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  1. Transmission issues

    4.3 Mechanical
    My 2008 rav4 limited indicates it is in park and low on dash both are squared off. If i shift into drive low still stays on. Vsc. Check engine and 4wd lights also came on
  2. Transmission Whine Longevity

    4.3 Mechanical
    I am wondering if any of you had transmission whine early on, and if it has caused you any grief. I have a 2011 v6 AWD, purchased used, and have driven for over 50,000km with transmission whine above 1500RPM at all gears/speed. Other then sometimes being annoying, I have not had any issues. I...
  3. Increase Tow Capacity

    4.5 Mechanical
    I have a Rav4 2019 XLE AWD, I did install a tow hitch and now I want to tow a small boat that weights around 2200#. So I was wondering how can I add a transmission cooler? To help with the extra towing weight. Also i was planning to add: Cusco Strut Tower Brace Front and the Cusco Power...
  4. Transmission hard into gear after rebuild

    4.3 Mechanical
    2006 Rav4 4 cylinder. Trans grenaded and I had it rebuilt at a national transmission chain. 1st drive in morning, or 1st drive after work, when shifted into reverse it takes 3-4 seconds to go into gear and engages with a hard thunk. After shifting into drive when starting to move forward it...
  5. TSB 0107 09 Doesn't Apply to My Vehicle

    4.5 TSBs
    Hey folks, I wanted to ask for some opinions regarding my recent experience with my dealer. I've tried to scour the forums for anything that looked similar to my issue, so sorry if I've somehow overlooked something and made a duplicate post . I leased a 2019 RAV4 LE gas model in July of last...
  6. Accelerating from stop, whine/whistle/whoosh in first gear until shifts

    4.3 Mechanical
    Hello all, first time poster and new owner of a 2010 Limited 2.5 4WD, 155k miles. I test drove a few of these before purchasing the one I have now. A 2009 I drove had the same sound I am hearing now on my 2010 in the same way; when accelerating from stop, more noticeable on hard acceleration...
  7. 5th Gear is Gone. Please Help

    4.2 Faults & Fixes
    Hi, I just joined to ask the community for some help. I have a 2002 Rav4 5-speed 4wd ~160,000 miles. I was accelerating onto the highway, pushed in the clutch, put it in 5th, let the clutch out and it acted like it was is neutral, even though it was in the 5th position, it will not go into...
  8. Transmission oil

    4.3 Mechanical
    Do you all use the WS recommended or aftermarket?
  9. Southern California owners whose done TSB T-SB-0107-19 (USA) for transmission lurching

    4.5 General
    Hello, I am wondering if anyone from southern California has done the TSB T-SB-0107-19 For the transmission lurching/jerking issue. If you can please list the dealership you went to, if it was successful after the update, and how long was the wait time? I have a 2019 XLE FWD, Canadian built...
  10. Weird manual transmission noise

    4.1 Faults & Fixes
    Hello everyone, This is my first post! I recently bought a 2000 RAV4 manual 4wd that needs a bit of work. I tried searching but I couldn't find much besides the 5th gear problem. Was wondering if anybody might have some experience with this. History: The PO mentioned that they were getting...
  11. Transmission Fluid Change

    4.4 Mechanical
    Hello everyone, I recently purchased a 2015 RAV4 Limited with around 90k miles (mostly highway miles). Everything runs great, transmission shifts smooth. I know the transmission fluid is technically labeled as “lifetime” however many posts and videos suggest changing it (different intervals on...
  12. U151F 5 speed transmission "tuneup"

    4.3 Mechanical
    So I've had my 2008 Rav4 for a few months now and I love it. It's the V6 AWD 5 speed auto. I did a drain and fill on the trans pan when I bought it with some Valvoline ATF. Works fine but I plan on eventually using this Rav4 to tow my boat. I've been doing a lot of research on these U151...
  13. Is the transmission cooler adequate or is an external one necessary

    4.4 Mechanical
    I am planning on a move from Washington to SoCal (1200 miles) at the end of August. The car will be loaded as will a 4x8 uhaul which will likely weigh in at 1300lbs full. After looking into a external transmission cooler on these vehicles i was unable to find an instance of a newer rav having...