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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: System description

  1. Description

The eps (electronic power steering) system generates torque through the operation of the motor and the reduction gear installed on the column shaft in order to assist steering effort.

The power steering ecu determines directions and the amount of assisting power in accordance with vehicle speed signals and signals from the torque sensor built into the steering column assembly. As a result, the power steering adjusts the steering effort so that it is lighter during low speed driving and heavier during high speed driving.

  1. Power steering ecu: the power steering ecu calculates assisting power based on steering torque signals from the torque sensor and vehicle speed signals from the skid control ecu.
  2. Torque sensor: the torque sensor detects the steering effort generated when the steering wheel is turned and converts it to an electrical signal.
  3. Eps motor: the eps motor is activated by the current from the power steering ecu and generates torque to assist the steering effort.
  4. Motor rotation angle sensor: the motor rotation angle sensor consists of the resolver sensor, which excels in reliability and durability. The rotation angle sensor detects the rotation angle of the motor and outputs it to the power steering ecu. As a result, it ensures efficient eps control.
Parts location
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How to proceed with troubleshooting
Hint: Perform troubleshooting in accordance with the following flowchart. *: Use the intelligent tester. Vehicle brought to workshop Inspect battery voltage Standard voltage: 11 ...

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On-vehicle inspection
Check throttle body Check the throttle control motor operating sounds. Turn the ignition switch on. When pressing the accelerator pedal, check the operating sound of the running motor. Make sure that no friction noises emit from the motor. If friction noise exists, replace t ...

Transponder chip malfunction
Description This dtc is output when: 1) during key code registration, a key malfunction occurs; 2) the key code was unable to be registered properly. Inspection procedure Reregister key Clear the dtc (see page ei-18). Reregister the key code with the transponder key ecu (s ...

Cleaning and protecting the vehicle interior
The following procedures will help protect your vehicle’s interior and keep it in top condition: Protecting the vehicle interior Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner. Wipe dirty surfaces with a cloth dampened with lukewarm water. Cleaning the leather areas Remove dirt and dust usin ...

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