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  1. Oil (?) leak near engine oil fill cap

    4.1 Faults & Fixes
    More leaks require your input for identification: A) Two areas on the valve cover. These leaks look exactly like the leak I had around the PCV valve's grommet (which was replaced and doesn't leak anymore). (https://www.rav4world.com/media/trouble-areas-png.52796/) B) A more sinister oily leak...
  2. Center diff?

    4.1 Accessories
    That's correct, it's not a "positive" lock like the manuals, but a gradual reduction of the slip. Think of it as a torque converter for the centre diff. Probably I should rephrase my previous answer as "gradually but not definitively locking the centre diff". It won't be as good as the system...
  3. Center diff?

    4.1 Accessories
    All (4WD) automatics have that feature: http://www.ralphb.net/RAV4FAQ.html#3.1.3
  4. 4.1 OEM 3-Spoke Rim Identification?

    4.1 General
    Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a definitive part number. I did find some sellers though who have the wheel in question in their inventory: https://wheelsamerica.com/product/toyota-rav4-16-oem-wheel-1996-1997/...
  5. Paint color code

    4.1 General
    Colour code: K60 (paint colour), Trim code: FW11 (interior cloth style) K60 is a body / cladding combination colour code apparently: 056 (= Natural White) for the body and the same for the cladding: https://www.automotivetouchup.com/touch-up-paint/toyota/1998/rav4/ EDIT: The following pdf...
  6. Need help with info regarding what to do with 5spd manual RAV4.

    4.1 General
    Check the following post (or better yet the whole thread) for useful info on the matter: https://www.rav4world.com/threads/diff-oil.294951/post-2667329
  7. 2000 Rav4 Parts

    4.1 General
    Click on (or hover your mouse over) the desired member's name and then select "Start conversation". Personal messages are now called "conversations" apparently.
  8. Button on the dash.

    4.1 General
    The ECT button (which stands for "Electronically Controlled Transmission") changes the shift points for the automatic transmission. When engaged, the transmission shifts later, allowing the engine to get to a higher power level and accelerate faster. Gas mileage is usually reduced in this mode...
  9. We are Now Live - Community Feedback Thread

    AutoGuide Forum Support / Help (RAV4World)
    Is there a way to restore broken links from this post? https://www.rav4world.com/threads/mods-maintenance-pdfs.60448/post-613770 I am especially interested in the " 4.1 Assorted PDFs " section.
  10. Steering wheel

    4.1 Accessories
    Check this thread for relevant info: https://www.rav4world.com/threads/diy-video-98-00-rav4-remove-replace-airbag-and-steering-wheel.300509/
  11. Snapped CV

    4.1 General
    The driveshaft from the front differential to the wheel is designed to best operate parallel to the ground. CV joints allow for a certain amount of tilt. However, when you extensively lift an IFS (independent front suspension) vehicle, the angle of the driveshaft is severe and compromises the...
  12. GENERATOR DRIVE BELT ADJUSTING BAR ?

    4.1 D.I.Y. and Modifications
    I have no idea why the first screenshot is considered NSFW. I tried to moderate the images and managed to accidentally delete them both (new forum platform takes a bit to get used to). It should be fine now.
  13. 96 Front Subframe (K-Frame) Replacement

    4.1 Faults & Fixes
    Check these threads for potentially useful info on the matter: https://www.rav4world.com/threads/frame-rot.81564/ https://www.rav4world.com/threads/1st-gen-cross-member.147921/ https://www.rav4world.com/threads/well-my-front-subframe-is-rusted-too.85146/...
  14. engine swap anyone?

    4.1 D.I.Y. and Modifications
    If I were you, I would post the question in this thread: https://www.rav4world.com/threads/week-end-off-road-warrior.245017/post-2334162 Commando is very knowledgeable and has tried numerous modifications on his 2001 Rav4. He opted for a 2AZ swap (from a 2005 Camry).
  15. AWD reliability

    4.1 General
    There are front wheel drive Rav4s (2WD) and four wheel drive Rav4s (4WD). 4WD models are full time all wheel drive (no way to switch to two wheel drive). Three open differentials ensure that there are no issues on the highway. The centre differential however can be locked when needed. Check the...
  16. Anyone Car Camp in their Rav 4?

    4.4 General
    There is one guy who has successfully been camping out of his Gen3 Rav4 for years. Check out a "rig presentation" video here: and his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC07IPCu6BQGWh0Fdk9Q2Z2w/videos (the earliest videoss contain many useful tips and DIY tricks to make living out of...
  17. Disabling door ajar chime / beep

    4.1 D.I.Y. and Modifications
    The mod disables just the door ajar chime. The "left-your-headlights-on" chime isn't affected by this. If "LDA" is an acronym for "lane departure alert", there are no advanced systems like this in 20 year-old Ravs!!!
  18. Is it worth upgrading to laser cut floor mats versus the more generic ones?

    4.4 Interior
    What year / model Rav4 do you own?
  19. Manual transmission will sometimes go into gear. Sometimes.

    4.1 Faults & Fixes
    This is the cable removal procedure as described in the Chilton manual: (https://www.rav4world.com/cdn-cgi/image/format=auto,onerror=redirect,width=1920,height=1920,fit=scale-down//media/shift-cable-removal-png.52758/full)
  20. Manual transmission will sometimes go into gear. Sometimes.

    4.1 Faults & Fixes
    Check these threads for potentially helpful info: https://www.rav4world.com/threads/spongy-manual-gear-shift-and-play-in-cables.93163/ https://www.rav4world.com/threads/cheap-diy-fix-to-manual-shifter-feels-stretched-or-spongey.228578/#post-2125906
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