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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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I am being told my water pump is bad in my 2002 Sequoia. My car's temp gauge was maxed out and in the red. I am also being told
Yes this is correct. The timing belt needs to come off to replace the water pump to prevent coolant from leaking into the timing belt rubber which will cause it to fail. If you would like more information on timing...
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Creaking noises.
Did you check the sway bar pivot bushings, specifically where the bar goes through the bushings? The bushings may be bad or dried out causing binding. If the sway bar is okay then check the upper and lower control arms...
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Hazard light reset
If water entered into the hazard switch it may be internally shorted or still have water in the switch. You can try using a vacuum hose on the switch, to see if removing excess water from the switch helps. If...
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Level kit on my SUV so I can fit 33" tires
Hi, thanks for your question. I'd be happy to provide my insight. Geometry is an important factor when it comes to altering a vehicle's suspension as it affects many different components which are designed to flex and give to a...
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Trac light and VSC warnings sound for no reason, can I disable them
Hello. Unfortunately you cannot disable this without having other issues. Most of the time this is caused by a calibration issue with the yaw sensor and the steering wheel. I usually reset and calibrate the system to see if that...
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Car shakes when braking
Hi there. This is a very common issue, and the culprit is usually warped front brake rotors. When you apply the brakes, the calipers squeeze the brake pads onto the warped rotors, causing vibration to be transmitted through the suspension...
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Where is the yaw rate sensor located?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Toyota Sequoia. The yaw sensor is located below the center console. It's mounted to the floor at the rear of the console. The console needs to be removed in order to replace it....
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How many miles you need change differential oil
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The fluid change intervals should be listed in the owners manual for the vehicle. As a rule of thumb, the differential fluid should be changed every 30,000-50,000 miles. If you'd...
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Engine knocking while running uphill, and while idling
It sounds like you may have spun a bearing in the engine on the crankshaft or piston rod bearing. Depending on the cause you may have: lost oil pressure going up the hill from the oil pump sucking up...
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The car started stalling after the sparkplugs were repleced
A thorough inspection of the following engine components should be performed: all vacuum lines and electrical connections intake air tube to the throttle body check for any loose, leaking connections If the problem cannot be diagnosed,...
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The car shut off when the oil leaked out after an oil change
If you had the oil changed by a company, then have the vehicle towed or call them and let them get it fixed. If the engine ran without oil, you may have caused internal engine damage. I am not aware...
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Brake, VSC and ABS lights on, grinding noise during braking
If you are going on a trip, then have a different mechanic check the system to make sure you do not have a problem with the anti-lock brakes. The brake pads would not have caused any of these lights to...
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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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