Lexus RX (RX 350L, RX450h) 2016-2023 Repair Manual: Reassembly

REASSEMBLY

PROCEDURE

1. INSTALL REAR DRIVE SHAFT DUST COVER

(a) Using SST, a steel plate and a press, install a new rear drive shaft dust cover.

SST: 09527-21011

NOTICE:

  • The rear drive shaft dust cover should be completely installed.
  • Be careful not to damage the rear drive shaft dust cover.

*a

Steel Plate

2. INSTALL REAR DRIVE SHAFT OUTBOARD JOINT BOOT

(a) Wrap the splines of the rear drive shaft outboard joint shaft assembly with protective tape to prevent the boot from being damaged.

*a

Protective Tape

(b) Install new parts to the rear drive shaft outboard joint shaft assembly in the following order:

*1

Rear Drive Shaft Outboard Joint Shaft Assembly

*2

Rear No. 2 Drive Shaft Outboard Joint Boot Clamp

*3

Rear Drive Shaft Outboard Joint Boot

*4

Rear Drive Shaft Outboard Joint Boot Clamp

Outboard joint side

Inboard joint side

(1) Rear No. 2 drive shaft outboard joint boot clamp

(2) Rear drive shaft outboard joint boot

(3) Rear drive shaft outboard joint boot clamp

(c) Pack the joint portion of the rear drive shaft outboard joint shaft assembly and rear drive shaft outboard joint boot with grease.

Standard Grease Capacity:

50 to 60 g (1.77 to 2.11 oz)

(d) Install the rear drive shaft outboard joint boot to the rear drive shaft outboard joint shaft assembly groove.

NOTICE:

  • Do not allow grease to adhere to the boot clamp track of the outboard joint boot.
  • Keep the inside of the outboard joint boot free of foreign matter.

3. INSTALL REAR NO. 2 DRIVE SHAFT OUTBOARD JOINT BOOT CLAMP

(a) Using a screwdriver, install the rear No. 2 drive shaft outboard joint boot clamp as shown in the illustration.

NOTICE:

Be careful not to damage the rear drive shaft outboard joint boot.

4. INSTALL REAR DRIVE SHAFT OUTBOARD JOINT BOOT CLAMP

(a) Hold the drive shaft in a vise between aluminum plates.

NOTICE:

Do not overtighten the vise.

(b) Install the rear drive shaft outboard joint boot clamp to the rear drive shaft outboard joint boot.

(c) Place SST onto the rear drive shaft outboard joint boot clamp, press it against the boot and slightly tighten SST.

SST: 09521-24010

(d) Tighten SST so that the rear drive shaft outboard joint boot clamp is pinched.

NOTICE:

Do not overtighten SST.

(e) Remove SST.

(f) Using SST, measure the clearance of the rear drive shaft outboard joint boot clamp.

SST: 09240-00020

Clearance:

0 to 1.2 mm (0 to 0.0472 in.)

If the clearance is outside the specified range, retighten SST.

5. INSTALL REAR DRIVE SHAFT INBOARD JOINT ASSEMBLY

(a) Install new parts to the rear drive shaft outboard joint shaft assembly in the following order:

*1

Rear Drive Shaft Inboard Joint Boot Clamp

*2

Rear Drive Shaft Inboard Joint Boot

*3

Rear No. 2 Drive Shaft Inboard Joint Boot Clamp

*a

Protective Tape

Outboard joint side

Inboard joint side

(1) Rear drive shaft inboard joint boot clamp

(2) Rear drive shaft inboard joint boot

(3) Rear No. 2 drive shaft inboard joint boot clamp

(b) Hold the drive shaft in a vise between aluminum plates.

NOTICE:

Do not overtighten the vise.

(c) Remove the protective tape.

(d) Align the matchmarks and install the tripod joint to the rear drive shaft outboard joint shaft assembly.

NOTICE:

Face the serrated side of the tripod joint outward and install it to the outboard joint end.

*a

Matchmark

(e) Using a brass bar and a hammer, install the tripod joint to the rear drive shaft outboard joint shaft assembly.

NOTICE:

  • Do not tap the rollers.
  • Keep the tripod joint free of foreign matter.
  • Be sure to install the tripod joint in the correct direction.

(f) Using a snap ring expander, install a new shaft snap ring to the rear drive shaft outboard joint shaft assembly.

(g) Pack the rear drive shaft inboard joint assembly and rear drive shaft inboard joint boot with grease.

Standard Grease Capacity:

93 to 103 g (3.29 to 3.63 oz)

(h) Align the matchmarks and install the rear drive shaft inboard joint assembly to the rear drive shaft outboard joint shaft assembly.

*a

Matchmark

6. INSTALL REAR DRIVE SHAFT INBOARD JOINT BOOT

(a) Install the rear drive shaft inboard joint boot to the rear drive shaft inboard joint assembly.

(b) Check whether the drive shaft dimension (A) is within specification.

Dimension (A):

for LH Side

753.25 to 763.25 mm (2.48 to 2.50 ft.)

for RH Side

733.25 to 743.25 mm (2.41 to 2.43 ft.)

7. INSTALL REAR NO. 2 DRIVE SHAFT INBOARD JOINT BOOT CLAMP

(a) Hold the drive shaft in a vise between aluminum plates.

NOTICE:

Do not overtighten the vise.

(b) Using needle-nose pliers, engage the 2 claws to install the rear No. 2 drive shaft inboard joint boot clamp as shown in the illustration (for Type A).

NOTICE:

Be careful not to damage the rear drive shaft inboard joint boot.

*A

for Type A

*B

for Type B

*a

Claw

(c) Using needle nose pliers, install the rear No. 2 drive shaft inboard joint boot clamp as shown in the illustration (for Type B).

NOTICE:

Be careful not to damage the rear drive shaft inboard joint boot.

8. INSTALL REAR DRIVE SHAFT INBOARD JOINT BOOT CLAMP

HINT:

Perform the same procedure as for the rear No. 2 drive shaft inboard joint boot clamp.

9. INSPECT REAR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY

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    Inspection
    INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1. INSPECT REAR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY (a) Check that there is no excessive play in the radial direction of the outboard joint. (b) Check that the inboard joint slide ...

    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 REAR DRIVE SHAFT SNAP RING (a) I ...

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