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

ADJUSTMENT

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

*a

Centering Bolt

*b

Standard Bolt

HINT:

  • Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side.
  • The following procedure is for the LH side.
  • Centering bolts are used to install the door hinges to the vehicle body and door. The door cannot be adjusted with the centering bolts installed. Substitute the centering bolts with standard bolts when making adjustments.
  • The specified torque for standard bolts is shown in the standard bolt chart.

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PROCEDURE

1. INSPECT FRONT DOOR

(a) Check that the clearance measurements of areas a through l are within each standard range.

Standard Clearance

Area

Measurement

Area

Measurement

a

3.6 to 6.6 mm (0.142 to 0.26 in.)

b

4.4 to 7.4 mm (0.173 to 0.291 in.)

c

0.9 to 3.9 mm (0.0354 to 0.154 in.)

d

3.5 to 6.5 mm (0.138 to 0.256 in.)

e

-0.1 to 2.9 mm (-0.00394 to 0.114 in.)

f

3.5 to 6.5 mm (0.138 to 0.256 in.)

g

2.1 to 6.1 mm (0.0827 to 0.240 in.)

h

-2.0 to 2.0 mm (-0.0787 to 0.0787 in.)

i

2.3 to 4.7 mm (0.0906 to 0.185 in.)

j

-1.2 to 1.2 mm (-0.0472 to 0.0472 in.)

k

-1.5 to 1.5 mm (-0.0591 to 0.0591 in.)

l

2.0 to 5.0 mm (0.0787 to 0.197 in.)

2. ADJUST FRONT DOOR

NOTICE:

Make sure to turn the ignition switch off when adjusting door lock strikers.

(a) Using SST, loosen the 2 hinge bolts on the vehicle body and adjust the door position.

SST: 09812-00020

(b) Tighten the 4 hinge bolts on the vehicle body after adjustment.

Torque:

32.5 N·m {331 kgf·cm, 24 ft·lbf}

(c) Loosen the 4 hinge bolts on the door and adjust the door position.

(d) Tighten the 4 hinge bolts on the door after adjustment.

Torque:

32.5 N·m {331 kgf·cm, 24 ft·lbf}

(e) Disengage the 4 claws and remove the front door lock striker cover.

(f) Using a T40 "TORX" socket wrench, slightly loosen the 2 striker mounting screws.

(g) Using a brass bar and a hammer, hit the striker to adjust its position.

(h) Using a T40 "TORX" socket wrench, tighten the 2 striker mounting screws after adjustment.

Torque:

23 N·m {235 kgf·cm, 17 ft·lbf}

(i) Engage the 4 claws to install the front door lock striker cover.

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