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1997 Toyota RAV4 Questions

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Outside view, looks slightly ajar, I lift the wheel and push hard, I don't get better results. Occasionally the door open idiot light comes on, and doesn't go out when the car is turned off, Any suggestions. Thank You

I've driven hwy, street & varied my starts & stops over 3 weeks but these monitors simply won't re-set. I 're-booted' by removing the battery cables so I realize I'm starting over but I had to try the 're-boot' as nothing else was working to re-set the monitors which my mechanic checked for me every other day. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.Thank you ;-D

My car stalled and would not restart because timing belt broke. Is my engine is damaged?

256000 miles

Brake lights are staying on after I turn off car.

Stalls any time after driving 20 minutes. Car restarts from 5 minutes to an hour after sitting. Distributor, coil, fuel pump recently replaced. Runs well while running

Seems to be when I have it in 3rd or 4th gear.

it has been burning oil since I got it but now it is losing power when I accelerate. I put oil in it when it was low. I tried a thicker kind now it wont climb hills. no power. too much oil or maybe need oil change? Or what ?

I checked the EFI fuses and relays, but I couldn't hear the fuel pump make any noise when I checked it out. Is this common to happen if you run out of fuel?

Cruise control quit, then would not start next morning, jumped thought it was battery, lights shinning but not on, changed fuse, it started, would not engage out of park, no radio, wipers or break lights. Never had problem before. Just changed brake pads a week ago, should have no effect.

The car drags whenever I releases the accelerator to slow down without stepping on the brakes. It's like making an engine brake when it is supposed to slow down smoothly without stepping on the brakes.

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

What is the engine firing order

I live in a rather remote area of Costa Rica. The mechanics are hit or miss. This problem happened rather suddenly. The reverse was a bit difficult at times for the past 6-10 months on occasion. I'd never had a problem with 2nd or 4th gear before.
I'd appreciate any input before I drive it....slowly to a mechanic several house way.
When I called him, he said maybe electrical? Or cables? Or bushing?
Does any of that make sense?