Toyota RAV4 XA40 (2012-2018) Torque Spec Settings

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Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Toyota RAV4 XA40 in both Nm and ft/lbs. The first table contains the most-used torque settings. The tables after it contain all torque spec values I could find.

Most-used torque specs for Toyota RAV4 XA40

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Drain plug 27 20 Use a drive socket #15. Use a torque wrench.
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Oil filter Oil filter 23 17 Use the 76-14F socket. Use a torque wrench.
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 20 15 Use the spark plug sprocket #16. Use a torque wrench.
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Wheels Wheel bolts 103 76 Use a criss-cross pattern. Use a torque wrench.
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Wheels Wheel bolts 103 76 Use a criss-cross pattern. Use a torque wrench.
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  • Production years: 2012 - 2018
  • Generation: 4
  • Type of van: car
  • Model variant: Base

All Torque Settings in Tables

engine torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Drain plug 27 20 Use a drive socket #15. Use a torque wrench.
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Oil filter Oil filter 23 17 Use the 76-14F socket. Use a torque wrench.
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Spark plugs Spark plugs 20 15 Use the spark plug sprocket #16. Use a torque wrench.
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Sensors Oxygen sensor fastener 41 30 Use a 22-mm oxygen sensor socket. Use a torque wrench.
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Drive/Axle shaft Drive shaft nut 216 159 Use a drive socket #30. Use a torque wrench.
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Wheel hub assembly Wheel hub bearing fastener 96 71 Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench.
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steering torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Tie rod end Tie rod end locknut 88 65 Use a combination spanner #21. Use a combination spanner #22. Use a torque wrench.
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Tie rod end Tie rod end fastening nut to steering knuckle 49 36 Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench.
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exhaust torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to

brakes torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Brake caliper Brake caliper 27 20 Use a drive socket #14. Use a torque wrench.
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Brake caliper Brake caliper bracket 98 72 Use a drive socket #18. Use a torque wrench.
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suspension torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheels Wheel bolts 103 76 Use a criss-cross pattern. Use a torque wrench.
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Control arm Control arm fastener to stub axle 90 66 Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench.
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Ball joint Ball joint fastener 92 68 Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench.
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Shock absorbers/shocks Top shock absorber fastener 80 59 Use a combination spanner #17 (2 pieces). Use a torque wrench.
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Shock absorbers/shocks Lower shock absorber fastener 80 59 Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench.
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Stabilizer rod fastener 30 22 Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench.
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Stabilizer link fastener to stabilizer bar 74 55 Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench.
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Stabilizer link fastener to shock strut 74 55 Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench.
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Stabilizer bar Stabilizer bar fastener to control arm 30 22 Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench.
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general torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Example of a RAV4 XA40

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