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


Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray All-purpose cleaning spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17 Combination spanner #27
Drive socket # 17
Wheel impact socket #21 Torque wrench
Crow bar
Ball joint puller Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock 1. Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports. 2. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #21. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts. 3. Clean all joints of the arm.
Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 4. Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam.
Use a combination spanner #17 (2 pieces). 5. Remove the fastening bolt.
Use a crowbar. 6. Support the stub axle.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 7. Clean the shock absorber fasteners.
Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 8. Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber.
Use a drive socket #17.
Use a combination spanner #17. 9. Remove the fastening bolt. 10. Detach the lower part of the shock absorber. 11. Clean all joints of the arm.
Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 12. Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle.
Use a combination spanner #17. 13. Remove the fastening nut. 14. Remove the arm.
Use a ball joint puller. AUTODOC recommends:
Adjust the length of the free portion of the thread on the new suspension arm. The length should be the same as on the old suspension arm. This will prevent wheel misalignment. 15. Tighten the lock nut of the suspension arm.
Use a combination spanner #27. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 55 nm torque. 16. Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 17. Install a new arm. AUTODOC recommends:
During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts. Do not damage the ball joint cover. 18. Install the fastening nut. 19. Tighten the fastener connecting the suspension arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #17.
Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 55 nm torque. 20. Attach the lower part of the shock absorber. 21. Install the fastening bolt. 22. Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber.
Use a combination spanner #17. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 80 nm torque.
Use a crowbar. 23. Install the fastening bolt. 24. Tighten the arm fastening to the beam.
Use a combination spanner #17. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 80 nm torque. 25. Remove the support from under the stub axle. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 26. Treat all joints of the arm.
Use copper grease. 27. Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim.
Use copper grease. 28. Clean the brake disk surface.
Use all-purpose cleaning spray. 29. Screw in the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #21. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts. 30. Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 120 nm torque.

3 thoughts on “How to replace rear suspension arm / rear control arm on TOYOTA RAV 4 3 (XA30) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]”

  1. Алексей A. says:

    Good 👍👍👍

  2. Dipak Mhase says:

    Please open the shop in India

  3. Dipak Mhase says:

    Coming from India

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