The Toyota RAV4 is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota.

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Should I use gasoline 87, 89 or 93 on 2016 RAV4 SE

I read many articles online and people have different opinions about this issue. Some say 89 is the best for acceleration. Others say 87 is just fine. I'm worried only about the health of my car. ...
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Does body side molding damage the paint?

I just got a new 2016 RAV4. I'm thinking about getting a body side molding to protect it from door dings. They will install it right in the Toyota dealership I have three questions: 1. In ...
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2016 RAV4. 18'' vs. 17'' wheels?

I am hesitating between the RAV4 XLE and the RAV4 SE. The RAV4 SE has really cool 18'' wheels and the RAV4 XLE has normal 17'' wheels. I want to get the SE (because of aesthetics), however, I'm afraid ...
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How to check if spark plugs are firing? Coil-on plugs

While trying to diagnose a tricky car not starting problem I was asked to check if the spark plugs were firing at all. I've found plenty of resources on inspecting the condition of spark plugs after ...
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How to test a bolted-in heavy duty 50a / 80a / 100a fuse with a multimeter without removing it?

I want to check if this particular 50 amp fuse on a RAV4 (1998 first generation) is blown or not. Just looking, it's hard to tell because of what I assume are blue-green deposits on copper (this is ...
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How to remove the 50 amp, 80 amp and 100 amp fuses from the positive terminal of a RAV4?

I want to check the fuses at the positive battery connection of my 1998 (first generation) Toyota RAV4. Visually, the 80a and 100a look fine, but the 50a has blue deposits and I can't tell if it's ...
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Main engine not firing after non-engine-related fixes (replacing fuses and transmission fluid), starter/fan fine

This order of events makes no sense to me, I'm hoping someone here can see some possible link between them that I can't. Car is a 1998 Toyota RAV4 automatic, FWD: I had a car-not-starting problem ...
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Is RAV4 SE higher trim than RAV4 XLE?

I read a lot of articles online, but still don't understand. Is RAV4 SE higher trim than RAV4 XLE ? I asked two different dealers and got two different answers . I understand SE is the sport ...
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Making a 1st Gen (1998) RAV4's accessory socket always live - which relay and how to access it?

Following on from Are there downsides to making an accessory socket always live, if accessories are removed when not in use?. I've find guides for the 3rd generation RAV4, which makes it sound like ...
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RAV4 speedometer sometimes stops at 0, sometimes (less often) works perfectly

I have a 1998 Toyota RAV4 (FWD, automatic transmission). The speedometer sometimes works, sometimes doesn't, seemingly journey by journey - one time, it stuck at 0 at the start of a journey then began ...
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2015 Toyota RAV4 service manual

Can you buy a 2015 Toyota RAV4 service manual? The dealer has promised me one and it's been almost a month and no service manual.
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Disconnect cable and hose from cabin 1996 Toyota Rav4

What is this supposed to be connected to? It is screwed into the cabin wall. It seems to be a ground cable of some sort. Also is this hose supposed to be just open like that? This is from the ...
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Resolved: Idle RPMs fluctuate and engine hesitation

I am kind of stumped. I have a 1996 Toyota Rav4 that is acting weird. Let me start with the list of recent repairs. I gave it: a tune-up (new sparks, wires, distributor cap and rotor) changed the ...
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My car has problems starting, but the dealership checked the battery and said it was fine

I have a 2006 Toyota Rav4 - The other day, the car wouldn't start. We jumped the battery and it started right up. No lights were left on and nothing is plugged in that would be causing this. I took it ...
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2008 Toyota Rav4 passenger turn signal flashing rapidly, hazards normal

The passenger turn signal started flashing at twice the speed of the driver's side signal. Initial research suggests a bulb is dead (or dying). I changed the front bulb, but the issue still remains. ...
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2003 Toyota Rav4 ECT Too Low for Readiness Monitor Drive Pattern

I recently failed an emissions test because my CAT and EVAP readiness monitors were "Not Ready" following a reset check engine light a few weeks back, which told me that the engine coolant wasn't ...
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1999 Toyota RAV 4 Car Stops when AC is powered on after driving for a while

While driving my 1998/99 Toyota RAV 4 car for sometime with the Ac powered on, the engine goes off. Once i start the car, it responds and it does not stop at all when i off the AC, once AC is on , ...