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#458 of 831 Toyota RAV4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Jan 14, 2007 (11:59 am)
The owner's manual for my 2002 Toyota RAV4 states that I am to use Toyota brand ATF only, or damage to the transmission could occer. I just changed the ATF, using Castrol Dexron-III, Mercon, ATF. (I used this brand because the Haynes Repair Manual I own said any Dexron-III ATF is acceptable.) Is there really a chance I could damage my transmission by not using Toyota ATF? Is there really adifference in the Toyota and Castrol brands of ATF?
#460 of 831 2001 Rav4 check engine light - WON'T go off!
Jan 09, 2007 (4:47 pm)
I took my 2001 Rav4 in over 2 weeks ago b/c check engine light was on. Computer read code p1349 - vvt ($814.00 repair). Service tech called when repair finished & said they needed to keep it b/c light came back on. They supposedley found a part not put back on correctly (scary), they fixed it & I went to pick it up. I drove it about 1 mile & light came on. I took it right back to dealer, they (supposedly) found a bad sensor. Replaced, light still on. I am about out of patience. They won't admit it, but I do not believe they know what to do. Any similar experiences/ideas/suggestions?? Thanks, Amy
#461 of 831 Re: 2001 Rav4 check engine light - WON'T go off! [amy11]
Jan 24, 2007 (8:18 am)
i am having the same problem with my 2003 rav4. they have changed the thermostat and thermostat switch and it went on again after two weeks of not going on. have you gotten any helpful feedback on this? i won't take it to toyota, as i know it will cost me a fortune and they won't solve the problem.
#462 of 831 Toyota - Gas Pedal Stuck - RAV4 and Camry
Jan 25, 2007 (8:31 am)
">My 2002 RAV 4 standard had the gas pedal stick this morning- up to 7000rpms - in various gears. Scary! AND yesterday a friend had the same situation with her 2001 Camry automatic.
Is this a trend? A recall issue? Anyone else have this problem? How did you solve it?
Hope it doesn't cost a fortune...
#463 of 831 Re: Toyota - Gas Pedal Stuck - RAV4 and Camry [amm625]
Jan 25, 2007 (9:18 am)
Need more details, but if this is true, I think 7,000 is above redline, so you may really have problems. But if I am understanding correctly, you say in various gears, so I am guessing that this happened several times!?!?
Here's what I can guess: you disengaged the clutch and took your foot off the gas, but the rpm's went up to (you say 7,000), you shifted, released the clutch, then did this again next time you disengaged the clutch.
Either the floor mat is catching the accelerator, or the
the throttle body is very dirty, or ???
No, not a trend at all, and this is the first I have ever heard. By the way, this is a COROLLA forum.
#464 of 831 Re: Toyota - Gas Pedal Stuck - RAV4 and Camry [mcdawgg]
Jan 25, 2007 (9:41 am)
By the way, this is a COROLLA forum.
#465 of 831 Re: Toyota - Gas Pedal Stuck - RAV4 and Camry [pat]
Jan 25, 2007 (7:22 pm)
Yes - I knew it was a Corolla forum...that's where I was directed when I searched for the problem about a stuck gas pedal AND heck,it was a TOYOTA, etc. Nice to be where the RAV4 and I belong, thanks to the host.
ANYway, it appears to have been a dirty throttle - $55 for the repair, and somewhere online there's a link for a do-it-yourself version that. The floor mat was not stuck on the accelerator...ahem! And the partially depressed (in more ways than one) gas pedal offered some resistance so I knew something was wrong. It remained in place and the rpms increased. Lucky the engine didn't blow.
Thanks for your input folks, supportive and otherwise!
#466 of 831 Re: Oil Filter Location 2006 RAV4? [bobbyt2]
Jan 27, 2007 (12:13 pm)
I just took delivery of my 2007 RAV4, V-6, 4-whl. drive yesterday, so I'm a "newbie" to this site. I too have been looking for the location of the oil filter on the V-6 engine without any success. I searched for the subject matter at this site and saw post #150 which provided info. about the location. I got under the car and see what I think is the cannister holding the filter. Is it the one that has the 3-eighths inch Allen hole in the bottom so that you can use a ratchet wrench to loosen it? Does anyone have the Toyota part # for the filter element and do 2 gaskets come with the filter? Thanks in advance for any info. provided and I look forward to visiting this site often for help, specifics, and information. It looks like the people here are very knowledgable and helpful!
#467 of 831 Re: 2001 Rav4 check engine light - WON'T go off! [pekoe]
Feb 05, 2007 (9:07 pm)
I've been going crazy with the same problem on my 2002 model for about 4 years or so now. First they said it was the gas cap, then it was the oxygen sensor, then it was the catalytic convertor. Now they say it is the heat sensor. I refused today to have the work done and told them they had to find out what was causing all these sensors to go bad! It doesn't take an advanced degree to figure out that SOMETHING is causing the sensors to go bad. I'm so used to the light being on now, I can't imagine driving without it on! That's pretty sad, isn't it? If anyone gets a sensible answer to this craziness, please let me know!