Lexus RX400h, Hybrid 3 2006

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the wheel.
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  3. Remove the axle hub nut.
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  5. Disconnect the speed sensor.
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  7. Remove the caliper and suspend it out of the way.
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  9. Remove the rotor.
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  11. Disconnect the tie rod end.
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  13. Remove the lower arm.
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  15. Remove the disc brake dust cover.
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  17. Pull the knuckle from the halfshaft.
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  19. Secure the knuckle in a vise.
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  21. Remove the cotter pin and nut.
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  23. Using Special Tool 09628-62011 or suitable ball joint puller, remove the lower ball joint.

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    Fig. Remove the lower ball joint from the knuckle with a suitable puller.

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  25. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Ball joint-to-arm: 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm)
     
    Ball joint-to-knuckle: 91 ft. lbs. (123 Nm)
     
    Hub nut: 217 ft. lbs. (294 Nm)
     

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