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Hello, I'm new here and I'm hoping you can help me. My Rav4 (1997) has this problem. Wednesday morning, like clockwork my R4, started first time. I did a bit of shopping with multiple starts and stops of the engine. Then in the afternoon, I tried to start it, and just wouldn't start. I left it for a while, tried it again and after a lot of turning of the engine, it started. I left it to idle for 5 minutes. Initially it was a little rough, but then it cleared, and idled smoothly. Also reving the engine was fine to. So I stopped the engine and tried restarting it. Again it wouldn't start. I went to bed, and next morning tried to start it, again after a bit of turning it started, a little rough, but smoothed out. I left it idling for 15 minutes. Then I turned it off and tried to restart it, and it wouldn't restart. Later this afternoon I tried again, thinking once I got it started, I would drive it around, vbut as soon as I put it in gear, it died again. It has half a tank of fuel, plenty of oil, coolant and I maintain everything about the car, every odd noise is investigated and if possible rectified ASAP. But this time the symptoms have hot me stumped. It can be the immobilizer, as the car does start. All I can think of of some sort of contaminant in the fuel blocking the intake, but that doesn't fit the symptoms either. Thank you in advance. Bee