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JamesC
10-05-05, 18:22
My mamís Rav-4 has a problem. When you accelerate quite quickly it starts to stutter and the revs start to dip. After a couple of minutes the car is barely driveable and stutters no matter how you drive it. I changed the plugs which were changed at a service a couple of months ago and they seemed to have quite a bit of carbon on, however these made no difference. I think I also heard it backfiring when we were driving it today.

One Toyota garage thought it could be the ECU at a cost of £750, but would want £120 just to check if it is this or not.

The car is a standard 2.0 auto. Anyone have any ideas on what it could be? Is it likely to be the ECU? :confused:

merckx
11-05-05, 06:42
Have you tried resetting the ECU, not familiar with the vehicle but worth a try. :)

JamesC
11-05-05, 15:26
How do you reset the ECU mate? Is it just a question of taking the battery off for a short while?

Cheers

merckx
11-05-05, 20:52
How do you reset the ECU mate? Is it just a question of taking the battery off for a short while?

Cheers
I would think so. :)