I trust you have an automatic. You should see a dip stick going to the tranny under the hood. Wiith the engine at operating temps in park and at idle, pull the dip stick out and see where the fluid mark compares to the full mark.
A tranny that slips going to the next gear is an indication of low fluid. How many miles ago was the fluid changed/
I am considering buying the above. A little concerned about the engine and toyota oil consumption issue. I had a 06 solara with this problem and don't want to make the same mistake. A toyota mechanic told me the '05's pistons and rings where manufactured differently by a different manufacturer...
I recently pulled off my alternator to replace the thermostat and decided to do the brushes in the alternator. This was the wear on the brushes that I pulled after ~165k miles. I am assuming the alternator was original, as well as the water pump, since I bought the car at ~110k miles. Decided...
Only 63000 miles on our 2004 Rav4 but rust will be the end of it at some point. I
recently replaced the gas tank that rotted out and now the fuel filler tube assembly.
We really love this car and will hang onto it as long as we can.