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Q: Transmission "popping" out of gear
This may suggest failing transmission synchros. As you may know, when a clutch drags, it is not letting go of the disk fully which overloads the synchros and burns up the friction surfaces quickly. Synchros work by speeding up or...
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I think my front driver side spring is broken.
First of all, if the coil spring is broken, the car will be sagging at the left front. I have worked on cars for over twenty years and have never seen a coil spring just snap, unless someone has attempted...
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Excessive blue smoke
Blue smoke coming from the exhaust generally means that the motor is burning the engine oil. This can happen for a couple of different reasons such as worn piston rings or leaking valve guide seals. When this happens, the engine...
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VVT oil control valve part number needed so I can replace the part.
Hi there. The part numbers that you have provided are for the left and the right. There is a difference in the two parts as they operate slightly different from each other. It is best to take the parts to...
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I try to put my car into gear, but it won't allow me. I can put it into reverse & 3rd gear, but it grinds immediate as I do. 2000 Toyota Celica
Hi there - the brake and clutch hydraulics share the same fluid reservoir, so if the reservoir is at the correct level - low fluid is not your clutch problem. This could be a failure of the pilot bearing as...
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I got a 0172 & 0420 code
Hi there: The P0172 OBD-II error code indicates that there is too much gasoline being detected in the exhaust gases exiting the combustion chamber. The ECU uses a number of instruments, such as the mass air flow sensor (MAF), oxygen...
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Q: Car does not start
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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Car does not run on forward only reverse
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Where is the camshaft on a 2003 Toyota Celica located
Hi there. It's very hard to articulate the location of the camshaft position sensor for this engine without illustrations which is something we can't post here, however, it's located on the right hand side of the engine (driver side) near...
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Car will run and go into reverse but not wont drive
This is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Water leaking into back seat area of car.
Hi Francine. Thanks for contacting us today. Leaks like you are describing are commonly caused by damaged body or window seals. There really isn't a process I can recommend for trying to locate the source of the leak, as it's...
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Car makes knocking noise then turnsoff
Hi there. This issue could be caused by multiple system or component failures, ranging from fuel system parts or ignition system component failure. It's probably a good idea to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete...
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My check engine light just turned on mid drive and I began noticing a high pitch hum only while accelerating...possible issues?
Hello, There are a number of possible causes for creating a humming sound as you describe, however the most common that would also be correlated to RPM change would the a failing alternator. When the alternator is not working properly,...
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Hello I'm trying to locate my fuel pump relay on my 1994 Toyota but I'm not finding it. It says it should be behind the glove box
The fuel pump relay is called the circuit opening relay and is under in front of the center console.
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1999 Toyota Celica, starts and "moves" fine (engages) but slow starting, like driving thru quicksand. No other problems but check
Hi There, Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad...
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manual transmission hard to sift into second or fourth gear
Hello. There are few things which could be causing a problem with your 2nd and 4th gear. It could be that the shift linkage is out of adjustment, due to worn bushings, or it came out of adjustment when the...
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Can you change out a U240e for U660e transmission? They belong to the same family of transmissions, One is just newer and upgraded
Hi John. Thanks for contacting us today. While mechanically they are similar and should align, the problem is more with programming and communication of electronic monitoring systems. It's likely not going to work without customized programming of the ECU. ...
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Car jerking at low speeds
The P0125 is "insufficient coolant temp for closed loop operation" This means your engine is not warming up. An automobile engine operates much more efficiently at about 180-190 degrees F so there is a thermostat in the cooling system that...
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Vibration when i move
You may have a bad rear drive joint or problems with the wheel bearing on the rear. Have the rear joints and bearings along with the brakes inspected for worn out components or loose components.
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Toyota Celica GT 1983 - Knocking noise when car is moving forward, gets louder and faster as the car gets faster.
The first thing to do is get out your lug wrench and be sure all of the wheel bolts are tight if you don't find anything that way, your problem could be in the brakes somewhere or even a bad...

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