2008-2013 Toyota Highlander Passenger CV Axle Replacement (Camry, and Venza Possibly)
Huge shoutout to the members over at Toyotanation.com! This video is a quick guide on how to replace the passenger side CV axle for Toyota cars, specifically the Highlander. I think the Camry, Venza, Highlander, and possibly the RAV4 share the same platform for this. Symptoms / Differential Diagnosis: The car (2011 Toyota Highlander V6 FWD with approximately 125k miles) was experiencing body shuddering/vibration at 40-45 mph ONLY on acceleration with no vibration at the steering wheel. Since there was no vibration specific to braking, I eliminated any brake problems. Additionally, since it only occurred on acceleration, I ruled out any tire balance problems. This lead me to drive line problems and I found help on Toyotanation.com. There was no play at 6/12 or 3/9 when the vehicle was on jackstands. There were no clunks or clicking noises either. Inspection under the vehicle revealed grease in a straight line from the inner CV axle joint, symptomatic of leaking grease from a spinning inner CV axle joint. Replacement of the passenger CV axle / inner CV joint solved my problems. Tools I bought: Slide hammer extension: https://www.amazon.com/OTC-17-1-Slide-Hammer-Extension/dp/B000P6WMHS Other tools needed (that I had) 1. Blue Loctite for reinstallation of nuts 2. 10mm, 14mm, 17mm, and 30mm socket (axle) 3. 21mm or 22mm for lug nuts 4. Impact wrench (recommended) 5. Torque wrench 6. Breaker bar if you don't have impact. 7. Ratching socket wrench 8. Corresponding extensions for wrenches 9. Hammer 10. Jack, jackstands 11. Long needle nose pliers 12. Anti-seize or grease 13. New cotter pin for tie rod end 14. Safety equipment (gloves, glasses, etc...) 15. Rags or paper towels 16. Brake part cleaner or degreaser 17. Drain pan 18. Transmission fluid in case any leaks Reinstallation torque specs: Bearing bracket bolt (on the passenger side only, the driver side does not have this) - 24 ft-lbs Lower ball joint assembly (the bolt and 2 nuts) - 55 ft-lbs Tie rod castle nut - 36 ft-lbs Stabilizer link - 55 ft-lbs Axle hub nut - 217 ft-lbs Lug nuts - 76 ft-lbs Rental tools: 1. Tie rod end remover: http://www.autozone.com/loan-a-tools/tie-rod-end-puller/oem-tie-rod-end-rem over-with-3-in-bolt/409628_0_0/?checkfit=true 2. Axle puller adapter: http://www.autozone.com/loan-a-tools/fwd-axle-puller-adapter/oem-fwd-axle-p uller-adapter/2061_0_0/?checkfit=true 3. Slide hammer: http://www.autozone.com/loan-a-tools/slide-hammer/oem-slide-hammer-with-18- threads/2047_0_0/?checkfit=true
2010 Toyota Venza Review, Walkaround, Exhaust & Test Drive
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Toyota Camry 2007-2011: How to Replace Wheel Bearing
http://camryforums.com/how-tos is the leading Toyota Camry resource for technical DIY guides. Need to replace worn out wheel bearings? Refer to this helpful video. For the full article, please visit http://www.camryforums.com/how-tos/a/toyota-camry-2007-2011-how-to-replace- wheel-bearing-397334 Driving your Camry is an easy task, but that's only because a ton of complex components and parts make it so. The wheel bearings housed in all four of your wheels allow the tires to spin freely at any speed. Wheel bearings resist friction and are exposed to high amounts of heat; therefore, as the odometer in your Camry increases, so does the need to replace the bearings. Replacing the bearings will require you to remove the wheels and brake assembly, so if you're not comfortable doing the job yourself, you could always have it done at your local dealership or repair shop. The job will take you anywhere from forty-five to sixty minutes of your time to complete. The cost to you will range from sixty-five to three-hundred and twenty dollars. However, a pro will charge you somewhere around one-hundred dollars to almost three-hundred dollars. It is a moderately difficult task to take on and requires an understanding of drivetrain components. The tools you’ll need are: a floor jack, jack stands, a tire iron, socket sizes of 10, 15, and 24mm, a ratchet and extension, a flat head screwdriver, a bungee cord, and an optional 7/16” Allen wrench. Step 1 – Jack Up the Car Break the lug nuts free using a tire iron. Use a floor jack to lift the car up, and then set it down on jack stands. Remove all of the lug nuts and the wheel. Step 2 – Remove the Brake Assembly Your next step is to get the brake caliper and rotor out of the way. Use a ratchet with 15mm socket to remove the two main caliper bolts. Gently wiggle the caliper off of the rotor and hang it using a bungee cord. Make sure not to put pressure on the brake line. Use a flat head screwdriver to pop off the dust cap and cotter pin. Then use a 24mm socket to remove the axle spindle nut. Lastly, slide the rotor off of the axle and carefully set it aside. Step 3 – Remove the Wheel Hub and Bearing Using a 7/16" Allen wrench or 10mm socket depending on your Camry model year, remove the wheel hub. Then pull off the wheel bearing. Step 4 – Install the New Bearing If you are working on the rear axle of your Camry, the bearings are sealed into the hub, so the entire assembly will be replaced. If you are working on the front axle, the bearing and hub will be installed separately. Slide on the new wheel bearing and hub. Re-install the brake rotor. Tighten the center nut, replace the cotter pin, and pop the dust cap back on. Mount the caliper and tighten the two bolts. Mount the wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Lower your car to the ground and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specs. With the wheel hub assembly replaced on your Camry, you can drive safely and smoothly knowing that you will not experience any wheel wobbling or vibrations.