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  1. On my RAV I had the light not go off....if I remember right it was the spare tire was low on air.
  2. Hope you are right. I'm a bit worried maybe its not going to be like our other Toys. Now the passenger seat has a rattle in it. Just might be this one was built on a Monday though the 2018 Rolla they gave me as a loaner with 5000 miles on it had several loud rattles. Guess they dont build them like they used to. One thing that did go away....that clicking sound when back it up. That was gone after the seal was fixed. Now I did have them rotate the tires too but makes me wonder if it was something with seal repair? I really like the RAV a lot.....though I still dont like the pedal positions Toy uses on their Rollas/Ravs. I'm only 5'6 but the pedals feel like they are to close and the seat doesnt go far enough back. And the touch screen radio.....I cant believe the slide bar they use when using the USB port doesnt work using your finger. Only the wheel/ radio buttons will FF through a MP3 and its way to slow!!! I listen to several "car /garden" shows and some are 2 hours long so I want to listen to the 2nd half at another time. But once you leave that file going back starts it over. With the slider working with your finger would be perfect.
  3. Hey fish....yea I did clean it up...twice and road tested it. Within 5 miles it was showing a leak. Damn. So the shop looked at it and said....almost sure its a rear main seal. They then diagnosed it and said yes it was that. I was floored as the possible reasons for that...none are good. So they took it apart and showed me it was leaking there. They have been great to me over the years so did the job pretty cheaply. But....its not the money that bothered me....its....why did this happen? Is there play/excessive run out in the crank causing the seal to move or wear? Would the PVC system cause this if it was clogged? Just a bad day for the person who put the seal in? Or just a bad seal? Its small thin thing too. I had plans of keeping this for 150K or more but not off to a good start here. Thanks!
  4. I've heard the sedan will get updated in 2020....with the new motor I assume...which from what I read kinda reminds me of the Honda motors we had....not much low end grunt but top end. My least fav style of motor though dont know how it would feel with the CVT. From now on we'll be staying with the RAV or if they do a AWD crossover....but my wife will need something small....so hope they dont disco the car under the Corolla.
  5. Well guess they dont make em like they used to. My buddies new suv has some serious issues and now my 2015 LE AWD had a drops of oil on the floor. I looked...hmmm engine oil on the motor/tranny housing but I couldnt see where it was coming from. It was just one spot where as the rest of the motor/tranny was very clean. Dealer said it was the rear main seal. But not sure exactly what seal they mean in this vehicle. But what would cause this seal to start leaking at 72,000 miles? Thanks
  6. For now I guess its the pads slapping around. It does sound like that now that I'm really listening to it. And it comes from the back sometimes....other times the front. Plus on other Rav sites they are saying it about 2015-18's so I dont think its an issue with the AWD unit. But I guess time will tell. I'm putting on a lot of miles on mine and nothing else seems off with it.
  7. I agree 100%.....I always have let the dealer do my tranny oil changes after a quickie lube place wrecked my brothers Accord which needed special oil. But I was worried with this RAV they might have done that. OTOH....just last weekend I was having our local indie shop fix a slow tire leak....and a guy came in asking to do the tranny oil on his RAV. They said....no...thats a dealer only thing now....we dont have the equipment to do it. And I asked a quickie oil place near where the car was owned in NH and they said the same thing. So I felt better about it. I now believe this noise is the brakes as if I park it with the nose facing abit downhill it never makes the sound. And on a RAV message board this seems to be a common noise even with 2018's.
  8. I'm interested....even in the other cars like RAVs....Cam's.....ect. Thanks!
  9. I was pretty convinced it was the pads slapping around....does sound like that.....and it might be....hope it is. But tonight I noticed it did it when slowing down even though I had yet to touch the brakes. Some times I hear it more than a few times....other days not much at all. The dealer is saying its the pads. I really cant say for sure if it happened when the AWD fluid changes took place. For sure it sounds more like a clicking sound....like you said the pawl sound is close to it most times....or pads sliding around. I told a Toy rep I wish they didnt have the tranny oil change like it is. As if someone brings it to the quickie lube places and they do their up-sell....they might think a drain and fill is all it needs when in fact its a lot more complex. I'm not sure they would know to not offer to do these type of trannies. As I told Toy the issue is if the previous owners did use a Quickie lube....the damage might not show up for a few more years. I had most of the records and they took it to a dealership but there is a section of miles where I have no info. I really like it (other than does Toy use 4ft tall testers for the pedal/seat layout?!!!) ...I was very impressed how it went in a massive blizzard I had to drive in....and as impressed with the gas mileage I get with it. So I want to keep it for 200K+ miles like we are doing with our 2005 Rolla.
  10. I thought of all of the same things D....esp with how tricky doing the tranny fluid is. And the mount, I thought could be something but I'd think I'd hear it a lot more if it was a mount. For sure I thought it was the brakes shifting around and it very well could be that....today the dealer said this noise is pretty normal and many times its just the pads slapping around. I've seen that on other sites too. The noise does sound like that some times....but not sure I can say that all of the time. Also one other 2016 RAV owner said their has this clunking sound too. Have to keep an eye on it and maybe next time I get the tires rotated I'll have them go over the mounts and whatever else it might be. Thanks!
  11. Hi....I have a 2015 RAV4 (72K) that I really like. I know this is a long shot but figured let me ask anyway....some good experts on this board. When it sits for a while...and I shift into reverse...it makes a clunk sound...or sometimes a click sound. It never does it in D.....just going into reverse. It doesnt do it all the time...and seldom does it more than once. It drives fine....no noises. Back at 60K miles we did the AWD/Tranny fluid changes....and we THINK it might have started after that but then again with all the tragedy going on then (and some still today) my mind wasnt on the RAV....so maybe it was always doing it. Any ideas....something I should be concerned about or is this normal with AWD RAV's? Thanks! Jim PS....thanks Dave for the ultra fast fixing of the forum! And our 2005 Rolla is at 190K and still running great! (knock on wood)
  12. Our 2005 LE has 180K on it and burns almost no oil between the 5000 mile changes.
  13. Yea I figured the control for the heater core hoses are probably inside the heater core box and not on the motor so they would be under the same or as you said some pressure like the main hoses were. OTOH....even back in the mid 70's where blowing a radiator hose was not uncommon....I don't think I ever remember losing the heater core hoses! The dealer didn't even want to change the main ones saying they looked and felt fine. If it was my 2011 Corolla that had 200,000 on it I'd leave them as I'd know right away if something was going wrong. But my wife can be oblivious at times to what's going on with the car. She's getting better....but I wanted to be safe with her car. Thanks!
  14. Hi everyone....well our 2005 LE is almost at 200K miles....still runs great....burns hardly any oil. So I decide to change out the plugs and radiator hoses as the wife drives this car 99% of the time and she doesn't know something when something is wrong to STOP. Well I think I messed up with the hoses. I forgot to have the garage change out the heater hoses too...just had them do the upper/lower radiator hoses. Just wondering....are these heater hoses under pressure too? TIA!
  15. I've gotten 41mpg on the highway....speeds between 65-72mph....in a 2011LE with the autotranny.