Toyota RAV4 2000-05

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



Check the bearing play in the axial direction and also check the axle hub deviation. The maximum play for both checks should be 0.0020 in. (0.05mm). If greater than the specified maximum, replace the bearing. The wheel bearing is not adjustable.

The wheel bearing is not adjustable.

Removal & Installation





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Fig. Rear hub/bearing and related parts-2004 shown; others similar

  1. Remove the wheel.
  2.  
  3. With 4wd, remove the halfshaft.
  4.  
  5. With disc brakes, remove the caliper and rotor.
  6.  
  7. With drum brakes, remove the brake drum.
  8.  
  9. With 2wd, disconnect the speed sensor.
  10.  
  11. Remove the 4 nuts and the hub/bearing assembly.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the hub bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  14.  

The wheel bearings are not replaceable. If the bearing has failed, replace the hub/bearing assembly. See the Halfshaft Removal and Installation procedure.



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Fig. Rear hub and related components-2004-2005

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. With 4WD, remove the halfshaft.
  8.  
  9. With disc brakes, remove the caliper and rotor.
  10.  
  11. With drum brakes, remove the brake drum.
  12.  
  13. With 2WD, disconnect the speed sensor.
  14.  
  15. Remove the 4 nuts and the hub/bearing assembly.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  
  3. Torque the hub bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  4.  

 
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