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Vibration felt through the steering wheel at high speeds is often due to tire imbalance/tire defects although worn suspension components can be a contributing factor. If ball joints have failed early, there are only a handful of possible explanations for...

Transmission slips

The transmission may be slipping internally from a bad clutch servo or it has an internal seal leak. Have the transmission tested for proper pressures to see if it is a solenoid issue or the seals are leaking causing it...

My car just recently started shaking and trembling and then the car just shuts off and the brakes become hard to press 20004runner

You should have brake boost for a few moments after the engine vacuum drops off. Changing the brake booster check valve should have helped that unless there is a leak in the booster. A leak in the booster will introduce...

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...

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 of...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/battery-replacement) and/or battery connection (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/service-battery-cables) issue. It could also be, a faulty starter relay (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/starter-relay-replacement) or starter (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/starter-replacement) concern....

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...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/transmission-fluid-service) on...

Brake light illuminated on the dash

Hello. The brake fluid level switch is probably getting stuck in the master cylinder causing the light to stay on. There could also be a leak (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/brake-fluid-is-leaking-inspection) in the brake system which would cause the light to stay on. What...

Rear end squeaking noise

Hello. It is possible that the axle bearings are causing the squeaking noise that you hear, but axle bearings usually make a roaring or humming noise. Another possibility is that the rear brakes are low and causing a squeaking noise...

Truch rough idle in drive no vacuum leak

Hi David. Thanks for sending your question to us tonight. Unfortunately, when a vehicle in involved in an accident and multiple replacements have been completed, it's nearly impossible to determine the source of a vibration as you are describing without...

Hi, my Toyota fortuner 2010 is vibrating soon after reaching speed of 100km/h. Secondly, it is also when idle with start engine.

Shaking or vibration (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/engine-is-shaking-pulsating-or-vibrating-inspection) may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/idle-control-valve-replacement) may cause the engine idle to drop below...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0607-obd-ii-trouble-code-control-module-performance-by-brady-klopfer) 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Venza 2010 L4-2.7L: My check engine light is permanently turned On. I have these codes P0012, P0016, P0017. What needs to be fixe

These are fault codes indicating problems related to the timing of your car's engine. Normally the car will not run very well or sometimes not at all when these are on. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come...

Lights on the shift selector quit working

Hello. There is probably a problem with the neutral safety switch. The neutral safety switch is an important part of the car being able to start while in park and/or neutral and it allows the reverse lights to come on....

Speedometer cluster lights malfunction

Hello. When this happens it usually means that the bulbs for drive and park have burnt out and need to be replaced. In some cases the entire strip lights have to be replaced to fix the ones that have burnt...

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