I just finished putting everything back and I am changing the oil now. I also did the rubber to metal hose cross over but it seem to be leaking and I will have to remove and redo.
As you know I have a lift in my garage so my perspective is a little different then working on the ground. But this is what I found out:
1. To replace the passenger side axle, the motor mount will have to be remove and also the strut.
2. The seals are different sizes and the one for the passenger side on my car is different then the one on rockauto, I needed the Toyota #90311-34021
3. I haven't tried this but to remove the rear motor mount the bolts go thru the frame just like the sides, should work.
4. To release the axle bearing, follow the directions on removing the dented push in part of the nut, buy the Dewalt cordless impact gun 700 lbs of torque and 1200 breaking torque (always wanted one)
or remove and install as follows:
Spray with your favorite removal liquid.
Put a screwdriver in between the rotor and it will lock against the caliber, works great!!
5. According to some documentation for the Highlander, drain the transfer case and the transmission before pulling the passenger side axle or the oils will mix, I don't see how but I did it anyway.
6. Take the hub to a shop to R & R the bearing, $100 later all done. I have a press but it is very hard to get correct hardware to make a "jig" to hold it. Money well spent.
Over all cost including new tools (impact gun) $800 (so far)
Sway bar bushings
30mm 12 point socket
Extra drive shaft nuts
New bearing retainer clips
Dewalt impact gun
Milwaukee 1/4 in cordless ratchet
All that is left is to fill the oils and alignment. I do my own alignments, it is very easy. It is the same process on a lift or on the ground. If anyone whats to know and see the equipment let me know. Pays for itself in two alignments.
More to follow.