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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Differential case

Components

Toyota RAV4. Differential case


Disassembly

  1. Remove front differential ring gear

Toyota RAV4. Remove front differential ring gear


  1. Place the matchmarks on the ring gear and differential case.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front differential ring gear


  1. Remove the 14 bolts.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front differential ring gear


  1. Using a plastic-faced hammer, tap on the ring gear to remove it from the case.
  1. Remove front differential case front tapered roller bearing

Toyota RAV4. Remove front differential case front tapered roller bearing


  1. Using sst, tap out the front differential case front tapered roller bearing from the differential case.

Sst 09950-00020, 09950-00030, 09950-60010 (09951-00500)

Toyota RAV4. Remove front differential case front tapered roller bearing


  1. Using sst, remove the front differential case front tapered roller bearing outer race.

Sst 09308-00010

  1. Remove front differential case rear tapered roller bearing

Toyota RAV4. Remove front differential case rear tapered roller bearing


  1. Using sst, remove the front differential case rear tapered roller bearing from the differential case.

Sst 09950-00020, 09950-00030, 09950-60010 (09951-00500)

  1. Using sst, tap out the front differential case front tapered roller bearing outer race.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front differential case rear tapered roller bearing


Sst 09308-00010

  1. Remove front differential pinion shaft straight pin

Toyota RAV4. Remove front differential pinion shaft straight pin


  1. Using a pin punch and hammer, tap in the straight pin.

Notice:

Before removing the straight pin, unstake it with a pin punch.

  1. Remove no. 1 Front differential pinion shaft

Toyota RAV4. Remove no. 1 Front differential pinion shaft


  1. Remove the front differential pinion shaft from the differential case.
  1. Remove front differential side gear

Toyota RAV4. Remove front differential side gear


  1. Remove the 2 front differential pinions, 2 pinion thrust washers, 2 front differential side gears and 2 side gear thrust washers from the differential case.
  1. Remove transaxle housing oil seal

Toyota RAV4. Remove transaxle housing oil seal


  1. Using sst and hammer, tap out the oil seal.

Sst 09950-70010 (09951-07100), 09215-00013 (09215-00471)

  1. Remove differential side bearing retainer oil seal

Toyota RAV4. Remove differential side bearing retainer oil seal


  1. Using sst and hammer, tap out the oil seal.

Sst 09950-70010 (09951-07100), 09608-10010

Inspection

  1. Inspect differential side gear backlash

Toyota RAV4. Inspect differential side gear backlash


  1. Using a dial indicator, measure the backlash of the side gear.

Standard backlash: 0.05 To 0.20 Mm (0.0020 To 0.0070 In.)

Standard thrust washer thickness


Reassembly

  1. Install front differential side gear

Toyota RAV4. Install front differential side gear


  1. Coat the 2 front differential side gears, 2 side gear thrust washers, 2 font differential pinions and 2 pinion thrust washers with atf and install them to the differential case.
  1. Install no. 1 Front differential pinion shaft

Toyota RAV4. Install no. 1 Front differential pinion shaft


  1. Coat the no. 1 Front differential pinion shaft with atf, and install it to the differential case.
  1. Install transaxle case straight pin

Toyota RAV4. Install transaxle case straight pin


  1. Using a pin punch and a hammer, tap in the pinion shaft straight pin.

Toyota RAV4. Install transaxle case straight pin


  1. Using a chisel and a hammer, stake the differential case.

Notice:

Stake it after adjusting the backlash.

  1. Install front differential case rear tapered roller bearing

Toyota RAV4. Install front differential case rear tapered roller bearing


  1. Using sst and a press, press in the front differential case rear tapered roller bearing to the differential case.

Sst 09550-60010, 09950-60020 (09951-00680), 09950-70010 (09951-07100)

Toyota RAV4. Install front differential case rear tapered roller bearing


  1. Using sst and a hammer, tap in the front differential case tapered roller bearing front outer race to the transaxle housing.

Sst 09550-60010, 09950-60020 (09951-00680), 09950-70010 (09951-07100, 09951-00890)

  1. Install front differential case front tapered roller bearing

Toyota RAV4. Install front differential case front tapered roller bearing


  1. Using sst and a press, press in the front differential case rear tapered roller bearing to the differential case.

Sst 09550-60010, 09950-60020 (09951-00680), 09950-70010 (09951-07100, 09951-00890)

Toyota RAV4. Install front differential case front tapered roller bearing


  1. Using sst and a hammer, tap in the front differential case tapered roller bearing front outer race to the transaxle housing.

Sst 09550-60010, 09950-60020 (09951-00680), 09950-70010 (09951-07100, 09951-00890)

Notice:

Clearance is not allowed between the bearing and transaxle housing.

  1. Adjust differential side bearing preload

Toyota RAV4. Adjust differential side bearing preload


  1. Install the differential assembly to the transaxle case.

Toyota RAV4. Adjust differential side bearing preload


  1. Clean the matching surfaces of the transaxle case and transaxle housing.
  2. Install the transaxle housing to the transaxle case and tighten them with the 16 bolts

Torque: 22 n*m (224 kgf*cm, 16 ft.*Lbf) for bolt a 29 n*m (296 kgf*cm, 21 ft.*Lbf) for bolts b and c

Hint:

Each bolt length is indicated below.

Bolt length:

50 Mm (1.969 In.) For bolt a

50 M (1.969 In.) For bolt b

42 Mm (1.654 In.) For bolt c

Notice:

Usually, bolt a is non-reusable bolt. In this case, however, it can be used after cleaning it.

Toyota RAV4. Adjust differential side bearing preload


  1. Using sst, return the differential assembly right and left 2 or 3 times to allow the bearing settle.

Sst 09564-32011

  1. Using sst and torque wrench, measure the turning torque of the differential.

Sst 09564-32011

Torque: standard turning torque at 60 rpm 0.20 To 0.69 N*m (2.0 To 7.0 Kgf*cm, 1.8 To 6.1 In.*Lbf)

Hint:

If the turning torque is not within the specified value, refer to the table below and select a thrust washer which turning torque is within the specified value.

Standard flange thickness


Toyota RAV4. Adjust differential side bearing preload


  1. Remove the 16 bolts and the transaxle housing.

Toyota RAV4. Adjust differential side bearing preload


  1. Remove the differential assembly.
  1. Install front differential ring gear

Toyota RAV4. Install front differential ring gear


  1. Using atf and a heater, heat the front differential ring gear to 90 to 110 °c (194.0 To 230.0 °F)

Notice:

Do not overheat the ring gear to 110°c (230.0°F) or more.

  1. Clean the contract surface of the front differential case.

Toyota RAV4. Install front differential ring gear


  1. Align the matchmarks, and install the front differential ring gear case quickly.

Notice:

Do not install the bolts while the ring gear is hot.

Toyota RAV4. Install front differential ring gear


  1. Tighten the 14 bolts.

Torque: 95 n*m (969 kgf*cm, 70 ft.*Lbf)

Notice:

Tighten the bolts a little at a time in diagonal order.

  1. Install differential side bearing retainer oil seal

Toyota RAV4. Install differential side bearing retainer oil seal


  1. Coat the lip of a new oil seal with a little amount of mp grease.
  2. Using sst and a hammer, tap in the oil seal.

Sst 09223-15020, 09950-70010 (09951-07100)

  1. Remove transaxle housing oil seal

Toyota RAV4. Remove transaxle housing oil seal


  1. Coat the lip of a new oil seal with a little amount of mp grease.
  2. Using sst and a hammer, tap in the oil seal.

Sst 09710-30050, 09950-70010 (09951-07100)

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