Toyota RAV4 2000-05

Lower Ball Joints

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Lower ball joint removal-2004 shown

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel(s)
     
    Steering knuckle with the axle hub
     
    Dust deflector, by prying it from the knuckle
     
    Cotter pin and nut from the ball joint stud
     
    Lower ball joint from the steering knuckle, using a 2-jaw puller
     

  4.  


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    Fig. Use a 2-jaw puller to remove the lower ball joint


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower ball joint onto the steering knuckle. Tighten nut to 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm).
     
    New cotter pin
     
    ABS speed sensor, by aligning it the dust deflector hole
     
    New dust deflector, using a driver
     
    Steering knuckle and hub
     
    Front wheel(s)
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

  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
     
    Front wheel(s)
     
    Steering knuckle with the axle hub
     
    Dust deflector, by prying it from the knuckle
     
    Cotter pin and nut from the ball joint stud
     
    Lower ball joint from the steering knuckle, using a 2-jaw puller

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use a 2-jaw puller to remove the lower ball joint-RAV4

     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower ball joint onto the steering knuckle. Tighten nut to 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm).
     
    New cotter pin
     
    ABS speed sensor, by aligning it the dust deflector hole
     
    New dust deflector, using a driver
     
    Steering knuckle and hub
     
    Front wheel(s)
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Lower ball joint and related components-2004-2005 shown, others similar

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel(s)
     
    Steering knuckle with the axle hub
     
    Dust deflector, by prying it from the knuckle
     
    Cotter pin and nut from the ball joint stud
     
    Lower ball joint from the steering knuckle, using a 2-jaw puller

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use a 2-jaw puller to remove the lower ball joint

     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower ball joint onto the steering knuckle. Tighten nut to 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm).
     
    New cotter pin
     
    ABS speed sensor, by aligning it the dust deflector hole
     
    New dust deflector, using a driver
     
    Steering knuckle and hub
     
    Front wheel(s)
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

 
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