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2009 Toyota RAV4 Base FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)

2009 Toyota RAV4
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
22 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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March 4, 2012, 10:22 am

Michael D
 

Question: Brake Service

I have done brakes on many different types of cars. I am not an expert but am handy with cars and do most of my own work.

However, this is the first brake job on my Rav4 and was wondering if there is anything odd or unusual I may encounter - this way if I need a special tool, I will know before getting all the parts.

Thanks


March 7, 2012, 8:18 am

Elizabeth K
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If you're going to be working on your vehicle yourself, a good investment is a repair manual. You can find them free online, or you can purchase an electronic or paper manual. If you don't need the step by step guidance, at least you can look through the procedure to see if there is anything out of the ordinary involved with the job. I can't paste manual information here due to copyright considerations.


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