Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22), TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22), TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.0 D 4WD (CLA20_, CLA21_), TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 1.8 (ZCA25_, ZCA26_) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front wheel bearing on TOYOTA RAV4 II [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – Toyota RAV4 II. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Brake cleaner
Ceramic grease
Multipurpose grease
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 19
12-point socket # 30
Wheel impact socket #19
Bush and bearing driver set
Bearing separator
Ball joint puller
Ratchet wrench
Circlip pliers
Water pump pliers
Flat chisel
Hammer
Crow bar
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your Toyota RAV4 II car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Toyota RAV4 II – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Toyota Rav4 II 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 3
    Unstake the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
    Step 4
    How to replace TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.0 D 4WD (CLA20_, CLA21_) 2001 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use 12-point socket No.30.
  3. Step 5
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  4. Step 6
    Changing Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.0 (ACA26) 2003 by yourself
    Raise the car.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Toyota RAV4 II. AUTODOC recommends:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
  5. Step 7
    How to remove TOYOTA RAV4 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22) 2004 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Toyota RAV4 II
  6. Step 8
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 9
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub. Use 12-point socket No.30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Remove the fastening nut.
  9. Step 11
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 12
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 13
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Toyota Rav4 II 2004 2.0 D 4WD (CLA20_, CLA21_) by yourself
    Unscrew the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 14
    RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22) 2005 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the fastening bolts.
  13. Step 15
    How to change Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2000 - tips and tricks
    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Toyota RAV4 II. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur.
  14. Step 16
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Toyota Rav4 II 2001 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22) Wheel Bearing
    Remove the brake disc.
  15. Step 17
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    Clean the ABS wiring harness bracket. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 18
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Toyota Rav4 II 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Unscrew the fastener of the ABS sensor wiring harness. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 19
    How to replace TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.0 D 4WD (CLA20_, CLA21_) 2001 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
  18. Step 20
    Toyota Rav4 II 2.0 4WD (ACA21, ACA20) 2002 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Clean the ABS sensor fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Step 21
    Changing Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.0 (ACA26) 2003 by yourself
    Unscrew the ABS sensor fastener. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 22
    How to remove TOYOTA RAV4 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22) 2004 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Disconnect the ABS sensor. Use water pump pliers.
  21. Step 23
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    Remove the cotter pin that secures the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar.
  22. Step 24
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Toyota Rav4 II 1.8 4WD 2000 - download illustrated guide
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  23. Step 25
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  24. Step 26
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Toyota Rav4 II 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  25. Step 27
    TOYOTA RAV4 2.0 D 4WD (CLA20_, CLA21_) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Clean the fasteners connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  26. Step 28
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Toyota Rav4 II 2004 2.0 D 4WD (CLA20_, CLA21_) by yourself
    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the ball joint to the control arm. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  27. Step 29
    RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22) 2005 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Disconnect the ball joint from the control arm. Use a crowbar.
  28. Step 30
    How to change Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2000 - tips and tricks
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  29. Step 31
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Toyota Rav4 II 2001 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22) Wheel Bearing
    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  30. Step 32
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  31. Step 33
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Toyota Rav4 II 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Detach the driveshaft from the steering knuckle.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Toyota RAV4 II. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  32. Step 34
    How to replace TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.0 D 4WD (CLA20_, CLA21_) 2001 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  33. Step 35
    Toyota Rav4 II 2.0 4WD (ACA21, ACA20) 2002 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Remove the steering knuckle together with the wheel hub.
  34. Step 36
    Changing Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.0 (ACA26) 2003 by yourself
    Clean the splines of the drive shaft CV joint. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  35. Step 37
    How to remove TOYOTA RAV4 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22) 2004 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Treat the splines of the driveshaft CV joint. Use copper grease.
  36. Step 38
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the mounting seats of the shock strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  37. Step 39
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Toyota Rav4 II 1.8 4WD 2000 - download illustrated guide
    Clean the tie rod end fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  38. Step 40
    Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV4 2001? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Clean the ball joint fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  39. Step 41
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Toyota Rav4 II 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Remove the hub from the steering knuckle. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  40. Step 42
    TOYOTA RAV4 2.0 D 4WD (CLA20_, CLA21_) Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Clean the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  41. Step 43
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Toyota Rav4 II 2004 2.0 D 4WD (CLA20_, CLA21_) by yourself
    Remove the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use circlip pliers.
  42. Step 44
    RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22) 2005 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Dismantle the inner bearing race that is remaining on the hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set. Use a bearing separator.
  43. Step 45
    How to change Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2000 - tips and tricks
    Press out the wheel hub bearing. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  44. Step 46
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Toyota Rav4 II 2001 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22) Wheel Bearing
    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  45. Step 47
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    Press the new bearing in the steering knuckle. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Toyota RAV4 II. Professionals recommend:
    Check to make sure the wheel hub bearing is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment. Stop pressing on the surface of the bearing immediately after it has been fitted into its mounting seat.
  46. Step 48
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Toyota Rav4 II 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Install the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use circlip pliers.
  47. Step 49
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    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  48. Step 50
    Toyota Rav4 II 2.0 4WD (ACA21, ACA20) 2002 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Install the wheel hub on the steering knuckle. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the wheel hub is positioned correctly. Avoid any misalignment.
  49. Step 51
    Changing Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.0 (ACA26) 2003 by yourself
    Install the steering knuckle assembled with the wheel hub.
  50. Step 52
    How to remove TOYOTA RAV4 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22) 2004 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.
  51. Step 53
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Install the fastening bolts.
  52. Step 54
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Toyota Rav4 II 1.8 4WD 2000 - download illustrated guide
    Install the steering knuckle on the CV axle.
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