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  1. 4.3 Mechanical
    Hey y'all I bought a 2008 RAV4 V6 4WD Limited from my mom a few months back. I drive it a bit harder than my mom did, and today I started hearing a low rubbing sound while I braked coming from my front right wheel. I am not too used to describing how things sound broken in cars because i have...
  2. 4.5 Prime
    I know it's inevitable especially in the northeast but it seems the pads are already not making good contact with the rotor that's only 3 months old with ~2400mi. My fear is by next fall the vehicle will already fail an inspection. The state of Vermont inspection stations are overly zealous...
  3. 4.4 Mechanical
    Hi there, I just took my 2016 in for an inspection and the mechanic told me that my front pads are nearly gone. In March 2019, I had them replaced at the dealer (Queensboro Toyota in NYC, cost $300, after 35K miles). Since then, I've gone 15K. The mechanic thinks they didn't bother to replace...
  4. 4.1 Faults & Fixes
    Hi all New here, and hoping one of you might be able to help. I'm at a bit of a loose end with my Drum brakes on my 1996 Mk1. They've been squeaking after about half an hour of driving and it's driving me INSANE. I've had it in at Toyota and 2 other Garages and they're stripping the drums down...
  5. 4.4 Mechanical
    2014 RAV4 LE 2WD with 93k on it. Live in the rust belt. Need to get all 4 rotors and pads replaced. Anyone have any opinion on which rotors and pads to get that you have had good experience with? Af I was thinking to get the Centric Premium Rotors. Undecided on the brake pads. Would appreciate...
  6. 4.4 Electric RAV4 Hybrid & EV
    Recently I've purchased a 2016 Rav4 XLE Hybrid from a Toyota dealership. It's a certified pre-owned car with one previous owner and previous fender bender (right side bumper). The day after I got the car, I noticed that my slip indicator light flickered a few times as I was breaking at a stop...
  7. 4.5 Mechanical
    2020 RAV4 Limited Hybrid (AWD) GTWR: 1,750 lb Unbraked TWR: 1,000 lb I have a trailer that does not have brakes and has a GVWR of 1,400 lb. I'd like to load it to near full capacity. What I gather from the owner's manual is that the only real limitation here is braking power. I have several...
  8. 4.5 Exterior
    I'm entirely new to towing, and from what I've seen of trailer brakes, there are usually some sort of manual controls on the dash somewhere. How does trailer braking work with the new (2019-2020) RAV4 Hybrids? Is it configured on the touch display? The owner's manual makes no mention of how to...
  9. 4.5 Rav4 Electric Hybrid
    Hello! My family recently purchased a new 2019 Rav 4 XLE Hybrid. I use this SUV to commute many times throughout the week. I have noticed that when I apply the brakes there is a squeal. I googled this, and found that Brakes can squeal in wet or snowy conditions. I live in city that gets...
  10. 4.5 Mechanical
    Hello, (Back story). I recently obtained a built miata from a friend. The brake/suspension upgrades on it cost more than id typically be able to invest- but it handles like a dream. When my front suspension went out on the rav and I was tired of "boating" down the motorway I replaced it...
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