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Need a quote plse for just fromt or rear and for both. Thanks
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Hi there: It's always best to get a second opinion on serious repairs services such as replacing a head gasket. In fact, in many cases, the cost or side effects of a blown head gasket can only be determined once...
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Hi, I just wanna ask , cause my husband bought a car from a dealer. He change oil on it . Suddenly when he go drive test the check
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the check engine light and other warning lights on, the best thing to do is take the vehicle back to the dealership and speak with them. If dealing with the dealership is not...
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Car vibration when stopped or moving slowly
Hello. Most vibrations are related to some kind of misfire. A misfire can be related to air, fuel, or spark. This vibration is noticeable when the vehicle is not moving because the RPMs are lower. As the vehicle speeds up,...
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ECU Compatibility
The part number for the 3.5L 6-cylinder engine is 8966142G02 and the number for the 4-cylinder engine is 8966142F72. As long as the ECU you're getting matches or cross references the appropriate part number, there shouldn't be a problem. However,...
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2.0 rav4 when doing 80 speedo reads 40
Hello there, many common faults will cause speedometer issues with your 2000 Toyota RAV4. The first step is to check the vehicle for what code is stored in the computer, this will help pinpoint where the issue may lie. There...
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Grinding/Loose part front right tire RAV 4, Whats the issue?
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Noise when car is put into gear
Hello. For most vehicles it is normal for there to be a slight change in sound when the transmission is put into gear. When the transmission is engaged the idle speed of the engine will change, and a different set...
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Is it worth it to purchase the additional toyota maintenance care package they try to sell you when you buy a new rav4?
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Sound coming from front side left side tire when there are bumps 2010 Toyota RAV4
Hi there - depending on whether the noise is more of a "clunk", or a creaking sound, several different steering or suspension components may be involved in this problem. Clunking noises could be worn struts, ball joints or tie rod...
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Should I disconnect my battery?
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Do I need fuel injector flush
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Oil light
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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I'm unable to start my car.
Hi there: There could be multiple issues going on your Toyota RAV 4 that could have caused it to stall and to not start now. The first thing that comes to mind is that you have a crankshaft position sensor...
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when i start my rav4(1997) the rpm goes high for about 5 min althought that wasnt occur before a period of time ,, what might be t
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Bad Gas Mileage
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It's it smoking from exhaust I don't know why it's not hot smoke
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Windshield wiper linkage
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