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You have to go to a local radiator shop or mechanic to have a leak down test done to see if you have blowen the head gasket

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Feb 20, 2019


Headlamp doors are vacuum operated. Chk for a vacuum leak.

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on May 04, 2018


Did you check for power going to the starter. could be a connection on that side of things. should be able to pull starter and jump batt to it to see if gear pops out and spins.

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Feb 01, 2018


unlikely as faulty cat converters will cause problems under load and at rpm
check for fuel pressure problems and faulty u regulator not holding pressure over night

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Jan 27, 2018


Parts can be had from a junk yard...remove door panel and push up on the connecting rod to open...generally, a little piece of plastic slips off or breaks inside the door. It is attached to a certain part of the rod. Should be white or clear plastic...look for the broken bits when door panel is removed so you know what you need....cheers

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Jan 25, 2018


IS that an OEM antitheft or aftermarket? If it is an aftermarket please post the info on it.

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Jan 22, 2018


It's a non - interference engine, you should be right with a new timing belt.

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Jan 04, 2018


This is indicating an issue with the transmission that should not be ignored. The flashing light was designed to annoy you into action. Waiting could cost you a lot more money. I would get the error codes by asking my local shop to get them, or many chain auto stores offer free code reading, just ask. I was at AutoZone a few weeks ago and got the codes, and they printed them off for me, in addition to recommendations as to the cause.
Best case scenario is just a reset is necessary (computer perhaps). You don't want to be stuck on the side of the road, so it's good to find out.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Jan 04, 2018


hi there.
see if you can find anything at this link to try and help you find out why.
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1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Nov 17, 2017


have someone drive you vehicle and you sit in the back seat if its a wheel bearing you will hear it and it could also be the tranny as they like to humm

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Sep 28, 2017


Remove the entire aftermarket system, they are junk.

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Jul 20, 2017


over time the grease in the locks etc can become frozen and stop movement when its warmed up a bit it will move better, using the key on the doors every now and then helps move this greas about as the central locking wont move these parts only the switches, replacing the grease after a degreasing locking mechanisms inside the door on the rear of the lock should help choose a grease that can handle low temperatures.

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Jun 07, 2017


for the heater fan-yes the fuse and fusible link are under the hood
for the cig lighter-no only the 15A cig/radio fuse power it

1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Mar 05, 2017


you can buy an after market kit for two or four doors
kit has everything including actuator motors
wiring control box
remote fob

all door card off DIY might take a few days depending on skill level

or auto electrician for a professional kit

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1997 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Oct 17, 2016

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