Fuse AM2 (30A); 2. Fuse AM1 (7.5A); 3. Ignition switch; 4. Fuse STA (7.5A); 5,6. Starter relay; 7. Selector lever switch; 8. Battery; 9. Starter motor; 10. Engine control module.
The starting system in a Toyota RAV4 consists of several components that work together to start the engine. Here are the main components of the starting system:
- Battery: The battery provides the necessary electrical power to crank the engine. It is usually located under the hood or in the trunk of the vehicle.
- Starter motor: The starter motor is an electric motor that engages the flywheel of the engine and turns it over to start the engine.
- Ignition switch: The ignition switch is used to activate the starting system. It sends an electrical signal to the starter motor to engage the engine.
- Neutral safety switch: The neutral safety switch is a safety feature that prevents the engine from starting unless the transmission is in neutral or park.
- Starter relay: The starter relay is an electrical component that controls the flow of electrical current to the starter motor.
- Wiring: The wiring connects all the components of the starting system and allows the electrical current to flow between them.
When the ignition key is turned to the “start” position, it sends a signal to the starter relay, which then activates the starter motor. The starter motor engages the flywheel and turns the engine over. As long as the engine is receiving fuel and spark, it should start up and continue running.
If any of the components of the starting system are faulty, the engine may not start or may have trouble starting. It’s important to regularly maintain and check the condition of the battery, starter motor, ignition switch, and wiring to ensure that the starting system is working properly.