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

REMOVAL

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 REAR WHEEL

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2. REMOVE REAR SUSPENSION ARM COVER

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3. REMOVE REAR AXLE SHAFT NUT (for AWD)

(a) Using SST and a hammer, release the staked part of the rear axle shaft nut.

SST: 09930-00010

NOTICE:

Loosen the staked part of the rear axle shaft nut completely, otherwise the threads of the rear drive shaft assembly may be damaged.

(b) While applying the brakes, remove the rear axle shaft nut.

4. SEPARATE REAR DISC BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY

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5. REMOVE REAR DISC

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6. SEPARATE REAR SKID CONTROL SENSOR WIRE (for 2WD)

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7. SEPARATE REAR SPEED SENSOR (for AWD)

(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 rear speed sensor installation hole and the contact surfaces every time the rear speed sensor is removed.
  • Be careful not to damage the rear speed sensor.

8. REMOVE REAR AXLE HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLY (for 2WD)

(a) Remove the 4 bolts, rear axle hub and bearing assembly and rear disc brake dust cover sub-assembly from the rear axle carrier sub-assembly.

9. REMOVE REAR AXLE HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLY (for AWD)

(a) Put matchmarks on the rear drive shaft assembly and rear axle hub and bearing assembly.

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Matchmark

(b) Using a plastic hammer, separate the rear drive shaft assembly from the rear axle hub and bearing assembly.

HINT:

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

(c) Remove the 4 bolts, rear axle hub and bearing assembly and rear disc brake dust cover sub-assembly from the rear axle carrier sub-assembly.

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