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Brake problem
The most common cause to hear a grinding noise when pressing the brake pedal is worn brake pads. The friction material on the brake pads will wear out over time and the metal plates that the friction material is mounted...
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Water pump belt
Hi there. It is suggested to flush the cooling system and replace the thermostat to have a fully operational cooling system when you have the water pump replaced.
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Shaking 2011 Toyota RAV4
Hi there - occasional shaking as you describe can be a number of things - a bad CV joint/axle (tend to shake while accelerating of turning), tire or wheel problems (bent, balance issue, tire separating). Worn suspension parts can exaggerate...
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Braking
This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, 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...
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Need a quote plse for just fromt or rear and for both. Thanks
Hi there: If you're hearing a grinding noise, it's most likely going to be coming from the front brakes. If the brakes are grinding, then you'll likely need to have the rotors resurfaced or replaced as well. Before you submit...
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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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Grinding/Loose part front right tire RAV 4, Whats the issue?
This may suggest you have wheel bearings going out. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers and the race...
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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?
The first oil change is recommended to be at 10,000 miles and every 5,000 miles after that. Besides one air filter replacement and tire rotations the rest is basically all inspections for problems that may occur. For the amount you...
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Front right tire hangs lower than left tire when placed on jack stands of equal height.
Hello - your RAV4 uses torsion bars instead of springs to suspend the weight of the vehicle. Each wheel/tire carries a different amount of vehicle weight. An alignment adjusts torsion spring force to support each corner of the vehicle to...
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Strange new smell - 2001 Toyota RAV4
Hi there. Trying to diagnose a smell remotely is very difficult as it's hard to describe what something smells like. However, in some cases, when a vehicle is stored, excessive dust or, if in moist areas, mold or fungus can...
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How do I change trip odometer stats
Hi there. To change the trip status on the dash, press the DISP button on the steering wheel until the dash reads the trip messages. Then, you can cycle through the trip status on the dash and see what miles...
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A bunch of warning lights just came on following a minor accident
With the vehicle being involved in an accident, there can be damage to wiring and/ or sensors, particularly if the radiator was impacted in even the slightest. Make sure the coolant level is correct. Even with the level correct, there...
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Car did not come with a key-less key fob... can it be installed?
Yes, you can buy a key fob from Amazon and program it to your car. The most difficult and costly part of this process is getting the key fob programmed to the car. The most common place to get this...
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Abs problem light on at the time of driving
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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is one or more glow plugs not working
Diesel engines are equipped with glow plugs to assist with cold starting. Diesel fuel is a bit thicker in cold weather and can make the engine difficult to start. The glow plugs warm the diesel fuel as it enters the...
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Cruise control not working
Hello: There are more than a dozen mechanical components and sensors that control and activate the cruise control system; any of which could be faulty, have bad electrical harnesses or broken. The only way to know for certain is to...
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I have discovered four error codes when I diagnosed my car.
Hi there. For all of these lights to appear when going over a bump and can be cleared with a computer diagnostic tool, then there is a loose ground on the chassis of your vehicle. Check the battery cables and...
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What can be causing vibrations to my vehicle - the rear engine mount or the exhaust pipe?
Hi there. To see if the engine mount is broken and making the vehicle vibrate, open the hood to your car and look at the engine while it is running at idle. See if the engine is moving around a...
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Water pump replacement after coming loose?
Water pumps do NOT get loose on an engine excepting an unusual circumstance where the pump was improperly installed. So, the mechanic might be referring, in your circumstance, to a seized water pump or a situation where the water pump...

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