Don't need to replace it. Find a second hand one will be fine. The starter motor from the RAV4 is the same starter motor you can find on the 3SGE engines off celicas and MR2s. Just replace it. It's cheaper and less labour.
No, they are not the same thing, but rather than just removing the solenoid from the starter motor itself. Replace the whole thing.
A new starter solenoid itself worth as much as a second hand good condition starter motor with solenoid. So I don't see the fuzz why not just replace both of them since they are attached to each other.
I went through 2 starter solenoids since I had my 95 RAV4 and both times I just purchase something from a wrecker in good condition and to heck with the rest. Not to mention you can have spare parts for later.
I've seen several posts about stalling, rough idle, etc, but nothing that seems to match my experience last night. I have a 1997 2 door 4WD 5 speed RAV4 with high miles, about 200,000. After much work and diagnosis, it has been running fine, idle at around 700 or 800 RPM, starting on the first...
The orange circles below show where leaks are occurring in my 1998 Rav4's power steering system:
Note: This is the return hose assembly for a Rav4 with ABS. The ABS makes a difference.
The entire assembly shown above is what Toyota parts dealers sell, for about $130. I will likely remove the...
For the past several days I've noticed a high-pitched squealing sound coming from under the hood when starting up my 2000 RAV4. It's very subtle when idling, but when I rev the engine, it becomes very loud. It also does this several times during a typical drive when I accelerate from a stopped...
I did some research in the forums on this topic.. I feel it might need its own thread.. here we go.
-The engine blew a head gasket at 62000 miles, the dealer fixed the engine under warranty.
-300 miles later, the engine would idle at 600 RPM and it would shudder.. felt as...
My 97' Rav has been having some issues lately with the driver's side window, and I'm getting ready to replace the window regulator.
A few months ago my window became disconnected from the regulator, so that when the regulator rolled down , the window would stay up until I pushed it...