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#1 (permalink) Old 01-30-2005, 10:43 PM
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list of tune-up items needed

my 97 AWD rav4 has 94,000 miles on it. can you guys give me a list of things that would needed to be changed with this milage. sensors? belts? etc???
 
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Has the water pump, timing belt, and belt idler bearings been replaced? If not you are due to have that done.
Also power steering pump belt, ault/AC belt.
Plugs and plug wires should have been replace about 60,000 if not you need to replace them and the '97 has a distributor cap and rotor. Other sensors when the computer tells you through the check enging light.
If it is an automatic it is time for the third fluid and filter change.
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#3 (permalink) Old 01-31-2005, 02:41 AM
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cool thanks, im gonna go ahead and do the timing belt, water pump and all associated parts. the cap, rotor and plugs are new.

what should the timing be set at? and can i advance it for more performance with higer octane?
 
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If it is an automatic it is time for the third fluid and filter change.
Are you refering to a filter in the auto transmission? If so how do you change it?
 
#5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2005, 05:03 PM
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1.0 timing belt - if hasn't been replaced
2.0 spark plugs
3.0 spark plug wires
4.0 oil change
5.0 fluids: coolant/wiper washer/brake fluids
6.0 rotate tires
7.0 brakes -if needed
8.0 fuel filter
9.0 transmission lube -if automatic
 
#6 (permalink) Old 02-01-2005, 08:26 PM
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Replace spark plug wires?

How can you tell if you need to replace your spark plug wires (other than age)? What are the symptoms of wires that are going bad?
 
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The insulation on the wires starts to crack and the connectors corrode.

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it's honestly tough to tell just by vision check. you'll have to perform a spark test.
 
#9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 12:47 PM
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If the plug wires are really bad, you can see arcing when the engine is running and you're in a dark place...

The real way to test wires is to get out your multimeter, set it to resistance (ohms) and see what the number is.

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#10 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 01:39 PM
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I always replace my spark plugs/wires and fuel filters every 30k miles. This prevents a lot of things. I don't need to check them for ohms or signs of old age-it's like waiting for it to deteriorate, not a smart move. I would encourage everyone to replace them every 30k.
 
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