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

Components

COMPONENTS

ILLUSTRATION

*A

Nut Type A

*B

Nut Type B

*1

FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT ASSEMBLY

*2

STEERING KNUCKLE

*3

FRONT AXLE HUB SUB-ASSEMBLY

*4

FRONT DISC BRAKE DUST COVER

*5

COTTER PIN

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N*m (kgf*cm, ft.*lbf): Specified torque

Non-reusable part

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 STEERING KNUCKLE

(a) Secure the steering knuckle between aluminum plates in a vise.

NOTICE:

Do not overtighten the vise.

(b) Install the front axle hub sub-assembly and front disc brake dust cover to the steering knuckle with the 4 bolts.

Torque:

96 N·m {979 kgf·cm, 71 ft·lbf}

NOTICE:

  • 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.

2. INSTALL FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT ASSEMBLY

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3. INSTALL FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY

Click here

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 steering knuckle 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

Link

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 AXLE ASSEMBLY

Click here

2. REMOVE FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT ASSEMBLY

Click here

3. REMOVE STEERING KNUCKLE

(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.
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