After years of experience working for the dealerships, owner John Cleveland set out to start a new kind of shop for Toyota, Lexus and Scion owners unlike any in Minnesota — one that offers a competitive price point, technical prowess, honesty and environmentally friendly practices. Has been well maintained--all service checks and recalls completed. The vehicle was not repaired. Recommended viscosity: sae 90 Standard oil grade: hypoid gear oil sx api gl-5 Standard differential oil capacity: 0. It is disappointing that we are looking at an impending failure of the drivetrain. The differential compensates for this difference. Told not safe to drive.
Had rear differential coupler sub assembly replaced under warranty enhancement. I backed the car out of the garage and put the rear wheels on wooden blocks and the fronts as far up the ramps as to make it level. The failure mileage 114,000 and the current mileage was 116,000. While driving 45 mph, there was a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. I have attached a fellow Rav4 owners invoice that shows coupler replaced under the special policy adjustment that is also attached.
One of the first signs of a bearing failure is a leaking seal. . Twice the vehicle was taken to a Toyota dealership and they were unable to identify the cause. No sign of a potentially dangerous situation. After having it in the garage the mechanics told me that a gasket or seal leaked on the differential, they told me they have never had it happen, nor do they no why. The blower motor speed can be changed by exchanging the ground and the blower resistor circuit with the.
If so and the front seal is leaking this may be beyond you in that you would need to remove the pinion yolk, if that is the case then you would likely need a new crush sleeve if it has one then you need to re-torque the assembly so that you get the right amount of crush on the new sleeve. I'm from out of town and didn't know who to contact to fix a truck I was borrowing. While the difference is tiny, a car is a precision vehicle, and small variances can do a great deal of damage over the long run. The vehicle was not repaired. The noise occurred without warning.
Now 20000 miles later in November 2018 have growling noise again and local Toyota dealer says coupler would need to be replaced again. However the oil leak is coming from the pinion seal which is the same shaft as the bearings affected by the recall. It is not one of those common car parts like the transmission or radiator. Ok If the result is not as specified, replace the door lock assembly. Now apply the cover to he rear differential gently.
So when this developed is unknown. Make sure you have a drain-pan that can hold about 4 qts or more to reduce spillage. Please or to join the conversation. The dealer stated that the warranty was expired. Installation Install front exhaust pipe assembly Using a vernier caliper, measure the free length of the compression spring.
Description When the heater control blower switch is set to position 1 or higher, the contact of the htr relay is closed, current flows to the blower motor, and the blower motor operates. From doing extensive online research, this appears to be a widespread and common problem with the 4wd Rav4s. Do all work at your own risk. Contacted local dealership, vehicle was looked at by the dealership and they noted it was the differential coupler. Mechanic had never seen anything like this. After 90 minutes to troubleshoot I was told that there was a major problem and that my vehicle was not safe to drive. .
My mechanic discovered that the rear differential coupling hub assembly has failed. Let it get slightly tacky. The entire assembly was also cleaned prior to reassembly as fluid has a tendency to pool leading to residual messes. Not very scientific, but usually torque specs from the factory are too soft and everyone else tightens it down way too much. The leaks is also very minor - only a drop or two while the vehicle is sitting in the driveway overnight. The contact was advised to bring the vehicle back when the failure recurred.
Part plus labor to install. The contact heard a really loud grinding noise emerging from the rear of the vehicle. Contacting Toyota customer service via letter to request reimbursement for the differential coupler that I had to have installed since so many Rav4 owners have had this same issue and others have had theirs repaired at no cost to them. I believe that this warranty enhancement should extend to the rear axle seals as well. Install a new gasket by hand so that its. The manufacturer was contacted at 888-270-9371 and stated that nothing could be done.