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Battery light on
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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After couple mins driving brakes make a deep squealing sound with pulsing in the brake pedal.
Hi there. In most cases, when the brake pedal pulses, it's due to either a problem with the ABS sensors or a brake rotor that is warped. A warped brake rotor can occur when the wheel is too tight on...
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Hesitation when accelerating
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter that may be causing the vehicle to struggle to accelerate. There are a number of reasons that may cause the catalytic converter to fail. They include: O2 sensor,...
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Replacing alternator on my 2000 Rav4. Is there a bolt under alternator on bottom left?
The adjusting bracket has one bolt, Toyota Part number 91621-60845. The adjusting bolt that you broke is part number 90119-08299. This bolt should not bottom out so you should check for the possibility that the belt is the wrong size...
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I turn the key and I hear the starter spinning but it does not crank the engine. Is it the starter or part of it?
If the starter motor turns, but the starter pinion drive gear is not engaging the flywheel and turning the engine, there is a fault with the pinion drive gear and/or the actuating solenoid. The power to the solenoid can be...
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The car starts but the speedometer and brake lights and most electrical stuff won't turn on but the car runs
Hi there. It is highly likely that you have an accessory switch, relay or fuse that is damaged and causing these components to not work correctly. If you'd like, you can have one of our mobile mechanics come to your...
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2017 toyota rav4 XLE disabled seat belt beeper
Hi there. If you are asking if you can disable the seat belt sensor, unfortunately that's not possible. The seat belt chime is a part of the safety system on all vehicles sold in the United States. If your current...
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2017 toyota rav4 XLE disabled seat belt beeper NOT the seat belt sensor
Since this is a new vehicle, if you are having any issues with safety equipment like the seat belts and/or tensioners, your best bet is to take the vehicle to the Toyota dealership service department to have any issues addressed...
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Which coolant to use
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Alternator is off line.
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My alarm keeps going off and car won't start after changing battery, what can be wrong?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. When dealing with alarm and starting issues, you are really dealing with a miscommunication with the alarm system. If you have a spare key, try using it to disarm the system and start...
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What's wrong w/ my steering?
There are many, many components in the suspension that could account for the noise, some are not expensive to repair and all can be repaired right at your location. Thus, I encourage you to seek out a diagnostic and then...
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battery light go on
Hello there. This could be an indication of a bad battery temperature sensor, battery cables that are loose or worn out, or a simple ground wire that is not properly connected. The battery light typically comes on when any component...
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Wireless key have good batteries, central lock work very good but suddenly the two wireless keys stop working 2006 Toyota RAV4
Hi there - if both of the known good keys stop working, it is likely the key transceiver in the vehicle has stopped working for some reason. Check for blown fuses, just in case. The Toyota security system software (next...
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How to clean automotive oil from the exterior surface of my car
Whether it is engine oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, or a/c compressor oil, the best thing to do is use ordinary car wash detergent mixed per the instructions with water. Once done, just wax the finish. If brake fluid got on...
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my toyota rav4 2007 model recently started vibrating when i stat it in the morning.then after a long drive the check engine lights
Hi there. An engine vibration is typically caused by one of three problems. Either you have a vacuum leak, an ignition system component failure or a fuel / air mixture problem usually caused by a worn out or highly clogged...
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What does it mean if my traction control light won't turn off and I have a creaking noise coming from the rear drivers side tires
Hi There, The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the use of electronic sensors at each of the four wheels that communicate...
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Engine cuts out intermittedly, sometimes starts straight away, sometimes after 15 mins
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How to replace seat belt chime? 2017 Toyota RAV4 XLE
Hello - there will be a small plastic cube under the dash which is the "beeper" module. Remove an knee pad to access this area, and both by sound and vibration, with the key in the "Run" position (seatbelt unfastened)...
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where is the back door ECU of the RAV4 toyota?
By "back door ecu", they mean the rear cargo door electronic control unit. You vehicle has an automatic tailgate with power opening and closing features. In the vehicles effected by this recall, the automatic open and close function of the...

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