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 rear axle carrier 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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Rear wheel alignment adjustment

Calibration

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

Suspension, tires, etc.

(The vehicle height changes because of suspension or tire replacement)

  • Ultrasonic sensor detection angle
  • Ultrasonic sensor detection angle registration
  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar System
  • Intuitive Parking Assist System (w/ Intelligent Clearance Sonar System)

Rear television camera assembly optical axis (Back camera position setting)

Parking Assist Monitor System

for Initialization:

for Calibration:

  • Parking assist ECU initialization
  • Adjust steering angle

Panoramic View Monitor System

for Initialization:

for Calibration:

Initialize No. 1 headlight ECU sub-assembly LH

Lighting System (w/ Automatic Headlight Beam Level Control System)

HINT:

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

PROCEDURE

1. REMOVE REAR WHEEL

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2. REMOVE REAR SUSPENSION ARM COVER

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3. REMOVE REAR AXLE SHAFT NUT

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4. SEPARATE REAR FLEXIBLE HOSE

(a) Remove the bolt and separate the rear flexible hose from the rear upper control arm assembly.

5. SEPARATE REAR DISC BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY

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6. REMOVE REAR DISC

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7. SEPARATE NO. 2 PARKING BRAKE WIRE ASSEMBLY

(a) Remove the 3 bolts and separate the No. 2 parking brake wire assembly from the rear trailing arm assembly.

8. SEPARATE REAR SPEED SENSOR

(a) Remove the bolt and separate the rear speed sensor from the rear axle carrier sub-assembly.

NOTICE:

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

(b) Remove the bolt and separate the rear speed sensor from the rear trailing arm assembly.

9. REMOVE REAR AXLE HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLY

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10. REMOVE REAR TRAILING ARM ASSEMBLY

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11. REMOVE REAR AXLE CARRIER SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Using a jack and a wooden block, support the rear No. 2 suspension arm assembly.

NOTICE:

  • When jacking up the rear No. 2 suspension arm assembly, be sure to jack it up slowly.
  • Keep supporting the rear No. 2 suspension arm assembly until the installation of the rear axle carrier sub-assembly has been completed.
  • Make sure to perform this operation with the vehicle kept as low as possible.

*a

Wooden Block

*b

Jack

(b) Remove the 2 bolts (A), and separate the rear lower shock absorber bracket sub-assembly from the rear axle carrier sub-assembly.

(c) Remove the bolt (B) and nut, and separate the rear upper control arm assembly from the rear axle carrier sub-assembly.

NOTICE:

Because the nut has its own stopper, do not turn the nut. Loosen the bolt with the nut secured.

(d) Remove the bolt (C) and nut, and separate the rear axle carrier sub-assembly from the rear No. 2 suspension arm assembly.

NOTICE:

Because the nut has its own stopper, do not turn the nut. Loosen the bolt with the nut secured.

(e) Remove the nut (D), spacer and rear axle carrier sub-assembly from the rear No. 1 suspension arm assembly.

NOTICE:

Use wire or an equivalent tool to keep the rear drive shaft assembly from hanging down.

12. REMOVE LOWER CONTROL ARM PIN (for TMMC Made)

(a) Secure the rear axle carrier sub-assembly in a vise using aluminum plates.

NOTICE:

Do not overtighten the vise.

(b) Using a hammer, remove the lower control arm pin from the rear axle carrier sub-assembly.

    Components
    COMPONENTS ILLUSTRATION *1 REAR AXLE HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLY *2 REAR AXLE SHAFT NUT *3 REAR DISC *4 REAR DISC BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY *5 REAR SPEED SENSOR *6 REAR SUSPENS ...

    Installation
    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 LOWER CONTROL ARM PIN (for TMMC ...

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