Toyota Sienna 2000-06

Removal & Installation

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Fig. Rear halfshaft and related parts-2004 models

  1. Remove the wheel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tail pipe.
  4.  
  5. Remove the speed sensor.
  6.  
  7. Unstake and remove the axle shaft nut.
  8.  
  9. Matchmark the halfshaft and differential side gear.
  10.  
  11. Remove the 4 nuts and washers and remove the shaft.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the 4 nuts t 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm). Torque the axle shaft nut to 159 ft. lbs. (216 Nm). Stake the nut.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Have an assistant depress the brake pedal and loosen the bearing locknut.



    Front wheels
     
    Cotter pin and locknut cap
     



    Engine undercover
     
    Fender apron seal
     
    Tie rod end, from the steering knuckle
     
    Steering knuckle, from the lower control arm
     
    Halfshaft from the axle hub, using a plastic hammer
     
    Cover the outer boot with a rag
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle, using the proper tools
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Reverse the removal procedures to complete installation, tightening fasteners to specifications.
  2.  
  3. Fill the transaxle with gear oil, install the fender apron, check front end alignment and test drive.
    NOTE
    If the cotter pin holes do not align, always correct by tightening the nut until the next hole aligns.

  4.  
  5. Install a new cotter pin.

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    Fig. Exploded view of halfshaft

  6.  

Front



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Have an assistant depress the brake pedal and loosen the bearing locknut.



    Front wheels
     
    Cotter pin and locknut cap
     



    Engine undercover
     
    Fender apron seal
     
    Tie rod end, from the steering knuckle
     
    Steering knuckle, from the lower control arm
     
    Halfshaft from the axle hub, using a plastic hammer
     
    Cover the outer boot with a rag
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle, using the proper tools
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Reverse the removal procedures to complete installation, tightening fasteners to specifications.
  2.  
  3. Fill the transaxle with gear oil, install the fender apron, check front end alignment and test drive.
    NOTE
    If the cotter pin holes do not align, always correct by tightening the nut until the next hole aligns.

  4.  
  5. Install a new cotter pin.

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    Fig. Exploded view of halfshaft-2000-03

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Fig. Front halfshaft exploded view-2004-06 models

  1. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  2.  
  3. With 4wd, drain the transfer case.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel.
  6.  
  7. Unstake the hub nut, and, with the brake applied, remove the hub nut.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the stabilizer link.
  10.  
  11. Remove the speed sensor.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the tie rod end from the knuckle.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the lower arm from the ball joint.
  16.  
  17. Using a plastic hammer, drive the halfshaft from the hub.
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  19. On the left side with 2wd and both sides with 4wd, using a slide hammer with adapter, pull the halfshaft from the transaxle.
  20.  
  21. On the right side, with 2wd, remove the halfshaft bearing bracket snapring. Remove the bolt and the halfshaft from the bearing bracket.
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To install:

  1. Coat the splines of the inboard end with clean ATF.
  2.  
  3. Drive the left shaft (2wd and both shafts 4wd) into place with a hammer and brass drift. Install the snapring with the opening downward.
  4.  
  5. Install the right side (2wd) shaft. Install the snapring and bolt. Torque to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
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  7. The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Arm-to-ball joint: 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm)
     
    Tie rod end: 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm). Advance the nut no more than 60 degrees to align the hole.
     
    Stabilizer link: 55 ft. lbs. (74 Nm)
     
    New hub nut: 217 ft. lbs. (294 Nm). Stake the nut.
     

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Rear





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Fig. Rear halfshaft and related parts-2004-06 models

  1. Remove the wheel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tail pipe.
  4.  
  5. Remove the speed sensor.
  6.  
  7. Unstake and remove the axle shaft nut.
  8.  
  9. Matchmark the halfshaft and differential side gear.
  10.  
  11. Remove the 4 nuts and washers and remove the shaft.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the 4 nuts t 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm). Torque the axle shaft nut to 159 ft. lbs. (216 Nm). Stake the nut.
  14.  

 
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