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savi18

1994 Rav4 2.0 Rh Engine Mount Removal

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Hi All.

This is my first post as new member, Just bought a 1994 Rav4 2.0 auto 4WD, come to do the timing belt as it never been changed in 20 years and mileage is at 140,000 km, yep I know should have snapped by now but it was rattling badly against the timing covers so all going well till I try to remove the RH engine mount, all the bolts are out but the ABS unit is in the way, does this ABS complete unit have to be removed to access one of the bolts holding the upper engine mount so I can remove both parts of the mountings.

Cheers

savi18

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I've always removed the ABS pump - it gives a much clearer view when aligning the timing marks etc. The bolts holding the pump to the inner wing fracture easily so give them a good soaking of penetrating Oil beforehand. If it's just to remove the bolt - you might be able to move the pump sufficiently without disconnecting the hydraulic lines.

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just leave that part in situ and remove the bracket that is attached to the engine block something like 4 nut and two bolts

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I have removed the bolts that hold the engine mount on the block, it looks impossible to remove it downwards past the lower timing cover it looks like it has to come upwards, the main problem is the mounting bolt for the upper mounting which bolts to the body is behind the ABS unit, do I need to remove the ABS unit, don't really want to disconnect all the hydraulic lines but if I have to I have to.

Cheers

Savi18

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Have you tried disconnecting the ABS bracket from the inner wing? Is there sufficient movement to pull it aside in order to reach the bolt?

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Job all done, loosened the ABS brackets which has 3 bolts and managed to move the ABS unit up a little just enough to remove the 14mm bolt holding the upper engine mount, is was a little pig to get the mounting out but there is a certain way or rotation that made it easy, the mounting on the engine block came out from underneath, it was also I pig to remove the upper timing cover case,

Belts/water pump and seals all done engine running perfect and no flapping of the belts against the belt covers.

Thanks all for the advice,

savi18

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Excellent and it's always a good idea, as you have done, to change the coolant pump at the same time as the belt. The 4.1 has a fixed tensioner and even at the prescribed change interval of 80000miles - the belt has stretched and got pretty slack - you probably did yours in the nick of time.

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