The shop used Dexron3, along with an additive, which they said would make it the equivalent of Toyota ATF4. Within a few days, I had trouble shifting gears and ended up needing a transmission rebuild. The oil express shop stated that although the wrong transmission fluid was used, they put the additive in which would have prevented any problems from occurring.

I'm trying to do 60,000 mile maintenance on my rav 4

driving on highway,the vsc,4wd,check engine lights came on. no loss of power no sputtering, just not sure why these came on...

turn key to on and the noise stops

Tail light fuse blows when I turn on headlights, no running tail lights.

On one site I read that Toyota covered this repair even though beyond warranty.
Is this possible? Another site said 2008 rav 4 doesn't have viscous coupling rather has electro magnetic something or other..?

How large a snow tire may I safely use on all four wheels?

Noticed a gas fume smell inside my car after a long car trip. I only smell it when either the fan/AC/heat is on. Other than the smell, the car is running fine. None of the dashboard lights are on and my fuel level is not dropping rapidly. Took it to the mechanic and they are stumped. The mechanic thought he identified the smell when the hood was open - they changed the o-rings in the fuel injectors and also replaced two of the fuel injectors. I picked up my car the other day and the smell is still there when the fan/AC/heat is on. I've read up on this online, and most people who smell gas fumes in their car also have check engine/O2 sensor lights that are going off. But none of my lights are going off. Anyone have any ideas? If you do, please share, it'd be greatly appreciated. My car only has 100,000 miles and I would really like to fix the problem so I can keep driving my car!

light is on, the little car that slides is on. please help was running fine til -9 degrees hit the other night.

cost to repair water pump

I believe a cd drop behind the glove box,I can not close the door,how can I get behind the glove box,to see,see the problem.
Thank you!

hello again!!!
anyway, every year for the last 3 years my rav would startup while boosting the battery.this is the first time the rav would not start;engine would crank not start.my rav was towed to my bro-in-laws mechanic;initially he said its the timing belt,however,i told him if timing belt can break after 2years since being replaced.mechanic investigated further and he says engine is no good.i know my rav4 is old with 275,000miles,but it has never let me down...
do you guys think there are other things to check? thanks in advance for your assistance

After driving in a while I feel hot air blow around my legs in the driver's seat coupled with a smell of oil

saw a little smoke before it stop working

Rav4 stalls while driving, today on freeway at 65mph. loses steering and seconds before total stall. Has new alternator and 3 new batteries in 8 months. Dealer newest battery/ECM reset that did not work, VERY DANGEROUS!! Total loss of control. Battery light flashes, goes solid, then 4WD and Brake light in seconds entire warning board lights. 3X this week while driving at speeds from 20 to 65 mph. Someone can be killed. Help no one can figure this out!!!

Is this an expensive repair and what else does a maintained Rav need at 150k miles? The dealership was pretty clueless.

When I start the vehicle all dash lights comes on for about 2 seconds afterwards they go off, but after about 15 min of driving the battery light comes on and the vehicle loses power steering and acceleration. But after turning off and on again it does the same thing. What is the problem, please.