Question about 2002 Toyota RAV4
My dealer, from whom I purchased the RAV 4 and to whom I have been taking it for all my recommended maintenance, said they have run across this issue several times and the only sure fix is to replace the Engine Control Module (ECM) and the transmission, plus the Air-Fuel Sensor...a $5,200 repair. Until I went on-line, I never realized how much of a problem this is with nearly all Toyotas, from Avalons to even 2008 Camry's! Prospective Toyota buyers...BEWARE...It may well be worth it to purchase the extended warranties beyond the normal 80,000 mile Toyota Factory Warranty.
Well, I had the same problem and after changing the good as new looking pink fluid in a " do not change under normal driving conditions" transmission, having the ECM reprogrammed and taking the car by AAMCO transmissions I took a lead and bought an updated and new ECM and had it reprogrammed at the dealer. The shift bucking stopped and as long as you don't see out of the ordinary wear indicated by exessive flakes in the transmission pan the mechanicals of the trans are toyota reliable... it was just a badly designed ECM. I bought my new ECM for $800 online from a toyota car dealer in Virgina.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
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