Grumpy stumpy

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  • First Name
    Phil
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  • Toyota Model
    Rav4 4.3 MR2, Toyota hilux double cab .
  • Toyota Year
    2009
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    Suffolk

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  1. Not that I can think of really, could you drive say drivers side up on the the curb on side of road if you have no ramps to use ?
  2. I believe they do go all way through you could helicoil or put a slightly smaller bolt but longer all way through with a lock but on underneath if you get a second person to hold the nut for you. Should be ok as three more hold it in place .
  3. Like said above you will need to undo the drop link, I would order new drop links as normally have to be cut off to get them off, cheap enough ( around £20 a pair ) to replace, but other than that simply enough to change. yep just lower wishbone after bottom shock bolt removed . Two jacks are handy . Think if I remember when I replaced mine on my 4.2 Rav the springs were around £30 each .
  4. Thread yes, cable length may be different, if you buy a replacement denso one then it should come with the correct plug and length, just disconnect and unscrew and refit, proper lamba sockets with slot in makes the job easier plus unscrews easier when hot but watch your hands.
  5. Possibly 5th gear, common problem , see if noise happens in 4th which would rule that out .
  6. I would never buy anything else apart from Lexus which are also top notch. Had a vw never again, Toyota will always be open and honest if they have a fault and recall and fix free of charge unlike VW who cover things up, Vauxhall know they have probs but do nothing, bmw as well and you have to pay to sort yourself ! we all have different opinions.
  7. May be worth just getting a good torch and having a look at the coil springs closely, may be broken at the top or bottom difficult to see but they can break with just normal wear and tear, I replaced mine on my 2004 after it had around 70k miles . Not too expensive around £30 if I remember.
  8. Price wise will be no different if done now or later to be honest. If it’s not jumping out of 5th gear and the vibration isn’t to annoying I would leave it . Mine was quite loud and became annoying so I done it myself took 3 hours and got parts direct from japan , all in cost around £275 for everything. mine had 53k on clock and when I sold it with 107k on still really good . Not a m.o.t failure so no worries there.
  9. +1 again, yep as said if you turn the fan off then air con goes off , the fan needs to be on at least setting 1 for air con to come on.
  10. The 2.0 petrol engine is bullet proof really ultra reliable. Only issues I ever had was the odd oxygen sensor which around £85 to replace. The only other thing to check is the 5 th gear as this was a problem on some, when bad the Gear lever would jump out of gear when in 5th. Put it in 5th when driving and see if the lever is vibrating badly, around £300-£400 to replace 5th gear but once done no probs. I would of thought £1800-£2200 fair price for age and mileage.
  11. Oh mate feel for you, not only have you a problem with your Rav, you have Steve mclaren as your manager !! We had him at Forest what a useless ( rhymes with hat ). Hopefully someone on here can help with your Rav.
  12. Slightly off topic but I had an independent Toyota/Lexus garage fit a cam belt kit to my Lexus RX400H and I asked them to fit genuine belt, I was told the genuine belt had a 12 month warranty but an oem quality non genuine belt had a 36 month warranty and had fitted these for years with no issues.
  13. My 04 petrol 4.2 used to be the same , still one of the best cars I have had so I wouldn’t worry too much about that to be honest.
  14. Roys motor company then, I have used them to service my cars for the last 25 plus years, they currently look after my Rav, MR2 and Hilux great service .