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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5 V6 GAS

  • Place vehicle in neutral.
  • Release parking brake.
  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove two bolts and two adjusting washers and disconnect driveline with center bearing shaft.Do not exert excessive force on universal joint when removing driveline assembly.
  • Place reference mark on driveline and differential flange. Paint is recommended for match marks. Never damage rear driveline shaft differential flange.
  • Remove bolts, nuts, and washers f...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Diagnosis & Testing -> 2006-07 -> 2008 -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification -> Reset Switch Test -> Using Scan Tool -> Using TPMS Warning Lamp
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Using TPMS Warning Lamp
  • Place the ignition switch in the Off position.
  • Using Toyota SST or other suitable jumper, connect terminals TC and CG of DLC3. The DLC3 is located under the left side of the instrument panel, Fig. .
  • Place the ignition switch in the On position.
  • Read and note DTCs indicated by flashes of the TPMS warning lamp, Fig. .
  • If the TPMS warning lamp blinks in .25 second intervals, a normal condition is indicated, Fig. .
  • If the TPMS warning lamp blinks in .5 second intervals followed by a 1.5 second pause, then additional .5 second i...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect both battery cables. After removing battery ground cable wait 90 seconds to prevent air bag and seat belt pretensioner activation.
  • Remove battery hold-down bracket nuts and remove battery.
  • Remove engine electrical wiring harness clamps.
  • Remove bolts securing battery bracket.
  • Remove bolts securing battery bracket reinforcement.
  • Drain coolant by opening radiator drain plug. Never drain coolant from a hot engine to avoid scalding of skin. Drain coolant into a clean suitable container.
  • Remove clips securing radiator support opening cover.
  • Remove bolts and nuts attaching rad...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Toyota -> 2006-09 RAV4
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 GAS

The cabin air filter should be replaced every 36 months or 30,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

  • Open the glove compartment, then slide off damper rod, Fig. .
  • Push inward on each side of glove compartment to disconnect claws, Fig. .
  • Remove the cabin air filter cover, Fig. .
  • Remove th...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Toyota -> Tire Pressure Warning Lamp -> 2006-09 RAV4 -> Registration -> Relearn -> Reset -> System Initialization -> Tire Pressure Sensor & Transmitter -> TPMS ECU
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS

Reset

This warning lamp will illuminate when tire pressure falls below a specified psi. When the warning lamp illuminates, check the air pressure of the tire and adjust it to specified pressure. When the vehicle is driven more than 18 mph after the adjustment, the lamp will go off.

Relearn

Registration
TPMS ECU

If replacing the TPMS ECU, prior to removal, use a suitably programmed scan tool to read the registered transmitter identification number for all wheels and note them for registration.

  • Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC3 located under the LH side of the instrument pane...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 GAS

Inlet

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at heater core.
  • Remove hose from heater core.
  • Reposition hose clamp at water outlet.
  • Remove hose from water outlet.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Outlet

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp a...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 GAS

  • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from dr...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Instrument Panel Components and Connectors Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4  2.4 L4 GASInstrument Panel Components and Connectors Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • A1
  • A2
  • A3
  • A36
  • A35
  • Engine Compartment Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4  3.5 V6 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Ambient Temperature Sensor
  • A/C Compressor
  • Electronic Control Module
  • A/C Magnetic Clutch
  • Air Conditioning Pressure Sensor
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2008 Toyota RAV4  3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Engine Control Module
  • EFI Main Relay
  • 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Clock
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Intermittent No Crank/No Start
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Erratic Operation
  • Auto Systems:
  • Starting, Charging, Battery
  • Document: Water Condensation Dripping from Headliner
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Leaks
  • Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2008 Toyota RAV4 AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2008 Toyota RAV4 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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