Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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_) 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_) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end / track rod end on TOYOTA RAV 4 3 (XA30) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: track rod end – Toyota RAV4 III. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #21
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 17
Wheel impact socket #21
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Round-nose pliers
Vernier caliper
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Ball joint puller
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – Toyota RAV4 III. Tip:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: track rod end – Toyota RAV4 III. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Track Rod End on Toyota RAV4 III 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #21.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Toyota RAV4 III
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Toyota RAV4 III 2.0 4WD (ZSA30) 2011 - download illustrated guide
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the cotter pin fixing the tie rod end fastening. Use a flat screwdriver. Use round-nose pliers. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #21. Use a combination spanner #22.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Track Rod End on Toyota RAV4 III 2006 2.2 D 4WD (ALA30_) by yourself
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller. Use a rubber mallet.
  12. Step 12
    RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2.0 (ZSA35_) 2007 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  13. Step 13
    How to change Track Rod End on TOYOTA RAV 4 III (ACA3_, ACE_, ALA3_, GSA3_, ZSA3_) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush.
  14. Step 14
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Toyota RAV4 III 2009 2.0 (ZSA35_) Track Rod End
    Treat the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use copper grease.
  15. Step 15
    DIY replacement of Track Rod End 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
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – Toyota RAV4 III. AUTODOC recommends:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Track Rod End on Toyota RAV4 III 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
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