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1996 Toyota Rav4 - pinion...
1996 Toyota Rav4 - pinion thrust washers.
My Rav4 pinion thrust washers are broken. When turning tight corners there is a grinding sound. Can I drive as is or is this a serious problem that I must repair?
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Hello,
If the trust washers are worn enough to cause the grind, then it needs to be repaired soon before it starts chewing up the side gears and snowballs into a very expensive repair. Below is a diagram showing the parts.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/diff.PNG
p.s. i found no TSB on this.
LJ
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