From the moment you descend below a particular speed your car starts to slow down and sometimes even the engine stops for no very clear reason?
It seems obvious that this is abnormal. In this article we will try to offer an answer so that you can see more plainly before potentially going to the garage and get a steep bill to fix your Toyota RAV4.
However, if this happens while driving at quite high speeds, do not take any more unnecessary risks. Call a professional urgently. Imagine that this happens to you on the ring road or highway….
First thing to take into account, and it may seem odd, but it has happened to some people before: Do you get fuel all the time at the same pump for your Toyota RAV4? If so, it could come from there. Try changing gas pumps, and see what happens. This is improbable but it doesn’t cost much to try it. The fuel you get from here may very well contain dirt or impurities that damage your Toyota RAV4’s engine.
If nothing changes, let’s consider the more technical causes you are confronted with on your Toyota RAV4.
Electronic part of your Toyota RAV4 :
The first element is the MCU (Motor Control Unit) box. You may ask yourself what this piece is. In a few words , it is a metal box composed of a multitude of electronic elements whose purpose is to receive electrical signals, processing these data, and sending information to the various parts of your Toyota RAV4. It is a base to manage your car’s information.
As you have understood, if it were to malfunction, the consequences could be serious for your Toyota RAV4. A motor that stops can be a symptom.
Apart from that, look at the engine speed sensor side, or the onboard computer. It is a platform for exchanging calculations and is therefore essential to the engine.
Another potentially targeted box is the built-in systems interface, which centralizes all the information from the multiple sensors throughout your vehicle. It functions as a relay platform for all your calculators. It is similar in some ways to a computer motherboard. So you figure out the importance of this on your Toyota RAV4.
As for sensors, also consider your TDC sensor.Its role is to transmit information to the calculators regarding the position of the pistons in in an attempt to determine the engine speed, which will then evaluate the fuel injection.
Last but not least, consider your alternator, which would no longer allow your Toyota RAV4 to be powered. Same concern if it came from the ignition coil.
Finally, because this case is much rarer, it might happen that a wire or connection is harmed, and your computer could no longer perform properly.
So here’s for the electronic causes. Let’s now look at the mechanics on your Toyota RAV4.
Mechanical part of your Toyota RAV4 :
First, only a clogged filter can disrupt the life of your engine. Remember to clean it regularly. The injection pump, or also the pressure regulator, are also parts to be examined.
The idle actuator could also very well be involved .
Its role is to control the engine speed within the overall idle control of the engine management system. ThereforeInstantly impacting the engine .
Another factor, more rare but also possible, is Neiman’s contactor. It is what enables to secure the steering wheel for security when the ignition is turned off. It is connected to to the engine so a failure may well also have implications on the Toyota RAV4’s engine.
Here are the main causes, whether electronic or mechanical, that could cause your Toyota RAV4 to slow down.
In a few words, first check the simplest things, dirty pieces, then identify about the electronic parts that may be involved.
If you were about to start fixing on your own, be really careful on what you do, there is no substitute for the expertise of a professional.
In the event that you have any further questions about the Toyota RAV4, do not hesitate to consult our Toyota RAV4 category.