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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Rear shock absorber

Toyota RAV4 Service Manual / Suspension / Rear shock absorber

Components

Toyota RAV4. Rear shock absorber


Removal

Hint

  1. Remove rear wheel

  2. Remove rear shock absorber assembly lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear shock absorber assembly lh


  1. Support the no. 2 Suspension arm lh with a jack.

Notice:

Place a wooden or rubber block between the jack and arm.

  1. Remove the bolt and 2 nuts from the suspension member and axle carrier.

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear shock absorber assembly lh


  1. Remove the 2 bolts and disconnect the shock absorber with the bracket.

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear shock absorber assembly lh


  1. Remove the nut and bolt from the shock absorber upper side.
  2. Remove the shock absorber from the vehicle.
  3. Remove the nut and bolt from the bracket.

Hint:

While fixing the nut in place, loosen and remove the bolt.

Inspection

  1. Inspect rear shock absorber assembly lh

Toyota RAV4. Inspect rear shock absorber assembly lh


  1. Compress and extend the shock absorber rod, and check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during operation.

    If there is any abnormality, replace the shock absorber with a new one.

Notice:

When disposing of the shock absorber, see disposal (see page sp-37).

Installation

Hint:

  1. Temporarily install rear shock absorber assembly lh

  1. Temporarily install the bracket to the shock absorber with the bolt and nut.

Notice:

Fix the nut in place and temporarily install the bolt.

  1. Temporarily install the shock absorber upper side to the suspension member with the bolt and nut.

Notice:

Fix the nut in place and temporarily install the bolt.

Toyota RAV4. Temporarily install rear shock absorber assembly lh


Toyota RAV4. Temporarily install rear shock absorber assembly lh


  1. Install the shock absorber with the 2 bolts to the axle carrier.

Torque: 80 n*m (816 kgf*cm, 59 ft.*Lbf)

  1. Temporarily install the suspension arm with the bolt and 2 nuts to the suspension member and axle carrier.
  1. Temporarily install rear upper control arm assembly lh (see page sp-40)

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

  3. Stabilize suspension

  1. Lower the vehicle.
  2. Press down on the vehicle several times to stabilize the suspension.
  1. Tighten rear shock absorber assembly lh

  1. Fix the nut in place and tighten the bolt.

    Torque: 80 n*m (816 kgf*cm, 59 ft.*Lbf)

  1. Inspect and adjust rear wheel alignment

  1. Inspect and adjust the rear wheel alignment (see page sp-7).

Disposal

  1. Dispose of rear shock absorber assembly lh

Toyota RAV4. Dispose of rear shock absorber assembly lh


  1. Fully extend the shock absorber rod, and clamp it in a vise at an angle.
  2. Using a drill, make a hole near the center of the cylinder in the hatched area shown in the illustration to discharge the gas inside.

Caution:

As metal debris may be blown outward by the gas, you must:

Notice:

The gas is colorless, odorless and harmless

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