the fox

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  • First Name
    brian
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  • Toyota Model
    rav4 2.2 d4d
  • Toyota Year
    2007
  • Location
    Lancashire

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  1. I remove the plastic cover inside the vehicle and then squirt liquid change grease around the steering shaft etc. let it run down the shaft into the joint after a while it solidifies and hopefully you can't feel or hear the knock. You can remove the clip from underneath and get to it that way but when the grease thickens it works for me, done about twenty and then topped up a few year later give it a try, cheap from Wilko's I don't work for Wilko's other shop's sell chain grease.........
  2. You need to read the fault codes plenty cheap ones on eBay the main reason for this problem is EGR sticking but without a fault code it's impossible to tell?
  3. Try some new oil, not many people change the transfer box oil, it doesn't last for ever, easy job once the plastic engine/cover removed from underneath.
  4. Yes item will fit item number 323748145013 looks really clean you could try breakeryard.com or similar I can't guarantee this will fix your problem, but it's a very cheap try. I have had two customers who's steering turned off but I think they over heated in really hot weather and they had been searching for somewhere to park for ages, Turned IGN off and disconnected the battery for 5mins all cleared, unless you want to take it to a Toyota garage my recommendation is you try another Power Steering ECU. If it doesn't work you are looking at angle/yaw sensors the list goes on. Good luck.
  5. look at eBay item number: 254243466822
  6. All I can suggest is you buy a cheap second hand steering ECU and give it a try, two screws above the clocks and they just clip out, If you lower the steering wheel it gives more room and you can see the ECU sitting just inside above steering shaft.
  7. Tried to edit the above have a look at eBay item number: 254243466822 The dash clock pod clips out really easy, it's a bit awkward getting the unit out if you have big hands but It's worth trying before you spend loads letting MR T look at it.
  8. My wife had a 2006 RAV4 the steering locked going round a bend/curve at 60 mph she went into a field not nice, the steering ECU lives behind the dash next to the steering wheel was changed really easy to get at, but the cost of a new one F***. Try disconnecting the battery for ten mins but I have driven a RAV without electric assistance almost impossible. So my suggestion is try a second hand one plenty at breaker yard dot com.
  9. the fox

    RAV4 Brake Crack?

    Looking at your picture if that's your breaking system you do not have any of the above you should have shims/plates between the piston and pad, you look like you have a 2007 plated RAV4 these have shims/plates fitted I can't see them in your picture without them they won't seat correctly and squirm about causing noise etc.
  10. the fox

    RAV4 Brake Crack?

    Honestly they look like nasty cheap rubbish or they have been hammered in, have the anti-squeal shims been re-fitted and have they been coated with a bit of copper grease or similar product. The pads sound like they are moving in the calliper, if you did not fit them take it back. Have a look at the picture you should have something similar fitted sometimes they corrode and are not replaced the pads will then float about. Genuine Toyota Rear Brake Pad Anti-Squeal Shim Kit
  11. You answered your own question/post, don't think you have a head gasket problem, don't top it up too the max line, LAC coolant expands a lot if you had a head gasket problem it would have chucked it all out, not just a bit of a spraying.
  12. Hi Lee I have worked on many Rav 4's mainly diesels nearly all of them blow anti-freeze/coolant out of the bottle, especially when it's full to the line, I let it find it's own level and always top up to that, my RAV 4 always blows some out I have extended the pipe to lower down the engine and forgot about it, but you should get a sniff test done before spending any money the head gasket of that year are extremely good, (not often I praise Toyota)
  13. I have never had any trouble setting oil light, I put ignition on, cycle through the trips etc. when trip A appears keep the button in, turn ign off then back on....
  14. If you are after back plates for this model it's a no I'm afraid, I have been looking for pattern parts for ages, don't know why someone on this forum takes up the challenge and make some The cost last time I looked if my memory is correct was £90 a pair.
  15. It will be confiscated when they have another referendum, let them use our English coinage, they vote for independence we and YOU get banned from using tartan... if you have to ask cool or not... you know the answer.. the last cool thing I saw in tartan was Geoff Capes...