Lexus RX400h, Hybrid 3 2006

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Center the steering wheel to place the front wheels facing straight ahead.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Matchmark and disconnect the intermediate shaft.
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  9. Remove the wheels.
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  11. Separate the tie rods.
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  13. Remove the engine/transaxle assembly.
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  15. Remove the power steering gear from the front frame assembly.
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To install:

  1. Install the power steering gear to the front frame assembly. Tighten the mounting bolts to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
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  3. Install the engine/transaxle assembly.
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  5. The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Tie rod end nuts: 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm)
     
    Intermediate shaft bolt: 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm)
     

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  7. Perform the initialization procedure, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical System.
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