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    RA
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  • Toyota Model
    RAV4 VVTI
  • Toyota Year
    2002
  • Location
    Wiltshire

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  1. as roger said you should have a 4 whell alignment. I would be surprised if the rear suspension is not adjustable. As a minimum, the camber adjustment should be possible
  2. look for businesses that can repair the damage with heat treatment and massaging the dent unless the part is broken. I think breakers can provide you with a return option; in your case you'd probably have to pay for P&P in both directions. If you bumper is pre color matched bumper finish, then it will be the grey color which was the finish on all of them
  3. on my RAV4 Mk2 (2002) the button has become sticky and sometimes does not click & latch or unlatch the belt. I tried to remove it to check it out & possibly lubricate but the nut/ bolt that holds it to the seat is very tight. Is it just using brute force or do I need to do something to it before putting the spanner on it? PS it is a straight belt with bot wires or sensors on it Many thanks
  4. Is there a maintenance schedule document (normally a table) giving the required maintenance regime agains time or mileage for a 2003 4.2 petrol? thank s
  5. I would buy the proper kit to do it which I believe includes the final coating for UV protection as Gerg referred to. And the fading would come back as it did in the first place. I wish they would re-introduce glass lenses🙁
  6. I had to change mine after a bolt flew off a lorry and cracked it. Tried to get a toyota OEM replacement but the insurance would have not pay for the full cost (minus the excess off course) so I went with one of their recommended fitters (one of the many emergy windscreen replacement outfits). All looks good and very similar if not exactly like the OEM. But... Could the glass be thinner than the OEM? Why, because I am hearing a slight wipers wind noise when they move across the screen.
  7. you normally should keep the battery in a good state of charge. So I would recommend you look into getting a maintenance charger with desulfation+ maintenance mode if you keep your car off the road for period longer than 4 weeks. A battery that remains discharged for a long period (like in your case) would loose its charge capacity. Just because a battery is new doesn't mean it is not faulty. Since yours is about 6 months old, it must be under guaranty. I would ask the battery shop to do a CCA test on it to check the capacity. A depleted battery can still give you 12.5v but no oomph.
  8. glad you are sorted🙂
  9. It is normally ECU re-learn if you change the battery (I had the same situation). The idle should settle afte a number of engine off & on; 4~5 in my case. Old fuel can also be a culprit
  10. Many thanks for the info. Are they for uk spec cars? i don’t understand where the 3.5 figure I see on oil companies comes from🤔 is there a version with oil cooler?
  11. Had a gear service done on my car and provided the relevant types of gear oil. I supplied 3.5l oil for the transaxle (manual box) and the garage returned 1 liter back! They also showed me the database they use to back the amount used saying 2.4l!. I am a little confised here. Is it 3.5 or 2.4l?🙁
  12. My car is a RAV4 2003 petrol so my comment is not specific to your model but may be of interest. I have had both the O2 sensore (upstream of the CAT) replaced (40k & 65k) First, if either the O2 or Lambda sensor had gone fauly, you would get the orange check light. If you run a diagnostics on the ECU, it will tell you if there is a fault with any of the sensors. As you know many many factors affect the MPG; I understant ethanol in fuel makes it worse. So E10 should reduce your MPG more. The octane rating (RON or ROM) would not should not affect it unless you go below th
  13. I ended up taking the sunroof off, removing the seal and cleaning + treating the rust. It was quite bad. Unfortunately without realizing, the seal removal had also streched it so when fitting it back, the lip would not sit flush in some places. It was cosmetic as the design and the rubber sealant I put on under made sure it was waterproof. Fast forward a couple of months, I decided to hund for a second hand unit from breaker yards. During this process I found out this is a common problemon most of them but you rarely notice it because it is well hidden! After sizing up few suppliers
  14. bonjo

    Twin exhaust

    from memory, it is a german company with an outlet somewhere around silverstone. Please let us know if you source one😀
  15. bonjo

    parts catalog

    I know buying a bolt from T is a financial suicide. Did not know parts catalog were available; had the impression it was a closely guarded secret to put people off maintainig their car themselves!🙁 ger: that is an excellent link; already put to test
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