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I have to replace the rear axle support mounts on my 1995 2 door rav 4 petrol, the rear diff, mount looks easy,but i need to know what rinkels if any on how to replace the front ones which there seems very little room around,is it to remove the petrol tank or lower the whole diff sub frame down also ,a list of items that need removing would be helpfull,and what i can leave and get away with. Many thanks Mike

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There are things to look at are the rear diff mount - which goes soft and allows the diff to rock/tilt back and forward. This can be stiffened by filling the bush with silicon gunge. next is to have a good check of the rear trailing arm bushes and suspension mounting bushes. Lastly, or maybe should be first as its the easiest to check.. make sure the rear hub centre nut is torqued to the right setting. If this has loosened off, perhaps through a little wear, than it can cause a clunk when the car is on a ramp.
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