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My SRS light is on on my dashboard how much is it going to cost to fix this problem?

There are two components to the repair cost: 1) the cost to diagnose the issue(s); and 2) the actual repair cost once the fault(s) is pinpointed. The former cost is fixed and you can obtain it by referring to YourMechanic's...

On the start/ stop engine button on my 2016 scion IA. It will occasionally have a flashing light.

The normal display modes for the indicator light on the Start/Stop button are discussed on page 140 of the 2016 Scion iA Owner's Manual (https://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om-s/OM99M17z/pdf/OM99M17z.pdf). A flashing indicator on the Start/Stop button is not a normal (expected) display mode. If...

Very High fuel consumption

A P0125 code says that the engine is not reaching sufficient temperature to go into "closed loop" operation. Closed loop operation is essential for fuel economy and low emissions. Basically it's saying that your engine is not warming up. Replacing...

Transmission is slipping

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of issues with the transmission or clutch. If it is a manual transmission and appears to be having trouble staying in gear, or transferring...

starter

Hello, thank you for writing in. Even without a check engine light, there may be codes present that will help with this. Scan the vehicle for codes first, and use any present to help guide you. The noises you are...

Speedometer not working.

The speed sensor itself does not have a gear permanently attached to it. The driven gear as it is known, should be already installed in the transmission. There is most likely a single slot that engages with the top of...

Oil light comes on when idle

I would recommend checking the oil level. Sometimes when an engine is just slightly low, the oil light may come on at idle simply due to the lack of oil pressure when the motor is not working as hard. Be...

My speedometer stopped working

Hello. The Toyota Yaris has an ABS system that has small sensors in each wheel (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/wheel-speed-sensor-replacement). When the ABS system has any of these sensors that are not working, this will also cause the speedometer to not work as well....

Misfires

The return of a misfire after replacing ignition components may be an indication of fuel injectors clogged or the engine cylinder compression is too low or valve sticking. Have the fuel injectors cleaned and see if after cleaning and clearing...

Loud noise

Your concern sounds like an exhaust leak. A leak in the exhaust system can easily cause drivability issues because the oxygen sensors constantly monitor the exhaust gases and adjust fuel trims accordingly. If a leak is present it will throw...

car doesn't turn on anymore

You would need to check to see if there is spark to the spark plugs and if you do then have to check fuel pressure to see if pump is pumping enough pressure. The engine may not have spark and...

Windshield wipers stopped working.

I would recommend that you seek help from a certified mechanic to diagnose why your wipers are not working (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/windshield-wiper-washer-system-inspection). He will have the necessary test equipment to check the electronics of the wiper system. He will be able to...

Vehicle hard to start

There can be quite a few reasons why you are experiencing a hard start condition in your Honda Civic. This can range from a weak fuel pump, dirty idle air control valve, a failing fuel pressure regulator or perhaps it...

Steering wheel feels too loose

Steering components do wear over time, but what you're describing sounds excessive. The problem could be play in the steering gear and/or linkage. Your steering wheel connects through the column, to the steering gear, tie rods and finally the steering...

Squealing noise

Hello. It sounds like your drive belt may need adjusting. Drive belts that are too loose can squeal, especially when the engine is cold. I suggest you have a trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, adjust your belt (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/adjust-drive-belts)...

Power steering problems.

While steering wheel fluid cleaning is common in other vehicles, your Toyota Yaris is instead equipped with what is known as electronic assist steering. This means there is no fluid to flush or clean. Instead of looking at the steering...

OIL CHANGE

The best thing to do is to call Jiffy Lube and have them take care of problem. If they did something wrong and all the oil leaked out then the engine may have damaged internally. Do not attempt to do...

My car will crank but will not start.

Hi there. If your engine was running just fine and then after sitting for 15 minutes and then all of a sudden the engine will not start up but it cranks, then there could be an issue with the igniter...

Master cylinder going bad

The master cylinder may be going bad if you notice the pedal going down to the floor with no signs of any brake fluid leakage, or if the master cylinder is leaking fluid from the back of it into the...

Ignition coil problem

Hello! I suggest having the vehicle inspected by another technician to get a second opinion. Usually when a Check Engine Light is on, the vehicle will have some type of issue. Rarely will a Check Engine Light illuminate when nothing...

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