Toyota RAV4 XA50 (2018-2022) Torque Spec Settings

Researched by Yien Yien Chan
Updated: December 24, 2023

By Kevauto - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Toyota RAV4 XA50 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 XA50

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Drain plug 40 30
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Steering wheel Steering wheel 62 46
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  • Production years: 2018 - 2022
  • Generation: 5
  • 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 Oil pan 10 7
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Oil pan Drain plug 40 30
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Oil filter Oil strainer 10 7
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Oil filter Oil strainer union 30 22
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Oil pressure switch Oil pressure switching valve 10 7
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Oil dipstick Engine oil level dipstick guide 10 7
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Oil pump Oil pump cover 9 7
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Oil pump Oil pump relief valve plug 53 39
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Oil pump Oil pump 24 18
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Oil pump Oil pump bracket 24 18
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Piston rods Connecting rod bearing cap 38 28
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Piston rods Cylinder block 44 32
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Cylinder head Cylinder head 90 66
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Cylinder head Screw plug to cylinder head 25 18
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Intake manifold Water by pass pipe to Intake manifold 21 15 Bolt A
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Intake manifold Water by pass pipe to Intake manifold 10 7 Bolt B
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Intake manifold Intake manifold to cylinder head 24 18
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Intake manifold Engine wire to intake manifold 10 7
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Engine block Water hose clamp bracket 13 10
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Engine block Oil nozzle to cylinder block 10 7
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Engine mounts Engine hanger 43 32
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Engine mounts Engine mount bracket 43 32
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Engine mounts Engine mount spacer 72 53
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Engine mounts Engine mounting insulator RH 72 53
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Engine mounts Ground wire to engine mounting insulator RH 72 53
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Engine mounts Engine mounting insulator LH 42 31
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Sensor Oil pressure and temperature sensor 15 11
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Sensor Oil level sensor 10 7
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Sensor Fuel pressure sensor 10 7
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Starter Starter commutator end frame 2 1
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Starter Starter driver housing 6 4
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Starter Magnet starter switch 8 6
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Battery HV battery to vehicle body 19 14
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Battery No. 1 HV battery cover panel RH 8 6 Nut
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Battery No. 1 HV battery cover panel RH 8 6 Bolt
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Battery No. 2 hybrid battery shield to HV battery 19 14
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap to cylinder head 29 21
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Camshaft Camshaft bearing cap to camshaft housing 16 12
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Camshaft Camshaft timing gear to camshaft 86 63
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Camshaft Camshaft timing exhaust gear to camshaft 19 14
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Crankshaft Drive plate to crankshaft 150 111
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Crankshaft Vibration damper to cylinder head 24 18
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Crankshaft Crankshaft pulley 260 192
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Crankshaft Drive shaft bearing bracket to crankcase 64 47
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Water pump Engine water pump to cylinder block 43 32
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Water pump Sensor wire to engine water pump 10 7
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Fuel/Oil cooler Oil cooler 16 12
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Radiator Thermostat 10 7
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Radiator Upper radiator 13 10
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Radiator Radiator reserve tank 5 4
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Timing chain cover 27 20
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Chain Tensioner slipper to cylinder head 24 18
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Chain tensioner to timing chain cover 10 7
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains V-ribbed belt tensioner 21 15
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Fuel system Fuel pump lifter guide 10 7
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Fuel system Fuel pipe 35 26 Without union nut wrench
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Fuel system Fuel pipe 30 22 With union nut wrench
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Fuel system Fuel delivery pipe to port fuel injector 29 21 For port Injection
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Fuel system Fuel delivery pipe to cylinder head 29 21 For direct Injection
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Fuel system Fuel pump control ECU bracket 5 4
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Fuel system Fuel pump control ECU to body 10 7
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Fuel system Fuel tank band to body 45 33 Without SST
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Fuel system Fuel tank band to body 25 18 With SST
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Fuel system No.1 fuel tank protector to fuel tank band 11 8
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Fuel system No.1 floor under cover to body 8 6
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Fuel system No.2 floor under cover to body 8 6
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Fuel system Front floor cover LH to body 8 6
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Fuel system Front floor cover RH to body 8 6
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Differential Differential support to suspension member 130 96
  • Rear
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Differential Differential support to torque vectoring 120 89
  • Rear
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Differential Differential filter plug 39 29
  • Rear
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Clutch assembly Clutch control solenoid wire 5 4
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Drive/Axle shaft Front axle to shock absorber 290 214
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Drive/Axle shaft Front axle to tie rod 49 36
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Drive/Axle shaft Front drive shaft 294 217
  • Front
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Drive/Axle shaft Drive shaft to axle shaft nut 216 159
  • Rear
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steering torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Steering knuckle Steering knuckle to disc brake caliper 107 79 Steel steering knuckle
  • Front
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Steering knuckle Steering knuckle to disc brake caliper 150 111 Aluminium steering knuckle
  • Front
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Steering knuckle Steering knuckle 120 89
  • Front
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Steering column Steering column 36 27
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Steering wheel Steering wheel 62 46
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exhaust torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Exhaust manifold No.2 exhaust manifold heat insulator to exhaust manifold 11 8
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Exhaust manifold Exhaust manifold to cylinder head 26 19
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Exhaust manifold Manifold stay to exhaust manifold and cylinder block 34 25
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Exhaust manifold No. 1 exhaust manifold heat insulator to exhaust manifold 10 7
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Exhaust manifold No. 1 upper floor heat insulator to vehicle body 5 4
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Exhaust manifold Wire harness clamp bracket to water hose clamp bracket 13 10
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Exhaust manifold No.7 exhaust pipe support bracket to vehicle body 29 21
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Exhaust manifold No.6 exhaust pipe support bracket to vehicle body 29 21
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Exhaust manifold Front exhaust pipe assembly to exhaust manifold 43 32
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Exhaust manifold Front exhaust pipe assembly to tail exhaust pipe 43 32
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EGR EGR valve bracket 10 7
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EGR EGR valve assembly to cylinder head 10 7
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EGR EGR pipe subassembly 10 7
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EGR EGR cooler bracket 21 15
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EGR EGR cooler to cylinder head 24 18
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Muffler Muffler heat insulator to vehicle 5 4
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brakes torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Disc brake Axle carrier to disc brake caliper 107 79
  • Rear
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Disc brake Disc brake cylinder mounting 107 79 Minimum
  • Front
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Disc brake Disc brake cylinder mounting 150 111 Maximum
  • Front
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Disc brake Disc brake bleeder plug 8 6
  • Front
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Brake line Brake line 13 10 Minimum
  • Front
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Brake line Brake line 15 11 Maximum
  • Front
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Brake pedal Accelerator pedal to vehicle body 8 6
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suspension torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Shock absorbers/shocks Shock absorber with coil spring 50 37 Vehicle body
  • Front
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock absorber with coil spring 290 214 Steering knuckle
  • Front
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock absorber to vehicle 55 41
  • Rear
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock absorber to axle carrier 125 92 Specified tightening
  • Rear
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock absorber to axle carrier 91 67 Ball joint lock nut
  • Rear
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Stabilizer bar Stabilizer bracket 44 32
  • Front
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Stabilizer bar Stabilizer bar to stabilizer link 74 55
  • Front
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Stabilizer bar Stabilizer bar 78 58
  • Rear
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Stabilizer link 81 60
  • Rear
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Control arm Suspension arm to front frame 200 148 Bolt 1 & Bolt 2
  • Front
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Control arm Suspension arm to front frame 135 100 Bolt 3
  • Front
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Trailing arm Trailing arm to vehicle 90 66
  • Rear
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Ball joint Ball joint to front axle 133 98
  • Front
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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 XA50

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