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#1 Weta

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:55 PM

Wondering if my rav is full time 4wd or 2wd? 2003/2004 d4d xt4

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 09:11 PM

Wondering if my rav is full time 4wd or 2wd? 2003/2004 d4d xt4



Hi Graeme,


It should be full-time 4WD. The only 2WD 4.2's were NV's fitted with the 1.8 petrol engine (I think I'm right about that last bit but, if not, one of the great wise ones will be along soon & correct me - in fact I think you'll find full details pinned up above in the index - see here: http://www.toyotaown...showtopic=91067).

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:43 PM

nope its 2 wheel drive then changes to 4 wheel drive when car senses front wheel slip..

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:49 PM

nope its 2 wheel drive then changes to 4 wheel drive when car senses front wheel slip..


Beg to disagree, ormi. It's a 4.2 (2003) so it's perm 4wd. The 4.3 has the intelligent 4WD.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:00 PM

crap muddled up with my years

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:16 AM

So is it or not ?

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:25 AM

So is it or not ?

Its permanent 4WD Mate ..............

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:03 PM

Yes its permanaent 4WD, it also has a centre diff and a viscous coupling that automatically locks it when required.

A word of caution for you.

Dont let your MOT garage put it on their single axle brake testing rollers, and dont ever let a recovery vehicle give you a suspended tow.
Both could ruin the transmission, but there are alternatives.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:11 PM

Yes its permanaent 4WD, it also has a centre diff and a viscous coupling that automatically locks it when required.

A word of caution for you.

Dont let your MOT garage put it on their single axle brake testing rollers, and dont ever let a recovery vehicle give you a suspended tow.
Both could ruin the transmission, but there are alternatives.

Phil

Does that go for all Rav 4x4s??

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 04:20 PM


Yes its permanaent 4WD, it also has a centre diff and a viscous coupling that automatically locks it when required.

A word of caution for you.

Dont let your MOT garage put it on their single axle brake testing rollers, and dont ever let a recovery vehicle give you a suspended tow.
Both could ruin the transmission, but there are alternatives.

Phil

Does that go for all Rav 4x4s??


I'd agree with this, Paul. I'm also very careful about where the car gets jacked up as it's very easy to damage the diff casings, in particular, if some gorilla simply wallies a hydraulic jack up against them. Your handbook gives pretty good instructions about things like jacking & towing.

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