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

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Toyota RAV4 SE Hybrid 2024 - No RPM signal from On Board Diagnostic Computer System

Today I took my car for the safety and emission inspection. Although it passed, I see the following details in the inspection report. It is important to note that I just bought the car. Based on the ...
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rav4 2L diesel, 2002, engine failure

engine gone in my 2002 rav 4, 2L, diesel, but can i replace it with an avensis, corolla 2L diesel or other toyota? obviously keeping my original turbo, starter etc. mark
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Grinding noise on my 2012 RAV4

I hit a pothole and after driving about 10 minutes when I took my foot off the gas there was a grinding or rippling noise as it slowed down. The axle has been changed cause it was damaged but the ...
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Tapping engine noise, but only with load and only for short time

2003 Toyota Rav4. 4 cylinder, 145k miles. Recently started making a ticking noise. Noise only happens on startup and for about 15 minutes and ONLY when under load. So, start the car and fast idle ...
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Car takes multiple attempts to start - bad battery?

It takes me 2-3 attempts to start my car the last few days. Yesterday it didn't start at all (no noise, but the lights/radio worked) and started after I got a jump and pumped the accelerator. I'm not ...
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Diagnosing faulty windshield wipers on a 2007 Toyota Rav4

I've read multiple articles about diagnosing the cause of faulty wipers but I can't find any that seem to describe the symptoms I'm seeing. Here's what I am experiencing: At high speed: the wipers ...
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EFI fuse blows randomly.

I am beating my head in with this issue. EFI fuse blows randomly, I have found no patter. When it blow, it will keep blowing them and not start. I have to disconnect the battery first and then replace ...
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Brake caliper piston larger than brake pad?

Upgrading my '17 Toyota RAV4 LE to the 296 rotors, which include bigger calipers and brake pads. On the new calipers, the piston is larger than the brake pad and im not sure if thats normal? I tried ...
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Adaptive Headlight Issue

So I recently had a fender bender in my 2021 RAV4 which resulted in a broken headlight. I got a new headlight and swapped the old module onto it, and since then I’ve been getting this error on startup ...
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Can bad wheel bearing noise get louder with increasing outdoor temperature?

I have self-diagnosed my RAV4 with a wheel bearing going bad. One thing I noticed: During height of the day (10 am to 6 pm), when hottest: bearing scratching/grinding noise is loudest Otherwise: ...
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Toyota Rav4 bucks in reverse

I drive a 2007 Toyota Rav4, and it bucks / jumps in reverse when backing up a steep hill or accelerating on flat ground. When I first noticed the problem, I was backing up an unusually steep hill, so ...
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Where's passenger-side power window fuse

The front passenger-side window of my RAV4 2015 stopped working. The glass won't go up or down. I can see there is a fuse box down on the left side of the steering wheel. I can see DOOR D, DOOR R/R, ...
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Strange P0420 DTC

I’ve got an almost new car (Toyota RAV4 Prime with 3000km, 1800 miles). It was in a minor front end accident but everything has been fixed and I’m driving it again, but since the accident I’ve been ...
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New LED tail/brake lights not working on my Toyota RAV4

I tried replacing my tail/brake lights for my 2013 Rav4. Dual purpose bulb. Replacing with the LED bulb and with the headlights on (i.e. tail light on), results in the brake lights always on. With ...
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How to keep air recirculation on permanently

I am looking to find a way to have the recirculation always in the ON position for my 2018 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Limited. I understand it's unhealthy to leave the same air in your car but I don't ...
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I scraped my rim what should I do?

I made a u turn and scraped my rim
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2003 Toyota Rav4: Scratching sound above 4k RPM

I have a manual transmission, 2003 Toyota Rav4. The problem is that there is now a scratching sound, originating from the front center (sounds like it is right behind the front air vents), that starts ...
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How do you replace the transfer case on a 2010 Toyota RAV4? [closed]

How do you replace the transfer case on a 2010 Toyota RAV4?
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Toyota 2006 RAV 4 - no spark

We've just replace the engine in a 2006 2.4l Rav 4. Replacement engine uses all the (tested) sensors from the old engine. Ran all the continuity / voltage checks for the ignition circuit and all are ...
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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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Rav4 2015 Limited Edition high fuel consumption

I bought a Toyota Rav4 AWD 2015 Limited edition since 1 month and it's consuming a lot of fuel: about 17L/100Km in the city which is a high number for 4 cylinder SUV no? What could be the issue?
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Deflated wheel on new Rav4?

I got my new 2021 Rav4 less than a month ago and only put about 110 miles on it but yesterday I noticed one of the rear wheels is significantly deflated(and almost flat). I only remember a glass ...
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What systems are powered by the traction battery in a 2020 Rav4?

Obviously the traction motors are driven by the battery - that's the whole purpose. I suspect that the power steering and air conditioner compressor are driven by the traction battery (vs the 12V ...
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Car brake pedal pushes against my foot

I have a 5 year-old Toyota Rav 4. There seems to be a problem with the brakes. When I press the brake pedal, it pushes my feet back in intervals, thus makes my car braking distance longer than usual. ...
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Speedometer and Odometer not reading, bad fuel consumption

I have a 1995 model Toyota RAV4 automatic transmission. The speedometer and Odometer sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. What could be the problem causing this erratic behaviour. The same car consumes ...
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2010 Toyota RAV4 air conditioning blows warm instead of cold

Since it's a second vehicle and I don't use it much, I don't really want to spend money on a diagnosis and have been trying to research how I could diagnose (and maybe fix) the problem myself. https://...
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Alternator squeal

98 rav4. I have a bad squeal, however I tried a new alternator and it did not go away. The charging voltage does not go above 12.3 and when I unplug the plug on the back of the alternator the ...
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Risk to parking pawl while loosening lug nuts with car jacked up

With a car jacked up (tires is in the air), automatic transmission in park, and the emergency brake disengaged, can really cranking on lugs nuts damage a parking pawl? Scenario I was removing the ...
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Is 7% refrigerant loss per year worrying?

I some time ago had my car's air conditioning system serviced, when the car was 2.5 years old. It was functioning okay, but I opted for the service because I wanted to have a measurement of the ...
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Why would a TPMS sensor start working again?

I have a 2008 Toyota RAV4. One day, the TPMS warning light came on. I then checked the pressure in all of my tires, including the spare. All were ~34 psig, which is plenty of pressure. I went to a ...
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Vibrating hood at speeds greater than 100 kph on 2018 RAV4

I've noticed that hood starts to vibrate at speeds greater than 100 kph. It's not something that annoys me too much but since my car is still under warranty I went to ask my dealer about it. From the ...
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Did my dealership screw up the 140k mile maintenance on my 2010 Toyota RAV4 and what options do I have?

UPDATE3: See below. TL;DR They found the problem. They say the plastic guides on the timing chain came loose and jammed the timing chain, making it seem like the engine seized. $3,100 repair. Don't ...
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Brakes groaning noise while coming to stop or releasing the break

2013 rav4 makes some strange (groan) noise, as car comes to stop or as I release the brake slightly. Sounds (and stops) come very rough if car is on downhill and are not smooth. Definitely ...
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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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My RAV4 scissor jack head is curved, did I just misposition it?

I used my scissor jack that came with the car to change the 4 winter tires on my car to 4 summer tires. The car is Toyota RAV4, and after the change, a part of the head of the scissor jack is curved. ...
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2002 RAV4 starting problem

I have a RAV4 that I've been trying to get running for a while now. Here's what's working: Spark based on simple light tester Installed coil packs from a known working engine and new plugs ...
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Air/Protruding rubber seal on a brake caliper piston - is this normal?

I'm replacing the brake rotors and pads on my 2012 Toyota Rav4 (V4 engine) and as I'm doing the rear wheels, I noticed that as I was pushing back the brake caliper piston that it quite a bit of air ...
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Clunk in back end

I'm hearing a clunk and bang from the back of my car. The symptoms: 2010 RAV4, 6 cyl, AWD, 75kmiles. Clunk from rear sometimes when rounding sharp corners at low speed. Clunk from rear sometimes when ...
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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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Engine whine / whir noise while revving Rav4

Rav4 2013 2.5 2AR-FE I noticed that there is a constant whirring noise that seems to match the engine speed. It doesn't matter if it is in neutral, drive, reverse, park etc. The sound seems to pretty ...
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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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2007 RAV4 Transfer Case: Making the Impossible Possible?

2007 RAV4 Sport 3.5 6L AWD transfer case is cracked. Is it possible to remove/replace the transfer case WITHOUT pulling the engine/trans? Supposedly most of the 3.5L engine AWD such as Sienna, ...
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02 sensor displays constant 3.3 volts, not a jagged waveform. 2002 rav4

Got P0420 and P0430 codes, suggesting the catalytic converter needs to be replaced. Everything I have read suggests the wave form after the cat ( sensor 2) should be a delayed version of before the ...
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Power steering stiff after hybrid cold start at -20C

Today, the outside temperature was -20 degrees Celsius and I forgot to connect the cord for the block heater, cabin heater and 12V battery charger. My 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid blinked the "READY" light ...
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2001 Toyota Rav4 O2 sensor change

When changing O2 sensor B1 S2 on 2001 rav4 do you have to loosen the engine mount to access sensor with o2 socket, or is there an easier way?
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Dispute with insurance over broken tooth in power steering drive - do I have a case?

My wife was in an accident around August 22, 2017 in our 2010 RAV4. Another driver hit her from the side in the front right corner. The wheel was bent in. We got the car back around Sept 13th. They ...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 Stripped PCV Valve Threads on Valve Cover

Stripped PCV valve threads on valve cover while removing old PCV valve; however, new PCV valve wiggles but does not fall out, even with tugging. Also, short and long term fuel trims at idle have not ...
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Are (STFT + LTFT) values less than +/- 38% really normal for 2002 Toyota RAV4?

According to a 2002 Toyota RAV4 Repair Manual, "If total of short-term fuel trim value and long-term fuel trim value is within plus or minus 38 percent, the system is functioning normally." Based on ...
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What is the lift support travel distance for Rav4 2013 non-power lift gate?

I'm trying to determine the overall length and travel distance for the non-power hatch lift cylinder support for 2013 Toyota Rav4 XLE; product code 689600R010
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Is it time for a new steering rack?

I have a Toyota RAV4 2002. Have steering wander, little center response, also the steering steer on its own some time. Also outside wear on one tire. The whole rack was moving alot, so I replaced the ...