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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:

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 ...

Installation
Install ignition switch assembly Install the ignition switch with the 2 screws. Install the ignition key cylinder light connector. Install the ignition switch connector. Install steering column cover lower Attach the 4 claws to install the steering column l ...

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 engine and radiator are still hot. Thermal expansion will cause hot engine coolant and steam to b ...

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