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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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trying to check my ac clutch relay on my 2007 rav4, but it's not where it's supposed to be? the slot is not there?
The a/c magnetic clutch relay is in the under hood No. 1 relay block. It is marked "MG CLT". If you apply battery voltage to terminals "1" and "2" of the relay, there should be close to zero resistance across...
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Various codes
Hi There, The knock sensor is a component that creates an internal voltage signal based upon vibrations it detects as a result of detonation internally in the motor which creates a knocking vibration. An engine can ping (or knock) due...
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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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Spilled drink on my gear shifter on my Toyota RAV4 2015 model, need some help in taking it apart and removing it to clean it
Hi there. We really don't have a service for this particular application quite yet - but, we might be able to help you. There are two options to consider. First, you can purchase a service and repair manual that should...
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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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What does it mean when the MIL stays on after car if shut off?
You may have a sticking EFI relay in the main fuse box in the engine compartment. This relay if stuck on can keep power to the computer to turn on check engine light. Replace the relay and then retest. ...
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A woff woff sound when applying breaks in 2004 RAV4
What you are describing is a sign of warped brake rotors. When you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the brake rotors...
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Replaced bad alternator on rav4, started with low rpm,then normalized. Turned off and tried to turn back on but won't start.
It sounds like you may have a failing voltage regulator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to the battery resulting in damaging wires and prematurely...
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Hello Joshua. My check engine light came on and I took my 2009 Toyota Rav4 to my mechanic. after running diagnostics he came back
Hi William. The canister purge solenoid, more commonly known as the purge valve, helps facilitate the flow of fuel vapor from the charcoal canister to the engine for burning during the combustion process. The purge valve remains closed when the...
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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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my car w/o t start but Bluetooth and air comes on
Hi there. There are many items that can cause a car to not start. If you're able to turn the key and the engine does not turn over, it's possible that your problem is the ignition or starter relay is...
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My engine won't turn just a single click or knock when I turn the key
If the starter motor is not even cranking the engine, among the first possibilities is a weak battery, excessive voltage drop in the starter circuit due to poor electrical connections, or a dead starter/solenoid. Prior to performing diagnostics the battery...
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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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