Lexus Car ES, IS, LS 1998-06

Halfshaft

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of the rear halfshaft and related components.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear tire and wheel assembly
     
    Cotter pin, locknut cap, and locknut
     
    Height control sensor, if equipped
     
    2 exhaust pipe support brackets, if necessary
     

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  5. Place matchmarks on the halfshaft and the side gear shaft. Remove the 6 hex bolts and 2 washers.
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  7. Hold the inboard joint side of the halfshaft so the outboard joint side does not bend too much. Tap the end of the halfshaft with a rubber mallet to loosen it from the axle hub and remove the halfshaft.
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To install:

  1. Insert the outboard joint side of the halfshaft through the axle hub. Align the matchmarks on the side gear shaft and the halfshaft.
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  3. Coat the threads with clean oil and install the hex bolts. Tighten the bolts to 61 ft. lbs. (83 Nm).
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Exhaust pipe support brackets, if removed, and tighten to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm)
     
    Bearing locknut, if removed, and have a helper apply the brakes. Tighten the locknut to 213 ft. lbs. (289 Nm).
     
    Lock cap and a new cotter pin
     
    Height control sensor, if removed
     
    Rear tire and wheel assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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