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    Jim
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    Rav4
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    2004
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  1. I was after one of them, if anyone have got one for a 2004 rav4. I know its a old thread but i thought I would ask
  2. Thank you again for all your help I don't know why the garages don't repair them today, maybe the time and cost for labour works out the same has changing the compressor, not like the old days when garages liked to fix things and get them going again, It was a challenge back then for the fitters and the garage reputation at stake, its more about money today and how many cars they get through the doors. I read a few of the threads really good information , I found this vid on the fix, the guy does go on a bit but I found this video better for me, he explains it really good. Thank you again 👍☺
  3. Maybe your dust shield plate rubbing on the disc, just bend the plate a little so that its not rubbing or could be a loose road stone that's got stuck in the disc. Jack the car up and spin the wheel to see if anything is rubbing. I had a stone stuck once in the brake pad and it was touching the disc and made a squeaking noise just a thought. Hope you sort it soon 👍
  4. Thank you again for replying nice one I'm not very good at putting things into words sorry but we got there in the end. After watching a few vids on YouTube and with the info from you that you gave me I took the clutch off the air con today and had a good look at it in the garage. I think it was sticking and that the shim/washers had worn down only one shim/washer left on it should of been 3 shims/washer. I gave the clutch a good clean with brake cleaner and a little wire brush found a washer that fitted and brought the gap back to 0.65 mm. All working and doing what it should do so fingers crossed that will do the job for now. I did ring a repair garage and explained to the guy what the air/com pulley was doing and he said probably a new air compressor. So for a washer and a bit of brake cleaner that I had already didn't cost me a penny. I did think it was going to cost me a bit to have fixed at first. There are some good vids on YouTube about the fix if anyone is having the same problem, I didn't like to link them because I didn't know if I could. Thank you again gjnorthall for you help 👍 😀😎
  5. Thank you again for your reply This is what I found out today by looking at it in daylight, I know nothing about air con units on a car and never have had a problem with one before to look in to how it all works. I found out today there is a clutch on the air con pulley that engages when air con is on, I think I have got this right. So this is what is happening with my air con pulley/pump I have marked the clutch on the front of the pulley with a white paint mark so i can see whats happening. Start engine air con pulley turning with belt and clutch not moving all good so far, after watching for a few minutes the clutch starts to turn then stops and then spin a little stop and then spin again this is when i can hear the squeak.I dont think it should be doing this with air con not turned on in the car but engine ticking over, I'm I correct in thinking this ? Now with engine ticking over i then turn on air conditioning and the clutch start spinning for ten seconds and then stops for a few seconds and then spins again for ten seconds and so on, The air in the car it really cold so its seems to be working okay. So I am thinking something is sticking on the clutch and making it make a squeaking noise or rattling noise. I didnt have much time today to look into it more but i dont think i will use the car untill i have fixed it might do more damage. Do it sound like a shim missing or something like that ? Forgot to add it only makes a noise when clutch starts turning or spins. Thank you again and sorry for the long post.
  6. Thank you for the reply What it is I was reversing down the drive when I started hearing a squeaking sound, so I looked under the bonnet and I could hear this rattling/squeaking sound coming from the belt area its not a loud noise. It was a bit dark but looking at the belt I could see that on the air con pulley the pulley looked like it was sticking not all the time just now and again when engine was ticking over. More like turning slower and then speeding up again with same motion and rotation of the belt and other pulleys. The air con was off I then put the air con on to see what was going on air con working all okay blowing cold air. Look again at the pulley and it still sticking and making a rattling/squeaking noise ? The belt was fitted about 3 months ago i only had it changed because it was due replacing and I try and keep up to date with things. Sorry if I haven't explained it that well, not very good with words. The belt don't look like its slipping on the pulley it looks like the pulley to me ?
  7. Hi I heard a squeaking from under my bonnet today, on further inspection I saw the pulley on the air con sticking with the engine ticking over. Is this a big job ? Can I just have the pulley changed or is it a new air con unit ? I changed the belt a few months ago. I don't think I can drive it until I get it sorted because I think it might do more damage. My car Rav4 petrol 2.0 vvti Xt3
  8. I Could do that, thank you again for all of your advice 👍
  9. Perhaps that's what I been reading about is the automatics and I've got it all mixed up in me head so to speak. Everything you have said makes sense and I agree with what your saying. When i brought the car from a car sales men, He was a bit offish with me after I paid for the car. What happened was I asked about did the car came with two working keys, he said yes, But all he gave me was one working key and blade key,I know I should of checked it before hand but at the time I didn't think to. When I went back to confronted him about it his attitude changed and he said it's my word against his. I did a complete check on the car before I brought it even paid the AA to do a check to see if it was stolen etc all come back clear and okay. So the first thing I did was get a key cut and a fob, The blade he gave me had the wrong chip in it that's what the guy at Timpson said to me. So this key have gave me nothing but trouble and it's planted a seed in my head with do I don't I disconnect the battery lol I think the light may of been like it when I brought it. It's my first Rav4 I've owned and I am very pleased with it. I done all the research on the ravs before hand but over looked the immobiliser light and the key. So I don't know if the ECU have ever been changed or doctored or if the sales men knows something I don't. I see your from wales snap Thank you again butty 😁 lol
  10. I so want to do it lol You are right in everything you say and thank you for your help. My rav have got a halfords battery so it must of been changed at some point before I brought it. Its just what I've been reading about cars engines not starting is stopping me from disconnecting it. Out of 10 how sure are you it would start if you don't mind me asking. That's what I was thinking of doing was to disconnect the light, I have the alram light that flashes when I lock the car at night. Thank you again for all your help nice one 👍
  11. Thank you again Just did the tin foil test both keys wouldn't start the car, good test that, The car would crank but wouldn't start to tick over engine. I also had a blank blade key cut again key would crank the engine but would not start. So everything is doing what it should do there. Thank you for the link they seem to be having the same problem like I'm having. Why I'm a bit worried about disconnecting the battery is if I don't have the master key and the keys I do have are not the original keys what do I do if I can't start the car. I don't know if you ever watched father ted but I have Mrs Doyle in my head who makes the tea saying go on go on disconnect the battery lol
  12. Thank you again The key that came with the car two buttons to lock and unlocks doors when pressing buttons on key fob works fine it starts the car and it locks and unlocks the glove box. The key I had cut by timpsons does the same as the key that came with the car. The Techstream program will open up the program new keys also ECU seems to be taking to the Techstream program with codes. So it very strange that nothing is showing override on Techstream ? I didn't want to spend out money on a new ECU and keys for 2004 plate bit silly really when the car starts and drives fine. I have done a few jobs on it so I didn't want to get rid of it because its a good car and where I live in wales it does the job. Just that light is bugging me lol I'm one that's likes everything working and I repair items, I just don't like throwing them away, lol not tight just old skool.
  13. Yes that's the Vid I watched.I did go into the right Techstream programe screen when I was checking. thank you for the link. What I did see on one of the Techstream screens was this Parameter. Value Key SW .......................On IG SW............................on Immobiliser....................unset Sub key............................unreg Master key.......................unreg Transponder s code.............0 Transponder m code............5 Reg code space full..............no +B..........................................normal Antenna coil status.................normal The number of DTC.....................0 There was others readings on the same screen and they was all showing ok. Just thought I would post the above readings regarding the Immobiliser etc I don't know if this will throw light on the subject Thank you both for spending the time helping me I do appreciate it.