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1996 Toyota RAV4

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1996 Toyota RAV4 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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...

Drive Train -- Verified

A code P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid could be defective and may need replacement.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

A loss of power on the freeway may due to an internally leaking fuel pulsation dampener. This commonly occurs on higher mileage vehicles.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

1996 Toyota RAV4 Questions and Answers

gerzacpat, 1996 Toyota RAV4, Gallipolis, OH

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 ...

jhille6, 1996 Toyota RAV4, Troutdale, OR

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

gvermeer, 1996 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Claremont, CA

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...

ebsjayed, 1996 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Diamondhead, MS

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

SEC, 1996 Toyota RAV4, Chino Hills, CA

My car cranks, but not start. A/T Oil light came on, can I get my car to start?

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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.

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