Lexus RX (RX 350L, RX450h) 2016-2022 Repair Manual: Removal

REMOVAL

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

The necessary procedures (adjustment, calibration, initialization, or registration) that must be performed after parts are removed and installed, or replaced during front axle hub sub-assembly removal/installation are shown below.

Necessary Procedures After Parts Removed/Installed/Replaced

Replaced Part or Performed Procedure

Necessary Procedure

Effect/Inoperative Function when Necessary Procedure not Performed

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Front wheel alignment adjustment

Calibration

  • VSC disabled or malfunctioning
  • DTCs are output
  • Slip indicator light illuminated
  • ABS warning light illuminated

HINT:

  • Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side.
  • The following procedure is for the LH side.

PROCEDURE

1. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL

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2. REMOVE FRONT AXLE SHAFT NUT

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3. SEPARATE FRONT SPEED SENSOR (w/o AVS)

(a) Disengage the 2 claws and separate the sensor clamp.

*a

Sensor Clamp

(b) Remove the bolt and separate the front speed sensor from the steering knuckle.

NOTICE:

  • Prevent foreign matter from contacting the sensor tip.
  • Be careful not to damage the front speed sensor.
  • Clean the speed sensor installation hole and the contact surfaces every time the speed sensor is removed.

4. SEPARATE FRONT SPEED SENSOR (w/ AVS)

(a) Disconnect the AVS connector from the absorber control actuator.

(b) Remove the 2 bolts and separate the front speed sensor from the front shock absorber assembly and steering knuckle.

NOTICE:

  • Prevent foreign matter from contacting the sensor tip.
  • Be careful not to damage the front speed sensor.
  • Clean the speed sensor installation hole and the contact surfaces every time the speed sensor is removed.

5. SEPARATE TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

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6. SEPARATE FRONT DISC BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY

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7. REMOVE FRONT DISC

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8. SEPARATE FRONT LOWER NO. 1 SUSPENSION ARM SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Remove the bolt, 2 nuts and separate the front lower No. 1 suspension arm sub-assembly from the front lower ball joint assembly.

9. SEPARATE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY

(a) Put matchmarks on the front drive shaft assembly and the front axle hub sub-assembly.

*a

Matchmark

(b) Using a plastic hammer, separate the front drive shaft assembly from the front axle assembly.

NOTICE:

  • Be careful not to damage the drive shaft boot.
  • Do not push the front axle assembly towards the outside of the vehicle any further than necessary.

HINT:

If it is difficult to separate the front drive shaft assembly from the front axle assembly, tap the end of the front drive shaft assembly using a brass bar and a hammer.

10. REMOVE FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY

(a) Remove the 2 bolts, 2 nuts and front axle assembly from the front shock absorber assembly.

NOTICE:

When removing the nuts, keep the bolts from rotating.

11. REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Secure the front axle assembly between aluminum plates in a vise.

NOTICE:

Do not overtighten the vise.

(b) Remove the 4 bolts, front axle hub sub-assembly and front disc brake dust cover from the steering knuckle.

NOTICE:

  • Do not drop the front axle hub sub-assembly.
  • Be careful not to damage the speed sensor rotor or contact surfaces.
  • Do not allow foreign matter to contact the speed sensor rotor or contact surfaces.
    On-vehicle Inspection
    ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT HINT: Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side. The following procedure is for the LH side. PROCEDURE 1. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL Click here ...

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    INSTALLATION CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT HINT: Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side. The following procedure is for the LH side. PROCEDURE 1. INSTALL FRONT AXLE HUB SUB-ASSEMBLY (a) ...

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