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My 2002 Toyota RAV4 is quite noisy when i am waiting traffic lights, the speed meter is down to 500-700, but when I use parking or N instead of D , it is lots quieter and the speed meter is up to 1000. Is there anything i can do to improve it? by the way my one is rav4 J with front wheel drive 1794cc vvti engine. Many thanks!

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Depending on how noisy the car is whilst in drive it may not be a problem or one that can be fixed, when the car is idling depending on the car ofcourse it will idle between 800 - 1000rpm, once the car is in "D" the engine puts load on the gearbox and thats why the revs drop its completely normal and causes no harm to your car. If the noise is an exhaust related problem you may just have an exhaust leak.

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