Toyota RAV4 2000-05

Control Arms & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove the wheel.
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  7. Remove the rear halfshaft.
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  9. Remove the ABS sensor wire from the lower arm and the sensor.
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  11. Remove the brake drum or caliper and rotor.
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  13. Remove the brake line from the control arm.
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  15. Remove the parking brake cable from the control arm.
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  17. Remove the rear hub.
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  19. Support the lower arm with a jack.
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  21. Remove the shock absorber.
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  23. Remove the stabilizer bar from the lower arm.
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  25. Lower the jack to remove tension from the spring.
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  27. Remove the 2 bolts and nuts and remove the upper arm.
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  29. Matchmark the camber adjusting cam and the suspension member.
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  31. Remove the 2 bolts and nuts and remove the lower arm.
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  33. Matchmark the toe adjusting cam and body.
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  35. Loosen the bolt and remove the spring and insulator.
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  37. Remove the lower control arm from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Coil spring bolt: 98 ft. lbs. (132 Nm)
     
    Lower arm bolts: 83 ft. lbs. (113 Nm)
     
    Upper arm bolts: 83 ft. lbs. (113 Nm)
     

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