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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Cooling fan system

Parts location

Toyota RAV4. Parts location


System diagram

Toyota RAV4. System diagram


On-vehicle inspection

Hint:

It is normal for the cooling fan to sometimes rotate when the ignition switch is turned from acc to on.

  1. Check cooling fan operation at low temperatures (below 94°c (201°f))

Toyota RAV4. Check cooling fan operation at low temperatures (below 94°c (201°f))


  1. Turn the ignition switch on with the a/c switch off.
  2. Check that the cooling fan stops.

    If it does not, check the cooling fan relays and engine coolant temperature sensor, and then check for disconnection of the connector or a wire break between the cooling fan relay and engine coolant temperature sensor.

  3. Disconnect the engine coolant temperature sensor connector.

Toyota RAV4. Check cooling fan operation at low temperatures (below 94°c (201°f))


  1. Check that the cooling fan rotates.

    If it does not, check the fuses, cooling fan relays, ecm and cooling fan, and then check for an open circuit between the cooling fan relay and engine coolant temperature sensor.

  2. Reconnect the engine coolant temperature sensor connector.

Toyota RAV4. Check cooling fan operation at low temperatures (below 94°c (201°f))


  1. Check cooling fan operation at high temperatures (above 96°c (205°f))

  1. Start the engine, and then raise the coolant temperature to above 96°c (205°f).

Hint:

Coolant temperature is the value detected by the engine coolant temperature sensor on the cylinder head.

  1. Check that the a/c switch is off.
  2. Check that the cooling fan rotates.

    If it does not, check the engine coolant temperature sensor, cooling fan, harness or connector.

Toyota RAV4. Check cooling fan operation at high temperatures (above 96°c (205°f))


Cooling system
On-vehicle inspection Check cooling system for leaks Remove the radiator reservoir cap. Caution: To avoid the danger of being burned, do not remove the radiator reservoir cap while the ...

Coolant
Replacement Remove no. 1 Engine under cover Drain engine coolant Loosen the radiator drain cock plug. Hint: Collect the coolant in a container and dispose of it according to the regul ...

Other materials:

Bottle holders
Front Rear Caution Items unsuitable for the bottle holder Do not place anything other than a bottle in the bottle holders. Other items may be thrown out of the holders in the event of an accident or sudden braking and cause injury. Notice Items that should not be stowed in the bott ...

Identification information
Vehicle identification and serial numbers Vehicle identification number The vehicle identification number is stamped on the vehicle identification number plate and on the certification label, as shown in the illustrations. Vehicle identification number plate Certification label ...

Basic inspection
When a malfunction is not confirmed by the dtc check, troubleshooting should be carried out in all circuits considered to be possible causes of the problem. In many cases, by carrying out the basic engine check shown in the following flowchart, the location of the problem can be found quickly a ...

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