1997 Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Toyota RAV4

1997 Toyota RAV4 Problems

Check Engine Light on Due to EVAP Vapor Canister Fault

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 these problems, but this may have changed. It would not hurt to call the dealer if this problem occurs to see if Toyota is still helping with these repairs.

will not stay running

my rav 4 will start but only runs for about 20-30 sec then dies but then try to start it again and it starts for about 20-30 sec and dies again???

Car won't start due to worn/corroded solenoid contacts in starter
If the car will not start, the most likely problem is worn or corroded solenoid contacts in the starter. Usually, these parts can be replaced without purchasing a new starter.

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1997 Toyota RAV4 Questions

My car revs but no speed is it the clutch or throttle cable (1 answer)

256000 miles

WhY won't my brake lights go out after engine is off (1 answer)

Brake lights are staying on after I turn off car.

My car ran out of fuel, and when I refueled it it wouldn't start. (1 answer)

I checked the EFI fuses and relays, but I couldn't hear the fuel pump make any noise when I checked it out. Is this common to happen if you run out of fuel?

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1997 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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at 94,000 miles my '97 Rav 4L is blowing fuses when I try to replace the fuse for the tail lights and dashboard light. Does anyone else have this ploblem? Any suggestions as to where in Oakland to get this electrical prob/ fixed inexpensively?

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