How to remove a Toyota RAV4 ECM and send to Circuit Board Medics for repair. If you are experiencing harsh shifts of the transmission, hesitation between shifts, or false diagnostic trouble codes of P0750, P0753, P0755, P0758, P0770 and/or P1760 with your 2001-2003 RAV4, then we can help with a fast (1 business day) turnaround. Toyota has even released a technical service bulletin on this problem which calls for the replacement of the ECM. No programming required! 800-547-2049
This is a repair service for your 2001, 2002, or 2003 Toyota RAV4 ECM (engine control module). The ECM is also commonly referred to as the computer or ECU (engine control unit).
HOW TO FIX RAV4 ECM ECU TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. **READ DESCRIPTION!**
I HAVE RECENTLY DISCOVERED BY TALKING TO SOMEBODY THAT SUCCESSFULLY
REPAIRED THEIR ECU THAT THE RESISTORS DO NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED! THE
PROBLEM IS A POOR CONNECTION BETWEEN THE RESISTORS AND THE CIRCUIT BOARD SO
ALL U NEED TO DO IS RE-SOLDER THEM!
ALSO, I WOULD RECOMMEND REPAIRING THE THREE GROUND POINTS ON THE CIRCUIT
BOARD WHERE THEY CONTACT THE ALUMINUM HOUSING. *IF YOU CANNOT FIGURE OUT
HOW TO DO THIS OR ARE UNSURE OF ANY STEP YOU SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT REPAIR AND
INSTEAD SEND YOUR ECU TO SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING* check
engine etc in ny is who i would recommend.
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE Immobilizer Key Programming - How To
How to program Toyota immobilizer keys. This method worked for my 2004
Toyota Sienna LE and will work for many other late model Toyotas with
immobilizer keys. Note that in this video I tried to program 2 keys. The
first key worked not problem but the second key couldn't be programmed due
to what I guess is my van having the maximum number of keys allowed
programmed into the ECU. I purchased a total of 3 keys off of eBay from
seller "yourkeysupplier" for $9 each. His communication is great and I had
no problems programming the keys until I hit the maximum limit on my van.
Be warned that unless you go to the dealer you will have no way of knowing
how many keys you can program into your ECU before hitting the limit.
Instructions I followed:
1. Using a master key (original key), insert (and remove) it from the
ignition 5 times. On the 5th time, leave it in the ignition, then:
2. Open and close the driver's door 6 times.
3. Remove the master key. The security light should now stay lit red.
4. Insert the newly cut key. The security light should be blinking red;
wait about 60 seconds until the light stops blinking and turns off.
5. Remove the new key. Insert the old master key and start the engine and
turn it off.
Your new key should have been programmed and ready for use.
2001 Toyota RAV4 Start Up and Review 2.0 L 4-Cylinder
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Camerons Car Reviews Rating: 4/5
Start Up and Review of the 2001 Toyota RAV4
Powertrains: 2.0 L 4-Cylinder with 5-Speed Manual or 4-Speed Automatic FWD
Features: Cloth Seats, Manual Driver Seat Adjustments, Power Windows,
Mirrors, and Door Locks, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Power Outlet(s), Cruise
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 2.0 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
CYLINDERS Inline 4
TORQUE 142 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
horsepower 148 hp
@ 6000 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 35.4 ft.
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 1500 lbs.
MAXIMUM PAYLOAD** 1235 lbs.
GROSS WEIGHT 3946 lbs. CURB WEIGHT 2711 lbs.
ANGLE OF APPROACH 27 degrees
ANGLE OF DEPARTURE 28 degrees
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 29.2 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 68.3 cu.ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 14.7 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 308.7/382.2 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 21/26 mpg
Competitors: Ford Escape, Kia Sportage, Honda CR-V
What I have to say about the 2001 Toyota RAV4: For 2001 the RAV4 grows in
size and features new edgy styling. The RAV4 was the first SUV to pretty
much spark the car based SUV market, then it's main arch rival the Honda
CR-V came one year later after the RAV4 debuted and then it became a war
between the 2 Japanese brands. The Honda CR-V will offer more room, but the
RAV4 is more of a cute-ute then the CR-V. Many features are available on
the RAV4 and we do recommend the RAV4 over the CR-V for this year. All in
all very great car from Toyota, just needs a little more power under the
How to Reset the ECM
After watching the Smack resetting the ECM and getting a huge increase in
mpg, I started looking up how to reset the ECM.
There are a few different ways, but they all pretty much say the same
thing, just in different ways. The majority of the info I gleaned was from
high performance car sites where people add after market parts and need to
reset the ECM so their vehicles will adjust to the new equipment and
variables. Hopefully this will help us with our cells/systems.
BTW I am NOT a mechanic or an electrician - IOW this is for informational
Use at your own risk cause I am not liable for anything you do.
Steve aka AlmostHydrogen
Toyota Rav 4 brake job (brake pads and rotors)
Anthony @ DIYautotech taking you through the steps on how to perform a
brake job on a 2002 Toyota Rav 4. We remove and install new brake pads,
and new rotors. Watch the entire video to see how to perform this on your
Toyota RAV4 ECU Reflash
2003 Toyota, RAV4: generate mechanical key, key code location, transponder
key type identification, ECU identification, specifi ECU reflash procedure,
key transponder program, safety, tools, equipment. Thank God for this
opportunity. Your comments and request are welcome.
How to de-solder and repair broken Bosch EDC15C2 ECU from 2.0 HDI.
Here is a video/picture guide showing the steps required to remove the
Flash chip after a failed write due to a bad remap file with incorrect
Equipment required: Hot air soldering station, copper soldering wick, flux
pen, soldering iron, lead solder, Willem programmer with PSOP44 adaptor.
Not to be attempted by the inexperienced, practice on an old circuit board
For custom remaps visit www.hdi-tuning.co.uk
Fixing A Transmission That Slips And Clunks
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how you can fix your
own automatic transmission. If it's slipping or clunking, check out this
video. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk
show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car
questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
ECM/PCM Computer Replacement
Engine control computers can be complicated and frequently high-priced
products. Avoiding unnecessary replacements and warranty returns are
important to professional technicians and consumers. Most problems
resulting in warranty returns can be avoided by following the proper
Before, During, and After installation procedures.
2011 Toyota RAV4 vs Subaru Forester muddy mashup review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 Toyota RAV4 and the 2011 Subaru Forester
2.5XT turbo both cost about 30K , both
can seat five people and both can go off-road with their very capable all
wheel drive set up. But which one of these two competing new crossover's is
the better buy? That's the question we try to answer in this off-road
Replacing SCV Valves Toyota D4D
This is a video to show you how simple it is to replace damaged SCV valves
on a Toyota D4D engine.
Damaged valves can cause loss of power from the engine, which was my case.
In the Northern Europe, the diesel in the wintertime is often dry, so it
wont oil the fuelpump as much as requested. Thats usually the main reason
for trouble with the valves.
First, remove the expansion tank, and then screw loose the valves. Unpluck
the cables, tap them out with out with a screwdriver, oil the o-rings on
the new ones, and put them gently in, then knock them carefully at the top
with a hammer to get them in the last bit.
( Yes, this is a video me and my dad made. It's not very professionally
filmed, and we were a bit clumsy, but lets hope it helps you out :) )