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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: General maintenance (2005/11-2006/01)

Toyota RAV4 Service Manual / Maintenance / Chassis / General maintenance (2005/11-2006/01)

  1. Inspect steering linkage and gear housing

  1. Check the steering wheel free play.
  2. Check the steering linkage for looseness or damage.
  1. Check that the tie rod ends do not have excessive play
  2. Check that the dust seals and boots are not damaged.
  3. Check that the boot clamps are not loose.
  4. Check that the steering gear housing is not damaged.
  5. Check that the connectors are properly connected to the steering gear housing.
  1. Inspect ball joints and dust covers

  1. Inspect the ball joints for excessive looseness.
  1. Jack up the front of the vehicle and place wooden blocks with a height of 180 to 200 mm (7.09 To 7.87 In.) Under the front tires.
  2. Lower the vehicle until the front coil spring has about half its ordinary load. Place stands under the vehicle for safety
  3. Check that the front wheels are pointing straight ahead. Use wheel chocks on all 4 wheels.
  4. Using a lever, pry up the end of the lower arm.

    Check the amount of play.

Maximum ball joint vertical play: 0 mm (0 in.)

If there is any play, replace the ball joint.

  1. Check the dust cover for damage.
  1. Inspect drive shaft boots

  1. Check the drive shaft boots for loose clamps, grease leakage, kinks or damage.
  1. Inspect automatic transaxle fluid level

  1. Visually check the transmission for fluid leakage. If oil is leaking, find the cause and repair it.

  1. Inspect transfer oil (for 4wd)

  1. Visually check the transfer for oil leakage. If oil is leaking, find the cause and repair it.

  1. Inspect rear differential oil (for 4wd)

  1. For the rear differential oil inspection, refer to the following procedures (see page df-3).
  1. Rotate tires (see page tw-1)

Chassis
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General maintenance (2006/01- )
Inspect steering linkage and gear housing Check the steering wheel free play. Check the steering linkage for looseness or damage. Check that the tie rod ends do not have excessive ...

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Operation check
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Optimal use of the audio system
Displays the “setup” menu Changes the following settings Sound quality and volume balance The sound quality and balance setting can be changed to produce the best sound. Automatic sound levelizer Language Selecting the mode Using the audio control function C ...

Installation
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