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  1. Unstable idle

    4.2 Faults & Fixes
    After fixing an engine miss (wrong spring in the coil pack), I did some other maintenance (cleaned throttle body, new airfilter, new plugs). Now the car has an unstable idle when the car is moving (ie pushing in the clutch). It varies from 1500 to about 700 and then back up - it's like it's...
  2. 2003 RAV4 - dead / no fire

    4.2 Faults & Fixes
    I did alternator and charging system design and I'm sure it is not an alternator or battery issue. Voltage is 12.5 keyoff and 13.5 running - exactly what it should be. Cranking was exactly what I expected with a good battery. I also just checked the keyoff loads and they are low like they should...
  3. 2003 RAV4 - dead / no fire

    4.2 Faults & Fixes
    It cranked but wouldn't fire. I went to the car today and the battery was completely dead. Swapped in a charged battery and the car started up immediately. Baffling. What would discharge the battery in 1.5 days, no lights were left on? The alternator charged the battery with no problem, btw. It...
  4. 2003 RAV4 - dead / no fire

    4.2 Faults & Fixes
    The car recently has had a problem where it would sometimes miss at lower rpms (but not at idle) but it then would clear up and run fine - acted like a plug was fouling. It seemed to run ok over 3000 rpm. During one of these episodes, it completely lost power and shut down. No CEL came on then...