Notices
RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) Discussion topics related to the 2010 - 2015 RX350 and RX450H models
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Rear Shocks Torque Specs

 
Old 06-05-19, 08:15 AM
  #1  
cookie4u
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: WI
Posts: 11
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Rear Shocks Torque Specs

2013 RX350 86,XXX miles.

Swapping out old leaking rear shocks with KYB's. Can anyone provide me the torque specs on the hardware?

Thanks
cookie4u is offline  
Old 06-05-19, 11:22 AM
  #2  
Clutchless
Lexus Champion
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 2,480
Received 169 Likes on 159 Posts
Default

80 lbs for both upper and lower bolts will be just fine. That is what I did for mine. It may be a little over the factory specs, but some dealers have been known to go to 100!!


Last edited by Clutchless; 06-05-19 at 11:26 AM.
Clutchless is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by Clutchless:
cookie4u (06-05-19), roy7777 (06-07-19)
Old 06-05-19, 11:48 AM
  #3  
cookie4u
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: WI
Posts: 11
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Thank you sir!

I have a package from Rockauto waiting for me on my porch.

Just picked up the RX350 for my wife last week. It was maintained but I'm going through and bringing everything up to the way I want it.

This vehicle is replacing a 2002 Camry XLE that went to my daughter and I drive an 06 Highlander Limited. Very familiar with Toyota the 1MZ and 3MZ motors. I have FSM's for the other vehicles but not the RX......yet.
cookie4u is offline  
Old 06-05-19, 12:18 PM
  #4  
Clutchless
Lexus Champion
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 2,480
Received 169 Likes on 159 Posts
Default

Enjoy the new ride and since you are a do it yourself shade tree mechanic you should know the 2nd generation Toyota Highlander is a mechanical twin (except the rear axle). This link to the Highlander forum will help you as they are a much more hands-on do it yourself bunch so it has many maintenance and repair tips. Check out the Read Me Read First stickie threads for maintenance etc

https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/1...ion-2008-2013/
Clutchless is offline  
Old 06-05-19, 08:00 PM
  #5  
cookie4u
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: WI
Posts: 11
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Clutchless View Post
Enjoy the new ride and since you are a do it yourself shade tree mechanic you should know the 2nd generation Toyota Highlander is a mechanical twin (except the rear axle). This link to the Highlander forum will help you as they are a much more hands-on do it yourself bunch so it has many maintenance and repair tips. Check out the Read Me Read First stickie threads for maintenance etc

https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/1...ion-2008-2013/

Yeah, Ive been a member over at TN for 10 years now. Great site with a ton of information. Both my Toyota's have had timing belts, plugs, valve cover gaskets, transmission filter and fluid changes, power steering and radiator flushes, throttle body/MAF service etc all self done with TN guidance.

Those shocks were trashed.




They had leaked out at some point and were all covered with grime. Absolutely no dampening anymore at all. I envy you guys who get to wrench down south. Here in the rust belt, it's pretty challenging. I had to cut the lower bolt on the drivers rear to get the shock off. I've had good luck with the KYB's the on the Camry and I'm sure these will hold up well too. The ride was noticeably better.

Did rear differential and front transfer case drain and refill earlier in the week. Probably will flush the coolant system and fill with fresh pink sometime soon. Contemplating the ATF drain and fill as well. Thanks for the torque specs.

Last edited by cookie4u; 06-06-19 at 03:59 AM.
cookie4u is offline  
Old 06-07-19, 10:45 AM
  #6  
roy7777
Driver
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 104
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

I have a 2013 RX450h with 35000 miles also starts to leak. Just bought a pair of Sachs rear shocks from RockAuto and will need this information very soon.
Thanks. Especially Clutchless, you are just like Dr. Lexus on the forum.
roy7777 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Clutchless (06-07-19)
Old 06-08-19, 07:41 PM
  #7  
afpj
Lead Lap
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Nukewastedump
Posts: 568
Received 21 Likes on 17 Posts
Default

For ocd sake, my 2010 rx350 calls for 74 ftlbs top bolt, 68 ftlbs bottom bolt. They should be tightened with the suspension compressed to near ride height (as in raise the lower control arm). So yeah, 80 ft lbs for both is close enough for government work.
afpj is offline  
Old 06-09-19, 04:43 AM
  #8  
RX in NC
Pole Position
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 254
Received 19 Likes on 16 Posts
Default

Is there a consensus regarding on what model year RX the leaking shock issue was finally resolved by Lexus? I read somewhere on this forum that our 2015 RX350 (built in Canada in April 2015) should not suffer from this issue because Lexus had fixed it with better factory shocks by then. True or false?
RX in NC is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Rear Shocks Torque Specs


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: