Half the elctrics don't work since jump starting the car.
Hi. My daughter has a 1996 Rav4 and had to get it jump started the other day. Since then, half the electrics don't work (she said the guy jumping it caused a big spark whilst connecting the jump leads). Items that DON'T work are; Indicators, tail lights, instruments/dash, radio, cig lighter, stop lights, wipers. Items that DO work are; headlights, horn, hazards, dome light. It seems that everything related to the intrument fuse panel don't work, but the items related to the engine compartment fuse panel do. I took the intrument fuse panel off and checked the 40A master fuse behind it and that seems ok. Is there another fuse or relay that could be blown. The engine runs fine, but the battery seems to go flat quickly (not charging perhaps, or just a bad battery??). Any help greatly received. Pete.
Re: Half the elctrics don't work since jump starting the...
Thankyou so much. bought a 96 rav4 max and all electrics were working. battery flat when we went to collect so mechanic replaced it and sparked while connecting. spent the last 4 days trying to sort it and intend on trying the fuse you mention tomorrow. I'll let you know how I get on.
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Hi i never worked on it but i would try to Dryglide special product easy up open and close windows and so spry on the edges and see maybe the mechanism is going stiff and force to open u buy Dryglide from Repco good luck
Hi, this sounds like a bad fuel pump. I would have the fuel pressure checked. Sometimes Autozone will let you borrow a fuel pressure gauge to check your fuel pressure. Just unscrew the cover from the pressure port on the fuel rail and screw on the pressure gauge. Put a rag over your hand while screwing it on to avoid getting fuel sprayed around. Lay the gauge in a safe place and start the car. Read the gauge, record the reading, turn the car off and remove the gauge. If the pressure is less than 35 psi, you need a new fuel pump. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
It is at the engine end of the upper radiator hose. In the picture below it is number 15, below the thermostat cover, number 13 and gasket, number 14. This is a picture of your 1996 Toyota RAV4 cooling system.
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Hi Bgranny, I believe you have the 3S engine in your vehicle. There are two most likely cause of the problem in your vehicle, the first is to check inside the distributor cap for any sins of dampness or condensation. Once complete, then check the plugs and leads for the same. Second thing you can do is check the engine coolant temperature sensor, as it may not be giving the signal to enrich the cold starting, which will be needed to start the cold engine. Outside of these suggestions do go and have the battery checked, as it may be getting lazy. If it is the battery, it'll usually give you signs that it wants to retire to a comfy chair and put its feet up, during winter or cold weather. Please give me a rating for this answer. Regards Johngee10
I don't want to be a prophet of doom but it sounds like the timing belt jumped a tooth. If it did the noise you heard would have been the valve touching the piston. If it went another tooth the engine will not start. You need to check the timing, correct it and try and start it. If it either locks up or won't start you probably have a bent valve.
If you don`t have any lights on in the instrument panel then try getting a jump start.If it starts then have your battery and charging system checked.If you do have lights in the I.P.then make sure your getting power to the starter.Good luck.