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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Front lower ball joint

Toyota RAV4 Service Manual / Suspension / Front lower ball joint

Components

Toyota RAV4. Front lower ball joint


Removal

Hint:

  1. Remove front wheel

  2. Remove front speed sensor lh (for 2wd) (see page bc-191)

  3. Remove front brake cylinder assembly lh (see page br-40)

  4. Remove front disc (see page br-42)

  5. Remove front axle hub nut (see page ah-6)

  6. Disconnect front suspension lower no. 1 Arm sub-assembly lh (see page ah-7)

  7. Disconnect tie rod end sub-assembly lh (see page ps-42)

  8. Remove steering knuckle with axle hub (see page ah-7)

  9. Remove front lower ball joint assembly lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove front lower ball joint assembly lh


  1. Remove the cotter pin and nut.
  2. Using sst, remove the lower ball joint.

Sst 09628-62011

Inspection

  1. Inspect front lower ball joint assembly lh

Toyota RAV4. Inspect front lower ball joint assembly lh


  1. As shown in the illustration, move the ball joint stud back and forth 5 times before installing the nut.
  2. Using a torque wrench, turn the nut continuously at a rate of 3 to 5 seconds per turn and take the torque reading on the fifth turn.

Standard turning torque: 0.98 To 3.43 N*m (10 to 35 kgf*cm, 9 to 30 in.*Lbf) or less

  1. Check for any cracks and grease leaks on the ball joint dust cover.

Installation

Hint:

  1. Install front lower ball joint assembly lh

  1. Install the ball joint with the 2 bolts and nut to the lower arm.

Torque: 92 n*m (938 kgf*cm, 68 ft.*Lbf)

  1. Install the lower ball joint with the nut to the steering knuckle.

Torque: 133 n*m (1,360 kgf*cm, 98 ft.*Lbf)

  1. Install a new cotter pin.

    If the holes for the cotter pin are not aligned, tighten the nut further up to 60°.

  1.  Install steering knuckle with axle hub (see page ah-9)

  2. Connect front suspension lower no. 1 Arm sub-assembly lh (see page ah-10)

  3. Connect tie rod end sub-assembly lh (see page ps-45)

  4. Install front disc (see page br-43)

  5. Install front disc brake cylinder assembly lh (see page br-46)

  6. Install front axle hub nut (see page ah-10)

  7. Install front speed sensor lh (see page bc- 193)

  8. Install front wheel torque: 103 n*m (1,050 kgf*cm, 76 ft.*Lbf)

  9. Inspect and adjust front wheel alignment

  1. Inspect and adjust the front wheel alignment (see page sp-3).
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