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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...
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I recently replaced the clutch plate of my Toyota Corolla Altis 2011. It is still very hard.
Hi Sahil. Thanks for contacting us today. If the clutch plate alone was replaced, it's possible that either the clutch is not correctly adjusted or the faulty component is something different. It's best practices to replace the entire clutch pack...
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I have a 02 Toyota Camry 2.4L auto trans that won't shift into 4 & OD
Hi Renee. Thanks for contacting us today. The Shifter Position Switch and Neutral Safety Switch are one in the same, but I don't think that's the source of this type of problem. Typically when that component fails, it causes all...
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Code 420 on 98 Corolla.
If the converter is functioning, the voltage output from the downstream oxygen sensor should be somewhat steady at around half a volt. What you seeing in the car with the P0420 code is a high-low voltage signal from the downstream...
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I have 99 canary 2.2 ltr. While accelerating and when transmission shift makes a rattling noise
Although an engine/transmission component would seem most likely as the source of the noise, the chassis of a vehicle and even exhaust system components, are sometimes the origin of rattling noises. Consequently, the number of possible sources of the noise...
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Temperature was fluctuating then overheated then blew coolant every where, what do you thinknthe problem is
The reason the heat was working intermittently is once the coolant starts boiling within the cooling system, the boiling action creates an impediment to normal coolant circulation to and through the heater core. So, ironically, even as the engine is...
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When my battery is plugged up my car tries to turn over by itself
If the starter motor operates without you commanding it on, via the ignition key or a remote starter, that is an electrical problem that will have to be diagnosed using the Factory wiring diagram and some basic electrical test equipment....
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Engine rattling whenever the car is on. Cant go above 20 mph
The issue you are writing in about is common enough that a specific diagnostic, namely a reduced engine power diagnostic is performed by technicians dispatched by YourMechanic. If you request that diagnostic, the responding certified mechanic will get this issue...
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Just replace timing chain now im getting missfires codes
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I just need to know where the neutral switch or button for a Prius would be? Without turning on the car.
There is normally a small plastic piece that can be removed near the shifter buttons. This plastic piece after removal will allow access to a button. This button when depressed will enable the shifter to move into any gear you...
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My car just stop when I stop at red light or go down the speed but but it can restar after that
Idle speed may be too low but that in turn can be due to malfunctions in various control systems. Stalling at idle could be due to a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs,...
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Hey there, I live in West Hollywood, CA. I have a 91 Toyota 4
Your vehicle has a hydraulic clutch actuating mechanism which is inherently self adjusting. Although the clutch system will nevertheless be inspected for adjustment possibilities, and the Factory Service Manual consulted, bringing the system back to original condition may involve part...
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my 2015 Corolla vibrates when accelerating at 20-23mph. I put it in the Toyota shop 3 times. They said its normal. :(. Is it norma
The vibration is not normal and probably reflects an imbalance in a rotating engine or transmission component. Once engine speed and gear, at the time of the vibration, is known, that might help to narrow the diagnostic and in a...
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Exhaust Manifold cracked, does the catalytic converter have to be replaced too?
He's correct in that the sienna catalyst is integral with the exhaust manifold. That is done by the manufacturer to ensure that the catalyst reaches operating temperature as quickly as possible. It's not true of all cars so your friends...
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Car engine shutters in the morning and has difficulty accelerating only in the morning or if the car has sat for a while.
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Rough idle. P0304 and P0353 codes.
Hi Steve. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, these two codes (one from cylinder 3 and 4) are caused by a failed ignition coil or a faulty electrical connection. The first thing I'd do is double check your...
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hello, i have a 2011 camry and the problem is when the alternator is putting out more juice it makes the belt tensioner bounce
If you are using an aftermarket tensioner, that is not a Toyota OEM part, that might cause some difference in the manner of operation. Also, be sure that the belt is the correct part number and measure the belt tension...
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What do I do if I push on the gas and it goes backwards
If there is no response to accelerator input, the fault could be in the engine, engine controls, transmission or a combination of these possibilities. The vehicle will have to be diagnosed and undoubtedly some repairs will be required. A YourMechanic...

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