Toyota RAV4 2000-05

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the negative battery cable before starting any repair work to prevent air bag and seat belt pretensioner activation.

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  5. Drain the engine coolant.
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  7. Drain the engine oil and remove the oil filter.
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  9. Remove the nuts securing the water inlet, then remove the inlet with the hose and set aside. Remove the thermostat.
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To install:

  1. Install the thermostat with the jiggle valve aligned with the protrusion on the water inlet.
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  3. Install the water inlet with a new gasket. Tighten the nuts until just snug.
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  5. Remaining installation is the reverse order of removal. Fill the engine with the proper type and amount of coolant and engine oil.

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    Fig. Jiggle valve position-2000 models

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the negative battery cable before starting any repair work to prevent air bag and seat belt pretensioner activation.

  4.  
  5. Drain the engine coolant.
  6.  
  7. Remove the alternator.
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  9. Remove the nuts securing the water inlet, then remove the inlet with the hose and set aside. Remove the thermostat.

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    Fig. Water inlet securing nut locations-2001-2005 models

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the thermostat with the jiggle valve upwards, aligned with the water inlet securing stud.
  2.  
  3. Install the water inlet with a new gasket. Tighten the nuts until just snug.
  4.  
  5. Remaining installation is the reverse order of removal. Fill the engine with the proper type and amount of coolant.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Jiggle valve position-2001-2005 models

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