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Car hesitates and jerks with rising RPM
From the description you have given, you have done a lot of replacing components and still have the problem. It appears you have covered the bases concerning the fuel system. A vacuum leak would affect the idle quality moreso than...
My 2008 Yaris turns off after about 20 seconds of idling
Your stalling issue could be caused by several different components. You will want to look into the following and try the easiest tests first. This will depend largely on the equipment you have available. Tracking down an issue like this...
I have a stereo problem, got any suggestions for an upgrade?
Hello, there is a lot of after market options you can do to install an touch screen radio in your car. Multiple places sell self install kits where it includes the harness to plug and play your new radio. Sometimes...
Control arm
Hello. It would not be a bad idea to change the camber kit and control arm at the same time, as these components usually wear together. A faulty camber arm can indeed cause accelerated wear on control arms and other...
Traction and Check Engine Light on
Hey there. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. ...
alternator belt
Yes, the alternator will not work at all or perform its job without the belt. This is something that should not have been missed during your service and will very quickly lead to battery failure. As you may know the...
Clunk front left
This is a common problem when the control arm bushings or sway bar bushings are worn out. As you may know, bushings are useful in controlling wheel hop which also improves cornering control. They help in maintaining proper alignment which...
Overheating with squealing
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a failing water pump or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the...
My car knocks - 2006 Toyota Yaris
Hello. In newer vehicles with electronic fuel injection and ignition systems, engine knocking due to bad fuel or spark is extremely rare. In most cases, if the knocking sound is consistent and increases in speed as the RPM increases, it's...
I can put my clutch in and put the car in gear and car won't die?
The first issue sounds like you have throttle problem. You may want to take off the intake and see if your throttle body is moving freely. It could be dirty and need to be cleaned. Check the cable that is...
Hi. Yes, the compressor can run when commanded on by the "AC amplifier"; Toyota term. However, I believe you may have a failed air mix servo. The air mix servo adjusts the outlet air temperature for the vents by directing...
Car keeps overheating, the cap will not fit on the radiator
The radiator will not cool the engine unless you can find a cap to fit it. The cap seals in the coolant and keeps pressure in the system to keep the system from overheating. If the radiator is an aftermarket...
My car won't start but does make noise
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2008 Toyota Yaris to crank but not start. The most likely is the battery, fuel pump, battery terminals, starter, battery cables, ignition switch, or a wiring harness fault. A qualified Technician such...
Stalling at red lights, and sputters sometimes when I press the gas.
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine. This valve is controlled by the...
My car is not driving smooth as I feel hard acceleration but only at low speed i.e 40 km/hr
Hi there. This presents an interesting situation and I completely understand how you feel. It's almost like now that something has gone wrong, you wonder what else is going wrong with the car? And it doesn't feel like it should....
Interior fan switch works only on high
Hello. The most likely cause for this is the blower motor resistor. It varies voltage to the blower motor depending on what speed you set it to. While it is possible the blower switch to be faulty, the resistor is...
When I accelerate quickly the Check Engine Light comes on.
This may be related to many different things, such as a failing throttle position sensor or a bad mass air flow sensor. The throttle position sensor relays the position of the throttle plate relative to your foot's position on the...
My car has no electrical power and there is a blown 80 amp fuse under the hood
It sounds like you have a ground issue. Check the ground wires from the battery to the fuse box. Make sure that the cables are tight and free of corrosion. Check the condition of the battery terminals for corrosion and...
have to clutch start everytime we want to go somewhere
Hello there, many faults will prevent your 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage from starting normally. You have done well in replacing the battery and starter first as these are the usual causes. Other potential faults are the battery cables, ignition switch, battery...
Car idles when shifted into any gear when foot is removed from clutch
Hi there. This sounds like you have a failed clutch disc or pressure plate. The clutch disc provides the frictional surface for the flywheel and pressure plate to grab and move the vehicle. The input shaft of the transmission is...

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