Having problems with your 2006 Toyota RAV4 ?

Weak battery; can we replace with any battery ourselves?

\015 In a regular service, we were told that our RAV4 has a weak battery and soon should be replaced. Never having had a Toyota before, we weren't sure whether we could buy any battery and attempt to replace it ourselves. Can we?\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-10-2018

Answers :

Yes but I'd be more interested in why the battery is "weak" after only 3 years. Do yourself a favor, go to an independant repair shop or auto parts dealer, most will check your charging system free of charge (you can call first to verify). If the charging system checks out (they will usually do a battery check too). and the battery checks out, you don't need a battery.
\015\012Finally, if you do decide to buy a new battery, any auto parts dealer or some tire dealers will have a battery to fit your Rav 4. Hope this lengthy reply (LOL) answers your question. It's a good thing to do your homework like you've just done so pat yourself on the back for me! Best of luck.
\015\012Greg
Sure you can, just be sure it's size recommended for your vehicle, as in dimensions, & terminal hook-ups, so it will fit back in where it belongs, CCA ratings are same, or higher.( Cold Cranking Amps) Your old battery should have those numbers on it, so you can match it up, or as I said, go higher, never lower. Basically the CCA rating is how strong the battery will be for cranking your engine over , and if you go lower, it may turn over slow, wear out too soon, and leave you stranded. Any place that sells batteries should have a chart that says what battery size & CCA is recommended for your vehicle. Clean all your connections good, tighten them down, and coat with terminal spray, or even wipe them with a coat of "vaseline" if nothing else available. Just be sure you put positive (+) back on positive (+) of battery, and (-)negative,back on (-) negative. Remove negative (-) first off old battery, and put negative (-) on last on new battery.
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