Toyota RAV4 2000-05

Halfshaft

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Rear halfshaft and related components-2000-2003



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Fig. Rear halfshaft and related components-2004-2005

  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 side gear shaft.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Halfshaft from the differential side gear shaft, by removing the 4 nuts and washers
     
    Halfshaft from the axle carrier, using a plastic hammer
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft to the axle carrier
     
    Halfshaft to the differential side gear shaft, by aligning the marks. Tighten the 4 nuts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm).
     
    Nut, lock cap and the cotter pin to hold the halfshaft to the axle carrier. Tighten the nut to 152 ft. lbs. (206 Nm) for 2001-2003; 159 ft. lbs. (216 Nm) for 2004-2005.
     
    ABS sensor. Tighten the bolt to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
     
    Rear wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Check the ABS sensor signal.
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