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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Problem symptoms table (2006/01- )

Toyota RAV4 Service Manual / Steering column / Steering system / Problem symptoms table (2006/01- )

Hint:

Use the table below to help determine the cause of the problem symptom. The potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "suspected area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Replace parts as necessary.

Toyota RAV4. Problem symptoms table (2006/01- )


On-vehicle inspection

  1. Check steering wheel free play

Toyota RAV4. Check steering wheel free play


  1. Stop the vehicle and align the tires facing straight ahead.
  2. Turn the steering wheel gently right and left, and check the steering wheel free play.

Maximum free play: 30 mm (1.18 In.)

If the free play exceeds the maximum, replace the steering intermediate shaft sub-assembly or steering gear.

Repair

  1. Correct steering off center

  1. Check whether the steering wheel is off-center.

Toyota RAV4. Correct steering off center


  1. Apply masking tape to the top center of the steering wheel and the upper steering column cover.
  2. Drive the vehicle in a straight line for 100 meters at a constant speed of 56 km/h (35 mph), holding the steering wheel to maintain the course.

Toyota RAV4. Correct steering off center


  1. Draw a line on the masking tape, as shown in the illustration.

Toyota RAV4. Correct steering off center


  1. Turn the steering wheel to the center position.

Hint:

Look at the upper surface of the steering wheel, the steering spokes and the srs airbag line to determine the center position.

  1. Draw another line on the masking tape on the steering wheel, as shown in the illustration.
  2. Measure the distance between the 2 lines on the masking tape on the steering wheel.
  3. Convert the measured distance to the steering angle.

Hint:

  1. Adjust the steering angle.
  2. For the following 2steps, carry out the rh and lh procedures separately.

Toyota RAV4. Correct steering off center


  1. Draw a line on the tie rod and rack end where it can easily be seen.
  2. Using a paper gauge, measure the distance between the tie rod end and the rack end screw.

Toyota RAV4. Correct steering off center


  1. Remove the rh and lh boot clips from the rack boots.
  2. Loosen the rh and lh lock nuts.
  3. Turn the rh and lh rack ends by the same amount (but in opposite directions) in accordance with the steering angle.

Hint:

Electronic power steering: 1 turn (360Щ of rack end (1.5 Mm (0.059 In.) Horizontal movement) - 10.8РOf steering angle.

  1. Tighten the rh and lh lock nuts.

    Torque: 88 n*m (897 kgf*cm, 65 ft.*Lbf)

Notice:

Make sure that the difference in length between the rh and lh tie rod ends and rack end screws is less than 1.5 Mm (0.059 In.).

  1. Install the rh and lh boot clips.
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