Lexus RX300, 330 3 2000-06

Halfshafts

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Have an assistant depress the brake pedal and loosen the bearing locknut.



    Front wheels
     
    Cotter pin and locknut cap
     



    Engine undercover
     
    Fender apron seal
     
    Tie rod end, from the steering knuckle
     
    Steering knuckle, from the lower control arm
     
    Halfshaft from the axle hub, using a plastic hammer
     
    Cover the outer boot with a rag
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle, using the proper tools
     

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To install:

  1. Reverse the removal procedures to complete installation, tightening fasteners to specifications.
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  3. Fill the transaxle with gear oil, install the fender apron, check front end alignment and test drive.
    NOTE
    If the cotter pin holes do not align, always correct by tightening the nut until the next hole aligns.

  4.  
  5. Install a new cotter pin.

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    Fig. Exploded view of front halfshaft-RX300 and RX330

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