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Bad odor in my car that is making me ill.
Hi, thanks for writing in. The first thing I would recommend doing is taking your vehicle to a local exhaust shop to determine if you have any exhaust leaks. If you have any exhaust leaks that would be my first...
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do i have to replace or have my yaw sensor replaced, can i just not have it work
If the YAW sensor is not working then the ABS cannot correct steering stability system and may cause you to loose control in a quick maneuver. The YAW sensor detects side to side movement of the vehicle when you swerve...
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Are strut mounts typically replaced when you do new struts on front end? Quoted $700+tax for both - not including alignment. High?
Hi there. Were the mounts quoted in the estimate? Was a strut assembly quoted? If the answer is no to these questions, then the strut mounts were not quoted. However, the strut mounts on this vehicle are pretty much just...
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Does my car have a cold start valve or cold start injector?
Hello There, If your car is E85 equipped, meaning the engine is capable of running on a higher ethanol content fuel (usually indicated by the yellow fuel pumps at the gas station and gas caps), this may cause a lot...
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A few service recommended by last shop
Hi there: Believe it or not, each of these parts are designed to wear out over time; which is why they're probably being recommended for replacement. If the oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, tie rod ends and sway bar...
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Car won't start
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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My car starts and then dies several times before it will stay running, but only when it's cold
Hi there. One of the most overlooked issues that can cause hard starting when it's cold is a malfunctioning engine coolant temperature sensor. If the coolant level is low, the coolant temperature sensor can send false information to the computer,...
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Check engine light code P1445
Hi Kirby. The P1445 OBD-II trouble code typically indicates an issue with the secondary air injection system; which is an emission system that pumps fresh air into the exhaust system. The pump and air intake for the system is located...
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Ticking sound on drivers side
Deficiencies of various types can cause lifter and valve train noise, including ticking noises. The bottom line is if the ticking noise did not exist at all prior to their work on the valve train, but occurred immediately at the...
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Tick in drivers side gets lower after warm up
In your initial question, I did not know that valve damage occurred as a consequence of a failed timing belt replacement. The 4 valves that the shop "claims" were damaged might merely represent what they "think" was the extent of...
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When replacing air conditioning compressor on a 2004 Toyota sequioa should the expansion valves be replaced?
Hi there. The expansion valve does not need to be replaced unless it is physically leaking or not operating properly. On the flip side, it sounds like there is definitely an electrical concern with the AC clutch. The AC system...
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Had to replace windshield and now ac reads in Celsius but outside temp reads Fahrenheit
Hi there. It sounds like the connection required to make that change isn't happening and may have happened during the windshield replacement. A proper inspection via a qualified technician will uncover what is occurring and avoid replacing unnecessary parts; it...
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Is there a certain mileage point the catalytic converter needs replacing on a 2008 Sequoia?
For the concern of the catalytic converter, as long as the engine has been kept up with the maintenance and the engine has a good fuel to air ratio, then the catalytic converter would work just fine. Catalytic converters can...
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Fuel pump 2001 Toyota Sequoia
Hello - check the fuel pump fuse(s) first, then make sure the [fuel pump relay](https://www.yourmechanic.com/question/is-the-problem-my-fuel-pump-relay-or-connector-by-scott-s is passing current to the fuel pump. The relay may have burned contacts and is not passing enough current to run the pump. You may...
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aloha! i was told it would cost me $1870 to get a rear axle replacement. i have a 2006 toyota sequoia with mileage of 80,000. it
Aloha. Ah - the infamous "it's all gone" excuse. To be quite blunt, you're being ripped off. If a professional mechanic can't explain what exactly is damaged with any mechanical component, they are taking advantage of you. I would get...
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Vtrack and engine light error on
Hello, The VSC Trac light is related to your traction control system which means that the system has likely detected some kind of fault in the system and may be trying to inadvertently engage the system. The traction control system...
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Car won't start on first attempt, takes several tries the vehicle will turn over 2003 Toyota Sequoia
Hello - most likely, your hard starting is caused by a malfunctioning fuel pressure check valve, or fuel pressure regulator. The fuel system is supposed to hold a small amount of residual pressure in the system for faster starts. A...
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Vehicle start sometimes sometimes runs, and other time don't start. Run and shutdown! 2002 Toyota Sequoia
Hello - the first task is to extract problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for you for free on a "time-available" basis. These will greatly simplify diagnosis. If...
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I have changed battery. I think I put non compatible battery initially and it's start car alarm loud not turned off with remote ac
As long as the nominal voltage of the battery is 12 volts, it's compatible. Of course, you need sufficient energy storage capacity, too, which in your case is probably around 850 cold cranking amps. As long as you did not...
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Stalling when sitting at light
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...

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