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my dash lights wont come on and car wont shift after replacing alternator and a spark happened so we checked the batter and its fi
If you tried to replace the alternator without disconnecting the battery then you may have shorted out a fuse or module causing the problem. I would suggest going over each and every interior and engine fuse to see if they...
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Can't shift into gear moves during neutral.
It sounds like you have an issue with your transmission. I would recommend that you have your transmission inspect about qualified transmission specialist in order to resolve the issues you are having.
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The Thermostat keeps going up and down but not overheating although the water keep keeping out
If you believe that your cooling system is losing coolant, I would recommend having your cooling system pressure tested. A pressure test pressurizes the cooling system with the engine off and makes it much easier to determine the source of...
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Air bag now says "off" pass seatbelt light beeps with nobody in the seat. What can that be?
This is likely related to the sensor in the seat that measures the weight put on the seat to know when to enact or arm the airbag. The airbag system uses a sensor in the seat to know when there...
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When backing my Toyota Camry up it makes a noise
There are a number of things that could make an engine noisy. Depending on the specific type of sound you are referring to, this will determine how to properly diagnose. If there is a bit of a hissing sound, this...
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Sometimes my van makes a knocking sound when I turn and tonight following a heavy rain it felt weird when I turned
Hi Tracy. Thanks for contacting us today. In many instances, a knocking sound like you're describing is caused by a damaged tie rods, CV joints, ball joints or even sway bar bushings or links. The tire pressure is likely not...
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2005 Toyota Camry engine swap
The alteration in weight will require suspension/alignment modifications that will have to be engineered. The carryover of the PCM and all controls must be comprehensive but even if you can get it to work, you might run into issues using...
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Where can I go besides Toyota?
Hi Veronica. Thanks for contacting us today. It really depends on what issues you're having with your Toyota Prius and where you live. There are several local shops that are starting to specialize in hybrid services. We also have several...
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the ignition key switch is completely loose,,,,it didnt give me no signs of malfunction,,,
It sounds like the lock tumbler has just completely sheared. That component is replaceable, so you needn't worry, and it can be repaired at your location, on a mobile basis. To get this diagnosed, and the proper repairs effected, please...
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When i start my car toyota rav4 2011 it revs way high for about one second, then sounds normal and drives fine. Thoughts?
When the engine first starts it is normal for the computer to raise the idle up momentarily to keep the engine running. If you have not got the recall done for the smart stop for the vehicle then have the...
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How do I remove sap from new car had the car detailed but some spots remain
The best way to handle sap is to immediately wash the car by hand as soon as possible after the sap has made contact with the paint. The longer the sap has to dry and harden, the more difficult it...
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Purge valve location
The vapor vent valve is located on air inlet tube between the throttle body and the mass air sensor. It is mounted on side of the air tube.
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Just before starting the car, I put my key to "on" then i heard a brief rattling sound. what could it be? I have 26k mileage
At key on, the fuel pump will turn on very briefly to pressurize the fuel rail which contains the fuel injectors. It is possible you are hearing that noise and perhaps the fuel pump is not securely mounted. You can...
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ABS issues after transmission work.
Hi Max. Thanks for the follow up question. As we indicated in the first reply, a speed sensor is one of the multiple sensors that works with the ABS module and ABS system. If this sensor was worked on, it...
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Issue with pumping gas
This is likely related to your EVAP emissions system and something called a purge valve solenoid. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel...
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Ticking from inside like card in bike spokes
If it sound like its coming from somewhere in the dashboard, you might have a leaf or some other small piece of trash in your ventilation fan. try turning the fan speed up and see if the sound changes. Turning...
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How to take off power steering pump on 1996 Toyota Camry LE V6 3.0L 1MZ-FE Engine?
There are flat "extensions" that attach to wrenches which are used to get into tight spots. Once a socket is attached to the extension, the socket hardly protrudes at all. You probably need one of those. An additional issue is...
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2010 automatic toyota rav4 wont shift to reverse
If your transmission will not get reverse gear then you may have an internal reverse clutch band worn out or the apply solenoid is not coming on and would need to have transmission pressures and codes checked to isolate the...
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My 1993 toyota corolla over heated made a lock sound now wont start. Clicks one time when i try to start it
If the engine was severely overheated then you may have seized the engine cam or other component and broke the timing belt. You will need to have the leaks and problem checked by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to...

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