1997 Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 Toyota RAV4 Problems

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.

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

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1997 Toyota RAV4 Questions

started hearing lots of noise rattling while driving under hood sound like metal hitting metal lots of rattle noise than when home notice leak under engine not under radiator smells like coolant radiator was full now not full any ideas where leak coming from where is water pump located

Need struts again are these struts lifetime warranty at any midas? Found receipt and my wife paid $900 to have both struts replaced back than.Seems she was robbed does any know if midas has a lifetime warranty in their struts?

But they don't work. All fuses ok

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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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