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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Utility vehicle precautions

Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual / Driving / Driving tips / Utility vehicle precautions

This vehicle belongs to the utility vehicle class, which has higher ground clearance and narrower tread in relation to the height of its center of gravity to make it capable of performing in a wide variety of off-road applications.

Utility vehicle feature

Caution

Utility vehicle precautions

Always observe the following precautions to minimize the risk of death, serious injury or damage to your vehicle:

Off-road driving

When driving your vehicle off-road, please observe the following precautions to ensure your driving enjoyment and to help prevent the closure of areas to off-road vehicles:

Additional information for off-road driving

To obtain additional information pertaining to driving your vehicle off-road, consult the following organizations:

Caution

Off-road driving precautions

Always observe the following precautions to minimize the risk of death, serious injury or damage to your vehicle:

Notice

To prevent the water damage

Take all necessary safety measures to ensure that water damage to the engine or other components does not occur.

When you drive through water

If driving through water, such as when crossing shallow streams, first check the depth of the water and the bottom of the riverbed for firmness. Drive slowly and avoid deep water.

Inspection after off-road driving

Winter driving tips
Carry out the necessary preparations and inspections before driving the vehicle in winter. Always drive the vehicle in a manner appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions. Preparation for win ...

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Installation (2005/11-2006/01)
Install front drive shaft assembly lh Coat the spline of the inboard joint shaft with gear oil. Using a brass bar and hammer, align the shaft splines in the drive shaft. Notice: Set the snap ring with the opening side facing downwards. Be careful not to damage the oil s ...

Inspection
Inspect crankshaft position sensor Measure the resistance of the sensor. Standard resistance Notice: Cold and hot mean the temperature of the coils themselves. Cold is from -10 to 50°c (14 to 122°f) and hot is from 50 to 100°c (122 to 212°f). If the result is not as specif ...

Compressor and pulley (for 2gr-fe)
Components Removal Discharge refrigerant from refrigeration system (see page ac-172) 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 pretensione ...

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