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Toyota RAV4 Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

Toyota RAV4 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 2003

Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD

Average Mileage: 148,662 mi (13,500 mi - 242,812 mi)


At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

  • Visitor, , 4WD, 242,812 mi

    I have no soloution but I'm having this problem and it's really annoying trying to drive on the highway.

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  • Visitor,

    I just bought a 1997 automatic Rav4, when i accelerate above 60 mph on the highway it gets stuck at 4000 rpms and after 5-10 minutes it will shift back down to 3000 rpms.

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 193,000 mi

    Transmission not shifting correctly. Shifts at 4000 rpm. Added transmission additive. Waiting to see if it helps.

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 13,500 mi

    my no speak es anglais je voudrait savoir pour quoi j`ai un code po1770 sa dit que ces shifs solonoides valve je voudrait savoir comment la reparer s`il vouplait je vous remerci infiniment

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