Toyota Camry 1983-1996 Repair Guide

Axle Shaft

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The following procedure applies to all 1988-91 4WD models only.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the rear wheels.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cotter pin, locknut cap and bearing nut.
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  5. Scribe matchmarks on the inner joint tulip and the side gear shaft flange. Loosen and remove the 4 nuts.
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  7. Disconnect the inner end of the shaft by punching it upward and then pull the outer end from the axle carrier. Remove the halfshaft.
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To install:
  1. Position the halfshaft into the axle carrier and pull the inner end down until the matchmarks are aligned.
  2.  
  3. Connect the halfshaft to the side gear shaft and tighten the nuts to 51 ft. lbs. (69 Nm).
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  5. Install the bearing nut and tighten it to 137 ft. lbs. (186 Nm) with the brake pedal depressed. Install the cap and a new cotter pin.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels and lower the vehicle.
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