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Brakes locking up

Hello. Your brakes can lock up for many reasons. If the wrong brakes were used or if they are contaminated with oil or grease than this will occur. If neither of these are present then there may be a problem...

Toyota Prado 1KZ TE diesel blow by

Hello there Jamal. Blow-by is caused by damaged piston rings. We do not recommend using additives to fix mechanical damage problems. Plus, we are not able to offer services in Pakistan. You might want to consider replacing the vehicle or...

Replaced timing belt now car wont start 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser

Hi there - sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it sounds like the timing belt has possibly jumped a cog or three, or somehow the camshaft timing was somehow set incorrectly (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/why-timing-belt-replacements-can-be-tricky-by-marvin-sunderland). If the timing belt tensioner...

Turbo issues with boost

Hi thanks for writing in. The Land Cruiser turbo diesel from that era uses a mechanical waste gate to bypass the exhaust around the turbine when the boost pressure reaches maximum. It should be a quiet and smooth action. It's...

I recharged the battery in my truck, but it still won't start.

I would have the battery load tested (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/battery-will-not-hold-a-charge-inspection) to see if it is bad. When the batteries get old they will not hold a charge and can not crank the car.

Speed sensor

Hello, thank you for writing in. There are two types of "speed sensors" on the vehicle. Regardless of which one you are referring to, the answer is yes. The transmission speed sensors are the same for both automatic and manual...

My can satar smoothly but engine died few second..

Hi there. It sounds like you may have an idle air control valve failing. Can you hold the accelerator pedal to keep the engine running? If so, this is the most likely cause of what you're experiencing. If, however, the...

The vehicle is experiencing a lack off power.

Your throttle position sensor is a possibility if there is a spot along the sensor that is damaged. The vehicle data can be watched with a professional scan tool. As you sweep the throttle, you should see the voltage change...

Power seat stuck forward

Hi there. If your power seat is not working it can be 1 of 2 things. Firstly, this can be an issue with the fuse that is connected inline for the power seats to work. Secondly, it can be your...

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