Aldo Ortiz

Engine shuts down when in Neutral

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Hello Everyone,

I have a 2008 Rav4 with about 110,000 miles on it, second owner, I love my Rav. As of recently I started to noticed that when down shifting from P to D the car shuts down COMPLETELY! (as if you were to turn it off from the ignition) when passing N (neutral). I able to turn it back on in Neutral and drive off, but whenever I shift up or down and pass N the car shuts down. 

What I have done recently to the car; well, back in September the battery died on me and I replaced it with a battery from a local walmart, can't remember the name of the brand, but I don't know if that would be the problem. I've done mechanical jobs to the Rav but all related to suspension work. Also, the Rav4 currently has an engine code related to the catalytic-converter, which I haven't replaced yet as that is a very expensive part, but other than that there are no other codes. 

Not sure if any of you have experience this or know of anyone that did, but any help will be really appreciated. 

Thank you.

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Not sure if there may not be a setup procedure to stabilise the idle speed after replacing the main battery.
Worth carrying out a search in the forums for this.

If not, then worth cleaning out the throttle body as any carbon build-up could affect the idle speed

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