RAV4 STALLS

  • Tiny
  • 6gunn
  • 1997 Toyota Rav4
  • 204,000 miles

My daughter's '97 Rav4 will stall when it is put in drive. I also noticed that it's hard to push the car in neutral. In fact, it's almost impossible to push it now.

I had the transmission worked on about a year ago. It wasn't shifting correctly.

There are no trouble code set.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

John

Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 9:33 PM

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  • DrCranknWrench
  • Expert
  • 3,458 posts

There is probably a problem with either the shift linkage or sometimes a cable is used in the shifter and that might need replacement. The shifter itself could be binding up.
My best advice is to take it to a transmission shop and not a regular repair facility. Automatic tranmission, especially in a RAV4, are difficult to work on and take special experience and tools to work on them. So, take the extra time to take it to a transmission spoecialist for repair.

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Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 9:56 PM
  • Tiny
  • sixgunn
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This answer was dead on. The boot on the shifter cable had come loose and kept the cable from moving correctly. A new cable fixed the problem.
Thanks

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 8:38 PM
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  • DrCranknWrench
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That is great news. I am greatful that it turend out well for you.
If you ever need anything else we will be here.

Dr. C

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Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 AT 5:31 AM

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