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2008 Toyota RAV4 I4 with 161000 miles shakes really bad at

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2008 Toyota RAV4 I4 with 161000 miles shakes really bad at idle when in gear. Problem started after dealer performed 7 open recalls.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 months ago.

Do you have the vehicle identification number available? The check engine light currently on? If it is on do you have a code reader to check for malfunction codes or can you get to a nearby AutoZone where in most states they do free malfunction code reads.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No, I do not have any check engine lights on. This started happening after the dealer fixed a bunch of recalls for me. The VIN is: JTMBD33V185136013. I'm aware that I probably need a new air filter, spark plugs, however, this problem didn't exist prior to them fixing all the recalls. I'm bringing it back on Friday, but I just want to see if I can either fix it or find the likely culprit. When I picked the car up, I was told it's in a relearn state.What happens is basically this: I start it up and once I shift into R or D it just vibrates and shakes terribly. When I start accelerating it shows no issues. Once I stop again it starts shaking violently and then stops when I start driving or giving it gas.I checked all the hoses and they appeared snug, so I don't think I have a vacuum leak.These are the recalls they did (One more not listed, I believe required an ECM software update):02/17/2016 Manufacturer Recall Issued
NHTSA #16V096
Recall #G0F Safety Recall G0F - Remedy Notice 2006
- 2012 Model Year RAV4 2012 - 2014 Model Year RAV4
EV Rear Outboard Seatbelts
Status: Remedy AvailableLocate an authorized Toyota dealer near you to schedule an appointment
+Learn more about this recall
04/09/2014 Manufacturer Recall Issued
NHTSA #14V168
Recall #E0M Safety Recall E0M - Remedy Notice
Various Models - Spiral Cable
Status: Remedy AvailableLocate an authorized Toyota dealer near you to schedule an appointment
+Learn more about this recall
08/28/2013 Manufacturer Recall Issued
NHTSA #13V383
Recall #CSJ Safety Recall CSJ Remedy Notice -
Certain 2006 through 2011 Model Year Toyota RAV4
Vehicles RE-INSPECTION REQUIRED for Rear Lower
Suspension Arm No. 1
Status: Remedy AvailableLocate an authorized Toyota dealer near you to schedule an appointment
+Learn more about this recall
10/10/2012 Manufacturer Recall Issued
NHTSA #12V491
Recall #C0M Safety Recall C0M Remedy Notice -
Multiple Models and Model Years - Power Window
Master Switch (PWMS)
Status: Remedy AvailableLocate an authorized Toyota dealer near you to schedule an appointment
+Learn more about this recall
04/21/2011 Manufacturer Recall Issued
NHTSA #11V245
Recall #B0E Safety Recall B0E - Certain 2007-2008
Model Year RAV4 Vehicles Certain 2008 Model Year
Highlander/Highlander HV Vehicles Curtain Shield
Airbag (CSA) Sensor - Remedy Parts Available
Status: Remedy AvailableLocate an authorized Toyota dealer near you to schedule an appointment
+Learn more about this recall
02/24/2011 Manufacturer Recall Issued
NHTSA #11V113
Recall #90L Safety Recall 90L - Potential Floor
Mat Interference with Accelerator Pedal
Status: Remedy Available
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 months ago.
if a computer reprogram was done you're more than likely going to find that the idle is not correcting for the new program. This usually can be corrected simply by removing the intake boot going to the throttle body. Once the boot is off and the key is in the off position use a clean rag and some carburetor / choke cleaner and thoroughly clean the throttle plate and bore. Remove the negative battery cable and reinstall it after about 5 minutes. Start the engine up and hope the engine RPM at about 2000 RPM for one minute. Then see how it idles and runs in gear. This should take care of the problem.