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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5 V6 GAS

Front

  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Drain transaxle oil in suitable container.
  • Remove front axle hub nut.
  • Disconnect ABS wheel speed sensor and remove bolt securing lefthand flexible hose from shock absorber.
  • Disconnect lefthand front disc brake caliper bolts.
  • Disconnect righthand front disc brake caliper bolts.
  • Remove nut and separate lefthand front stabilizer link assembly.
  • Remove nut and separate righthand front stabilizer link assembly.
  • Remove bolt and separate speed sensor from lefthand stee...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement -> Installation -> Removal -> TPMS ECU -> TPMS Pressure Warning Valve & Transmitter -> TPMS Receiver
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 GAS

TPMS Pressure Warning Valve & Transmitter

If installing a replacement tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, note the identification number for use during registration. Refer to the Registration under the "Relearn Procedures."

Removal
  • Loosen the wheel lug nuts.
  • Raise and support vehicle with jack stands.
  • Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove the tire valve stem cap, then the valve stem core and allow the tire to deflate, Fig. .
  • Remove the nut retaining the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter to the wheel assembly, then drop the transmitter inside the tire.
  • Using a...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect both battery cables. After removing battery ground cable wait 90 seconds to prevent air bag and seat belt pretensioner activation.
  • Remove battery hold-down bracket nuts and remove battery.
  • Remove engine electrical wiring harness clamps.
  • Remove bolts securing battery bracket.
  • Remove bolts securing battery bracket reinforcement.
  • Disconnect S-terminal connector f...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Toyota -> 2006-09 RAV4
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4 L4 GAS

The cabin air filter should be replaced every 36 months or 30,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

  • Open the glove compartment, then slide off damper rod, Fig. .
  • Push inward on each side of glove compartment to disconnect claws, Fig. .
  • Remove the cabin air filter cover, Fig. .
  • Remove th...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Toyota -> Air Bag Warning Lamp -> 2002-09 RAV4
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5 V6 GAS

  • Connect two service wires to terminals Tc and CG of data link connector.
  • Turn ignition switch to On position and wait for approximately 6 seconds.
  • SRS warning lamps will illuminate 2-4 seconds later. Within 1-5 seconds, ground terminal Tc of DLC.
  • SRS warning lamp will go off within 2-4 seconds. Within 1-5 seconds, release ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 GAS

Inlet

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at heater core.
  • Remove hose from heater core.
  • Reposition hose clamp at water outlet.
  • Remove hose from water outlet.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Outlet

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp a...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS

  • Remove radiator reservoir tank assembly, then lay aside.
  • Remove clips from engine cover.
  • Remove bolts from righthand front suspension member reinforcement.
  • Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm counterclockwise, using a suitable tool t...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Compartment Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4  2.4 L4 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Ambient Temperature Sensor
  • Electronic Control Module
  • Air Conditioning Pressure Sensor
  • A/C Condenser
  • HTR Fuse
  • Front Body Components Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5 V6 GASFront Body Components Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Electronic Control Module
  • Instrument Panel Junction Block
  • IG2 Relay
  • AM2 Fuse
  • IG2 Fuse
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • A/C Condenser Fan Motor
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Engine Control Module
  • Radiator Fan Motor
  • Fan No 1 Relay
  • 2008 Toyota RAV4  2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Right Front Speed Sensor
  • Left Front Speed Sensor
  • Skid Control ECU With Actuator
  • VSC Motor Relay
  • Auto LSD Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Intermittent No Crank/No Start
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Erratic Operation
  • Auto Systems:
  • Starting, Charging, Battery
  • Document: Water Condensation Dripping from Headliner
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Leaks
  • Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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