mihalakj
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Re: 2014 Rav4 EV Dead - Dealer says cost will be $13k - vehicle will be total loss

Update: the charger has been removed and a fuse is bad. now the journey to put it all back toether begins
mihalakj
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Re: 2014 Rav4 EV Dead - Dealer says cost will be $13k - vehicle will be total loss

During the removal of the charger I lost alot of the blue coolant/liquid when hoses were disconnected. Does anyone know what type of coolant that is so I can replace it all once I am done putting it all back together? Also how much do I need?
hokiematt
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Re: 2014 Rav4 EV Dead - Dealer says cost will be $13k - vehicle will be total loss

The blue coolant used in both the power electronics and battery cooling loops is G48, available at your local auto parts stores and Amazon. I believe it is only sold in gallon containers, which should be more than enough to replace your lost coolant.
mihalakj
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Re: 2014 Rav4 EV Dead - Dealer says cost will be $13k - vehicle will be total loss

Thank you! I will get some. Is the pink fluid antifreeze or something else?
hokiematt
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Re: 2014 Rav4 EV Dead - Dealer says cost will be $13k - vehicle will be total loss

The pink coolant is for the cabin heater core. Normally it shouldn't require replacement or topping off.
mihalakj
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Re: 2014 Rav4 EV Dead - Dealer says cost will be $13k - vehicle will be total loss

I preserved most of it but lost a little. maybe a 1/2 cup. Should I add more?
hokiematt
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Re: 2014 Rav4 EV Dead - Dealer says cost will be $13k - vehicle will be total loss

mihalakj wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 9:17 pm I preserved most of it but lost a little. maybe a 1/2 cup. Should I add more?
Probably not worth it, but see how the level in the reservoir looks after running the heater for a bit. Similar advice for the powertrain coolant: re-check the fluid level after a few days of driving and letting the air find its way out of the system.
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Re: 2014 Rav4 EV Dead - Dealer says cost will be $13k - vehicle will be total loss

RAV4EV has a standard procedure Coolant Air Purge:
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https://youtu.be/JpTVJ-i6GCk
mihalakj
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Re: 2014 Rav4 EV Dead - Dealer says cost will be $13k - vehicle will be total loss

Final Update!

The car is fixed. It was a several-day operation to get the components in the trunk disassembled enough to remove the charger and replace the fuse which was the problem. I was able to put everything back together and then contact alflash to help me run diagnostics and purge the air bubbles from the car.

Without alflash, all hope would have been lost and this car would have been sold for scrap parts. Thanks to alflash, I am able to take this car to CarMax, sell it, and have a substantial downpayment for my next vehicle.

Thanks alflash!

For any other RAV4EV owners that have this same problem, give this a try. It is not easy, but it is definitely worth recovering the cost of the vehicle!!!

VICTORY!
mihalakj
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Re: 2014 Rav4 EV Dead - Dealer says cost will be $13k - vehicle will be total loss

Does anyone know if there is a standard procedure for the SLLC pink coolant or do I just fill it up, run the heater and keep filling it until it stabilizes?

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