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
      Engine oil
      Cooling liquid
      Liquid in a windshield washer
      Electrolyte in the rechargeable battery
      Brake fluid
      Oil in the hydraulic booster of steering
      Oil in the automatic transmission
   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 of levels of operational liquids>> Oil in the automatic transmission
Oil level in the automatic transmission has to be supported strictly on a certain size.
Low level of oil can lead to pro-slipping or loss of torque transmission while overflow can become the foaming reason that will lead to damage of the transmission.
Oil level in the automatic transmission depends on oil temperature.
When checking temperature of oil has to be 70–80 °C that is reached after a trip on distance of 15-20 km.

       NOTE
If the car moved at a high speed for an appreciable length of time, or was operated in the city mode during a heat, or towed the trailer, oil level in the automatic transmission cannot be determined precisely. Stop the engine and wait 30 min. that oil cooled down up to the required temperature.

Check oil level on the car which is in horizontal position with the heated-up transmission and the lever of the selector transferred to situation "Park". Before check at the working engine press a pedal of a brake and move the selector lever through all provisions, beginning and finishing with situation "Park".

Fig. 2.3. An arrangement of the index of level of oil in the automatic transmission


During the operation of the engine at a frequency of rotation of idling take the index of level from the directing tube (fig. 2.3) . On tags on the index of level check the level of oil and its state (fig. 2.4) .

Fig. 2.4. The index of level of oil in the automatic transmission: And — a zone of level of cold oil; In — a zone of level of hot oil; With — area of low level of oil on the cold transmission; D — area of low level of oil on the hot transmission


Wipe with pure rags the index of level of oil, insert it into the directing tube of the transmission and take. Check oil level. If the transmission hot, level has to be in the zone HOT (In in fig. 2.4 ). If the transmission cold, level has to be in the zone COOL (And in fig. 2.4 ).
If level is in the lower part of a zone, it is necessary to add oil in the automatic transmission through the directing tube for the index of level.
If the level of oil is on the lower tag, then up to the maximum size it will rise at addition about 0,55 more l.
When checking level of oil in the automatic transmission check also a condition of oil. Compare it on color, a smell and viscosity to new oil.
If oil in the transmission dark or black with a burned smell, so frictional overlays of the transmission are worn-out.
If oil in the transmission of dairy color, so water got to it. It can happen because of condensation of atmospheric moisture at continuous operation of the car in the mode of short trips. If color of oil does not change after a long trip, it is necessary to replace oil.
Because of an overheat of the transmission or too high level of oil it becomes dark brown, sticky to the touch. If replacement of oil does not yield result, address in a specialized workshop on repair of automatic transmissions.
If when checking level of oil or replacing oil in an automatic box in oil particles of dirt or metal shaving are found, it is necessary to repair the automatic transmission in a specialized workshop.