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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Coolant

Replacement

  1. Remove no. 1 Engine under cover

  2. Drain engine coolant

  1. Loosen the radiator drain cock plug.

Hint:

Collect the coolant in a container and dispose of it according to the regulations in your area.

  1. Remove the radiator reservoir cap.

Caution:

Do not remove the radiator reservoir cap while the engine and radiator are still hot.

Pressurized, hot engine coolant and steam may be released and cause serious burns.

  1. Loosen the cylinder block drain cock plug.

Toyota RAV4. Drain engine coolant


  1. Add engine coolant

  1. Tighten the radiator drain cock plug by hand.
  2. Tighten the cylinder block drain cock plug.

    Torque: 12.7 N*m (130 kgf*cm, 10 ft.*Lbf)

  3. Add toyota super long life coolant (sllc) to the radiator reservoir filler opening.
  4. Continue adding toyota sllc until it is filled to the b line at the base of the reservoir's filler neck.

Hint:

The b line is the lower edge of the inner wall of the filler neck.

Standard capacity: 6.8 Liters (7.2 Us qts, 5.9 Imp. Qts)

Toyota RAV4. Add engine coolant


Hint:

Toyota vehicles are filled with toyota sllc at the factory. In order to avoid damage to the engine cooling system and other technical problems, only use toyota sllc or similar high quality ethylene glycol based non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite, non-borate coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technology (coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technology consists of a combination of low phosphates and organic acids).

Notice:

Never use water as a substitute for engine coolant.

  1. Press the no. 1 And no. 2 Radiator hoses several times by hand, and then check the level of the coolant. If the coolant level drops below the b line, add toyota sllc to the b line.
  2. Install the radiator reservoir cap.
  3. Start the engine and warm it up until the cooling fan operates.
  1. Set the air conditioning as follows while warming up the engine.

  2. Maintain the engine speed at 2,000 to 2,500 rpm and warm up the engine until the cooling fan operates.

Notice:

  1. Press the no. 1 And no. 2 Radiator hoses several times by hand to bleed air.

Caution:

When pressing the radiator hoses:

  1. Stop the engine and wait until the coolant cools down to ambient temperature.
  2. Check that the coolant level is between the full and low line.

    If the coolant level is below the low line, repeat all of the procedures above.

    If the coolant level is above the full line, drain coolant so that the coolant level is between the full and low line.

Toyota RAV4. Add engine coolant


  1. Check for engine coolant leaks

  2. Install no. 1 Engine under cover

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