1996 Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Toyota RAV4
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1996 Toyota RAV4 ProblemsIdle air control motors may become carboned up at 100,000 miles
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.
If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.
1996 Toyota RAV4 Questions96 rav 4 oil light came on an it shut down the vehicle an it won't crank back up (1 answer)
It didn't over heat or anything
It appears that I need a heater core replacement.
The description of the symptoms are spot on for my car.
Toyota has quoted me about $2,000.
My car is 19 year old, but I can't afford to replace it, yet. Any useful information will be appreciated.