replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
    Replacement: track rod end – Toyota Prado J120. Tip:
    Check and adjust wheel alignment if necessary.
  26. Replacing Track Rod End on Toyota Prado J120 2003 3.0 D-4D by yourself
    Step 26
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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