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Toyota 4Runner: General Maintenance

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

PROCEDURE

1. INSPECT STEERING LINKAGE AND GEAR HOUSING

(a) Check the steering wheel free play.

(b) Check the steering linkage for looseness or damage.

(1) Check that the tie rod ends do not have excessive play.

(2) Check that the dust seals and boots are not damaged.

(3) Check that the boot clamps are not loose.

(4) Check that the steering gear housing is not damaged.

(5) Check that the connectors are properly connected to the steering gear housing.

2. INSPECT BALL JOINT AND DUST COVER

(a) Inspect the ball joints for excessive looseness.

(1) Jack up the front of the vehicle and place wooden blocks with a height of 180 to 200 mm (7.09 to 7.87 in.) under the front tires.

(2) Lower the vehicle until the front coil spring has about half its ordinary load. Place stands under the vehicle for safety.

(3) Check that the front wheels are pointing straight ahead. Use wheel chocks on all 4 wheels.

(4) Using a lever, pry up the end of the lower arm. Check the amount of play.

Maximum ball joint vertical play:

0 mm (0 in.)

If there is any play, replace the ball joint.

(b) Check the dust cover for damage.

3. INSPECT DRIVE SHAFT BOOTS

(a) Check the drive shaft boots for loose clamps, grease leakage, kinks or damage.

4. INSPECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID

(a) Inspect the automatic transmission fluid.

Type

See procedure

A750E


A750F


5. REPLACE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID

(a) Replace the automatic transmission fluid.

Type

See procedure

A750E


A750F


6. INSPECT TRANSFER OIL (for 4WD)

(a) Inspect the transfer oil.

Type

See procedure

VF2A


VF2BM


VF4BM


7. REPLACE TRANSFER OIL (for 4WD)

(a) Replace the transfer oil.

Type

See procedure

VF2A


VF2BM


VF4BM


8. INSPECT FRONT DIFFERENTIAL OIL (for 4WD)

(a) Inspect the front and rear differential oil (See page ).


9. REPLACE FRONT AND REAR DIFFERENTIAL OIL

(a) Replace the front and rear differential oil (See page ).


10. LUBRICATE PROPELLER SHAFT AND TIGHTEN BOLTS

(a) Lubricate the propeller shaft by referring to the lubrication chart. Before pumping in grease, wipe off any mud and dust on the grease fitting.

(b) Grease grade

Spider

Lithium base chassis grease NLGI No. 2

Slide yoke and double Cardan joint

Molybdenum disulphide lithium base chassis grease NLGI No. 2

(c) Tighten the bolts of the propeller shaft.

Chassis
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