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2008 Toyota RAV4 CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Toyota REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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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 Limited 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

    Description
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4 L4 GAS

    A tire pressure sensor and transmitter assembly is installed in each tire and wheel assembly. The sensor measures the tire pressure. The measured tire pressure and transmitter identification are transmitted as radio waves to the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) warning antenna and receiver on the body. From the receiver the signal is sent to the TPMS ECU (Electronic Control Uni...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 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 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 -> Automatic Transmission Overdrive Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 GAS

    The "OD Off" lamp will be illuminated when the ignition switch is in the On position and the Overdrive (OD) switch is in the Off position. When the OD switch is placed in the On position, the "OD Off" lamp should go out. If the lamp flashes when the switch is placed in the On position, a fault has been detected by the electronic control system. After diagnosis and repair are c...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

    Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4 L4 GAS

    Lower

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

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 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+.

    Body Components and Connectors Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GASBody Components and Connectors Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • L12
  • L11
  • L14
  • L10
  • L13
  • Instrument Panel Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GASInstrument Panel Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Starter Relay
  • Ignition Switch
  • Instrument Panel Junction Block
  • AM1 Fuse
  • Main Body ECU
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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 Limited 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Magnetic Clutch Relay
  • Ignition Relay
  • Fuel Pump Relay
  • Brake Relay
  • VSC Motor Relay
  • 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Left Front Door Speaker
  • Right Rear Speaker
  • Left Rear Speaker
  • Radio Receiver
  • Stereo Component Amplifier
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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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