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Does anyone know where the "axle shaft flange bolts" are? (hopefully a picture that points it out)
And what is the torque spec?

Thanks in advance!

Here is the 10k mile maintenance checklist
IS350 10,000 mile service:

Replace engine oil and oil filter
Measure thickness of front brake pads and rotors (GS 430, IS)
Replace air conditioner filter (GS 300, GS 430, IS 350, LS 430, SC)
Re-torque axle shaft flange bolts (all models except ES)2
Rotate tires (all models except IS with different size front and rear tires)
Visually inspect brake pads and rotors
Road-test vehicle
Inspect the following:
____Axle shaft boots ____Nuts and bolts on chassis
____Ball joints and dust covers ____Steering linkage and boots
____Engine air filter
 

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Change your own oil and cabin filter or go to a local mechanic and rotate the tires or let him do the oil too.The cabin filter change is an easy 5 minute job.Instructions are in the manual.
The torquing of the "axle shaft flange bolts" is a waste of time.
I haven't read of any axle shafts falling off Lexus vehicles.
Check this and check that costs big bucks at Lexus.Lexus will rape you for this service.
I prefer not to buy my dealer another Cappucino machine.I go to Lexus only for warranty work.
 

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I'll try it again. Any one knows where these bolts are? what is the torque?
I agree with Joe, the dealer is a rip, so thats why im posting it, so I could do it myself.
Also, yeah i don't see my shafts falling off anytime soon, but I just want to double check, since I figure there must be a reason why Lex recommends that you do this.
 

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I remember reading in my IS300 service manual that it is your rear differential axle shaft (splits power between your 2 rear wheels) and it says inspect and retorque. I think it mainly applies if you tow things. I don't think its a thing to worry about until much later down the road.
 
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