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How do you adjust the rear diff bearings on 1997 rav4

There is a thud from rear when jabbing throtle all bushes are good but prop seams to turn alot before output shafts take up drive been told it may be possible to push gear deeper into mesh by shiming bearing

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change the diff to be on the safe side

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SOURCE: 1995 Toyota Rav4 4X4 - replace rear hub bearings

You have to take the rear diff apart to pull the axle. I think you should inspect your u-joints by taking them apart. Some times they can fool you. And check that there is no play in the pinion when you have the driveshaft off.

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SOURCE: 1995 toyota Rav4 - Removing bearings from the rear

You can carefully cut it with a angle grinder.with a steel cutting disk fitted.

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if its the type where the bearing is pressed on the axle itsself then it must be cut in one spot to relieve the pressure and then drive it off. if its the type with no inner race that presses into the axle tube, then go to parts store and rent a slide hammer with the puller to go w it looks like a T and u back hammer it out, pretty simple either way. let us know if you need more help

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