Question about Toyota RAV4
It sounds like your belt broke which not only ran the alternator, but also the waterpump. When the waterpump quit the engine got hot and siezed, I am sure that not having any oil helped the already dismal situation of your motor. I am confident that if you were to put a wrench on the front of the main engine pully that is attached to the crank shaft that it would not be willing to move. In short I would say it is time for a new engine.
Posted on Apr 28, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hmmm, sounds like an ignition switch problem. Not the tumbler/key switch, the ignition switch.
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
You changed 6 coils, but you didn't change spark plugs? The new coils give strong spark to burn off resisdues from your old plugs plus what ever left inside the combustion due to bad old coils causing smoke and bad ordor. Change all new spark plugs so you can have good ignition to burn off all junks inside combustion chambers. Smokes are at the beginning, but it will go away after less than 10 minutes.
If it is not going away you may have other problemS:
Rich mixture causing engine check light come on.
Check if engine oil level.
Check if your coolant level.
Open the oil cap to see if you have milky stuff. If there is milky stuff then you have bad head gasket.
Let me know what is coming out so others can learn from your experience. Good luck.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
For the smoke to occur in the engine compartment it has to be something that occurred external to the engine or an external leak from the engine. White smoke would have been steam and suggest a blown gasket that allowed water to exit the engine. Assuming it was not something that burned it would point to a leakage of oil or perhaps a belt. Two things I would check are the belts and the engine compression. An external oil leak on a hot engine could have made the black smoke and may not show up when the engine is cool. If it is an oil leak you may be able to find out where by putting some paper under the engine and turning the engine over enough to create a drip on the paper.
Also try to remember if you smelled anything when the problem occurred.
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Posted on Jun 17, 2010
percyhey, The first idea is to check the starter itself. You will need a test light for this procedure. Jack up the car and put jackstands under the frame to support it. PLEASE DO NOT go under the car with out them. Ramps would be easier and safer if you have them. Locate the starter and the little wire going to the solenoid. Remove the wire and find a good ground for the test light. The negative battery terminal is best if your test light wires are long enough. If not then use the body or engine as a ground and test this by touching the test light probe to the large wire on the starter and see if it lights up. If the small wire is bolted to the starter then you dont have to remove it, just make sure that it is intact. Touch the test light probe at the small wire and have someone try to start the engine. If it lights up then you have power going to the starter and the solenoid is malfunctioning and the starter needs to be replaced. Seeing that you have already tested the fuses and relays and replaced the ignition switch then this is the only possibility left. If you dont have power going to the solenoid then check the battery wires. Good luck with this.
Posted on May 08, 2011
Check for spark and fuel. When you turn the key on you should hear the fuel pump in the tank for a few seconds till the pressure builds up. When you crank the engine there should be spark at the plugs.
Posted on Jun 05, 2011
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