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David_johnson87

Oil level light on dash after timing belt replacement

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Hey there, 

I'm a mechanic by trade and not afraid of a bit of a challenge so have just replaced the timing belt and water pump on my 2004 Rav 4 D4D. I have to admit it was very challenging and a good 8 hours of work at home. The main issue was the lack of torque specs available for the water pump and diesel injection pump so had to wait on my local Toyota dealership providing these details. For future reference, the water pump bolts are 31.4 Nm and the diesel pump pulley bolt is 103 Nm. 

However, since replacing the belt, I have noticed the Oil level light keeps rearing it's head. There was no documentation regarding timing the Oil pump and the belt was tensioned correctly with a new tensioner and tensioner pulley (Gates kit). Does the Oil pump need timing or is this a completely separate, coincidental issue?

Looking forward to hearing from you guys regarding this. I'm assuming that the Rav 4 is similar to every other modern diesel engine...oil level sensor in the sump.

Thanks

 

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