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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

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

  • Place vehicle in neutral.
  • Release parking brake.
  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove two bolts and two adjusting washers and disconnect driveline with center bearing shaft.Do not exert excessive force on universal joint when removing driveline assembly.
  • Place reference mark on driveline and differential flange. Paint is recommended for match marks. Never damage rear driveline shaft differential flange.
  • Remove bolts, nuts, and washers f...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Diagnosis & Testing -> 2006-07 -> 2008 -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification -> Reset Switch Test -> Using Scan Tool -> Using TPMS Warning Lamp
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5 V6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Using TPMS Warning Lamp
  • Place the ignition switch in the Off position.
  • Using Toyota SST or other suitable jumper, connect terminals TC and CG of DLC3. The DLC3 is located under the left side of the instrument panel, Fig. .
  • Place the ignition switch in the On position.
  • Read and note DTCs indicated by flashes of the TPMS warning lamp, Fig. .
  • If the TPMS warning lamp blinks in .25 second intervals, a normal condition is indicated, Fig. .
  • If the TPMS warning lamp blinks in .5 second intervals followed by a 1.5 second pause, then additional .5 second i...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 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 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 Oil Temperature Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5 V6 GAS

This lamp will be illuminated when automatic transmission or transfer case fluid temperature exceeds 302°F. If the lamp lights, allow vehicle to operate at idle speed until fluid temperature falls below 248°F; t...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect cable from negative battery terminal.
  • Remove radiator support opening cover.
  • Remove battery clamp.
  • Remove battery.
  • Remove engine cover assembly.
  • Drain engine coolant into a suitable container.
  • Remove radiator grille subassembly.
  • Disconnect hood lock switch connector.
  • Disconnect water bypass hose from radiator reservoir.
  • Disconnect water bypass hose from radiator.
  • Disconnect water bypass pipe from radiator hose.
  • Remove water bypass pipe.
  • Disconnect fan motor connectors from fan motors.
  • De...

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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+.

Brake Components Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4 L4 GASBrake Components Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Right Front Speed Sensor
  • Right Rear Speed Sensor
  • Master Cylinder Reservoir
  • Electronic Control Module
  • Left Rear Speed Sensor
  • HVAC Components Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4  3.5 V6 GASHVAC Components Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Blower Motor
  • Air Mix Control Servo Motor
  • Air Inlet Control Servo Motor
  • Evaporator
  • Air Outlet Control Servo Motor
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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 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Turn Switch
  • Headlamp Dimmer Switch
  • Left Front Turn Signal Lamp
  • Right Front Turn Signal Lamp
  • Flasher Relay
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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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