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#1 starman

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:39 PM

Hi All
I'm looking to buy my first Rav-4 and am a little confused over when ABS was first fittted to the GX mdel. A Parker guide which I purchased on-line says it was first fitted to the GX on 1st Jan 1998 but on Autotrader there are two 1995 GX's claiming to have ABS. One is private and one is trade. Is Parkers guide wrong?
Thanks in advance for any replies. I'm really excited about becoming a Rav owner.
Dave

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#2 bothwell_buyer

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:50 PM

Excellent choice o vehicle and nae doot wan o the experts will answwer ye when they get back frae the pub.

My 94 GX disnae have ABS. Hoowever, theres been a few posts on this forum quite recently aboot it. Tae check, there should be an ABS ECU mounted behind the passengers side kick panel if it has ABS. Ask the selller tae prove thats its got ABS by showing the ECU??

A've got to admit wi ma '94 RAV, the calipers werenae up tae whit ah expected, so ah changed them tae KAD racing 6 pot calipers. The braking power is immense....and as they say 70%+ of yer braking is oan the front wheels. Aifter aw o this time, I expereinced discs at the front being replaced mair frequently. I eventually traced it doon tae the affsife front caliper jammin on when it wis hot. The cars done 166k miles but wis laid up for twa years. The guys at The Garage in Wishaw wha' did the motor up said it can happen if there is a corrosion oan the 2 bolts that haud the caliper shoe on. IE thats the moving part o the caliper.

Take the car out fur a test drive and slam on the brakes. If its got ABS the pedal will vibrate unner yer right foot (or yer left if yer ambi-footerus). If nothin happens see a solicitor. If the cars screeches tae a halt then ye don't have ABS but do have a car that stops.

Kept it simple til the boys get back frae their pubs....

By the way, is it a 3 door or a 5 door?

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 12:29 AM

Not been in the pub, been werkin.

I don't know enough about these 4.1s but for sure the magazines are often wrong so I don't rust them.

Somebody will bail us out soon!

Bothy have you tried left foot braking? I always press 30 times too hard!!!

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 02:32 AM

Not been in the pub, been werkin.

I don't know enough about these 4.1s but for sure the magazines are often wrong so I don't rust them.

Somebody will bail us out soon!

Bothy have you tried left foot braking? I always press 30 times too hard!!!

Wan o the problems o having had spinal injury is that I have almost nil nerve reaction in my left leg, which means I hae tae go oan physical movement and aifter 10 years, it becomes pairt o yer reactions. Thats how I allaws walk in anti-clockwise circles.......

Will scan pages in the morning for fear o wakening ma carer.....

I looked again and it says that pre 2000 is in passenger sidekick area, but on the diagram, shows it as being under the bonnet!!!behind the ABS actuator. It also shows a datalink connector just below the actuator near the power steering fluid reservoir.... bit of a scunner! I'd read the blurb and didn't look closely at the pics so sorry if I've wasted yer time. I'll get the pages off asap..

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:20 PM

Woke up at last....!

I have scanned 5 pages- links below and hopefully they will work...

first page
2nd page
3rd page
4th page
5th page

I think the 5 pages add up to 3Mb so at least they should be clear!

I'll post this - and the links seem to work...but you'll need to stand yer screen up sideaways!!!

Good luck

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:24 PM

Woke up at last....!

I have scanned 5 pages- links below and hopefully they will work...

first page
2nd page
3rd page
4th page
5th page

I think the 5 pages add up to 3Mb so at least they should be clear!

I'll post this - and the links seem to work...but you'll need to stand yer screen up sideaways!!!

Good luck

Having looked at the pages, you'll need to open a page and then it opens in a new window, and then use the cursor to zoom into it. This way you should be able to read the codes page better.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 06:00 PM

You will notice from other posts that i have also been enquiring about abs, one thing i can confirm is that the datalink connector is where Both's diagram show's it to be and not in passenger kick panel.
I have rav4 registered april 1998 and it has abs fitted.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 07:37 PM

You will notice from other posts that i have also been enquiring about abs, one thing i can confirm is that the datalink connector is where Both's diagram show's it to be and not in passenger kick panel.
I have rav4 registered april 1998 and it has abs fitted.

Well the manual was written for the USA market so i guess an Americans kick must be one sore thing!

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 07:44 PM

Hi All
I'm looking to buy my first Rav-4 and am a little confused over when ABS was first fittted to the GX mdel. A Parker guide which I purchased on-line says it was first fitted to the GX on 1st Jan 1998 but on Autotrader there are two 1995 GX's claiming to have ABS. One is private and one is trade. Is Parkers guide wrong?
Thanks in advance for any replies. I'm really excited about becoming a Rav owner.
Dave



Dave, it may be different for the Mk 1 Rav, but if you have ABS when you turn the ignition on an ABS light

should come on, then go off again. I think, need to look at mine again :wacko:

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:55 AM

Thanks for the replies guys especially Bothwell Buyer for the scans.

I'ts the three door that I'm after and I'm off to look at one tomorrow. 1996 GX on an N with 12 months MOT. It's done 100,000 but comes with FSH. They're asking 1495 which seems quite good based on other "for sales" that I've seen. Trouble is it's white with some funny patterns on the side.

If I don't like that then I have another to look at on Monday.

Can't wait to get one and I'll probably have a whole load more questions then.

Dave

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