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 drive shaft 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 headlight ECU sub-assembly LH

  • Automatic headlight beam level control system
  • AFS (Adaptive front-lighting system)

Gas leaks from exhaust system*1

Inspection after repair

  • Poor idle, etc.
  • Engine start function, etc.

*1: for RH Side

HINT:

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

PROCEDURE

1. REMOVE TAIL EXHAUST PIPE ASSEMBLY (for RH Side)

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2. REMOVE REAR WHEEL

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3. REMOVE REAR AXLE SHAFT NUT

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4. SEPARATE NO. 2 PARKING BRAKE WIRE ASSEMBLY

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5. SEPARATE REAR SPEED SENSOR

(a) Remove the 2 bolts, sensor clamp and rear speed sensor from the rear axle carrier sub-assembly and rear trailing arm assembly.

NOTICE:

  • Keep the tip of the rear speed sensor and installation hole free of foreign matter.
  • Do not rotate or apply excessive force to the rear speed sensor when removing it from the rear axle carrier sub-assembly. Rotating or applying excessive force may result in damage to the rear speed sensor.

(b) w/o AVS:

(1) Remove the 2 bolts and separate the rear speed sensor from the rear upper control arm assembly.

(c) w/ AVS:

(1) Remove the bolt (A) and separate the wire harness from the rear upper control arm assembly.

(2) Remove the bolt (B) and separate the rear speed sensor from the rear upper control arm assembly.

6. SEPARATE REAR FLEXIBLE HOSE

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7. REMOVE REAR SUSPENSION ARM COVER

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8. REMOVE REAR STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY

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9. REMOVE REAR COIL SPRING

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10. REMOVE REAR LOWER COIL SPRING INSULATOR

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11. SEPARATE REAR UPPER CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLY

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12. REMOVE REAR NO. 1 SUSPENSION ARM ASSEMBLY

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13. DRAIN DIFFERENTIAL OIL

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14. REMOVE REAR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY

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

*a

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) Separate the rear drive shaft assembly from the rear axle carrier sub-assembly.

NOTICE:

  • Do not damage the rear disc brake dust cover sub-assembly.
  • Do not damage the rear drive shaft outboard joint boot.
  • Do not drop the rear drive shaft assembly.
  • Do not push the rear axle carrier sub-assembly towards the outside of the vehicle any further than necessary.

(d) Using SST, remove the rear drive shaft assembly.

SST: 09520-01010

SST: 09520-24010

09520-32040

NOTICE:

  • Do not damage the rear drive shaft oil seal.
  • Do not damage the rear drive shaft inboard joint boot.
  • Do not drop the rear drive shaft assembly.
  • When removing the rear drive shaft assembly, keep it level.

15. REMOVE REAR DRIVE SHAFT SNAP RING

(a) Using a screwdriver, remove the rear drive shaft snap ring.

    Components
    COMPONENTS ILLUSTRATION *A w/ AVS *B w/o AVS *1 NO. 2 PARKING BRAKE WIRE ASSEMBLY *2 REAR FLEXIBLE HOSE *3 REAR SPEED SENSOR *4 WIRE HARNESS N*m (kgf*cm, ft.*lbf): ...

    Disassembly
    DISASSEMBLY PROCEDURE 1. SEPARATE REAR NO. 2 DRIVE SHAFT INBOARD JOINT BOOT CLAMP (a) Secure the drive shaft in a vise between aluminum plates. NOTICE: Do not overtighten the vise. (b) Using needle ...

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