Showing articles & questions for topic
RAV4

Related articles

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2016
Ford F-series pickup trucks, Toyota Camry, and Honda Civic are some of the best-selling cars of 2016 and all deliver on reliability and efficiency.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota RAV4
While the Honda CR-V might have been the pioneer of the compact SUV market, there’s no question that the 2012 Toyota RAV4 is king of the class. Not only does the RAV4 come...
2012 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2012 Ford Escape: Which One Should I Buy?
SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) are a fun class of vehicle to drive – with their generally excellent handling on the road, their quick acceleration, and the ability to move a fair number of people while still looking pretty...
2012 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4: Which One Should I Buy?
Mid-size crossover SUVs are an excellent option when you need to take several friends along with you, or bring your kids along and yet still need to keep a tight leash on your purchase cost as well as...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Rainy Area
When considering purchasing a used car, you have a lot of decisions to make. You need to consider price, size, gas mileage, how much cargo space you need, and of course...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Tropical Climate
If you live in a tropical climate, most of your vehicle purchasing concerns will be essentially the same as if you lived anywhere else – you want a car that looks...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Hilly Area
Do you live in terrain that is hilly? Do your city streets feature plenty of inclines and declines that can be nothing short of treacherous in miserable weather? If so, when it’s time to purchase a car you’re...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're in a Wheelchair
Being in a wheelchair means you have a very specific list of demands, and requests for your vehicle. The main focus is of course how you will get in and out...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If Safety is #1
Maybe you’re a parent buying the first car for your teenager, or perhaps you’re a new parent and the safety of your little one is of the utmost importance. Or perhaps you're...

Related questions

Question
Smoke comming from vent by windsheild wiper on hood and tail pipe.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several fluids that will cause smoke in the tail pipe. Whatever is leaking is likely both an internal leak (leaking into the combustion chamber or exhaust), and external leak (leaking onto the...
Question
When I turn ignition off and pull key out, car doesn't shut off. when i can shut it off, next morning battery is dead.
Malfunctions in the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system would not affect the ignition system or battery. If the EGR system has a fault, the service to request is EGR system diagnostic/inspection. If your vehicle engine continues to run after the...
Question
Loud knocking noise and engine is shaking.
Hi there. When passing a vehicle and turning off the overdrive at the same time with the pedal on the floor will be like trying to shift a vehicle without the clutch in a manual transmission driven vehicle. The rpm's...
Question
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...
Question
Should I disconnect my battery?
This issue really depends on the amount of time the vehicle will be sitting. There are several other factors that will impact on the amount of time that the battery will hold a charge, but it really boils down to...
Question
Windshield wiper linkage
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is likely they were not installed correctly. It may be that they were left loose, or any number of other installation issues. Typically installing wiper blades is straight forward and easy. The best...
Question
Engine light on. Problems accelerating
Hi There, Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below...
Question
Why does my 4 wheel drive, tract light, and engine check light come on all at once?
Hello. The Toyota dealership may be correct because the codes that you have listed are related to the charcoal canister. However further testing should be done to verify that the canister is at fault. The charcoal canister is part of...
Question
Overheating and heater not working
Hello, The lack of heat being generated by your system is likely also the reason for the engine overheating as a result of the coolant leaking. The heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant...
Question
Car is making a hissing noise during acceleration.
Hi There, There are many things that could be caused by this, however a a common symptom of a vacuum leak is a hissing that will become more noticeable during acceleration as you describe. High idle speeds or in some...
Question
Stalls when slowing down or at idle
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
Question
Transmission
Hi There, There are a number of things that may cause specific gears not to work properly. This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause...
Question
My car front part damaged.The shift stick becomes null and 4 legs not turning. What could be the problem and possible solutions?
When an automobile accident occurs, it is nearly impossible to determine what is wrong with the vehicle without physically inspecting the vehicle. You were wise to have your vehicle towed to an automotive shop to determine what the cause of...
Question
no indicator light comes on when I turn the key on.
Check the fuses in the cab, flasher units and relays in the cab, and for any loose ground wiring under the dashboard that could lead up to the lights assembly. A fuse, flasher, relay, or a loose ground wire will...
Question
could it be the fuel pump please help... please
Hi there. Usually when a car has a hard time starting as you've described; it's more related to ignition system issues as opposed to fuel flow. When a fuel pump is broken, it fails to deliver fuel - period. It's...
Question
Idle problems when stopped. Car stops running. 4WD and Check engine lights on and solid. Gas cap tightened to verify
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
Question
How much for the 90K service for a 2006 V6 Rav 4 Limited?
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost to perform a 90K miles service on a 2006 Toyota Rav4 with a V6-3.6L engine.
Question
Problem with steering on one side only.
Hi there. The power steering system has a control valve that sends the fluid through the rack and pinion system. The valve maybe plugged up and causing the fluid to not return to the reservoir fast enough. For the alignment...
Question
Which coolant to use
Considering your distance from a Toyota dealership, I would simply use water to bring the reservoir bottle to the Minimum level marking until you get the proper coolant. I realize you are just topping off the level with a small...
Question
Alternator is off line.
If you suspect the alternator is not charging then you should have a mechanic do a complete charging and starting system check. The test will make sure the battery is good first and then check the alternator and the control...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question