Toyota Avalon Service & Repair Manual: Installation

INSTALLATION

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side.
  • The following procedure is for the LH side.

PROCEDURE

1. INSTALL FRONT DRIVE SHAFT HOLE SNAP RING

(a) Install a new front drive shaft hole snap ring.

NOTICE:

Face the end gap of the front drive shaft hole snap ring downward.

2. INSTALL FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY LH

(a) Coat the snap ring of the front drive inboard joint assembly LH with MP grease.

(b) Coat the splines of the front drive inboard joint assembly LH with ATF WS.

(c) Coat the lip of the front drive shaft oil seal LH with MP grease and Toyota genuine oil seal side lip grease as shown in the illustration.

*a

Cross Section of Front Drive Shaft Oil Seal LH

MP Grease

Toyota Genuine Oil Seal Side Lip Grease

HINT:

Apply a light coat of MP grease and Toyota genuine oil seal side lip grease to the entire circumference of the front drive shaft oil seal LH.

(d) Align the inboard joint splines, and using a brass bar and a hammer, install the front drive shaft assembly LH.

NOTICE:

  • Face the end gap of the front drive shaft hole snap ring downward.
  • Do not damage the front drive shaft oil seal LH.
  • Do not damage the front axle inboard joint boot.
  • Make sure to center the front drive shaft assembly LH during installation to prevent damage to the front drive shaft hole snap ring.

HINT:

Confirm whether the drive shaft is securely driven in by checking the reaction force and sound.

(e) Apply 0.1 to 0.3 g (0.00353 to 0.0105 oz) of Toyota Body Grease W to each of the 4 areas shown in the illustration.

Toyota Body Grease W

(f) Align the matchmarks and install the front drive shaft assembly LH to the front axle assembly.

NOTICE:

  • Do not damage the front disc brake dust cover.
  • Do not damage the front axle outboard joint boot.
  • Check that there is no foreign matter on the deflector or contact surfaces.
  • Do not push the front axle assembly towards the outside of the vehicle any further than necessary.
  • Do not damage the deflector.

*a

Matchmark

3. INSTALL FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY RH

(a) Coat the splines of the front drive inboard joint assembly RH with ATF WS.

(b) Coat the lip of the front drive shaft oil seal RH with MP grease and Toyota genuine oil seal side lip grease as shown in the illustration.

HINT:

Apply a light coat of Toyota genuine oil seal side lip grease to the entire circumference of the front drive shaft oil seal RH.

*a

Cross Section of Front Drive Shaft Oil Seal RH

MP Grease

Toyota Genuine Oil Seal Side Lip Grease

(c) Align the inboard joint splines, and securely insert the front drive shaft assembly RH.

NOTICE:

  • Do not damage the front drive shaft oil seal RH.
  • Do not damage the front axle inboard joint boot.

(d) for Gasoline Model:

(1) Install the front drive shaft assembly RH with the 2 bolts.

SST: 09961-00950

Torque:

Specified tightening torque :

63.7 N·m {650 kgf·cm, 47 ft·lbf}

HINT:

  • Calculate the torque wrench reading when changing the fulcrum length of the torque wrench.

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  • When using SST (fulcrum length of 150 mm (5.91 in.)) + torque wrench (fulcrum length of 255 mm ( 10.00in.)):

    40.1 N*m (409 kgf*cm, 30 ft.*lbf)

*a

Torque Wrench Fulcrum Length

(e) for HV Model:

(1) Install the front drive shaft assembly RH with the 2 bolts.

Torque:

63.7 N·m {650 kgf·cm, 47 ft·lbf}

(f) Apply 0.1 to 0.3 g (0.00353 to 0.0105 oz) of Toyota Body Grease W to each of the 4 areas shown in the illustration.

Toyota Body Grease W

(g) Align the matchmarks and install the front drive shaft assembly RH to the front axle assembly.

NOTICE:

  • Do not damage the front disc brake dust cover.
  • Do not damage the front axle outboard joint boot.
  • Check that there is no foreign matter on the deflector or contact surfaces.
  • Do not push the front axle assembly towards the outside of the vehicle any further than necessary.
  • Do not damage the deflector.

*a

Matchmark

4. CONNECT FRONT LOWER NO. 1 SUSPENSION ARM SUB-ASSEMBLY

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5. INSTALL FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY

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6. CONNECT TIE ROD ASSEMBLY (for Gasoline Model)

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7. CONNECT TIE ROD ASSEMBLY (for HV Model)

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8. INSTALL FRONT SPEED SENSOR (w/o AVS)

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9. INSTALL FRONT SPEED SENSOR (w/ AVS)

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10. INSTALL FRONT AXLE SHAFT NUT

(a) Clean the threaded parts on the front drive shaft assembly and a new front axle shaft nut using non-residue solvent.

NOTICE:

  • Make sure to perform this work even when using a new front drive shaft assembly.
  • Keep the threaded parts free of oil and foreign matter.

(b) Using a 30 mm deep socket wrench, install the front axle shaft nut.

Torque:

294 N·m {2998 kgf·cm, 217 ft·lbf}

HINT:

Depress the brake pedal to prevent the drive shaft from rotating.

(c) Using a chisel and hammer, stake the front axle shaft nut.

11. ADD AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (for Gasoline Model)

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12. ADD HYBRID TRANSAXLE FLUID (for HV Model)

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13. INSPECT HYBRID TRANSAXLE FLUID (for HV Model)

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14. INSPECT FOR HYBRID TRANSAXLE FLUID LEAK (for HV Model)

15. INSTALL FRONT WHEELS

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16. INSPECT AND ADJUST FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT

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17. INSTALL FRONT FENDER APRON SEAL LH (for Gasoline Model)

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18. INSTALL FRONT FENDER APRON SEAL RH (for Gasoline Model)

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19. INSTALL REAR ENGINE UNDER COVER RH (for Gasoline Model)

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20. INSTALL REAR ENGINE UNDER COVER LH (for Gasoline Model)

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21. INSTALL NO. 1 ENGINE UNDER COVER (for Gasoline Model)

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22. INSTALL FRONT WHEEL OPENING EXTENSION PAD LH (for Gasoline Model)

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23. INSTALL FRONT WHEEL OPENING EXTENSION PAD RH (for Gasoline Model)

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24. INSTALL FRONT FENDER APRON SEAL LH (for HV Model)

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25. INSTALL FRONT FENDER APRON SEAL RH (for HV Model)

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26. INSTALL NO. 2 ENGINE UNDER COVER ASSEMBLY (for HV Model)

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27. INSTALL NO. 1 ENGINE UNDER COVER (for HV Model)

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28. INSTALL FRONT WHEEL OPENING EXTENSION PAD LH (for HV Model)

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29. INSTALL FRONT WHEEL OPENING EXTENSION PAD RH (for HV Model)

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30. CHECK FOR SPEED SENSOR SIGNAL (for Gasoline Model)

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31. CHECK FOR SPEED SENSOR SIGNAL (for HV Model)

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