Toyota RAV4 2000-05

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Rear shock absorber-2004 shown

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
  4.  
  5. Support the No. 1 control arm with a floor jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Suspension cap from inside the vehicle
     
    Both upper shock absorber nuts, retainers and cushion
     
    Shock absorber from the lower control arm by removing the bolt and 2 retainers
     
    Shock absorber
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber
     
    Shock absorber to the lower control arm retainers. Tighten the bolt to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber to the chassis cushion and retainers. Tighten both nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) for 2001-03; 11 ft. lbs. (14.5 Nm) for 2004.
     
    Suspension cap
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
  4.  
  5. Support the No. 1 control arm with a floor jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Suspension cap from inside the vehicle
     
    Both upper shock absorber nuts, retainers and cushion
     
    Shock absorber from the lower control arm by removing the bolt and 2 retainers
     
    Shock absorber
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber
     
    Shock absorber to the lower control arm retainers. Tighten the bolt to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber to the chassis cushion and retainers. Tighten both nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Suspension cap
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  



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Fig. Rear shock absorber and related components-2004-2005 shown, others similar

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
  4.  
  5. Support the No. 1 control arm with a floor jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Suspension cap from inside the vehicle
     
    Both upper shock absorber nuts, retainers and cushion
     
    Shock absorber from the lower control arm by removing the bolt and 2 retainers
     
    Shock absorber
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber
     
    Shock absorber to the lower control arm retainers. Tighten the bolt to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber to the chassis cushion and retainers. Tighten both nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) for 2001-2003; 11 ft. lbs. (14.5 Nm) for 2004-2005.
     
    Suspension cap
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  

 
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