Explore Your 1997 Toyota RAV4

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for the 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

every time i line it up and try to start it the belt will always skip a tooth or be to lose where are the marks for the timing belt located at how do i aline them ?????

whats the unit called you put your key in to start your car

first time this has happened. In park, foot on brake and wiggling the steering wheele

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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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