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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Vehicle lift and support locations

Toyota RAV4 Service Manual / Introduction / Repair instruction / Vehicle lift and support locations

  1. Notice about vehicle condition when jacking up vehicle

  1. The vehicle must be unloaded before jacking up / lifting up the vehicle. Never jack up / lift up a heavily loaded vehicle.
  2. When removing heavy parts such as the engine and transmission, the center of gravity of the vehicle may shift. To stabilize the vehicle, place a balance weight in a location where it will not roll or shift, or use a mission jack to hold the jacking support.
  1. Notice for using 4 post lift

  1. Follow the safety procedures outlined in the lift instruction manual.
  2. Use precautionary measures to prevent the free wheel beam from damaging tires or wheels.
  3. Use wheel chocks to secure the vehicle.
  1. Notice for using jack and safety stand

  1. Work on a level surface. Use wheel chocks at all times.
  2. Use safety stands with rubber attachments as shown in the illustration.
  3. Set the jack and safety stands to the specified locations of the vehicle accurately.
  4. When jacking up the vehicle, first release the parking brake and move the shift lever to n.
  5. When jacking up the entire vehicle:

Toyota RAV4. Vehicle lift and support Locations


  1. When jacking up only the front or rear wheels of the vehicle:
  1. When lowering a vehicle that only has its front or rear wheels jacked up:

Toyota RAV4. Vehicle lift and support locations


Toyota RAV4. Vehicle lift and support locations


  1. It is extremely dangerous to perform any work on a vehicle raised on a jack alone, even for work that can be finished quickly. Safety stands must be used to support it.
  1. Notice for using swing arm type lift

  1. Follow safety procedures outlined in its instruction manual.
  2. Use a swing arm equipped with a rubber attachment, as shown in the illustration.
  3. When using the lift, make sure that the vehicle is stabilized so that it will not tilt while work is being performed. Stabilize the vehicle by adjusting the lift arm's length and vehicle's position.
  4. When using the lift, its center should be as close to the vehicle's center of gravity as possible (length of "l" in the illustration should be as short as possible).

Toyota RAV4. Notice for using swing arm type lift


  1. Set the vehicle on the lift as level as possible. Then match the groove of the cradle to the rigid rack support location.
  2. Be sure to lock the swing arms before lifting and during work (if equipped with arm locks).
  3. Lift the vehicle up off the ground. Stand at a safe distance and shake the vehicle to check its stability.
  1. Notice for using plate type lift

  1. Follow safety procedures outlined in its instruction manual.
  2. Use plate lift attachments (rubber lifting blocks) on top of the plate surface.

Refer to the illustration below to determine how to properly set the vehicle.

Toyota RAV4. Notice for using plate type lift


Hint:

Right and left set position

Place the vehicle over the center of the lift.

Front and rear set position Place the attachments at the ends of the rubber plate surface, under the vehicle lift pad (a and c in the illustration). Raise the plate slightly and reposition the vehicle so the top of the attachment (b in the illustration) is aligned with the front side notch in the vehicle rocker flange.
  1. Use the lift to raise the vehicle up off the ground, and shake it to make sure that it is stable.
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