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  1. RAV4

    Could this be something as simple as a "sticky" pedal
  2. Clutch Fluid

    As an afterthought to Alan's excellent post,are you aware that brake fluid is very effective at stripping paint so watch none of it splashes anywhere other than it should and check that the new fluid has a rating of at least Dot 3 or 4 .I seem to remember the last time I did a job like that I only had to open the bleed nipple at the clutch and gravity did the rest without pushing down the pedal. I put that down to the fact that it was because it was a straight drop through a short pipe from one to the other Del
  3. Clutch Fluid

    Hi David,if there is one or two reservoirs where the brake one is then that is the answer. Is the fluid " dirty" and the reason for the change or do you feel it just want to do it? Del
  4. Aux belt repeatedly going slack

    Nick check the pulley and see if it is shiny all the way down to the bottom of the "V" ? The belt should only be contacting the top half or so and not the bottom of it. A good belt will not stretch due to the fibres running inside it.Pulleys are made much lighter now and I suppose it is just possible that an over-tightened belt could cause the sides to open up and give rise to your problem Del
  5. Wiper blades Listers Cheltenham

    I learned from posts on the RAV 4 section of the quality of Denso all in one blades and found them to be very good and they last well, I have no other connection with Denso other than a satisfied user Del
  6. Reclaiming Petrol

    HI Peter, two ways spring to mind, you could disconnect the supply line from the discharge side of the fuel pump, clamp a length of hose to it, and then switch on the ignition and let the pump do the work,or disconnect the pipe on the other side of the pump and create a suction through it and let it siphon out into a container on the floor. You do say if it is petrol so don't forget the precautions like doing it in a ventilated area Del
  7. Rav4 Query

    Hello Ellen, you have joined a great and friendly club, My first impression is that as you mention dog transportation is you mean some sort of barrier between you and the canine cargo. I think Toyota do sell such an item but would probably be expensive I assume they are not something like Great Danes which would necessitate quite a solid screen to protect you and the dogs in case of an emergency stop. You could probably find in an auto accessory shop something like I used with two extending upright poles that enable you to adjust to push fit between the roof and floor.Removing the seats instead of just folding into the footwell would give a step down in the floor which the dogs could fall into as you hit the brake pedal Hope this is of help. Del
  8. Alarmo

    Greetings Alan and a big welcome to the club. Myself I would first checkout that the cable connections are sound like the battery earth where it is fastened to the body An alternator produces an AC current that the rectifier alters to DC that the battery needs. A voltage regulator then monitors and corrects the output.Often these two units are combined It sounds as if the fault may lie there.I would suggest finding an independent auto electrician and let them check this out as they would have these parts as replacements saving the cost of a new unit Del
  9. Hesitant, Stuttering in Low Revs

    Dave, up to the end of '97 BKR6EYA are listed and after that BKR6EKB11. So it could possiblybe thatthe first one is right as Ithink the lists are mainly related to the reg year rather than the build year. Might be worth noting the engine model and serial number and ringing a Toyota dealer to see what they say.The colour of the plugs is fine so the air filter will be ok Del
  10. Hesitant, Stuttering in Low Revs

    Watcha David,if the plugs were not tight enough you would hear the hissing,I screw them down till I feel resistance and then give about a 1/4 of a turn I would first suggest removing the air filter cartridge and then try a short run to see if that does anything in the way of improvement Fitting the,what you say,are the wrong plugs does not give much confidence that they fitted a decent air filter, there are some cheap ones on the market.maybe they thought it looked clean and justused the air line on it which I personally would never recommend What colourwere the business ends of the plugs,that should give aclue to the mixture of fuel and air being sucked in,a light brown is best Del
  11. Remove indoor front passenger trim while door shut ?

    Approaching from another direction, can the seat be removed instead, that should give some room to work? Del
  12. Thud / Bang under car when onrough road

    Hi Dave, your ears tell you there IS a problem. An initial inspection was carried out and this was not found, could it be time for a second opinion ? Del
  13. RAV 3 dr

    Seen in passing in the NG 16 area for sale, think it was an '02 PM me if interested and I will get more details as it is just at the end of the street next to where I live Mods please redirect if needed Del
  14. Skittering

    Weak tyre sidewalls ? Maybe been affected with all the potholes ? Del
  15. Tsunami in my footwell

    Hello Liz and welcome to the club At the top of the screen there is a red band and on the far right of it you will see a search box.Click on that and type in water in foot-well, this will give you some info on your problem. again welcome Del