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  1. 4.3 Mechanical
    Hey Rav4 team! I have a low "bur burrr" noise coming from the engine area when I maintain speed between 30-45 mph and around 1500-2000 rpm. I can press down on the gas pedal and accelerate out of the rumbling. It does not occur at highway speeds. It isn't easy to reproduce, but I do think it's...
  2. 4.2 Faults & Fixes
    Hello 2003 Rav, sport edition, 4wd, manual. Driven cross country a few times. Into places no other car owned has gone, and with a mini camper. Call it the 'Beast'. Nothing it can't or hasn't done. Even when in bad spots - washed out roads that were not supposed to be washed out, it pulled camper...
  3. 4.5 Prime
    Maybe i have ADHD but I cannot find the break in routine for the vehicle in the manual. I just want to know what I screwed up and how badly.
  4. 4.2 D.I.Y. and Modifications
    Hello, I was looking to find a replacement for a blown engine and was wondering what the difference is between these two engines? Would the "1az-fse" be compatible as direct a replacement or require switching some components over? Thank you!
  5. 4.1 D.I.Y. and Modifications
    I have a 1997 Rav4.1 that had the engine pulled and that engine had the cap and rotor on it . The new engine and tranny that I have for it is out of a 1998 and has the 2 coil packs, what do i need to swap over from the 1997 to the 1998? Any help would be greatly appreciated
  6. 4.2 General
    Guys my rav 4 2003 model have 1AZ - FE engine with aut gear box .. suddenly ecu damaged and now i cant startup over one year .. I can buy a new ecu but it cost 1200usd , but am afraid if i replaced that one am not sure wherether engine will start .. i need to know can i replace 2AZ engine...
  7. 4.2 Faults & Fixes
    HI I really hope someone can help. I couldn't find what I was looking for in my repair manual. Maybe you know the answer? Or can take a picture of ur undercarriage to compare? Thank u!! 2003 base 2wd automatic 145000miles So I got an oil change about three weeks ago, but hardly drive and did...
  8. 4.4 Electric RAV4 Hybrid & EV
    Had an odd issue yesterday during a highway trip. About an hour after fueling-up (added 10 gallons) the transmission started slamming whenever I pressed the gas pedal. I noticed that when I took my foot off off the accelerator the EV light would come on for a split second and the vehicle would...
  9. 4.3 Mechanical
    I was just wondering which engines would fit into my rav like what other vehicles engine could I pull out an put into my rav with minimal to no modifications the engine in my rav is ceased so I'm looking to find a different engine to swap into it so with that being said is the reason why I'm...
  10. 4.3 Mechanical
    Hey Forum-goers, I had a guy come look to purchase my 2008 V6 Rav4 today and we discovered a new ticking noise. It seems to be coming from the back side of the engine, either the area of the exhaust manifold and such. It's definitely a centralized sound closer to the back right side of the...
  11. 4.2 Faults & Fixes
    Good afternoon all. I have one final issue to solve with my Rav... There will occasionally be a very quick engine jerk that seems to be random. The rpm will quickly drop and come back up. It occurs when in drive, 2, L, neutral. It happens when driving and when completely stopped at a light...
  12. 4.2 General
    Hello. I need an SUV for under €3000, definitely manual transmission. Reliability is the most important factor – I don't care too much about all the features, gadgets and so forth, I just want it to be dependable and have the lowest possible probability of requiring expensive repairs in the near...
  13. 4.3 Mechanical
    2011 Rav4, 4 cyl gas So my engine, or exhaust has decided to make this annoying Grrrrzzz when the vehicle is in a high gear at low RPM usually going up a hill. It started off not so bad maybe once a week, now it is almost constant up every hill. It stops when the car either downshifts or the...
  14. 4.3 Mechanical
    Today after starting my engine, SVC and 4WD lights were on, and the car felt running weaker, RPMs were higher than usual. I made it home, but was worry what can be wrong. I check the gas cap, few hoses around air box. Nothing helped, lights still on and idle was off. Than I noticed my battery...
  15. 4.3 General
    Hi. Lately I was getting poor acceleration with my 2006 RAV4 and I noticed the car "hesitating" while accelerating. And today when I drove uphill the engine signal turned on, the SVC signal turned on, and the car refused to accelerate at all, until I powered it off/on. I've seen some friends...
  16. 4.1 Faults & Fixes
    I found this forum last week, hoped it would provide some insight to the worsening problems of my 1999 RAV4. I was impressed by breadth and depth of knowledge in the community, and you're willingness to engage with first time posters. The summary below was written by my mechanic, who has done...
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