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We have had our 2010 toyoya rav4 XTR D4D for 6 months and took it to the garage for a recall and they have now found out that our coolant is leaking and think the head gasket has failed. We are looking at a minimum of £1800 but may be way more to fix the problem. Gutted is an understatement. A friend alerted us to the fault with the toyota head gaskets and the agreement that toyota will replace an engine if the car is less than 7 years old and under 103000 miles. We fit both of these criteria but after a lot of reading on here and other sites its looks to me that the problem with the engine got sorted in 2009 which means our engine should have been fine. Is this right? Does anyone have any helpful information, we are terrified of the financial problems this could cause.
Thanks in advance.
RAV4 VX 2002 diesel manual - had the engine warning light glow when on the motorway yesterday, Friday, and lost 80 percent of power, it was like the hand brake being on
No back fire or other noises
Pulled / crept into a safe parking area that luckily appeared in a few yards, checked oil levels and contacts
Thankfully (good Toyota! ) it started again without the light and I was able to completed my journey :) NO problems
But I will go to the garage monday to get a diagnostic
I do not think anyone can tell what it is without the computer check but I write this message
in case anyone has any advice Thank you
I've owned a 1998 RAV4 for just over a year now it's done 120,000 miles.
About 6 months into owning it 5th gear started to slip, I know this can be a common problem. Maybe more to my stupidity in knowing I was only really driving it down carriageways I was happy keeping it in 4th but recently it's starting to slip out of 4th of I'm going at low RPM just over 30MPH if I put it into 4th over 40mph it doesn't slip at out or hasn't yet I've been reaching 70mph in 4th quite a lot now for about 8 months.
I absoloutely love the RAV but what I want to know is if anyone might be able to give me an idea into what the issue might be and is it worth trying to fix, or might it just be time to start looking for a new car?
While since I've been here but let me get straight to the point.
3 weeks ago I run very, very low on oil due to a leaking oil filter. The filter was replaced and oil filled back up.
A week later whilst my partner was driving the car the turbo failed dramatically. I had the car recovered and proceeded to remove the turbo, which was intact but well knackered. Not the easiest job I've ever done.
I have purchased a reconditioned unit with new gaskets. I have also drained the oil. I do keep reading that I need to replace the oil feed pipe. Is this necessary? I personally feel the cause of the failure being lack of oil not a blockage.
There is also oil in the intercooler and various pipes. The intercooler and pipes have been standing draining for a week now and have been wiped out as best as can be. Will this be suffice?
The vehicle is a 2002 Rav4 D4D.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.