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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Transmission, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#37 of 45 Highlander Hybrid re-torque drive shaft bolt
Jul 08, 2009 (1:40 pm)
This is required every 15,000 miles. How many are they? Where do I find them? What is the Torque? Does a safety cap/pin need to be removed? Has anyone done this?
#38 of 45 Re: Highlander Hybrid re-torque drive shaft bolt [rogcurtis]
Jul 10, 2009 (7:32 am)
I think that only applies to the F/awd HL since the F/awd HH doesn't have a drive shaft.
#39 of 45 Re: Highlander Hybrid re-torque drive shaft bolt [wwest]
Jul 10, 2009 (2:27 pm)
I got the information to re-torque drive shaft bolt on the Highlander Hybrid from the website "toyotapartsandservice.com"
#40 of 45 Re: Highlander Hybrid re-torque drive shaft bolt [rogcurtis]
Jul 23, 2009 (7:44 pm)
I believe the answer is.....220 FT LBS. I found this spec on the ALL DATA website for the 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Apparantly this refers to the 4 (Four) driveshafts that extend from the electric motors to the wheel assemblies. They are attached with a 35MM nut at the axle end and are hammered over to prevent loosening.
I posted a note on this subject long ago with no replies, only turned into a read only thread. I had asked the Toyota dealer about this and got very vague responses.
My 07 has 102,000 miles on it now, and I have never actually retorqued the bolts, rather I only visually check to make sure none of the nuts have moved off the hammered over spots. I do this when I rotate the tires.
In my experience, whenever these axle nuts are taken off, on any make or model of automobile, they should be replaced, not simply put back on. Makes no sense to me to loosten then retighten the nuts.
Just my 2 cents.
#41 of 45 Re: Highlander Hybrid re-torque drive shaft bolt [rodonnell]
Jul 25, 2009 (4:51 am)
Thanks for the excellent information. The hammered over is very obvious when the wheels are removed. Yours is the only information I have on this subject. Thanks again.
#42 of 45 Re: Highlander Hybrid re-torque drive shaft bolt [rodonnell]
Jul 25, 2009 (5:53 am)
220 FT LBS....That is one HUGE number and cannot possibly be correct. 220 INCH LBS might be closer.
#43 of 45 Re: Highlander Hybrid re-torque drive shaft bolt [wwest]
Jul 26, 2009 (7:24 am)
No. 220 FT Lbs is correct. At least what is listed on All Data. Very typical for an axle nut.
#44 of 45 Re: Highlander Hybrid re-torque drive shaft bolt [rodonnell]
Jul 31, 2009 (7:38 am)
The drive shaft bolts are allen head and given the relaticely small size I cannot imagine an allen head wrench capable of taking that level of torque.
#45 of 45 Highland Hybrid won't go fast 7mph
Sep 01, 2011 (5:38 pm)
Anyone dealt with this problem? Seems to start fine. But when you go to drive it, won't get pass 7 mph? Help.