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May 12, 2010 (2:29 pm)
I forgot ! it happen to me one time it was my gas cap that was not tight enough...your gas tank is pressurized and it could cause these warning light !
#23 of 71 Re: check engine light on [chasiaw]
Jul 30, 2010 (9:32 am)
1999 rav4 engine light was on, I disconnected the battery then reconnected --the light stayed off for 4 days then came back on. Can't afford dealer mechs and I would like to know how to replace plugs and wires, if this could be the cause. Also the light went out for about 50 miles (city) on its OWN then came back on.
#24 of 71 Re: 2002 Rav4 Check engine light [ginger_girl]
Jul 30, 2010 (9:39 am)
I went to Auto Zone too with a '99 Rav 4 and they said it could be electrical, some air/fuel sensor,faulty NAF/VAF sensor, or vacuum leak---big help?
#25 of 71 Re: 2002 Rav4 Check engine light [lwratchford]
Jul 30, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Hi ! many things you do ....first, if you really want to know where the problem is located in your engine you must connect an OBD meter . You can buy one if you like but they are expensive or you can find someone who has one. I dont know which way to explain you because I dont konw if you like to play inside your engine yourself or you want someone else to repaired ???? you can pay for a mecanic to have a report on paper and have them to explain you the codes.
So , when you have a reading of the OBD you tell me and I will guide you. Without that its very difficult to find out the problem. It is a good investment to pay just to have the reading and have them explain you the codes and ask questions..dont take any engagement for repair just ask me or other people what to do after....
If you smell a very strong taste of gas exaust at the exit of your muffler it is probably a flow sensor that when bad.
#27 of 71 what light sensors stay ON at ACC?
Oct 23, 2010 (10:17 pm)
I recently bought a 2008 certified rav4. Yesterday i noticed few light sensor stayed ON while i turned key on ACC (before starting engine). But when I started the engine, all sensors lit and cleared after few seconds, as normal. My question is: are those sensors supposed to stay lit while the key is on ACC before starting the engine?
or do i need to have the car checked?
#28 of 71 Re: vsc, trac off, and check engine lights [kdrenshaw]
Feb 04, 2011 (4:29 am)
Please, make your mechanic check the ABS computer. My RAV4 did the same thing, but the mechanical components were alright. After a while, I almost fell off a cliff because my brakes stopped responding properly. When further checked, my mechanic discovered that the ABS computer was damaged. The part alone costs a whooping $3 thousand bucks, not including labor. So, beware and take precautions. Your life may be endangered.
#29 of 71 Re: what light sensors stay ON at ACC? [hardihood07]
Feb 04, 2011 (4:18 pm)
hi ! it is normal that some warning lights are lit when the key is position to ACC and engine is OFF. After you start the engine all warning lights should goes OFF.
Feb 13, 2011 (4:50 pm)
Hello...I have a 2009 rav4. I went to get a car wash today and after I was done, my malfunction indicator light, my slip indicator light and my cruise control light flashes. Is there any way the car wash set these warnings off? There are no noises or vibrations in the car
#31 of 71 Re: Warning lights [pmcandrew3]
Feb 13, 2011 (7:12 pm)
Hi ! if you went to the car wash you may went fo refuelling your car today ?
if you added some gasoline in your car today you may didnt squeeze enought your gascap !!!!! if you re tighted your gascap and make sure the gas cap is correctly in position and drive a couple kilometers you may see all warning light goes off !!! if not let me know !!