NOTE Manufacturer does not recommend overhaul of outer joint assembly

1. Remove boot clamps and slide boots from joints. Paint reference marks on tripod, inboard and outboard joint shafts for reassembly reference. See Fig. 4 .

2. Using a hammer and brass drift, tap inboard tripod joint from axle shaft. DO NOT tap on roller of tripod joint during removal. Remove boots from axle shaft. Using a press, remove dust cover from right-side axle (4WD). Using a press, remove dust cover from left-side inboard joint tulip (FWD).

3. Remove outer joint tulip (or center driveshaft on FWD model) from inboard tripod joint and axle shaft. Remove snap ring from end of axle shaft retaining inboard tripod joint. Paint reference marks on tripod joint and axle shaft for reassembly reference.

4. On FWD models, disassemble right-side center axle shaft. Using snap ring pliers or a screwdriver,

2001 DRIVE AXLES AWD & FWD Axle Shafts - Highlander, MR2, RAV4 & Sequoia remove snap ring. Using a press, remove bearing from case. Remove straight pin from bearing case with pin punch and hammer.

5. Using a press, remove dust cover. Remove snap ring retaining bearing to axle shaft, then press bearing from axle. Using a screwdriver and hammer, remove outer dust deflector from axle shaft.

Bearing Dust Cover Toyota
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