Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 V6 VVT-i (GRJ125), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D (KZJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 (GRJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 (GRJ120, GRJ125, GRJ121), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D (LJ120, LJ125), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 (GRJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120, KDJ125) View more

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]

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Tools
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
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. Step 1
    How to change Track Rod End on Prado 120 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120, KDJ125) 2003 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #21.
  3. Step 3
    Prado 120 3.0 D-4D 2004 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 (GRJ120, GRJ125, GRJ121) 2005 by yourself
    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. Step 5
    How to remove TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 3.0 D (LJ120, LJ125) 2006 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Prado 120 4.0 (GRJ120) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the cotter pin fixing the tie rod end fastening. Use a flat screwdriver. Use round-nose pliers. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 8
    Need to know how to renew Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 2009? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #19. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Track Rod End on Prado 120 2010 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    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. Step 10
    TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 3.0 D (KZJ120) Track Rod End replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #14. Use a combination spanner #22.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Track Rod End on Prado 120 2003 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120, KDJ125) by yourself
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  12. Step 12
    LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D (LJ120, LJ125) 2004 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  13. Step 13
    How to change Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 2005 - tips and tricks
    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 14
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Prado 120 2006 3.0 D (LJ120, LJ125) Track Rod End
    Treat the threaded part of the tie rod. Use copper grease.
  15. Step 15
    DIY replacement of Track Rod End on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120, KDJ125, KDJ121) 2007 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
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