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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Do-it-yourself service precautions

If you perform maintenance by yourself, be sure to follow the correct procedure as given in these sections.

Toyota RAV4. Do-it-yourself service precautions


Toyota RAV4. Do-it-yourself service precautions


Toyota RAV4. Do-it-yourself service precautions


Caution

The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may move suddenly, become hot, or become electrically energized. To avoid death or serious injury, observe the following precautions.

When working on the engine compartment

Caution

When working near the electric cooling fans or radiator grille

Vehicles without a smart key system

Be sure the engine switch is off. With the engine switch in the “on” position, the electric cooling fans may automatically start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or the coolant temperature is high.

Vehicles with a smart key system

Be sure the engine switch is off. With the engine switch in ignition on mode, the electric cooling fans may automatically start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or the coolant temperature is high

Safety glasses

Wear safety glasses to prevent flying or falling material, fluid spray, etc.

From getting in your eyes.

Notice

If you remove the air cleaner filter

Driving with the air cleaner filter removed may cause excessive engine wear due to dirt in the air.

Do-it-yourself maintenance
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Hood
Release the lock from the inside of the vehicle to open the hood Pull the hood lock release lever. The hood will pop up slightly. Push the auxiliary catch lever to the left and lift t ...

Other materials:

Rear wheel alignment
adjustment Inspect tire Inspect the tire (see page tw-1). Measure vehicle height Measure the vehicle height (see page sp-3). Inspect toe-in Standard toe-in If the toe-in is not within the specified range, inspect the suspension parts and replace them if necessar ...

Lumbar support adjuster assembly
Inspection Inspect lumbar support adjuster assembl Check operation of the lumbar support adjuster. Check if the lumbar support adjuster moves smoothly when the battery is connected to the lumbar support adjuster motor connector terminals. Ok If the result is not as spec ...

Data list / active test (2006/01- )
Read data list Hint: Using the intelligent tester's data list allows switch, sensor, actuator and other item values to be read without removing any parts. Reading the data list early in troubleshooting is one way to save time. Connect the intelligent tester (with can vim) to the ...

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