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Hi, my 2003 rav 4 d4d vx has suddenly struggled to start. seems to take about 3-4 seconds to turn engine over then runs normally.have this morninng been to local garage where a fault code was identified. code P1228 Fuel Pump System Malfunction (short) . does anyone know the problem and the likely cost of repair, is it possible to run with the fault?

thanks in advance for your help/ suggestions

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Hi, my 2003 rav 4 d4d vx has suddenly struggled to start. seems to take about 3-4 seconds to turn engine over then runs normally.have this morninng been to local garage where a fault code was identified. code P1228 Fuel Pump System Malfunction (short) . does anyone know the problem and the likely cost of repair, is it possible to run with the fault?

thanks in advance for your help/ suggestions

hi mate

it looks like SCVs play with you.

Cheers/Igor

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Thanks igor.

i rang toyota who said they didn't recognise the code and suggested i changed the fuel filter. anyone know where this is located and the cost of replacement

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Thanks igor.

i rang toyota who said they didn't recognise the code and suggested i changed the fuel filter. anyone know where this is located and the cost of replacement

yes it might be one of the possible reasons -- but you can imagine how this filter element is blocked. I diisagree with them. Cheers/Igor

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just a thort ! have you checked the glow plugs ! 3 had gon on my 4.3 only 2 and a half years old !

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My glow plugs went too.

You can find the instructions for fitting a fuel filter in the pinned section. You can also find info on the SCVs as this code is often linked to them. I think Igor is correct.

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