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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Toyota RAV4

1997 Toyota RAV4

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1997 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...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

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.

1997 Toyota RAV4 Questions and Answers

WxCait, 1997 Toyota RAV4, Apex, NC

I just replaced the timing belt on my Rav4 and I made sure everything is aligned properly, but it still won't start. The water pump is fine and the vales can't be bent because it has a no...

TerriM, 1997 Toyota RAV4, Milford, MI

I have been told it will cost around $1200 to $1400 to fix the timeing belt and front struts. I'm very poor and an a charity has been looking into the cost of getting my car repairs and now t...

Don nato, 1997 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Bridgeport, CT

How pull outside the velocity drive axle bar of the end part or the transmition side?

ToyotaRAV4, 1997 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Cedar Park, TX

I have a 1997 Toyota RAV4 and lose gas mileage (should be 24 in the city and I get 17.5-21). It has lost a lot of power, too. It has 118,000 miles on it and has had all the maintenance it requires....

cdearmon, 1997 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Tullahoma, TN

I have a manual transmission and it will not stay in 5th gear. Does this mean I will have to get a new transmission?

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1997 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

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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