Toyota RAV4 Problems

Idle air control motors may become carboned up at 100,000 miles on Toyota RAV4

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The idle air control motors tend to become carboned up at around 100,000 miles and will cause a start and stall and/or stalling at stop sign problems. Many times these valves can be cleaned, however, the sure bet is to replace the idle air control motor and clean the throttle body.
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Toyota RAV4 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 143,491 (73,237–225,698)
4 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004
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My car stall at stop and when i step on gas pedal raise the rpm like 4000 then let go off gas pedal the engine dies.
Shakes, jumps , vibrates & sometimes dies but, only while in idle for example while sitting at traffic light, or stop sign . it has NO regular routine times it does it times it does not , i have noticed if you stop the eng. let it sit 5 min. or more it is fine maybe for 1 mile maybe 100 miles. i have used some of the best fuel system cleaner one can buy
still it returns in short time span .
We have had a problem with our RAV4 starting since we recently bought it several weeks ago. We are in the process of looking to get it fixed.