Toyota RAV4 Forums banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
126 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Having a read of the service book I got with the car (not the Haynes one), it has on every service to "Tighten driveshaft bolts"... what does this mean? I have to undo the bolts and then retorque them again?? or was this included because the RAV4 "could" be driven offroad and the chance of damage higher?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
986 Posts
I never really figured out what it meant, therefore I have never done it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,420 Posts
That same info is shown on wifey's 99 RX300 service requirements. I think they just want to be sure that the bolts aren't backing out. I would just use a TQ wrench and check them periodically. I haven't seen then back out any yet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
986 Posts
The thing I have always wondered is why they only recommend this for the Rav4, I mean is the Rav's driveshaft any different than other Toyota vehicles with RWD such as the 4Runners etc? Yes it is split in the middle, but why is Toyota concerned with the bolts loosening up?
 
M

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Every Toyota manual for a vehicle with driveshafts that I come across has torque-ing of the bolts as regular maintenance.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top