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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:

Short in driver side curtain shield squib circuit
Description The driver side curtain shield squib circuit consists of the center airbag sensor and the curtain shield airbag lh. The circuit instructs the srs to deploy when the deployment conditions are met. These dtcs are recorded when a malfunction is detected in the driver side cu ...

Audio system
Operations such as listening to audio, using the hands-free phone, confirming vehicle information and changing audio system settings are started by using the following buttons. Audio system operation buttons “Audio” button Display the “select audio source” screen or audio top s ...

Inspection
Inspect cylinder head for warpage Using a precision straightedge and feeler gauge, measure the warpage of the contact surfaces of the cylinder block and manifolds. Maximum warpage: 0.08 Mm (0.0032 In.) If the warpage is greater than the maximum, replace the cylinder head sub-a ...

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