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Hello all you guys, and first of all, excuse for my poor English. I'm from Spain, and have been many years no practicing your language...
I spent years reading your forums, because I'm a proud owner of a 97 Rav4 2.0, and I use to make everything I can on it, and finally I decided to try to repair the 5th gear (popping out). I must said it happens to me since 3 years ago..., but in the three different places I asked for a soltution they told me several thousand euros to fix it. A new or a secondhand complete gearbox were the solutions..., now I know it can be easier than that, and much more cheaper.
I have a couple of questions: the three screws needed for the hub puller are standard? Do they come with the puller kit or I need to order them specific for Rav 4.1? The second question: is a pusher necessary? Is a rubber hammer or a metal hammer with a piece of wood to protect the hub from the hits not enought to put it back?
Thanks for your help. I'll told how goes everything when I'll began the operation. By the way, as I'll buy 5th gear in a scrapping (don't know if that is the name for used vehicle parts) I think I will mount the hub with the sincronizer. It's almost for free ina a scrapping (taking it out by myself) and much easyer than mounting/dis-mounting it, don't you think? Thnaks a lot for your help and regards from Spain.