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crofter

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    Rav 4/3 Auto xt4
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    2006
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  1. Welcome Mohummed to the club. Do you mean the pressure in the radiator and you are losing coolant ? If so this may simply be a faulty rad cap or maybe the rad is blocked, which is stopping the coolant flowing through Del
  2. Hi Kurt, a big welcome to the club. think the first thing I would look at would be the battery connections i.e. are they clean and tightly connected on each end of the two cables. If they are OK then would wonder about the state of the battery it's self. How old is it? Do you have a volt meter to connect to the terminals on the battery? A cold engine demands more from it than a warm one mainly due to the oil being more fluid when warm and after a few minutes running the battery will have been given a boost power wise that may compensate for a failing cell that may mean that you are only getting 10 volts to the starter instead of 12 at first. Most decent battery shops will test your one with a meter that puts a load on under test that is the same as operating the starter which safely checks said battery Hope this helps a little and you have not done this Del
  3. A search on Amazon for this would seem to show differing shapes between the years Del
  4. Keith if you click on the RAV owners club you will find the info you need at the top of the page
  5. Re Steve's suggestion how you considered taking a tap from the back of the lighter and an inline fuse to the cam Del
  6. Hi and a big welcome to this fine and helpful club Del
  7. Have you checked the transmission fluid as detailed in the handbook
  8. http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/Accessories/Car-Maintenance/Adhesives-Tapes-and-Sealants/Tapes/?BAR697&0&cc5_144&gclid=CJGs0KWE5tICFdEy0wodOssLjQ Something like this might be a solution Keith if all the lens is still there
  9. That was a practice I always followed as it could affect the way the car sat on the road
  10. Hi Ben,have you done a visual check on the suspension re broken springs and as you do not say if it is from the front or the back ones then only you know where you start to look. No broken springs then look at the shock absorbers to see if they are leaking oil. As a general guide =bump felt on your backside,rears. You could do a test,. if any are local, on a speed bump Another test you can do is on each corner of the car press down hard and release. This should make the car spring back up then settle once. If any corner bounces more than that then the absorber is not working as it should. you will not produce the noise as you will not be able to attain the effect that running the car can Hope this helps Del
  11. Hi Ben,have you done a visual check on the suspension re broken springs and as you do not say if it is from the front or the back ones then only you know where you start to look. No broken springs then look at the shock absorbers to see if they are leaking oil. As a general guide =bump felt on your backside,rears. You could do a test,. if any are local, on a speed bump Another test you can do is on each corner of the car press down hard and release. This should make the car spring back up then settle once. If any corner bounces more than that then the absorber is not working as it should. you will not produce the noise as you will not be able to attain the effect that running the car can Hope this helps Del
  12. Hi Kath, you will find your paint code under the bonnet on a plate that is near the bonnet catch. This plate has all the numbers for your motor Del
  13. Does the window, shall we say, tip at all as it moves. Might be worth removing the tailgate door card and see if the runners are still secure. There is a part that slides within a channel attached to the bottom of the glass. May be that it needs a little lubrication Del
  14. Not sure on your model has the starter shaft got a square end that you can get a spanner on to see if it can be turned. the solonoid would only click once if it was a jammed starter