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  1. Mikerizer

    TPMS 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE, FWD

    The TPMS system light flashes a bunch of times, then stays on solid. I'm guessing one or more TPMS sensors need new battery, or needs to be replaced. I don't suppose there's a way to test them individually? Also, does the spare tire have a sensor? I'm looking up parts on Auto Zone and...
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    I bought a decent code scanner, and it didn't detect any anomalies in the charging system. I also used it to turn off the CEL and TRAC lights, although the P2810 is permanently stored, and that instance of it won't go away. I test drove it, and it drove fine and the lights didn't come back on...
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    Maybe this procedure? https://www.underhoodservice.com/alternator-ripple-testing-the-ghost-in-the-machine/
  4. Mikerizer

    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    Wow...the alternator is a whopping $309! I want to get this right before I just start throwing parts at it. Billr, can you describe how I need to check on the ripple you are talking about? Do I have to have a scope to do this, or can it be done with a basic multimeter?
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    Also, this is one of those Toyotas that doesn't have a dipstick for the transmission.
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    OK, scratch that voltage reading. I checked another car and it showed 12V as well. I found another meter, and the car I'm working on is putting out 14.71V at idle. So I can rule that out. The original meter I was using is going in the trash. This is making me feel like a dang idiot.
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    When you say check for AC volts, are you talking about alternating current, rather than direct current? I may just pull the alternator and take it to get it checked.
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    I don't have a code reader...the one I had quit working, and I haven't replaced it. I'm getting 12V at the battery...at idle, and even if I raise the RPMs to 2500. Where is the ECM? Is it up by the battery in the pic I'm attaching, or is it down under the glove box? I feel like this is out...
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    Well, that victory was short-lived. I changed the positive terminal end out, and we changed the oil. When we cranked the engine, the CEL and TRAC lights were back on.
  10. Mikerizer

    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    So I pulled the positive terminal end off the battery, and took it to the wire wheel on my grinder. I do see the underside is corroded away, and maybe there's a slot for some kind of sliding clip? See pic. When I put it back together and cranked it, the CEL and TRAC lights were OFF.
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    My daughter just told me that the guy at AZ who replaced the battery said some kind of pin or rod was corroded off of the positive battery terminal? I can't find anything on this, but could it be something that would affect the voltage going to this solenoid?
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    So...Thursday the battery and TRAC lights came on. She took it to AZ and they said the battery would have to be charged to test. She didn't have time for that. Also, the cables were badly corroded. She brought it to me, and I cleaned the cables and sprayed some terminal protector on them...
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    Thanks for all the advice, and the document; I'll do my best to follow those troubleshooting steps! I failed to mention this happened a day after replacing the battery...could that have something to do with this problem?
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    P2810 Toyota 2014 RAV4

    CEL and TRAC lights came on my daughter's RAV4 today. My son-in-law took it to AutoZone, for a code read. It came back with P2810 Pressure Control Solenoid "G" Electrical. I don't have the car yet, but should tomorrow. I'm going to check the condition of the transmission fluid...level...
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    Spark plug replacement

  16. Mikerizer

    Thanks to all the techs on here!

    Some guy was ranting about advice given to him, when he didn't give good enough details. I replied to that thread, and wanted to share my reply here, as an appreciation to all the contributors, to name a few: grcauto, Mobile Dan, billr, NickD, nickb2, kev2. "I've been a member of this board...
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    99 chevy silverado 4.8L v8 My Throttle body is idling really high the gauge goes all the way up to 6 or 7

    I've been a member of this board for several years. I will be the first one to tell you these guys on here know what they are doing. You give them complete and accurate information, and they can give you credible diagnosis FREE, from hundreds of miles away. They have helped me to save...
  18. Mikerizer

    Riddle me this, Batman...

    If you're not the original owner of this motor, my guess is that the slinger broke off, and someone unbolted the rod cap in an attempt to fix it. They didn't know to look for the missing slinger, and left it in the crankcase, and thought the tab was an odd washer, and let it fall into the...
  19. Mikerizer

    Touch Screen Calibration

    To my understanding, touch screens work one of two ways. Your phone has a capacitive touch screen....in other words, it senses the minute electrical anomaly that your finger or other conductive material makes, when it touches a certain part of the screen. That's why you can't use your smart...
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    Touch Screen Calibration

    That is correct. I squeezed a credit card between the screen and the bezel, at the "Update Software" button. It did not work immediately, but after moving the credit card up and down, side to side, vigorously, it finally triggered the update sequence. The update installed, but it did not...
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