Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.4 4WD (ACA31, ACA33), TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.0 4WD (ACA30_), TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.2 D 4WD (ALA30_), TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.2 D 4WD (ALA30_), TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 3.5 4WD (GSA33), TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.0 (ZSA35_), TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.0 4WD (ZSA30_), TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.2 D 4WD (ALA30_), TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.2 D (ALA35_), TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.0 (ZSA35), TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.0 4WD (ZSA30) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm / front control arm on TOYOTA RAV 4 3 (XA30) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) and other TOYOTA models
Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – Toyota RAV4 III. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 22
Wheel impact socket #21
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Tap wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Round-nose pliers
Ball joint puller
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – Toyota RAV4 III. AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: front lower arm – Toyota RAV4 III. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Control Arm on Toyota RAV4 III 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.2 D 4WD (ALA30_) 2006 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #21.
  3. Step 3
    Toyota RAV4 III 2.0 4WD (ACA30_) 2007 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Control Arm on TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.0 4WD (ZSA30_) 2008 by yourself
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Toyota RAV4 III
  5. Step 5
    How to remove TOYOTA RAV4 2.0 (ZSA35_) 2009 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Control Arm on TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Undo the fasteners of the oil pan lower cover. Use a drive socket #12.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Toyota RAV4 III 2.0 4WD (ZSA30) 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the oil pan cover.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the cotter pin. Use a flat screwdriver. Use round-nose pliers.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Control Arm on Toyota RAV4 III 2013 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 10
    TOYOTA RAV4 2.2 D 4WD (ALA30_) Control Arm replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Loosen the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #19.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Control Arm on Toyota RAV4 III 2006 2.2 D 4WD (ALA30_) by yourself
    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a drive socket #22. Use a tap wrench.
  12. Step 12
    RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.0 (ZSA35_) 2007 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the front fastener of the control arm.
  13. Step 13
    How to change Control Arm on TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Unscrew the rear arm fastener. Use a drive socket #22. Use a tap wrench.
  14. Step 14
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Toyota RAV4 III 2009 2.0 (ZSA35_) Control Arm
    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm.
  15. Step 15
    DIY replacement of Control Arm on TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.2 D (ALA35_) 2010 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a drive socket #17.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Control Arm on Toyota RAV4 III 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Disconnect the spherical joint from the arm.
  17. Step 17
    How to replace TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.2 D 4WD (ALA30_) 2006 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the arm. Use a crowbar.
  18. Step 18
    Toyota RAV4 III 2.0 4WD (ACA30_) 2007 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  19. Step 19
    Changing Control Arm on TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.0 4WD (ZSA30_) 2008 by yourself
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  20. Step 20
    How to remove TOYOTA RAV4 2.0 (ZSA35_) 2009 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Install a new arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  21. Step 21
    How to replace Control Arm on TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Install the rear fastener of the arm.
  22. Step 22
    How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Toyota RAV4 III 2.0 4WD (ZSA30) 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Install the front fastener of the arm.
  23. Step 23
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    Attach the ball joint to the control arm.
  24. Step 24
    Changing of Control Arm on Toyota RAV4 III 2013 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Screw the fasteners of the ball joint. Use a drive socket #17.
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