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LEXUS RX 350 DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEM

2007 Lexus RX 350 • 90 miles

How to replace rear pinion seal
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February 5, 2013.



REMOVAL

1. Remove engine under cover assembly

2. Remove No. 2 engine under cover

3. Remove propellr w/center bearing shaft assembly.

4. Remove the exhaust pipe assy.

5. Remove rerar drive pinion nut.
A. Using a chisel and a hammer, unstake part of the nut.
B. Using SST(s) to hold the flange, remove the nut. SST 09330-00021 (09330-00030)

6. Remove rear pinion companion flange sub-assembly rear
a. Using SST(s), remove the companion flange. SST 09950-30012 (09951-03010, 09953-03010, 09954-03010, 09955-03030, 09956-03020)

7. Remove rear differential carrier oil seal.
A. Using SST(s), remove the oil seal. SST 09308-10010

INSTALLATION

1. Install rear differential carrier oil seal.
A. Using SST(s) and a hammer, install a new oil seal. SST 09554-22010
Oil seal drive in depth: 2.0 +- 0.3 mm (0.079 +- 0.012 in.)
b. Apply MP grease to the oil seal lip.

2 Reverse procedure for installation.
Using SST(s) to hold the flange, torque the nut. SST 09330-00021
Torque: 108 N*m (1,100 kgf*cm, 80 ft.*Lbf)

3. Inspect differential drive pinion preload.

A. Using a chisel and hammer, stake the drive pinion nut.


KHLow2008
Feb 5, 2013.


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