The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering th...
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1996 Toyota RAV4 Problems
A code P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid could be defective and may need replacement.
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.
Over the time the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system may become plugged with debris, the oxygen sensor may also be getting slow or 'lazy' around this time. When servicing or cleaning the EGR system, it is a good idea to replace the oxygen sensor because it works in tandem with the EGR system.
The timing belt tensioners may make a rattling noise at a higher mileages. This is due to the adjustment being at its limit. Our technicians tell us that range of the adjuster may be lengthened by elongating the slot where the spring attaches by 2-3 mm to remedy this problem.
1996 Toyota RAV4 Questions and Answers
Need to know if this Rav4 has a non interference engine or an interference engine. Timing belt broke while driving and mechanic says I need a new engine. Sad in Rural Ohio and bad luck with shoddy ...
Can u tell me how labor time there is for a 96 toyota rav 4 w/ 4x4 w/ manual trans. to replace the engine. Thank you
My clutch has recently started slipping pretty heavily. I'm bringing my car (112K miles, no previous transmission or engine problems) in for a run through but I'm pretty sure I'll ne...
my gears are popping out when driving i am a single female with a mimumin wage job and need the cheapest fix and not get ripped out please please help me god bless you and your family
1996 Toyota RAV4 Reviews
This car is quickly becoming a lemon. The AC compressor failed a couple of years ago. It didn't make a big difference until we moved to FLA, USA. Constant problems with the window motor on the driver side. It costs $300.00 for the part. Otherwise, the mileage is averaging 20 mph with an even mix of highway and city. Thankfully it is a 2nd car, and I don't have to drive it that much. It is a good utility car though.