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  1. A repair kit is available from Toyota - part number 88335-14020. Just check your VIN in the parts list or with your dealer just to ensure that there is no variability in part number against VIN's
  2. The backplates are a vital part of the braking system. It's acceptable to remove the disc guard section but serious corrosion of the backplates is an MOT failure. It's worth cleaning up and rustproofing backplates. As well as the cost - replacing a pair of backplates is a 3+ hour job. Manufacturers are not required to supply spares 15 years after end of production of a model. Could be that Toyota are disposing of 4.2 parts. Problem is in these situations, that when residual parts are gone - they're gone for good.
  3. The ABS unit is detecting a different output from one wheel sensor compared to the other three. From the checks already carried out, and, I'm assuming that the ABS warning doesn't illuminate - I'd conclude that the system is working as it should. An oscilloscope connected to the four wheel sensors would allow the culprit wheel unit to be detected. A low output from one sensor when braking would suggest a wheel locking up - this may actually be the case or something is causing a low output and the wheel isn't actually locking up. There are a myriad of possible issues - many that you have already ruled out. - Different size tyres either side of an axle or a different construction of tyre either side - a space saver wheel will sometimes cause the ABS to kick in when braking. - A worn wheel bearing resulting in a variable gap between the reluctor ring and sensor during braking - A slightly displaced reluctor ring on one wheel. Did the problem start after having work done on the car (replace wheel bearing, driveshaft etc)? As you've demonstrated - this type of problem is difficult to bottom out and I'd first suggest getting the output traces of the wheel sensors measured with an oscilloscope.
  4. Yes. If you input your VIN - you'll get searches specific to your car. http://www.japan-parts.eu/toyota
  5. The valve lifters are available from Toyota in 8 thicknesses - around £6 each last time I bought some. Unless the clearances are way out - I wouldn't bother - most Ravs with this sort of mileage have top end clatter when cold. I haven't tried on this engine but it may be possible to extract and refit the lifters without removing the camshafts. Valve lifter additive often works on hydraulic tappets but on conventional tappets - the additive is just a viscosity enhancer that may well do more harm than good to other components. As well as valve clearances - the timing chain on this engine can clatter after high mileage until the tensioner and slipper get a good coating of oil.
  6. Try not to be an a*seh*le when others are attempting to be helpful - it’s not a good trait!
  7. If you have the year and model of your Rav in your profile - then you may get more pertinent responses to future queries.
  8. No - this model doesn't have a warning system. It might be useful to include the year of your Rav in your ownership list.
  9. Sorry - link is https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143288313084?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  10. Car bulbs must be "E" marked to be road legal so it's not just a case of "any old LED". In reality, however, a non-approved LED won't result in an MOT failure because the test doesn't check for type approval issues. Canbus bulbs are only required on vehicles that have a system to check and warn of a bulb failure.
  11. The auto gearbox is very reliable but the the gearbox ECU on the 4.2 is a known failure point. The common problem is with the way the gearbox changes gear - it feels as though the gears are slipping or engine is revving to high. It also feels as though the gears are suddenly banging into place. Fault codes: 'P0755 - Shift solenoid 'B' fault', 'P0758 Shift solenoid B circuit electrical' or 'P0750 shift solenoid-A'. Check for this fault when test driving a potential purchase. Fortunately the problem can be fixed for around £250 with a lifetime warranty. See the link below for UK brochures https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143205542649?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  12. There are a further couple of issues in respect to the 4.2 that need to be checked out on a potential purchase. - The rear brake backplates can corrode badly. It's sometimes possible to cut off the disc shield but if the backplate itself is weakened, it's a replacement at around £900 a pair! (not available aftermarket!). Rav4's have been scrapped after failing the MOT due to backplate corrosion. If the backplates aren't too bad, it's a good idea to treat them in order to limit further corrosion. - The ends of the steel brake pipes at the rear crossmember (where the steel pipes join rubber hoses) are exposed and prone to corrosion - a common MOT failure on this model. The pipes run above the fuel tank so in some cases, it's necessary to lower the tank to effect a repair. It's a good idea to clean off and rustproof the last few inches of brake pipe. - The auxiliary belt is often overlooked. The top side of the belt often looks OK but it's difficult to examine the ribbed underside. Cheap and quick to replace but a very significant inconvenience if it fails! Suggest changing the belt at 60 - 70000miles or when a car is acquired and the belt history is unknown.
  13. So the vibration starts at 55MPH - does it then stop / improve as speed rises? Is it purely related to road speed i.e. does the vibration start at 55MPH irrespective of which gear is engaged? You say that the tyres are OK - have they all been balanced recently and checked for runout in two planes? Have you tried rotating the tyres diagonally?
  14. It's not an upholsterer you need. Look for an autotrimmer / autotrimming company - shouldn't be a problem to manufacture from the original and you can choose the colour and fabric type. Personally I think that double duck looks nicer than vinyl types.
  15. A common problem usually aggravated by restricted roof drains. See http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/151539-rusting-sun-roof-on-a-42/?hl=%2Brust+%2Bsunroof#entry1290045 http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/161760-sunroof-rust/?hl=%2Brust+%2Bsunroof http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/161837-rav-4-sunroof-rust/?hl=%2Brust+%2Bsunroof