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Engine is misfiring and Check Engine Light is on - 2002 Toyota Tacoma
Hello. A flashing Check Engine Light is a sign that the computer has detected an issue that could potentially damage the vehicle's emissions components. I would recommend scanning the trouble codes when the light is flashing in order to determine...
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My Check Engine Light is on and my truck does not idle when cold. Do I need a new crankshaft position sensor or is this an ECM or timing chain issue?
Hi there. Your vehicle has an idle air control valve that adjusts the idle via commands by the ECU. What it sounds like you adjusted was the throttle plate position when it was closed and had no adjustment on the...
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How does a repair shop verify it's the fuel pump and not something else before they do the repair?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. The shop will first scan the computer to see if there are any codes stored that would cause the loss of power. Then the fuel pressure would be tested,...
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Can a gasket leak from the intake leak air into the cooling system?
Hi there. An intake gasket leak would allow unmeasured air into the intake and create a lean condition, not an overheating issue. Base on what you've described, it sounds like you may have a leaking cylinder head gasket. Adding sealants...
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Transmission fluid - 2007 Toyota Tacoma
It is definitely time to have it changed. There should not be any issue with changing it at this point even if it is overdue. Have a local technician, like one from YourMechanic, perform a transmission fluid service on your...
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Coolant system
Hi, thanks for writing in. The P0115 code is for a temperature sensor that is open or shorted. This could be a failed sensor, or just that the engine temperature has gotten to a point that is outside of normal...
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My car has electrical issues - 1997 Toyota 4Runner
Hi there. Was the 40 amp fuse you replaced for the starter? Check all the other fuses and replace as necessary. A draw test on the starter may uncover a possible cause if there is excessive electrical draw overheating the...
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rattling sound in the engine
Hello there; many faults will cause a knocking noise when your 2012 Toyota Sienna is put into gear. The timing chain tensioner is one of the many possibilities. Other possible faults would be the flexplate, belt tensioner, idler pulley, engine...
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The key won't turn the ignition
Hi there: Sometimes the issue you're describing is caused by damage to the ignition lock cylinder. Inside the lock cylinder are a series of tumblers where the key is inserted. If any of these components are damaged, out of alignment...
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MY truck wouldn't start this morning after several attempts, now it does. What could have been the problem.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, leads me to believe the slow and no crank may be, a battery and/or battery connection issue. It could also be, a faulty starter relay or starter concern. Proper diagnoses should be...
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Check engine flashing? Can't recreate problem...
Usually when the check engine light is flashing, this indicates a misfire on one or more cylinders. I would first recommend having the trouble codes checked with an OBD2 scanner to determine what codes are stored. Then I would enlist...
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Would an engine problem cause my slip indicator to come on in my 2010 Toyota Highlander
Hello. It sounds like you have two different issues going on. The slip indicator will come on when there is a traction control issue or when there is a malfunction in the system. Most of the time this is caused...
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power steering fluid is spilling between cap and reservoir. Is my pump bad?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having issues with the power steering pump. The best way to decide without a doubt is to catch it in the act. You can do this by cleaning off the...
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I have a 98 Toyota 4Runner and my brother put the car battery on backwards and it like had an explosion when we jump start it
Hello. When this occurs it will blow several fuses in the fuse box, it can burn some fusible links, and it can even damage the computers. I usually check and replace the fuses first and then recheck it. If the...
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ac is not working what service should i get
If leak sealer was ever added to the system, the high side valve may simply be sealed by the sealer. It is also possible that the high side gauge/hoses are not connected properly. The issue with the high side read-out...
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Loud noise coming from air conditioner after service.
Hi there. Thanks for writing in today. I have forwarded your inquiry to our sales and service team, who can forward your inquiry to Jeff and hopefully find a good solution to the issue you are experiencing. They should contact...
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What causes a catalytic converter to go bad?
Pursuant to Federal law, the Toyota warranty on the catalytic converter extends to 8 years or 80,000 miles. Therefore, you should contact Toyota for warranty service on your catalytic converter. Converters fail due to mechanical impact damage, melting...
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The electric power steering system warning light is on and check engine light is on.Code P0607
P0607 is a code for a control module failure It may mean a control module failure or It may be set by low battery voltage or wiring harness problems. To have it show up on such a new car makes...
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i bought a replacement alternator, I was wondering how much would labor be
Hi there. If you've already purchased the alternator, I would recommend keeping the receipt and verifying that you can return to the location where it was purchased. In most cases, we can provide the recommended replacement alternator and supporting components...

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