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Front brakes brand new, yet brakes seize when driving.
There are many reasons why your Toyota’s brakes may be seizing, it is especially frustrating when you know the parts are brand new! While it could be the actual brake parts causing the problem, unfortunately, with this limited information, it...
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Double back doors not opening
This can happen where the rear doors appear to be locked and will not open. The inner carpeted panel will need to be removed on the passenger barn door and the actuator rod which connects to the outer handle will...
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Engine seized in 1997 Toyota 4Runner
A few things to check before you condemn the engine. Sometimes a coolant leak can get into the cylinders of the engine when it is sitting. This will hydro-lock the engine. Water above the piston does not compress and will...
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engine seized after flooding?
Hi there. This would be very tough to answer with limited information regarding the type of vehicle, how much water it was in, how deep the car was submerged, and many other questions. In order to determine whether or not...
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Oil drained out and engine seized
If the engine will not turn over with the starter, there is a good chance that the engine has seized up due to lack of oil. I would ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic to inspect...
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drove car thru flooded road wont start
If you drove through a flooded road and it stalled the engine, then this means your engine sucked in the water and likely seized the engine. You need to remove and clean out the air filter of water and remove...
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Rear right tire is seizing up
Hello. If the tire is seizing up it is typically from the brakes. The drum brakes on this car will cause this if they are worn out, or if one of the return springs are broken. It can also occur...
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locks up at high rpm then able to free up and run again
The problem may be the transmission pilot bearing for the transmission input shaft on the back of the crankshaft seizing up or the input shaft on the transmission seizing. If it is not the transmission, then it is the internal...
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Is it a seized motor or an eaiser fix
If you overheated the motor on your 2000 Toyota Camry to the point that you blew a head gasket and a cylinder became filled with coolant, then it could seize. I recommend letting it cool completely and then having a...
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My car cut out just before said check injection on dash now won't start or nothing just whines over like the battery was dying
In order to provide a more thorough answer, we will need more information on the type of vehicle and engine. In general terms though, when you try to start the car and only hear the starter whining, it could be...
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Emergency brake seized up
On a drum brake setup, the parking brake is integrated with the service brakes. If the parking brake has failed, other parts of the rear brake system will also require replacement as the same part may be used for two...
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Engine seized in 1994 Volkswagen Golf
Hello! I suggest trying to turn the crank over by hand and listening to internal engine noises. If the crank turns over fine and there are no abnormal noises. The crank may just be seized because it was not driven...
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if the AC compressor is seized can the belt smoke when it is turned on?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If a serpentine belt goes around an a/c compressor clutch pulley and the compressor is locked up, it is okay to have the belt as long as the a/c compressor clutch is not activated....
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Brake seizing in the rain.
Hello. Your AC should not have anything to do with your braking system. The brakes may very well tend to lock up at times in wet or slippery conditions as that is a function of the anti-lock braking system. Your...
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seized engine!
All of the components you have mentioned are possibilities but the root cause could have been, for example, a failure of the lubrication system. On disassembly of the engine for rebuilding it will of course be immediately apparent what caused...
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When the car is cold and first starting, the serpentine belt seizes up temporarily.
Hello. A belt that seizes up during cold starts can be caused by a few things. If one of the pulleys is seizing up, it can cause the belt to squeal as it passes over the stationary pulley. I would...

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