Toyota Highlander 6 2001-06

Halfshaft

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Removal & Installation



2001-03 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear wheels
     
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) speed sensor from the axle assembly by removing the bolt, if equipped
     
    Cotter pin, lock cap and the nut holding the halfshaft to the axle carrier
     

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  5. Place matchmarks on the halfshaft and differential side gear shaft.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    4 nuts, washers and the halfshaft from the differential
     
    Halfshaft from the axle carrier

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear halfshaft-2001-03 Highlander

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into the axle carrier. Tighten the 4 nuts to 51 ft. lbs. (69 Nm).
     
    Halfshaft. Tighten the locknut to 159 ft. lbs. (216 Nm).
     
    ABS sensor
     
    Rear wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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2004-06 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
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  5. Disconnect and remove the speed sensor.
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  7. Remove the axle shaft nut.
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  9. Disconnect the height control sensor.
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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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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear halfshaft-2004-06 Highlander

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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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