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2008 Toyota RAV4 Base FWD 4dr 4-cyl (Natl)

2008 Toyota RAV4
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Sport Utility Vehicle
21 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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February 13, 2013, 3:46 pm

Horace H
 

Question: 1997 rav4 engine advise

Hi I have a 1997 Toyota rav4 awd. It needs a new engine and I'm looking at an engine out of a 1997 Toyota rav4 4wd. They are both automatic. Will these engines interchange? I am also looking at an engine out of a 2002 rav4 4wd also an automatic. Is 2002 too new to work with a 1997? Please let me know what you figure ASAP as I only have till the 20 of feb to figure out to buy one of these of not. Thank you:) have a good day


March 25, 2013, 9:20 pm

Tyler O
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The 97 motor should work fine. The 2002 motor will have some differences that will complicate the job a bit.


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