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

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

NOTICE:

Do not overtighten the vise.

(b) Using SST, install a new lower control arm pin to the rear axle carrier sub-assembly as shown in the illustration.

SST: 09650-17011

2. TEMPORARILY INSTALL REAR AXLE CARRIER SUB-ASSEMBLY

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

NOTICE:

Do not overtighten the vise.

(b) Using a brass bar and a hammer, push out the bushing until it is positioned as shown in the illustration.

HINT:

Pushing out the bushing makes it easier to install the rear axle carrier sub-assembly.

(c) Temporarily install the rear axle carrier sub-assembly to the rear No. 1 suspension arm assembly with the spacer and nut (A).

NOTICE:

Fully tighten the nut (A) after stabilizing the suspension.

(d) Install the rear axle carrier sub-assembly to the rear No. 2 suspension arm assembly with the bolt (B) and nut.

Torque:

100 N·m {1020 kgf·cm, 74 ft·lbf}

NOTICE:

  • Insert the bolt with the threaded end facing the front of the vehicle.
  • Because the nut has its own stopper, do not turn the nut. Tighten the bolt with the nut secured.

(e) Install the rear axle carrier sub-assembly to the rear upper control arm assembly with the bolt (C) and nut.

Torque:

145 N·m {1479 kgf·cm, 107 ft·lbf}

NOTICE:

  • Insert the bolt with the threaded end facing the rear of the vehicle.
  • Because the nut has its own stopper, do not turn the nut. Tighten the bolt with the nut secured.

(f) Install the rear axle carrier sub-assembly to the rear lower shock absorber bracket sub-assembly with the 2 bolts (D).

Torque:

100 N·m {1020 kgf·cm, 74 ft·lbf}

(g) Slowly lower the rear No. 2 suspension arm assembly.

3. INSTALL REAR TRAILING ARM ASSEMBLY

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4. INSTALL REAR AXLE HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLY

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5. INSTALL REAR SPEED SENSOR

(a) Install the rear speed sensor to the rear trailing arm assembly with the bolt.

Torque:

8.5 N·m {87 kgf·cm, 75 in·lbf}

NOTICE:

Do not twist the rear speed sensor when installing it.

(b) Install the rear speed sensor to the rear axle carrier sub-assembly with the bolt.

Torque:

8.5 N·m {87 kgf·cm, 75 in·lbf}

NOTICE:

Do not twist the rear speed sensor when installing it.

6. INSTALL NO. 2 PARKING BRAKE WIRE ASSEMBLY

(a) Install the No. 2 parking brake wire assembly to the rear trailing arm assembly with the 3 bolts.

Torque:

Bolt (A) :

15 N·m {153 kgf·cm, 11 ft·lbf}

Bolt (B) :

8.5 N·m {87 kgf·cm, 75 in·lbf}

7. INSTALL REAR DISC

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8. INSTALL REAR DISC BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY

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9. INSTALL REAR FLEXIBLE HOSE

(a) Install the rear flexible hose to the rear upper control arm assembly with the bolt.

Torque:

18.8 N·m {192 kgf·cm, 14 ft·lbf}

10. INSTALL REAR AXLE SHAFT NUT

(a) Clean the threaded parts on the rear drive shaft assembly and a new rear axle shaft nut using non-residue solvent.

NOTICE:

  • Be sure to perform this work even when using a new rear drive shaft assembly.
  • Keep the threaded parts free of oil and foreign matter.

(b) Using a 30 mm deep socket wrench, temporarily install the rear axle shaft nut.

Torque:

294 N·m {2998 kgf·cm, 217 ft·lbf}

HINT:

Keep depressing the brake pedal to prevent the rear drive shaft assembly from rotating.

(c) Using a chisel and hammer, stake the rear axle shaft nut.

11. STABILIZE SUSPENSION

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12. INSTALL REAR NO. 1 SUSPENSION ARM ASSEMBLY

(a) Install the rear No. 1 suspension arm assembly with the nut.

Torque:

145 N·m {1479 kgf·cm, 107 ft·lbf}

13. INSTALL REAR SUSPENSION ARM COVER

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14. INSTALL REAR WHEEL

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15. INSPECT AND ADJUST REAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT

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16. CHECK FOR SPEED SENSOR SIGNAL

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17. PERFORM INITIALIZATION

  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar System
  • Intuitive Parking Assist System (w/ Intelligent Clearance Sonar System)

Parking Assist Monitor System

for Initialization:

for Calibration:

Panoramic View Monitor System

for Initialization:

for Calibration:

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