Had transmission fluid changed twice to no avail. Let me know if you had any luck with Toyota. Its a main Toyota dealership and where I bought the car 6 months ago. Basically you have three choices: Disconnect the battery while the vehicle is parked, connect a trickle charger or battery maintainer while the vehicle is parked, or find the cause of the battery drain that is discharging the battery. After further investigation I find out that the car was in fact under warranty because of the 10year or 150,000 mile extension. The easiest and fastest way to locate a transmission fluid leak is using leak detection dye. On the other hand, I rarely and barely hear any whine in my 03 Corolla with 74,000 miles and thus I'm not surprised no-one complains about that.
Recently,my steering went out on the exit ramp luckily and locked a few times, it now makes a thump and caused a minor accident, next time I won't be so lucky. For 2001-2003 Rav4's the transmission warranty has been extended for 10 years or 150000 miles. . JulieBaba3 answered 7 years ago I have a 2002 Toyota Rav 4-The vehicle started to skip, so I took it to my local Toyota Dealer. Sometimes when I step on accelerator there's lag time before car shifts and gets going. A leaking front pump seal, output shaft seal and a damaged or worn out torque converter are examples of internal leaks. It Appears There Are Many People Having Brake Problems With These Cars.
The dealer replaced the transmission. In dense highway traffic, I was about 20 feet behind an older toyota pathfinder and had just accelerated from about 15 mph to about 25 mph, as the distance between the vehicles was growing. You could nullify the problem by fitting a large bore exhaust system???? A badly worn main shaft bearing can also make a clunking sound when the transmission shifts gears. Transmission Service and Maintenance Costs When you service and maintain the transmission in your vehicle yourself, the costs are minimal. Regina1947 answered 7 years ago Hi.
I get the car back and within 5 days it will not accelerate and I have to get the car towed nearly 200 kms to our local dealership I was on a road trip with my 2 young kids in the car. A: I don't think so. The engine is still producing the same amount of power but it's just not being delivered to the wheels. One Instance Took Place On Or About June 30, 2011, The Second Time Happened On Or About Monday, August 1, 2011. I took it to the Toyota Dealer and they explained how I no longer have warranty, because in 2008 they had taken care of the recall problem. It had the same problem.
Complaint Number: 10324114 Incident Date: January 15, 2010 Date Added to File: April 6, 2010 Description of the Complaint: At approximately 60,000 miles I noticed when I backed up I heard a loud clunking noise in what seemed to be the rear. Extended warranty covered work to get a new transmission. Class action law suit is the only way to make them responsible. I told them that I am 64 years old and I do not burn tires. David Hi i'm Andy a new member, I have an identical problem, I have an 04 rav 4 xt3 which whines constantly above 50 mph, I thought it was the rear dif or a prop shaft bearing but no idea how to find out. There are more company's doing the very same thing, the repair involved is a mater of replacing old resistors in the Ecu no programming involved. It was main dealer, they gave me 2 years warranty.
Ecm answered 5 years ago I would not recommend trying to repair the ecu for the Rav4. I did 700 miles since and everything is fine apart from this whining. The oil fill tube or dipstick tube will leak at the base of the tube where it enters the transmission if it is loose or if the O-ring is damaged or deteriorated. This has created dangerous situations when merging in traffic. Whether it's a subtle jerk when the transmission shifts into a different gear, a strange smell, the eyesore of leaked fluid ondiagnose transmission problems your garage floor or an unusual noise, learning to recognize these warning signs can save you a great deal of money and vehicle down time. Have copied the info here and have my copy of the work order from August cearly stating I complained of feeling transmission slip! They told me that they don't know what the problem is and to bear with them. Sealed using cheap ghetto method but it actually works.
This is why car engines typically outlast transmissions. The contact was able to place the vehicle in drive and turned the vehicle off. New transmission ordered, but on backorder. Both universal joints were shot. The Contact Stated That Whenever The Vehicle Was In Either The Park Position Or The Drive Position, The Transmission Leaked Fluid.
As I was given a 1 year warranty I put it into the garage where I bought it and they changed some reverse gear components but this made no difference so I put it back in again, 2 weeks ago. That Was About Two Weeks Ago. Thier whine was a loud one too. A few months later as the noise kept on getting progressively louder I took the car to the Toyota Dealer when it was time to get the oil changed and had him check the whining noise. Possible that Toyota has similar problems in more transmissions. Very happy with car after one year of ownership - even the tyres still have loads of tread on them. Once everything is clean and dry, start the engine and start looking for the source of the leak.
Sunny03 answered 5 years ago After driving to Bakersfield from Kernville - Bill Wright Toyota tells me I'm not under warrenty for this transmission problem. Dealer had replaced transmission a month earlier but it had a bad seal which caused a leak. Strange, as the U250E is supposed to be a more refined quieter variant of the U241E transaxle, which was known for being a little noisy. Returned vehicle for follow up repairs. By the way this isn't a back street garage. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the front end of the rav4 was mashed in. Check fluid condition each time you check the fluid level.
See image If you have trouble determining the color of the leaked fluid, place a white sheet of paper underneath your vehicle where the fluid leaks to the floor and let it sit overnight. Difficult to know without the history and even then it wouldn't prove much. It is very unsettling to have to just wait for who knows how long for them to fix the problem. I just got back with my car, no need to replace the transmission for now. It only has 86,000 miles but it being 2014 I thought I was not covered for the 10 years or 150,000 warranty. If it's a 5-speed manual box, has the fifth gear cluster ever been replaced this can wear, with gear lever vibration and eventual jumping out of gear? In shop several times dealer unable to identify and repair problem. I have installed a new battery every year but it does not hold its charge.