Average mileage: 158,776 (31,999–236,458)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder
22 people reported this problem
Will not idle unless my foot is on the gas. Has new battery, new sparkplugs. Not a fix, but temporary solution- "toe" the gas pedal and use the other foot to work the brake, after a short time, it runs by itself just fine. Still, I have no idea what's wrong with my car!
starts runs 30 seconds-shuts off----turn key all the way back off & try again does same thing runs great at any rpm like its ok --but in 30 sec .cuts off==???/ i replaced the ecu-ecm--module==brain box----it did not fix it---some models have igniters-- i cant find one on it 2.0 eng built 10/30/1997---i need a fix---
RAV4 2001: Ignition turns on, engine runs for 20-30 seconds, then cuts off. Puzzle solved. No codes. Problem not in the fuel system or engine because engine runs. Problem was in the computer because it not sending directive to fuel pump to pump gas to the engine. Also not having codes come up indicates computer not functioning. (During heavy, bad thunderstorm, I felt a charge go through the vehicle. It must not have been a direct hit because vehicle was still running. Electricity arc-ed onto the car from somewhere. Eventually, this charge cause the computer to malfunction, die.) I replaced the computer and car works fine.
Car starts, but idles up and down. Then just quits. When I try and give it gas it quits running. Fuel filter,fuel pump, spark plugs and wires were all changed.