Toyota PAB4-Toyota RAV4
1. Operation of the car
2. Maintenance
   General information on operational materials and adjusting data
   Volumes and frequency of maintenance
   Check of levels of operational liquids
   Survey of tires and check of pressure of air
   Replacement of engine oil and oil filter
   Check and replacement of rubber tapes of brushes of a screen wiper
   Check and adjustment of a free wheeling of a pedal of coupling
   Check, service and charging of the rechargeable battery
   Check, adjustment of a tension and replacement of a poliklinovy belt of the drive of hinged units
   Check and replacement of hoses in a motor compartment
   Shift of wheels
   Check of a condition of seat belts
   Check of a condition of brakes (each 24 000 km or 12 months)
   Replacement of the air filter
   Check of fuel system
   Check of level of oil in the mechanical transmission
   Check of level of oil in the transfer case of cars with the automatic transmission
   Check of a condition of a suspension bracket and steering
   Check of protective covers of power shafts
   Check of level of oil in reverse main gear on all-wheel drive cars
   Replacement of the filter of ventilation of salon on cars since 2001
   Replacement of brake fluid
   Replacement of the fuel filter on release cars till 2001
   Check and replacement of spark plugs
   Check and replacement of a cover and rotor of the distributor of ignition
   Replacement of cooling liquid and washing of the cooling system
   Check of system of regeneration of vapors of fuel
   Check of system of production of the fulfilled gases
   Replacement of oil and the filter in the automatic transmission
   Replacement of oil in the mechanical transmission
   Replacement of oil in the transfer case on all-wheel drive cars with the automatic transmission
   Replacement of oil in reverse main gear on all-wheel drive cars
   Check and replacement of the valve and hose of ventilation of a case (PCV)
   Check and adjustment of gaps in the drive of Valves
3. Engines
4. Cooling systems and conditioning
5. Fuel system and system of production of the fulfilled gases
6. System of ignition
7. The control system and decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases
8. Coupling
9. Transmission
10. Driveshaft and shaft of the drive of driving wheels
11. Brake system
12. Suspension bracket
13. Steering and running gear
14. Body
15. Electric equipment
Schemes of electric equipment


Toyota RAV4>> Maintenance>> Check and replacement of a cover and rotor of the distributor of ignition
       NOTE
The recommended frequency: each 50000 km of a run or 24 months.

       NOTE
The cover and rotor of the distributor of ignition equipped cars only till 1997 of release. The cars which were issued from 1988 to 2000 are equipped with contactless system of ignition.
Release cars till 2001 have high-voltage wires, and since 2001 coils of ignition are installed directly on spark plugs.

Check high-voltage wires every time at installation of spark plugs. Begin visual check at the working engine. In the darkened garage start the engine and watch each wire. If there is an internal rupture of a wire, the electric arch or a spark in the place of damage will be visible. In this case replace a wire.
Switch off and cool the engine then check a cover and a rotor of the distributor of ignition.
Not to mix, on one remove and examine high-voltage wires.

Fig. 2.30. Removal of a tip with a high-voltage wire from a spark plug on cars till 2001


Having pulled up and at the same time turning, remove a tip with a high-voltage wire from a spark plug (fig. 2.30) . Do not pull directly for a high-voltage wire.
Check a tip for lack of traces of corrosion in the form of white solid powder.
Establish into place a tip with a high-voltage wire, pressing it and at the same time turning before its accurate fixing.
Wipe with pure rags a high-voltage wire on all its length, having cleared it of dirt and lubricant. Check a wire for lack of an oplavleniye, cracks and other damages. Do not do sharp excesses of a wire as the internal conductor can break.

Fig. 2.33. Use of an edge of the screw-driver for removal of a protective cover with a high-voltage wire from an ignition distributor cover


Edge of the screw-driver remove a protective cover with a high-voltage wire from an ignition distributor cover on release cars till 1998, or from the ignition coil on release cars from 1998 to 2000 (fig. 2.33) .
Check a protective cover for lack of traces of corrosion inside. Connect a high-voltage wire.
Similarly check a condition of other high-voltage wires.

Fig. 2.34. An arrangement of the screw of fastening of a cover of the distributor of ignition on release cars till 1998


On release cars till 1998 turn out screws and uncover the distributor of ignition (fig. 2.34) . From within check a cover for lack of cracks, coal "paths", oplavleniye, an obgoraniye and unreliable contacts.

Fig. 2.35. A reversing of screws of fastening of a rotor of the distributor of ignition on release cars till 1998


Turn out two screws and remove a rotor of the distributor of ignition (fig. 2.35) . Check a rotor for lack of cracks, coal "paths", obgoraniye of side and central electrodes.
In the presence of any damages replace a cover and a rotor of the distributor of ignition. It is recommended to replace also when replacing high-voltage wires a cover and a rotor of the distributor of ignition.
If on the car the old cover of the distributor of ignition with high-voltage wires is established, measure by an ohmmeter resistance between the free ends of wires and internal electrodes in a cover which should not exceed 25000 Ohms.