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    Rav 4 XT3 4D4 2.2Diesel ( New 2/3 Engine 2011) Pulling a Bailey S6 Champagne
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  1. So, last Sunday while driving home the engine management light came on and a message read "Check engine system" and another message said "Check 4X4 system". Now this didn't change the driving of my Rav and I arrived home with no problem. The next morning I went to my car and it was showing the same messages. Later the afternoon I had to go to my chemist and the messages have cleared and the car is still driving as normal. I did phone my local dealer and booked it in for a diagnostic check at cost of £94. What I would like to know is, was this just a blip and would it be best to cancel this che
  2. Have you tried this site. I found them very helpful for my detachable caravan tow bar.
  3. Sounds like passenger seat belt warning buzzer, do you have anything resting on the seat? You could try connecting the seatbelt and see if it stops.
  4. My son solved the same problem by changing his startermotor. It was found to be contaminated with dust from the clutch.
  5. Have a read of this post, might be helpful.
  6. Gerg, I have checked the break fluid and had to top up with about 150ml. I will keep an eye on this. I have also looked for signs of a leak but can see anything obvious. Thanks again. Dave
  7. Thanks, Gerg, I will check that out.
  8. So I had to drive up to Doncaster from Kent on Wednesday to collect my caravan after being repaid (That's another story) and all was fine. I attached the caravan to the car, checked everything and all fine. I drove off and after about 10 minutes the handbrake check light comes on. Checked the handbrake and it fine and is as far down as it can go. After a few minutes, it goes off. Now happened periodically driving the 212 miles back to Kent. What I did notice was that this seems to happen while going uphill. I do know that on some Vauxhall cars this means that the clutch is wearing down, so I p
  9. While I agree this will cure the sagging problem, it won’t stop the door from hitting your hitch, as the back gets raised up the tow bar will raise up as well. Unless I’m missing something here. I have the Grayson Doughnuts fitted and this stopped my Rav sagging and the caravan sits level but the door still hits the Alko hitch leaver.
  10. It doesn't matter how high you make the springs, the rear door will always hit the caravan hitch. The EC Directive 94/20/EC (The standard that all towbars are designed to) states that the tow ball height should be between 350 and 420mm from the ground with the vehicle in a 'laden' state. I suppose you could jack the back up so high that you could then drop the tow bar down to achieve the correct hight. Just a thought.
  11. The 85% rule is only a recommendation and not the law.
  12. I have the same problem and it’s a common fault with this model. I have been tugging a caravan with my xt3 for 9 years now and have gotten used to it. I do pack most of the heavy stuff in the Rav with the rear seats laid down. If there’s anything that I think I will need on the road I place them near the rear side doors. Afraid it may be something that you have to live with.
  13. In his car, it would start fine from cold but when it reached temp' and you stopped and turned off the ignition it wouldn't start again. You had to leave it for about 20 minutes and then it would start fine and keep going. When he filled up in a garage he would have to leave the engine running, Very inconvenient.
  14. My son had the same problem and turned out to be the starter motor. It was found to be full of dust from the clutch, replaced with a new one and problem cured.
  15. A few months after having my engine done, I went back to Toyota as I needed to update the new engine number on my registration document and Toyota just went on their computer and found everything on there. They had all the details of what was done and when. So, if the engine was replaced under the extended warranty they WILL have a record.
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