Toyota Land Cruiser 100/Amazon, Lexus LX 470

since 1997 release

Repair and operation of the car

Toyota Land Cruiser, Amazon, Lexus LX470
+ Identification numbers of the car
+ Governing bodies and methods of safe operation of the car
+ Settings and routine maintenance of the car
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems of the engine, heating of salon and air conditioning
+ A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Control systems of the engine and decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases
+ Gear shifting box
- Transmission line
   Driveshafts and hinges - the general information
   Check of a condition of the transmission line
   Removal and installation of the driveshaft
   Replacement of cardan hinges
   Driving shaft / half shafts, - the general information and check of a state
   Removal and installation of half shafts, bearings and epiploons of the back bridge
   Replacement of an epiploon of the leading gear wheel of differential
   Removal and installation of assembly of the back bridge
   Removal and installation of power shafts
   Replacement of protective covers and service of CV JOINTS
   Removal and installation of assembly of forward differential
   Removal and installation of naves with the switched-off drive
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment


Replacement of protective covers and service of CV JOINTS

At detection of defects of a protective cover the condition of the corresponding CV JOINT has to be carefully studied. Often on an exchange basis it is possible to get completely restored assemblies of power shafts that considerably simplifies a situation and allows to reduce time expenditure. Before starting dismantle of components, carry out marketing, having found out the prices of necessary spare parts. Compare them costs of acquisition of the restored assemblies. Remember that the external CV JOINT is not subject to dismantling and changes assembled with shaft.


Remove a power shaft (see the Section Removal and installation of power shafts).


Components of assembly of a power shaft

1 — the Boot
2 — the Case of the internal CV JOINT with a pin
3 — the Lock ring
4 — the Protective cover
5 — Bandage tapes

6 — the Protective cover
7 — the Lock ring
8 — Tripodnaya assembly
9 — Assembly of the external CV JOINT with a power shaft
10 — the Boot


1. Clamp a shaft in a vice with soft sponges. Check the hinge for existence of the radial side play testifying to wear of internal components. Check smoothness of the course of both hinges in all directions provided by their design. If the protective cover is damaged, disassemble the CV JOINT, carefully wipe its components and estimate their condition.
2. By means of the small screw-driver unbend lock uvulas and shoot bandage films of fastening of a protective cover.
3. Having hooked edge of a cover the screw-driver, remove it from hinged assembly (the old and damaged covers it can be cut simply off) (address an illustration above). Remove the hinge case from tripodny assembly.
4. Mark the provision of tripodny assembly on a shaft pin.
5. Remove a lock ring.
6. Having used a brass drift, bring down tripodny assembly from a shaft pin.
7. If did not cut off them yet, remove protective covers of both hinges. Wind the internal pin of a shaft equipped with vents with a protective layer of an insulating tape for protection of new covers against damage at putting on them on a shaft.

The external CV JOINT is not subject to dismantling.



Carefully wash out all components, including assembly of the external CV JOINT, in solvent, washout from them all remains of old lubricant. Estimate a condition of working surfaces of bearings of tripodny assembly and reciprocal surfaces in the case of the internal hinge. Directly it is not possible to examine working surfaces of external and internal holders of the bearing of the external CV JOINT, however indirectly about a state it is possible to judge by appearance of balls, turning the hinge, estimate a condition of all balls. If balls are not deformed and otherwise holders are not damaged, therefore, it is also possible to consider being in good repair and the hinge is subject to further use. In case of failure of components of the internal CV JOINT hinged assembly can be replaced. The external CV JOINT changes assembled with shaft.



1. Put on a shaft protective covers of both CV JOINTS with bandage tapes of their fastening, afterwards put tripodny assembly on the regular place, having fixed it by a lock ring. Fill lubricant in bearings of tripodny assembly and on a hinge case cavity bottom. Fill the end of a shaft with the established tripodny assembly in the case of the hinge and fill the lubricant remains in a cavity of the last.
2. Pull a cover on hinged assembly, having tracked reliability of landing of its edges reception flutes. Adjust shaft length according to requirements of Specifications.
3. Having hooked the outer edge of the hinge, level pressure under it, then tighten fixing collars / bandage tapes.
4. Install assembly of a shaft on the car (see the Section Removal and installation of power shafts).