Weird noise coming from my Rav4 engine
Hi Scotty, I am in Canada and have 2007 Toyota Rav4 V6 limited with 230,000km and automatic transmission. I turned the car on and i hear this sand paper noise i have the video uploaded on youtube for your review. Hope you can help me where to start.
sounds like one of the pulleys on the belt drive is worn out.
Or the cooling fan is rubbing on something.
If it is the water pump or the belt. Would you recommend OEM pump and belt?
Also does the coolant have to be Toyota or just coolant made for japanese cars?
2007 Rav4 v6 limited with 230,000km. Would you get OEM water pump and serpentine belt with Toyota coolant (or any Coolant made for Japanese cars will suffice). Thanks
I’d use OEM for best longevity.
For the coolant, use Toyota coolant or another coolant which matches the OEM specification as mentioned in your owner’s manual.
The noise seems to be a worn out pulley, but check the real culprit using this method -
for the Serpentine belt, would you recommend any belt from Auto Value, I live in Canada and we don't have Auto Zone but I think Auto Value is the same. or do you recommend going to Toyota dealership to buy the belt?
haha, thank you @thumpy. no I am not used to this site so I remember the other site Scotty had was only him responding so I noticed that to post a new question was faster response from him than reply to his old one as it was just Scotty and millions of people. so I am glad he has amazing people helping him out. thank you for everything.
On Youtube I found people saying that for my car I need a special tensioner socket. do you know if that is true or would a normal socket that fits suffice?