Last post on Aug 01, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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#165 of 174 Re: Dealer Installed Leather [hank119]
Nov 16, 2008 (2:14 pm)
Does leather package increase cushion of the seats? Can you request additional cushion added to front seats?
#166 of 174 Re: 2008 Rav4 step tubes [hank119]
Nov 17, 2008 (5:37 am)
Unfortunately step tubes or bars seem to be only for looks and that is questionable. Are running boards available for the 2008? They would provide more width and a easier step into the vehicle.
#167 of 174 Vibration & Drone noise (V6, Limited 2008)
Jan 03, 2009 (12:28 pm)
Bought a 2008 V6 Limited in august and experiencing vibrations and Drone noise since, Forst i tought is was the balancing of the tires but did not solve the problem after 3 balancing of the summer and winter tires...Than I found the TSB about the Drone and vibration problem even if my car as been produce after the VIN shown on the TSB...I'm waiting to see if Toyota Canada will change the 4WD assembly. I'll keep you posted. I'f you have any comments on that please RSVP.
#168 of 174 Steering Intermediate Shaft Noise in 2008 RAV4
Jun 22, 2009 (9:14 pm)
I have the exact same noise in my 2008 RAV4 as described in TSB ST001-08. The TSD applies only to 2006-07 RAV4s. Has anyone else experienced this problem in a 2008 RAV4?
#169 of 174 RAV4 and hitch bike rack
Jun 27, 2009 (8:18 pm)
Does anybody know whether the wheel tray hitch mounted bike rack fit on the RAV4 with the swinging door.
Bike rack like this one: http://www.yakima.com/racks/bike-racks/product/8002433/holdup-(2-receivers-only).aspx
I test drove a RAV4 and really liked it, but the bike rack is a deal killer if it does not fit.
#170 of 174 1999 RAV4 Weak Blower Motor
Jul 29, 2009 (9:33 am)
At 106,000 miles, my blower motor was weak. I thought about replacing it so I looked beneath the passenger side dash to check access to the mounting screws. One was beneath the glove box lid, so I opened the lid and slightly bent the plastic surrounding the box assembly so the stoppers would clear the dash piece. Then the box opened further forward than normal. At that point I could see that there was an air intake up in the underside of the dash behind the glovebox lid. And there were paper napkins from a fastfood restaurant sucked up against the intake! I removed the napkins (and a nice pair of sunglasses I lost) and popped the lid back into position. You guessed it - the blower works GREAT! The intake was blocked and that was the only problem! No more napkins or loose papers allowed in my glovebox now!
#171 of 174 Re: 1999 RAV4 Weak Blower Motor [bobgofast]
Jul 30, 2009 (12:02 pm)
That air intake is likely the intake used when in Recirculation Mode, otherwise that intake is closed.
#172 of 174 Re: 1999 RAV4 Weak Blower Motor [typesix]
Jul 31, 2009 (8:42 am)
Many of us use recirculate mode pretty much exclusively during the summer months.
#173 of 174 Re: 1999 RAV4 Weak Blower Motor [wwest]
Jul 31, 2009 (9:06 am)
As it should be, to reduce gas usage and reduce AC load.
#174 of 174 Re: 1999 RAV4 Weak Blower Motor [wwest]
Aug 01, 2009 (4:51 pm)
Right you are wwest. It is the recirc air intake. I live in Arizona and it can be 105 to 115 degrees F here for three months from mid-June to mid-Sept. It doesn't do any good to try to cool the "fresh" air from outside. Cooling the recirculated air is the ONLY way to go. Don't feel too sorry for me though. The average temp in January is 68 degrees.