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My 2010 RX350 owners manual states that every 5000 miles the drive shaft bolts must be re-torqued. I am sure thats not a cheap service.

(1) What the heck is that for? Never heard of such a thing. My old car went 200,000 miles and I never touched the driveshaft. Now I have to torque bolts every 5000 miles on a $45000 vehicle???

(2) Can I do this myself? Are there instrctions / diagram someweher for this?

Thanks!

Ken in Md

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My 2010 RX350 owners manual states that every 5000 miles the drive shaft bolts must be re-torqued. I am sure thats not a cheap service.

(1) What the heck is that for? Never heard of such a thing. My old car went 200,000 miles and I never touched the driveshaft. Now I have to torque bolts every 5000 miles on a $45000 vehicle???

(2) Can I do this myself? Are there instrctions / diagram someweher for this?

Thanks!

Ken in Md

I looked at the manual. Its only for AWD. I am not really sure why? Ask your customer rep why that is needed. Retorquing is not difficult. But you have to lift the car and have a torque wrench.

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My rep said they visually check it out, dont actually touch it. I said that's not what the maintenance log says, and he basically said it's outdated and not to pay attention to that item.

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Some of these bolts have a little dab of paint at the bolt head and into the thread. I suppose one of its use is to be able to visually check if the bolt move.

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