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#514 of 831 Re: cost for flushing the transmission? tips? [snorkelman]
Mar 13, 2007 (3:00 pm)
My 2001 RAV4 owner's manual shows, in Specifications, p.250, under Automatic Transaxle -
Fluid type: Automatic Transmission Fluid Type T-IV.
A note below says use only Toyota Genuine ATF Type T-IV (ATF JWS3309 or NWS6500).
It also says: Generally, it is necessary to change automatic transmission fluid only if your vehicle is ddriven under one of the Special Operating Conditions listed in you "Scheduled Maintenance Guide."
I suggest you try another Toyota service department, if there is one nearby.
#516 of 831 Replace Pilot Bushings 1999 RAV4?
Mar 15, 2007 (11:01 am)
Hi, where can I get some information on replacing this? Is it a simple job to do? My RAV4 does not stay in 5th gear any longer unless I manually keep it there, and my guess is that it would be the pilot bushing that is worn out? Any help would be great!
#517 of 831 cloudy headlights
Mar 27, 2007 (12:23 pm)
I have noticed that the plastic headlight covers on my 2002 RAV4 are getting cloudy. Is this just to be expected with the passage of time? It makes the vehicle look like crap when viewed from the front. Is it covered under any regular warranty?
#518 of 831 Best replacement tires
Mar 27, 2007 (12:32 pm)
I have already replaced the tires that came from the factory once and it looks like I will need to replace them again soon. Just curious as to what everyone thinks is the best tire to replace these with.
Last time I called the dealer and asked them what they typically replace the factory tires with for the RAV4 and they told me a "cooper" tire.
#520 of 831 Re: cloudy headlights [snorkelman]
Mar 27, 2007 (2:28 pm)
I've had good success with cloudy headlight lenses on a few vehicles when I polished them with Meguiar's PlastX product, using just a regular terry cloth towel. It cleared them up well and the effect lasted.
#521 of 831 Re: Replace Pilot Bushings 1999 RAV4? [edemusmaximus]
Mar 27, 2007 (7:17 pm)
Why would you think the pilot(***) bearing would cause this.
The bearing for the tip, seats into the center of the crankshaft, of the transaxle input drive shaft.
#522 of 831 Re: Best replacement tires [snorkelman]
Mar 28, 2007 (4:06 pm)
My 2001 AWD auto trans RAV came with Bridgestone Duelers.
I replaced them at 31k miles with Yokohama Geolandars, and I liked them for 40k miles. Might possibly go back to them in the future.
Got Uniroyal Laredos on now, and they're fine so far (<10k miles). I expect the dealer would just try to sell you what they carry, whether it is an especially good choice of not.
#523 of 831 Re: Best replacement tires [suvshopper4]
Mar 28, 2007 (5:50 pm)
Yokohama Geolanders are standard equipment on the new RAV4s. Strangely, many are complaining about them and can hardly wait to get some wear so they can replace them with something else. Mine seem to be fine on my '06. Maybe I'm just not doing all the sporty driving others are.