bobby boy

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About bobby boy

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  • First Name
    robert
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    Male
  • Toyota Model
    rav4 vvti
  • Toyota Year
    2009
  • Location
    Yorkshire

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  1. Get your garage to check the oil pressure by fitting a temporary gauge, making sure it matches manufacturers specifications and confirming the relief valve is working correctly. If the relief valve is sticking shut it could cause excessive pressure to blow the filter.
  2. Just checked my 08 model year rav xtr. Their isn't a warning light as such,any oil level/pressure problem should show up as a warning on the information panel in lower half of speedometer. Its covered in the handbook,hope this helps.
  3. Have a look at page 4 of rav4 club guides on this site which covers the problem in greater detail, and shows how to replace the splined intermediate shaft which was causing my problem.
  4. Could be the splines on the universal joint (well known rav problem) where the column goes through the floor. Dismantled mine and put bearing lock on splines, reassembled, cured knocking. Maybe worth a mention to your garage.
  5. Sometimes creaking from door area, can be caused by hinges/check strap needing oiling.Worth a try before stripping door card.
  6. When the air con system is professionally serviced,how is the lubricant and leak detector dye fed into the system.Is it pre mixed in the refrigerant or added separately.
  7. bobby boy

    Awd Check

    I have been praying for heavy snow since I bought the RAV last summer so I could try the AWD, and get out of our cul de sac without two hours snow clearing.Sods law It will only snow when car out of commision or I've gone back to two wheel drive.
  8. bobby boy

    Awd Check

    Thank you gjnorthall for that ,much appreciated.
  9. bobby boy

    Awd Check

    What is the best way to check the AWD system is working correctly on a 2008 model 2.0 vvti xtr? I would like to be sure all is ok with the workings in the rear diff. car drives ok and no warning lights on.
  10. Toyota recall site now updated to include RAV4 spiral cable issue.
  11. A good second hand one from a breakers yard or E-Bay perhaps? Or give Kingo a try, might be able to sort you out.
  12. A compression test ,if you have the spark plugs out could be worthwhile .Confirms pistons and valves o.k.
  13. A long shot I know, but could damage to the gearbox or linkage have occurred, because of a badly placed jack when the wheels were off to change the tyres.
  14. I'm with ALAKE on this one ,unless your a high mileage user or buying new, the petrol version is the way to go.My manual version 4.3 XTR does between 28 to 32 mpg. Shame their is no 4.4 petrol manual version.
  15. With reference to the excellent original post by schm on fitting rear shock absorbers. Before finally tightening the bottom and top bolts the spring on the relevant shock absorber should be loaded ,equivalent to its position if the car was on its wheels unladen on level ground. This is easily done if you have access to a ramp or pit where the car can be on its wheels or you are agile enough to access the bolts while the car is on the ground. This prevents the rubber bushes being tensioned incorrectly and failing prematurely .