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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:

Removal
Disconnect cable from negative battery terminal Caution: Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal to prevent airbag and seat belt pretensioner activation. Remove no. 1 Engine cover (see page es-410) Remove air cleaner cap (see pag ...

Closing the fuel tank cap
After refueling, turn the fuel tank cap until you hear a click. Once the cap is released, it will turn slightly in the opposite direction. Caution When replacing the fuel tank cap Do not use anything but a genuine toyota fuel tank cap designed for your vehicle. Doing so may cause a fire ...

Removal (2006/01- )
Remove front wheel Drain automatic transaxle fluid Drain the automatic transaxle fluid for u140f (see page ax-147). Drain the automatic transaxle fluid for u241e (see page ax-146). Drain the automatic transaxle fluid for u151e (see page ax-172). Remove front axle hub nut ( ...

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