Toyota RAV4 2000-05

Transmission Removal & Installation

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A340d, A340e & A340h Transmissions




NOTE
The transfer case and the transmission should be removed as an assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner assembly, if necessary
     
    Transmission throttle cable from the throttle body
     
    Engine undercover
     

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  5. Drain the transmission and transfer case (if applicable) fluid.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wiring connectors from the transmission and transfer case, if applicable.
     
    Starter
     

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  9. Matchmarks on the front and rear driveshaft flanges and the differential pinion flanges. These marks must be aligned during installation.
  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front and rear driveshaft flanges.
     
    Center bearing bracket bolts, if equipped with a 2-piece driveshaft
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Speedometer cable
     
    Front exhaust pipe and bracket
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines, at the transmission
     
    Oil cooler lines bracket and the transmission oil filler tube, as required
     

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  13. Support the transmission, using a jack with a wooden block placed between the jack and the transmission pan. Raise the transmission, just enough to take the weight off of the rear mount.
  14.  
  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear engine mount with the bracket, the rear crossmember and the transfer case undercover, if applicable
     
    Dynamic damper, for Regular Cab only
     
    No. 2 cross-shaft bracket
     

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  17. Place a wooden block(s) between the engine oil pan and the front frame crossmember.
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  19. Slowly, lower the transmission until the engine rests on the wooden block(s).
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  21. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Torque converter cover to gain access to the converter bolts
     
    Torque converter bolts, by rotating the crankshaft to access the bolts through the service holes
     
    Stiffener plates from the transmission
     
    Shift control rod and the transfer case shift lever
     

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  23. For the A340H transmission remove or disconnect, perform the following:

    Cross-shaft and the No. 2 shifting rod
     
    Front stabilizer bar
     
    Differential mount bolts, by supporting the front differential with a jack
     
    Transmission and transfer case, by slowly lowering the front differential so there is enough clearance, if applicable
     
    Differential, if enough clearance can't be obtained
     

  24.  
  25. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Stabilizer bar
     
    Auxiliary frame crossmember, if equipped
     

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  27. For A340D transmissions, obtain a bolt of the same dimensions as the torque converter bolts. Cut the head off of the bolt and hacksaw a slot in the bolt opposite the threaded end. Thread the guide pin into one of the torque converter bolt holes. The guide pin will help keep the converter with the transmission.
    NOTE
    This modified bolt is used as a guide pin. 2 guide pins are needed to properly install the transmission.

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  29. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Transmission bolts, then move the transmission rearward by prying on the dowel pins through the service hole
     
    Transmission/transfer case assembly
     
    Transfer case from the transmission
     

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To install:

  1. Connect the transfer case to the transmission.
  2.  
  3. Apply a coat of multi-purpose grease to the torque converter stub shaft and the corresponding pilot hole in the flexplate.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Torque converter into the front of the transmission Push inward on the torque converter while rotating it to completely couple the torque converter to the transmission.
     

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  7. To be sure the converter is properly installed, measure the distance between the torque converter mounting lugs and the front mounting face of the transmission. The proper distance is 0.71 in. (18mm) for the A340H transmission or 0.79 in. (20mm) for the A340D, A340E and A340F transmissions.
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  9. For A340D transmissions, install guide pins into 2 opposite mounting lugs of the torque converter.
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  11. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission. Tighten the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (63 Nm).
     
    Torque converter bolts, by rotating the crankshaft. Tighten the bolts evenly to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm) for the A340H, A3430D and A340E transmissions or to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) for the A340F transmission.
     
    Torque converter access cover
     

  12.  
  13. Remove the wood block(s) from under the engine oil pan.
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  15. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission crossmember. Tighten the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     
    Rear mount and bracket. Tighten the bracket bolts to 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm) and the bracket-to-rear mount bolts to 108 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
     
    Transmission onto the crossmember. Tighten the transmission-to-mount bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     

  16.  
  17. Remove the wooden blocks from between the frame and the engine and the support from under the transmission.
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  19. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    If the differential oil was drained, refill it at this time.



    Front differential, for the A340H transmission. Tighten the 2 rear mount bolts to 123 ft. lbs. (167 Nm) and the front mount through-bolt to 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm).
     



    Shift control rod and the transfer case shift lever
     
    Front stabilizer bar, if applicable
     
    Cross-shaft and the No. 2 shifting rod, if applicable
     
    Stiffener plates. Tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Transfer case undercover and the dynamic damper, if equipped. Tighten the dynamic damper mount bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    No. 2 cross-shaft bracket
     
    Oil filler tube and the oil cooler pipe bracket
     
    Oil cooler lines to the transmission. Tighten the fittings to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
     
    Front exhaust pipe and the support bracket
     
    Speedometer cable
     
    Front and rear driveshaft flanges with the differential pinion flanges, by aligning the matchmarks. Tighten the bolts to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
     
    Starter
     
    Wiring connectors to the transmission and the transfer case, if applicable
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Transmission throttle cable, by adjusting it
     
    Air cleaner assembly, if removed
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  21. Refill the transmission and the transfer case, if applicable.
  22.  
  23. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  24.  
  25. Road test the vehicle for proper operation.
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  27. Recheck all fluid levels.
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A340f



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Throttle cable, from the engine compartment
     
    Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) level gauge
     
    Oil filler pipe upper side bolt, for the 2.7L engine
     
    Oil filler pipe, for the 3.4L engine
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the transmission shift lever assembly and transfer shift lever, as follows:

    Rear console upper panel, by disconnecting the connectors
     
    Heater control knobs
     
    Center cluster finish panel, by disconnecting the connectors
     
    Transfer shift lever knob, without the 2-4 selector
     
    Bolt and the transfer shift lever knob, with the 2-4 selector
     
    Front console upper panel
     
    2-4 selector connector, if equipped
     
    Transfer shift lever knob
     
    Shift control rod
     
    Transmission shift lever assembly connector and the 8 screws
     
    Shift lever snapring, using pliers and pull out it from the transfer case
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Front and rear driveshafts
     
    Exhaust pipe
     
    Oil filler pipe, for 2.7L engine
     

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  7. Disconnect the following connectors from the transmission:

    No. 2 Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) connector
     
    Solenoid connector
     
    Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) temperature sensor connector
     
    Park/neutral position switch connector
     

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  9. Detach the following connectors from the transfer case:

    No. 1 Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) connector, for 2.7L engine
     
    Transfer neutral position switch connector
     
    Transfer L4 position switch connector
     
    Transfer 4WD position switch connector
     
    Actuator connector (2-4 selector only)
     

  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wiring harness from the transmission and the transfer case
     
    Both oil cooler pipes
     
    Rear end-plate and torque converter clutch mounting bolt
     

  12.  
  13. Support the transmission with a jackstand.
  14.  
  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Engine rear mount bolts
     
    4 bolts and the crossmember
     
    Starter
     
    Transmission
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission. Tighten the bolts to 53 ft. lbs. (71 Nm).
     
    Starter. Tighten the bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
     
    Crossmember. Tighten the 4 bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
     
    Engine rear mount. Tighten the 4 bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
     
    Clutch converter bolts, by installing the green colored bolt before the other 5. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
     
    Rear end-plate. Tighten the bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
     
    Both oil cooler pipes. Tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
     
    Oil cooler pipe clamps. Tighten the 10mm head bolt to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm) and the 12mm head bolt to 108 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
     
    Wiring harness to the transmission and the transfer case
     
    Remaining components
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the transmission and transfer case with transmission fluid.

    Throttle cable
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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