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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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RAV4 2016 Static on all radio stations with flutter
Hi Gail. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Problems with radio static are usually caused by a poor electrical connection - in many cases, it's the connection with the antennae or a ground wire connection to the body of the car....
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Can issue with coupling in AWD SUV cause an oil leak of the rear main seal? Only 60K miles 3.5 yr old car
The term "rear main seal" normally refers to the crankshaft rear main oil seal. If that is the seal you are referring to, improper towing would have zero effect on that seal. Furthermore, if that is the seal you are...
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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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The left back tire of my Rav 4 1999 is making a sound like two metals are going against each other
Hi Brandon. Thanks for submitting your question tonight. This type of symptom is commonly associated with a wheel bearing failure. It's not uncommon for a vehicle of nearly 20 years old to have rear wheel bearings fail. If this is...
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Car idle is jumping up and down during daytime but not at night or when daylight fades
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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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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I put in a new tranny and it was fine when bolted together since I turned the key the motor and tranny are locked solid.
You can unbolt the converter from the flex plate (through the converter access plate) to determine whether the converter is freewheeling or not. If the converter is somehow seized, there are multiple possible causes of that and consequently what you...
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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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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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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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2010 Rav4 Left turn signal comes on intermittently when switch is off. Will blink left and right if I turn right turn signal on.
This problem does sound like the turn signal switch is shorting and should be replaced first to see if it is cause of short.
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Toyota RAV4 2015
If you have not experienced any other damage, you are indeed fortunate. Most of the wiring to switches and controls on a late model car come and go directly from a computer. Adding another load to any of these wires...
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My wife was driving her 2003 rav4 when it suddenly just died on her in the freeway. Temp gauge was acting up but no other issues
If the engine temperature went too high then you have overheated the engine and could of blown the head gasket causing the no start. You will need to have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic do a test to see...
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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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If my mechanic says I have dark brake fluid, do I need to bleed the brakes?
Hi John. Thanks for sending in your question today. With today's ABS systems, bleeding the brakes or flushing the brake system due to contaminated brake fluid is a very complex process that requires special tools to complete it correctly. If...
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Engine revs way up when started, then behaves normally. If the car has recently been started, it doesn’t have this issue.
It is normal for the engine rpm to go up to about 1200 to 1400 rpm when first started and then comes down gradually. This is for emissions during cold start and considered normal. If you feel it is not...
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My lock indicator light is flashing.it had never done this before.why would it be flashing now?
The theft system is active and may have an issue with the key or the system. You will need to try your second key to see if light goes out? If it still stays lit then you will need to...

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