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49 thoughts on “Toyota rav4: crank / no start”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MountainSalsa says:

    Ty

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Toy says:

    Thank you for the videos i always learn especially bing a diyer

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doomzdayxx says:

    It sounds like a simpleton was working on this before it got to SMA. "I did dem grouns an fuoozes!"

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Saleh Dashti Art Teacher . says:

    👍👍👍👏👏👏

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kelvin Watson says:

    Really nice work. But, how would a guy know where to look without that fancy diagnostic computer pointing the way?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul joey says:

    You are da man. Eric u are amazing 👏

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mahalie Newton says:

    I have the same problem and still not starting

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mahalie Newton says:

    Very good job

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TLC Carpet & Tile Cleaners says:

    Do you have a video where you explain how to check for ground?
    I'm not a professional, but like to learn and apply knowledge.
    TIA

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Lewis says:

    So what was the problem, a bad ground? I don't really understand electronics. Was just one cylinder affected or several? Good video, I don't fully understand it!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric says:

    How do i get one of those zipper hoodies and a tee shirt

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roro Technician says:

    All I can say, you really know what you doing👏

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars trangia94534 says:

    Mrs O is so cute with her hair up in her hat. 😊

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bass Hunter says:

    One shot, in the pot! Nice work, Mrs.O! 🤣👍 On another note, I have the SnapOn version of that mini pry bar, and I just used it to leverage a large transfer case snap ring out, and I doubt the homemade one would be nearly as strong, but for light prying it's probably fine.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Dave Miller says:

    You are a beast

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Juice says:

    Thank you

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Petrus says:

    I just picked up my 2015 Toyota RAV4 from dealership after they told me they cannot fix it and charged me nearly $947 in service (includes new battery). Some days, the engine will crank but not turn over and start. So far, the dealership has replaced the battery and ordered fuel pump from Texas. After doing tests they said it's not fuel pump and suspect it's ECU but they're not sure. Told me to get CAA and keep driving it and pray the problem goes away. The no start problem has happened 6 times so far on different days, car only has 99000km on it. This video was informative, I'll keep an eye for when the problem happens again.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Coty Luckett says:

    I learn so much from y’all! From a young tech in GA! God bless you!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug says:

    Satisfying result Eric 👍👍🇬🇧

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mechanicsville804 says:

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Rugtiv says:

    Well done how many other shops to you have in your town eric. Sam

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Parsons says:

    Nice dog, would you want a Shepard that wasn’t a little protective? Sharing a story.. I was looking after my sisters family Shepard, looked like the one you have. It was a family pet, and that dog was low on the pecking order in her house. The Shepard was at my house for a couple of weeks, really just benign, friendly and well mannered. Dog took commands well and I as starting to enjoy the company.
    A week or so into the visit the dog quietly came into my room at 3 am, unusual and I checked if the dog was feeling ill or needed to go out.. let it out , no bathroom. Check if water was good, no problem. Go lie down Bart, he did but something was wrong. An hour later he came back to my room, an nudged me with his snout,, got me out of bed and directed me to the back of the house,, looked out towards the shop and quietly growled ? I sat an watched for awhile, and sure enough someone , slinked in from the back andwas working the door on my shop. Set Bart out and told him to get em…. prowler left. Bart sat and watched the shop from the back window for the rest of the night. I have great respect for a nice German Shepard, a little protective is good. Oh.. my golden retriever snored through the entire event.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Parsons says:

    Nice dog, would you want a Shepard that wasn’t a little protective? Sharing a story.. I was looking after my sisters family Shepard, looked like the one you have. It was a family pet, and that dog was low on the pecking order in her house. The Shepard was at my house for a couple of weeks, really just benign, friendly and well mannered. Dog took commands well and I as starting to enjoy the company.
    A week or so into the visit the dog quietly came into my room at 3 am, unusual and I checked if the dog was feeling ill or needed to go out.. let it out , no bathroom. Check if water was good, no problem. Go lie down Bart, he did but something was wrong. An hour later he came back to my room, an nudged me with his snout,, got me out of bed and directed me to the back of the house,, looked out towards the shop and quietly growled ? I sat an watched for awhile, and sure enough someone , slinked in from the back andwas working the door on my shop. Set Bart out and told him to get em…. prowler left. Bart sat and watched the shop from the back window for the rest of the night. I have great respect for a nice German Shepard, a little protective is good. Oh.. my golden retriever snored through the entire event.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AKTrapper says:

    Been missing your channel, youtube must have dumped you from my favorites list but I've re-subbed because I want to learn from the best.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rem brandt says:

    they ain't called towotas for nothin'. still can find the coke sign under the headliner even today

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars echoechokilo 1 says:

    Too bad you are a nice guy, Why? because you are, but, not rubbing the other shops noses in it for their incompetence, shows you are a better person, and THOUSANDS of your fans know that, keep it up!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MB says:

    Damn this knowledge is so valuable, dude had it towed to two different shops, paid for that and labor to "do all the grounds and fuses" and my guy came in and wouldve had him driving again in 5 minutes lol crazy, also this is the life, fast and furious style, where you own a garage, and your family works out of said garage its awesome

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Hind says:

    Cottage cheese would gag a maggot !

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John E. Carr says:

    Great video.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J T says:

    I am here for the cooking

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Bob says:

    Bro you look stoned all the time! Lol 😆

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Poppa Tom says:

    Will use your technique to chase down why my Celica will not start. Ground issues are a b*tch to track down. Thanks enjoyed the video and hope lunch was as tasty as it looks.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rookie says:

    Rav4 will not start? must be clickbait.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dave_yeg says:

    I wanna see more food, screw the car.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pedro Cruz says:

    I have a problem with my car when I turn on it won't do anything. Please help me

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Deibama says:

    Dog hair mixed with cheese? Yum!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Nash says:

    Mrs. O is a gem!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Still a good video and not all connections are always making contact they did a nice job on the office and kitchen and mrs. O's creation looked really tasty and the pups are getting so big

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leon Moise says:

    I have power in on ignition coil I don’t have power out

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Freeman says:

    Ever thought of using solder seal connectors for electrical repairs? I love em