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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Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built
on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a
sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle,
especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say
that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road
worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
2001 Toyota RAV4 Start Up and Review 2.0 L 4-Cylinder
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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
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
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.
GM 4L60-E Transmission Re-Assembly (Rebuild) - Transmission Repair
On this video we go through the re assembly of a 4L60E Transmission. I
tried to make this video shorter for you so I skipped the bushing
installation and installing the bolts on the valve body. But you can go to
the teardown video for reference on where each bolt goes, since they're
different sizes. I will make a follow up video on bushing installation.
Toyota Engine Oil Sludge: Another Dangerous Defect?
IMPORTANT: Go to http://www.uc2.blogspot.com to find out the latest Toyota
news. Check out the Toyota engine oil sludge petition at
http://www.petitiononline.com/TMC2003/petition.html. Documention is
essential. Toyota has claimed that only 3,200 owners have complained about
the problem, but the online Toyota owner petition already has 3,200+
signatories. The NHTSA database sits and collects dust as it says this
engine problem is not safety-related. Let it know if the engine failure
compromised the safety of you or your family! Some failures have occurred
on major highways!
In light of the current spotlight on Toyota regarding the deadly sudden
unintended acceleration, the public needs to know about the organized
"Toyota Owners Unite for Resolution" online group. These owners tried to
go through the normal complaint channels to no avail. Toyota knows this.
The owners have been blamed for this serious engine malady. Toyota
continues to stonewall Toyota owners when engine sludge appears. This is
The TOUR group wonders if the same treatment may have been given to the SUA
group. What can the victims of SUA (Sudden Unintended Acceleration) add in
reflecting on Toyota's actions? Have they, too, been stonewalled for years
about this problem? Is there more information that needs to come from
these Toyota owners? If so, when will their stories be told in the public
Are there other problems, such as the Sienna "sticking" sliding doors, the
ABS brake failures in light snow or rain conditions, the drifting/pulling
steering, the premature tire wear, the transmission failures, etc., that
have brought Toyota owners together online? Have Toyota proponents
minimized the situation or personally attacked the messenger online?
What has been the NHTSA reaction? Has it been proactive and investigated
fully all safety-related complaints? Or, has it dragged its feet along
with Toyota in responding to potentially deadly situations? Does the
public just assume that everything possible is being done as promptly as
possible? Or, has it finally realized that too often it is the automaker
that gets the best treatment from the NHTSA while the vehicle owner gets
let down AND footing the bill on several levels?
When will the auto consumers (consumers in general) get the protection they
need? Will the current administration strengthen the consumer protection
laws and give the consumer agencies the support that they need to
adequately be our "watchdogs?" Why is it that right now the consumer must
be forced to take matters into his/her own hands in order to seek justice?
This is not right!
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 :) )
10 Min Automatic Transmission Fluid Flush + Replacement (Most Cars)
Ever wanted to do a complete Automatic Transmission Service with a Fluid
Flush and Fluid Change! Well now you can do it in 10 Minutes! This DIY is
super easy really fast and ridiculously cheap. The reason we didn't change
the filter is because the filter on this transmission is internal and you
would have to take apart the transmission to get to it. There is a a
filter for the shift solenoid that can be cleaned to improve shifting.
There is a small black round filter for the transmission, its under the air
box near the solenoid that could be changed if you want to be more
Catch us in our other 10 Minute Challenge videos!
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.