Toyota RAV4 2000-05

CV-Joints

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Overhaul



2wd With Manual Transaxle
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the inboard and outboard joint boot clamps.
  4.  
  5. Disassemble the inboard joint tulip, as follows:

    Snapring from the inboard joint tulip (center halfshaft)
     
    Inboard joint tulip (center halfshaft), by matchmarking it to the shaft
     

  6.  
  7. Disassemble the inboard joint, as follows:

    Matchmark the inner race and cage to the halfshaft
     
    6 balls and cage
     
    Snapring
     
    Inner race, using a brass bar and a hammer
     
    Snapring
     

  8.  
  9. Remove the inboard and outboard joint boots and inboard joint clamps.
    WARNING
    Do not disassemble the outboard joint.

  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Dust cover from the center halfshaft, using a press
     
    Dust cover from the inboard joint tulip, using tool 09950-00020 and a press
     

  12.  
  13. Remove the bearing, as follows:

    Dust cover from the inboard joint tulip, using tool 09950-00020 and a press
     
    Snapring
     
    Bearing, using a press
     
    Snapring
     

  14.  
  15. Remove the No. 2 dust deflector, using a screwdriver and a hammer.
  16.  

To assemble:

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Fig. View of the bearing-to-dust cover clearance-2WD with manual transaxle



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Fig. View of the dust cover-to-center drive distance-2WD with manual transaxle



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Fig. Measuring the front halfshaft lengths-2WD with manual transaxle

  1. Install a new No. 2 dust deflector, using tools 09309-36010, 09316-20011 and a press.
  2.  
  3. Install the bearing, as follows:

    New snapring
     
    Bearing, using a press
     
    New snapring
     
    Dust cover, until the clearance between the dust cover and the bearing is 0.039 in. (1.0mm)
     

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Right dust cover, until the distance from the tip of the center drive is 4.134-4.173 in. (105.0-106.0mm) to the inner edge of the dust cover
     
    Left side dust cover, using a press
     

  6.  
  7. Temporarily install new outboard/inboard joint boots using new clamps, as follows:
    1. Warp tape around the halfshaft splines.
    2.  
    3. Install the new outboard joint boot onto the halfshaft with both new clamps.
    4.  
    5. Install the new inboard joint boot onto the halfshaft.
    6.  

  8.  
  9. Assemble the inboard joint onto the halfshaft, as follows:
    NOTE
    The smaller diameter side must face outboard.


    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the inner race.



    New snapring
     
    Cage
     



    Inner race, using a brass bar and hammer by aligning the matchmarks
     



    New snapring
     

  10.  
  11. Install the outboard joint boot packed with grease from the boot kit.
  12.  
  13. Install the inboard joint tulip, as follows:
    NOTE
    Lubricate the balls with grease to keep them from falling.



    Cage to the inner race by aligning the matchmarks
     
    6 cage balls
     



    Inboard joint tulip, by aligning the matchmarks
     
    New snapring
     
    Temporarily, install the inboard joint boot packed with grease from the kit
     

  14.  
  15. Install the boot clamps to both boots, as follows:

    Both boots to the shaft grooves
     
    Halfshaft length should be 32.988-33.382 in. (837.9-847.9mm) for the right side or 21.165-21.559 in. (537.6-547.6mm) for the left side
     
    Both new clamps on the inboard joint boot
     
    Crimp the new clamps using tool 09521-24010
     
    Adjust the crimp clearance to 0.047-0.157 in. (1.2-4.0mm)
     

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Except 2wd With Manual Transaxle
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the inboard and outboard joint boot clamps.
  4.  
  5. Disassemble the inboard joint tulip, as follows:
    WARNING
    Do not use punch marks.



    Matchmark the tri-pot, inboard joint tulip or center halfshaft to the halfshaft
     



    Inboard joint tulip from the halfshaft
     

  6.  
  7. Remove the inboard and outboard joint clamps.
  8.  
  9. Remove the tri-pot joint, as follows:
    WARNING
    Do not tap the roller.



    Snapring
     
    Matchmark the tri-pot joint to the halfshaft
     
    Tri-pot joint, using a brass bar and hammer
     

  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Do not disassemble the outboard joint.



    Inboard and outboard joint boots
     



    Dust cover from the center halfshaft, using a press, for 2WD on the right side
     
    Dust cover from the inboard joint tulip, using tool 09950-00020 and a press, for 2WD on the left side and 4WD
     

  12.  
  13. Disassemble the center halfshaft, as follows:

    Snapring
     
    Bearing case, using a press
     
    Straight pin from the bearing case, using a pin punch and hammer
     
    Dust cover, using tool 09950-00020 and a press
     
    Snapring
     
    Bearing, using a press
     

  14.  
  15. Remove the No. 2 dust deflector, using a screwdriver and hammer.
  16.  

To assemble:

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Fig. View of the bearing-to-dust cover clearance-2WD with automatic transaxle and 4WD



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Fig. View of the dust cover-to-center drive distance-2WD with automatic transaxle and 4WD



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Fig. Measuring the front halfshaft lengths-2WD with automatic transaxle and 4WD

  1. Install a new No. 2 dust deflector, using a press.
  2.  
  3. Assemble the center halfshaft, as follows:

    Straight pin into the bearing case, using a pin punch and hammer
     
    New bearing, using tools 09959-60010, 09950-70010 and a press
     
    New snapring
     
    Bearing with the bearing case assembly to the center halfshaft, using tool 09710-30021 and a press
     
    New snapring
     
    New dust cover, until the clearance between the dust cover and the bearing is 0.039 in. (1.0mm)
     

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Right dust cover (2WD), until the distance from the tip of the center drive is 3.39-3.34 in. (86-87mm) to the inner edge of the dust cover
     
    Left side dust cover (2WD and 4WD), using a press
     

  6.  
  7. Temporarily install new outboard/inboard joint boots using new clamps, as follows:
    1. Warp tape around the halfshaft splines.
    2.  
    3. Install the new outboard joint boot onto the halfshaft.
    4.  
    5. Install the new inboard joint boot onto the halfshaft.
    6.  

  8.  
  9. Install the tri-pot joint, as follows:
    WARNING
    Be careful not to tap the roller.



    Tri-pot joint, face the beveled side toward the outboard joint and align the matchmarks
     
    Tri-pot joint onto the halfshaft, using a press
     



    New snapring
     

  10.  
  11. Install the outboard joint boot packed with grease from the boot kit.
  12.  
  13. Install the inboard joint tulip, as follows:

    Pack the inboard joint boot with grease from the boot kit
     
    Inboard joint tulip, by aligning the matchmarks
     
    Temporarily, install the inboard joint boot packed with grease from the kit
     

  14.  
  15. Install the boot clamps to both boots, as follows:

    Both boots to the shaft grooves
     
    Halfshaft length should be 33.055-33.449 in. (839.6-849.6mm) for the right side on 2WD with automatic transaxle, 21.397-21.791 in. (543.5-553.5mm) for the left side on 2WD with automatic transaxle, 19.929-20.323 in. (506.2-516.2mm) for the right side on 4WD or 19.803-20.197 in. (503-511mm) for the left side on 4WD
     
    Both new boot clamps boot
     
    Bend the band and lock it using a screwdriver
     

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