My 2001 rav4 engine shakes so much when i accelerate, and it drives slow

Asked by Dec 16, 2015 at 08:21 PM about the 2001 Toyota RAV4 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Is the engine light on? Does it run better when cold and get worse as it warms up? Do you smell rotten eggs? Is their a hissing noise when you try to accelerate? If all or most of these apply then your catalytic converter may be restricted. Or for something much less expensive you may need a serious tune up.

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Doe it accelerate after you reach a certain speed? 2001 to 2003 were known to have bad brains.

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