Lexus RX400h, Hybrid 3 2006

Halfshaft

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel.
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  5. Disconnect and remove the speed sensor.
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  7. Remove the brake disc and brake caliper assembly.
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  9. Remove the axle shaft nut.
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  11. Disconnect the rear control arms.
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  13. Disconnect the strut rod.
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  15. Push the rear axle carrier sub-assembly towards the outside and separate the shaft from the carrier.
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  17. Remove the shaft, keeping it level.
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To install

  1. Align the shaft splines and install the shaft with a brass bar and hammer.
    NOTE
    Set the snapring with the opening side facing downward. Keep the shaft level.

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  3. Push the carrier towards the inside and insert the shaft.
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  5. Connect the control arms and strut rod with the fasteners hand-tight. Tighten all fasteners with the suspension loaded.
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  7. The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Axle shaft nut: 217 ft. lbs. (294 Nm)
     
    Wheel: 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm)
     
    Control arms: 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm)
     
    Strut: 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm)
     

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