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Toyota RAV4, SUV
Nov 21, 2012 (2:25 pm)
I have a 2005 2 wheel drive 4 cyl Rav4 with 236000 miles. I have done all the preventive maintenance fluids, tires, brakes multiple times. I do have a rattling noise that I thought was the water pump. Its not because it goes away when I turn on the A/C and the compressor is engaged. Basically I need a new compressor. I'll live with the noise because it costs 1800.00 to install a genuine Toyota compressor. I thought it was the water pump but I have been through 2 after market pumps that dont rattle but they leak. I just had a genuine Toyota pump installed hopefully it will last. NO MORE after market parts
#88 of 103 Re: 236000 miles [over200000]
Nov 21, 2012 (9:38 pm)
I had a similar problem with a rattling noise on my car with the A/C off. It turns out it was something in the A/C compressor clutch. I took it to a local independent garage and they did something to tighten up the clutch. The cost was about $80. It was fixed 4 or 5 years ago, and I have had no further problems with it.
#89 of 103 Rubbing sound when car is first backed out of parking spot
Dec 23, 2012 (6:45 am)
I have a 2008 4 cylinder Rav4 and since we've had it I've heard a rubbing sound coming from the rear of the car when I back it out of my driveway in the morning. It really only happens that first time in the morning or when it sits for a long time. And only in reverse. I guess I should count myself lucky I don't hear the other sounds I've read about today. Anyone else with this problem of know what's up?
#90 of 103 Re: Sounds like something's dragging - but nothing there [travana]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:30 am)
I had the same problem with my 2009 RAV4, an intermittent and inconsistent metallic noise from the rear. There was a rock stuck between the rotor and the backing plate. I read several forums and this was a common problem that helped my mechanic quickly solve the issue. Good luck!
#91 of 103 Intermittent hum while parked or stopped
Feb 12, 2013 (6:57 am)
I have a 2008 RAV4 V6 AWD with 80k miles on it. A humming noise has started occurring while stopped, whether in reverse, neutral, park, or drive. I'm aware of the whining noise that everyone complains about on these transmissions (myself included), but this is a separate issue as the whine occurs at speed.
The hum emanates from the console area. I can hear the noise slightly from underneath the car or in the front seat, but it is much more audible while sitting in the back seats. The noise seems to occur more often during cold (for Phoenix) weather, but not during all cold days. The noise disappeared for a few weeks and just came back yesterday. I would not describe it as metallic, just a fairly low pitched hum.
#93 of 103 Grrr Grrr Grrr noise for 6 seconds after startup
Feb 15, 2013 (2:45 pm)
I have a 2005 Rav4 which works fine. Randomly (about 1/2 of times) I get a strange sound 10 seconds after I start the car, for about 6 seconds and then the sound disappears.
The sound is difficult to describe, it is not 'grinding', it is more like some fluid suction or sloshing (though I am not sure). Please try to listen to the short clip below of my car startup. The strange sound can be heard between 10 and 16 seconds.
The car works fine. I don't feel any symptoms. I suspect it is related to ABS or the cooling system? Is it even normal??
Thank you very much!
#94 of 103 Re: odd noise when accelerating in 2012 RAV4 [will103]
Feb 23, 2013 (1:31 am)
I've also got a similar issue, I have a 4 cylinder 2009 CV that I just purchased with 76k on it. At 41km I get a similar sound from the engine/ transmission (well that were I think it is coming from)
I know there is a issue with the v6 version but is there also any issue with the 4 cylinder ?
I'm just wondering if this is normal or there is an issue that will cost $$$ later.
The car is currently under a used car warranty, So I have already taken it to them but they change the diff / transmission oil and said give it a couple of weeks.
Another friend who is an ex Toyota mech said it may be normal as some Toyota auto transmissions are known to make some noise.
#95 of 103 Rav 4 Rattles, Creaks, Ticks
May 04, 2013 (8:45 am)
I'm looking to lease a 2013 Rav4. I have a 2010 Prius and have rattles and creaks all over the dash. It's been to the dealer 3 times and they say it's fixed but it never goes away completely.
Before I through the same nightmare with a 2013 Rav4 I'm wondering if anyone experiences this problem. Looks like the dash has the same cheap plastics.
#96 of 103 Re: Rav 4 Rattles, Creaks, Ticks [robhangdog823]
May 04, 2013 (9:20 am)
Every Toyota I've ever had, and there have been many, starts to rattle after a while. It just seems to be how they are made. A small downside to a great bunch of cars.