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Battery dies when the car is parked
If the battery is discharging while the vehicle is "off", and/or where you have commanded all circuits "off", that means that there is a phantom load somewhere in the vehicle electrical system. A contributing factor could be a faulty charging...
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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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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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Evap canister replaced but VSC and check engine light are back on. There are no leaks.
The VSC is for the vehicle stability control on your car and will have nothing to do with putting fuel in the vehicle. If the VSC light comes on and stays on then you will need to have system tested...
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What would cause my vehicle to misfire in all 4 cylinders and throw two codes for air/fuel ratio heater circuit malfunctions?
One of the codes (P0115) refers to the coolant temperature switch circuit. If the circuit has a fault, you may be getting a false indication of the actual, and perhaps too high, engine operating temperature. The cooling system is pressurized...
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2012 Toyota rav 4 6 years old dont go down and stay in up position and work when cars in idle, I sprayed wd-40 and tightened the n
The problem is from a bad wiper motor control circuit that is built into the motor. Replace the wiper motor is my recommendation without doing further tests.
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Q: 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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What does it mean when Brake light stays on
Your car probably has several brake warning lights on the dashboard. I'll presume that you are talking about the one that comes on when the parking brake is set. If that light stays on it may mean there is a...
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Battery light blinks and then go solid, power steering locks up, all my lights comes on, on the dash board.
If the vehicle is presently not starting, the recommended service is a no start diagnostic. A certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, will get the vehicle running and then determine if the initial symptoms you report (battery...
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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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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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Putting water in radiator but keeps spitting out as im filling it
It is possible that the reason for the overheating is not related to the radiator being low on water. Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or...
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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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Dealership says water pump needs replacing
With regard to the dealership, or any mechanic for that matter, simply ask for the evidence substantiating the diagnosis and proposed repair. In the case of an alternator, once the drive belt is removed from the engine, and the engine...

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