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

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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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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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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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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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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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Why do I hear sound from the ABS on RAV4 hybrid when pressing the brake pedal at standstill?

I have a two and half months old Toyota RAV4 hybrid. I have noticed that occasionally when pressing the brake pedal when being stopped, I can hear sound that seems to come from the ABS. It is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Power locks unlock only (2002 Toyota Rav4)

History: Front passenger and driver power locks didn't work. All other power locks worked fine -> Replaced front door lock actuators -> Now, all power locks (front and back) unlock only.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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