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#815 of 831 Re: Does not start after car warmed up [workoutbuddy]
Jul 22, 2012 (9:11 am)
I would check for spark which is easiest with a timing light. If you do not have access to a timing light, then removing a plug and touching the side electrode to a ground (use heavy insulation between plug and fingers) while cranking the engine can be done the same as one might do to check a hard starting lawn mower. You either need a mechanics starter switch with the ignition on or a friend to turn the ignition while you hold the plug. If your hand on the plug is not well insulated and the plug electrode not grounded, you can get an impressive shock if the circuit is working.
#816 of 831 long cranking time when starting
Jul 23, 2012 (1:21 am)
I've been noticing with my 2007 v6 w/remote starter setup that it is cranking longer to fire the engine, it does that also using the key, is this a heads up for something that is going bad?
#817 of 831 Re: 2007 RAV4 Steering Noise [gregorylynn]
Aug 13, 2012 (12:12 pm)
I have had this noise for more than 3 years. Nothing bad has happened so far but I would like them to fix it. How can I escalate?
#818 of 831 Steering Noise
Aug 13, 2012 (12:32 pm)
I have a 2006 RAV4. Whenever I turned to the right slowly, there would be this clunking. After several complaints, they finally found a TSB and fixed it while under warranty. Another friend of mine has a slightly newer model and they have the same problem. The dealer said he would not fix it because it wasn't under warranty any longer. I forget the repair price but around $500 rings a bell. But he told them it wasn't a safety issue. So they live with it. Good luck.
#819 of 831 Re: 2007 RAV4 Steering Noise [okahmad]
Aug 13, 2012 (2:07 pm)
You can take your vehicle in to a Dealerhip and have them check for a recall regarding replace3ment of the steering intermediate shaft. The Knuckles on the shaft get "loose" and make a "clunking" sound as the steering wheel is being turned. If you do not receive an adequate answer to your concern, I would then ask for the 800 number for Toyota Customer Service.
#820 of 831 Re: Bad Smell When Accelerating [toyotagal37]
Sep 16, 2012 (7:13 pm)
Just a follow-up on this issue. As I stated earlier, I tried different brands of gasoline and the sulphur smell did not go away. After stuffing a rag into the passenger side rear vent, the smell was reduced by at least 80%. Finally after stuffing another rag into the driver's side rear vent, the smell has been eliminated. I haven't smelled it in many months. There seem to be no side effects from this, the doors are still just as easy to shut, and I still get fresh air into the cabin when recirculate is turned off. It's a simple fix, so try it if you're dealing with this problem.
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#821 of 831 Need Help - Question About Faulty ECM Gearbox/Transmission in RAV4 V6 Model
Sep 21, 2012 (8:32 am)
Hello. We have a Rav4 V6. One day recently whilst driving, we had a problem. The transmission suddenly started locking up and making clunking sounds, bunny-hopping. It lost drive and sounded like it couldnít engage the gears. It was really quite worrying.
We stopped asap and had it towed. A mechanic later told us the clutch plates were fried from working against each other, which damaged the gearbox and that it was all because of a faulty ECM. But then we were given conflicting information by other people.
Iíve been trying to find anyone else who may have had this problem Ė specifically in the V6 Rav4ís (2006-present). I really wanted to know if this has been an issue for others, as I have only been able to find info for similar things happening in the earlier 4-cylinder models (2001-2003). I would really like info on how it happened to you (circumstances, how old was the car etc.) and how you had it resolved/fixed. Also if it recurred.
We have 2008/2009 model, but if anyone with a V6 has experienced this, Iíd love to hear from you. Or if you have links to this issue anywhere else that you know of, please feel free to redirect me to them. I have searched with filters and looked up TSBís etc but not really found much, yet am told others have experienced this. So Iím trying to get it resolved and find out a little more. Thanks in advance!
#822 of 831 Re: Defective window seal trim [pamf2]
Nov 23, 2012 (9:02 am)
I have the same problem. Had one back door replaced, now both front doors are failing.
Not sure I can replace it myself.
Toyota said "haven't seen it happen before", that what they say about everything.
Afraid, I have bought my last Toyota, my loyalty has run out.
#823 of 831 Re: The weird floor down slope breaking my knee [cigsmh]
May 05, 2013 (9:21 am)
I'm the same height and have had the same problem, first in my wife's Acura TSX, later in my Lexus ES330. (I'm shopping for a Rav4.) I was so convinced it was the seat that I bought (and later returned) a Lexus RX350.
It turned out to be a back problem -- my back, a slipped disc. A few sessions with a good physical therapist and repetition of the exercises she showed me fixed the problem. Yes, it *seemed* to be the seat, and the floor may indeed slope the wrong way, but when changing the seat and the car didn't fix the problem, I had to face the fact that it was my body that needed fixing.
Hope this helps!