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I'm changing my clutch in a 96 rav . the tip of the input shaft is broken in the pilot bearing. I noticed that it is hollow, can I
Hi Barry. Thanks for contacting us today. I would strongly recommend replacing the broken input shaft, as it is vital to the smooth operation of a manual transmission. Although it's just the tip, it's likely that the shaft will not...
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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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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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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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Just before starting the car, I put my key to "on" then i heard a brief rattling sound. what could it be? I have 26k mileage
At key on, the fuel pump will turn on very briefly to pressurize the fuel rail which contains the fuel injectors. It is possible you are hearing that noise and perhaps the fuel pump is not securely mounted. You can...
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When i start my car toyota rav4 2011 it revs way high for about one second, then sounds normal and drives fine. Thoughts?
When the engine first starts it is normal for the computer to raise the idle up momentarily to keep the engine running. If you have not got the recall done for the smart stop for the vehicle then have the...
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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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2010 automatic toyota rav4 wont shift to reverse
If your transmission will not get reverse gear then you may have an internal reverse clutch band worn out or the apply solenoid is not coming on and would need to have transmission pressures and codes checked to isolate the...
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There is a rumbling sound coming from under the drivers seat near the front when I drive at low speeds or go over bumps.
Hi Kate. The sound you are hearing - specifically it's location is typically caused by a wheel bearing that is slowly wearing out. If the noise progressively increases in pace as the vehicle accelerates and tends to go away at...
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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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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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I get error codes 0441, 0446, 0455 and 2418 on 2004 toyota rav4. Check fuel filler line; removed vapor cannister cover - no evide
For this type of issue, I would recommend having your vehicle physically inspected by a qualified professional who is proficient and engine performance Diagnostics. Consider YourMechanic as this can be done at your home or office.
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My 2007 rav 4 has a vibrating fell when im driving at or around 40 in 4 th gear ..in a automatic transmission.
Vibration of the type you are describing could have multiple causes: unbalanced rotating elements in the transmission, axles, torque converter; harmonic balancer; motor mounts, wheels and tires. The only way to pin it down is to get the car diagnosed;...
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Car won't start unless parking break is off
It sounds like you may have a wire pinched or some kind of electrical wiring problem as this is not normal. On most vehicles when the parking brake is engaged, this triggers a light in the dash indicating that the...
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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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I have a 2010 toyota rav 4 it just felt like the power steering was going out right when it just died. Started jumping the batter
Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is on, you may see a security warning light. If the warning light is on, to temporarily override the...
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CV Joints
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Charging system
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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