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Need to replace drivers side strut on 92 Toyota Previa,how much of lower dash to remove and how,got three screws by hood latch and int panel dimmer.Also took column collar off but still no access

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  • stormyrep820 Apr 23, 2009

    ..and oh yeah the kick panels only get you to side of wheel well,actual strut mount bolts,or should i say bolt by fender well(outer) right under 2 electrical modules..so even getting a wrench on there is impossible,much less a socket.Need vertical access to gey that one

  • stormyrep820 Apr 23, 2009

    Yes got around brake lines with Dremel and small cutting wheels,as for cluster(removal to get to a shock(cluster@&!K) of a design,but hey can't all be easy,Thanx for info

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Remove dash parts on lower left side and right side you have to pull your dimmer off and hood release there are 3 support bars to take off and 2 vent hoses take off vent panel along floorboard and then you can see 4 nuts under instrument cluster those are front left of van use a wrench to remove note on the top of strut where your OUT position on mount goes the same direction of the knuckle at bottom of strut good luck any questions on you previa tba4642@yahoo.com

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The drivers side bolts can be accessed by pulling out the guage cluster and some of the ductwork. It's a tight fit but can be done. The passenger side on models without the airbag is accessed by going through the glove box. 
You can get to the top of the R Front shock tower bolts (14mm allen x 3) by removing the Airbag and glove box assemblies... there's barely enough room to get to those bolts. the deepest nut is going to be really hard to get out, but prevailed eventually. A time consuming project, but worth while.

As for the break lines: You don't have to take them apart if you try this trick.
First you need to remove the clips that hold the brake lines to the strut supports.

After the clips have been removed there should be enough play in the lines to shift the fittings out of the supports.

I use bolt cutters to make two cuts in the brake line supports about 1/4" apart. Remember to do the same to the new struts.

The brake line should just slide right out. When you put your new struts on the brake lines will slide in the slots you put in.

When you reasseble the brake lines to the supports the clip will hold the fitting tight even with the slot cut into the support.


Good luck and hope this helps. 

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