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Jul 12, 2005 (4:07 pm)
I am looking for some advice in regards to my 2002 Rav4. I just recently hit 80,000 miles, and the car has started to shake when i am on the highway, and go about 65 MPH or higher. You can especially feel the steering wheel shake, and it is very frustrating.
I completed the 60K mile maintenance through Toyota at about 65K miles. At that time, they said everything looked good. They did NOT change the spark plugs, as i believe they are the Iridium Spark plugs. Do you think i should have the spark plugs changed? Would this stop the shaking? Any advice would help!!!
#1892 of 2127 Re: Rav4 Shakes [msyring1]
Jul 12, 2005 (4:13 pm)
From what you're describing, it sounds like one or more of the tires are out of ballance. One of the weights may have fallen off the wheel. Before looking into something more substantial, I'd have the wheels checked.
#1893 of 2127 Re: Rav4 Shakes [toyotaken]
Jul 13, 2005 (6:19 am)
I'll have the tires looked at first. Now that you mention it, I believe I am due for a rotation and allignment check.
#1894 of 2127 Re: Rav4 Shakes [msyring1]
Jul 13, 2005 (6:29 am)
Something like that, I always recommend looking into the basics first. Sort of like the person saying that their lamp won't work and calling in an electrician to rewire the house and he walks in and flips the switch... It's easy enough to find out if it is something more involved if needed, but always look for the most simple explanation first.
#1896 of 2127 Re: Is this the 2006 RAV4? [ravorcrv]
Jul 13, 2005 (8:50 pm)
It is another photo shopped mock-up. The new 2006 Toyota RAV 4 will be unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show in October. The new 2006 RAV 4 will be almost as long as the Highlander and will have a V-6 engine option.
#1897 of 2127 Re: Is this the 2006 RAV4? [ravorcrv]
Jul 14, 2005 (6:17 am)
It states at the bottom of the picture (in french) that it was "retouched" by computer. It definately isn't the new RAV.
Jul 15, 2005 (12:00 am)
Why, oh why didn't I see the post in another forun, which advised that you buy the tonneau cover WITH the car from the dealer? It costs only $90 MSRP then, but after-market is close to $600! Makes no sense whatsoever. Anyone know where I can purchase one at a reasonable price? I've the rear privacy glass, but I'd feel more comfortable stowing away things in the rear when I have a cover.
Also, any suggestions on the best kind of aftermarket security system to get installed, and where? I am a (very) new owner, and am more or less clueless about this. The dealer would be an obvious source of such info./ services, but we all know the kind of mark-up I'd have to pay there!
Any suggestions/ help would be much appreciated.
Jul 15, 2005 (1:26 pm)
I am a first time Toyota buyer. 1999 Toyota Rav 4 110,000 miles. When I start the engine after sitting overnight, I a little "blue" smoke from the exhaust. Just for a few seconds. Is this bad seals or could it be something else? No other smoke at all. Doesn't seem to "burn" any oil though.If it is seals, what is athe cost to repair? It doesnt bother anybody but me. Just another gnat bite of life, I guess. Also, I have the plastic door trim allthe way down the sides of the car that covers about the bottom 1/3. Some genius tried to wax the plastic and I have dried wax all over the sides and bumpers. Anyone have a suggestion as to how to remove this wax?
Any help would be appreciated