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Missing a bolt on the driving shaft carrier bearing causing it to punch through the floor of the car is defined as a defective? This is my problem right now, and no one is taking the blame. At the moment, I don't know what to do but to search for the same case on the web to look for answer. Please help! And Thank you

Car hass 88K on it

I need to replace the right hand drain tube on my sunroof but can't find where it comes out at. I have traced it all the way down to just above floor.....how do I get to the piece that drains out near wheel? Pictures? Help?

Recently replaced radiator, water pump, therostat and radiator cap. Loosing approx half a litre of water after driving for approx an hour. Temp guage fluctuates after half an hour of driving. Tested, does not have cracked head or leaking gasket. Any ideas what is causign this

Do I change whole headlight or just the shield

I have 100,000 miles on my car and i would like to know what needs maintaining. Thank you.

The controls light up normally and the fan works but no hot or cold air...Thanks!

how much does a main seal cost, not the original toyota part but the generic brand. 1996 toyt tav4 4 wheel drive with anti-lock brakes

75,000 miles, great shape otherwise. no unusual noises. any ideas as to what it could be and the cost involved in repair? could a recent recall repair to the airbags have caused this? it was working fine until this repair.

Auto is a 1999 Toyota Rav4 with 47,600 miles

Is there another cabin filter near the engine?

when driving on the highway, i hear this noise like lake a muffler going bad, but there is no hole in my muffler. I tried tightening the valv on the hose but it continues to leak if the car idle for atleast 2 minutes

worked fine, but the next morning when i started idling was very low and engine cut off, but if i keep my foot on the exeleration pedal for a 10 seconds then it starts to idle fine

WHAT WOULD CHARGE TO REPLACE ALL MOTOR MOUNTS FOR 2005 TOYOTA RAV 4 WITH TOYOTA PARTS, NOT AFTER MARKET PARTS.
wHAT IS BREAKDOWN OF PARTS AND LABOR? IS THIS SOMETHING I SHOULD TRY MYSELF? THANKS MUCH

When I start my 1997 rav4 up after it's been off for an hour or overnight and it makes a ticking/knocking noise. But it goes away after a few seconds and it drives very smooth, and engine sound great. Even when sitting or at stop lights it sounds good, just the first few seconds of starting it up sounds bad.

It started 4 months ago. Bought a new battery and still have issues. Now my wipers front and back don't work.

diagnostic tests and says it's the catalyic converter. How do I know he is being honest?

When turning on the heater there was a very loud noise all the time. Finally the heater stopped working all together. the AC light turns on when you switch the heater on but no air is blowing. Would this be a fuse problem? Also, where is the heater/air conditioner fan located?

P to R is rough and feels like i have to force it. then N to D is ok. the car drives fine. the car has 80,000 mi on it.

2700 mi on my 2011 RAV4 I've had for 6 wks & wheel wells somewhat packed w/ ice from wkend hwy slush, even after being in attached garage for 24+ hrs. Pulled onto interstate & steering wheel began shimmeying like out-of-align. By 75-80 mph, engine began 2 lag, "4WD Off" lt came on, performance got worse & CEL came on. Pulled off road, idled poorly but had to keep warm waiting 45 min 4 tow truck. Toyota Dealer sd "no DTC" & "no problems" when they test drove it 3X/day for 4 days. How is this possible?

would like to change my fuel filter myself

What are the steps?

opened my cargo door today (8 above zero) to put groceries in and now the door wont shut. latch will not latch.

My 2002 Rav4 D4D struggles to start after it has been sat over night, it starts eventually after 4 or five tries. Once it starts and warms up the problem disappears until it cools again. Whilst driving it struggles to pick up speed anything above 35/40 mph. Had the EGR valve removed and cleaned twice recently. OBD11 metere brings up fault P0627- fuel pump control circuit / open. Cleared code in case it was an old stored uncleared code but no change comes back with same. Also changed glow plugs recently.

After we had a dealership install a new timing belt and water pump our RAV4 seems to have lost a noticeable amount of power. It was capable of going up a nearby hill in 5th gear (manual transmission) prior to the new timing belt but now needs to be downshifted to 4th to maintain speed. Kinds feels like the timing is retarded somewhat. The dealer says everything is ok and the car actually feels stronger than before.....but my wife and I know the car and can feel the power loss on the hill test. What could it be?

Many thanks.

please list step by step procedure

I first noticed that it was a little hard to ship into certain gears. I thought there might be problems in the future. Well, that's now. I drove to meet w/some friends, no problem. But then when I got out on the street the car wouldn't go into second. I had to reve it up to keep from being rear ended. Second is shot. I had some luck with third taking backstreets home. I don't think fourth is there either. Do I need a whole new transmission. How much do they cost. I'm an ajunct teacher barely making it as it is!

It gets to second gear smoothly but doesn't shift to higher gear; instead it hums and the revs meter reads high. Ofcourse, its speed doesn't pick thereafter

I want to change the spark plugs and need location and some instructions

My wind shield wiper fluid won't come out front or rear. I don't hear the wiper moter.