Toyota Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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Did this just happen?
Are you with me?
It started about a week ago while I was out of town. My local mechanic told my son that he could still drive it and that it was ignition coils.
Does the Rav4 drive normally? or is there a drive ability concern?
Seems to drive normally. May be a slight occaisional hesitation when stepping on the gas at low speeds. At higher speeds, there is no noticable problem.
Thanks. Do you remember what codes were stored that caused the check engine light to come on? You mechanic may have listed them on the repair order.
My son didn't get the repair codes. The mechanic told him there were 12 codes but that replacing all of the coils would probably make them all go away.
This does sound plausible. When was your last tune up with plugs?
At 50,000 miles. Currently at 86,000. on 2006 Rav4.
Ok, were OEM Toyota plugs used for this tune up? (Denso Brand)
It was actually done at about 56,000 miles and was done at a Toyota dealer but I don't know the brand for certain.
If it was done at a Toyota Dealer then the correct ones were installed. At this point I would go ahead and get the Rav4 fixed as early as possible.
We no longer use the Toyota dealer. He's too far away. Do we need to get all the coils replaced?
If that is what the codes indicated, then yes. It looks liek from what you've told me, the plugs are fine and not the cause of this. It may also be a good idea to have a fuel injection cleaning for the injectors if you haven't done this yet. Every 15-30,000 miles is normal for this service.
I don't know if the injectors were done at the same time. Are they normally done at the standard 50,000 mile service?
Usually at 45,000 but they will at 50k if you missed it at 45k, Genchi
OK. Any idea what replacing the coils should cost?
Do you have any more questions for me?