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oil leak thru transmission breather vent
There is no thermostat. To diagnose this, you should install a temperature gauge to determine what the operating temperature is. The A140E tends to run hot already and if the transmission is failing, heat generation could increase due to slipping...
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Car idle really low, below 250 rpm.
It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air intake as...
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My van shake wen I drive above 60mph but it has new wheels n there balance so what could it be
The suspension may not be tight. All wheel/tire assemblies have some residual imbalance that will normally NOT be transmitted through the vehicle however that assumes that the rotating assembly is held on a rigid axis of rotation. If the suspension...
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95 toyota camry starts but doesn't drive or goes into reverse? 200k. 1st it was reverse only reversed when cold after a drive or
First you will need to verify the fluid is full and then retest it. If it still does not move then you may have bad internal transmission clutches and clutch bands and would require overhaul or replacement transmission.
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I have a 96 Camry I noticed that I have oil coming out my exhaust thats right by the motor is this a fixable problem
It is repairable but the cost is likely to be significant. It has to be determined why there is oil leaking at that spot and where it coming from. If the repair involves significant disassembly, you also have to compare...
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2009 Toyota Tacoma - There is a lot of shaking/vibration in the steering wheel when driving at speeds of 55-70 mph
Many Toyota wheels are lug centric. That means that an adapter plate has to be used to center the wheel to the balancer through the lug mounting holes and not through the hub pilot hole using a conventional centering cone....
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Hi Patel. Thanks for contacting us tonight. While synthetic oils are typically longer lasting than a conventional oil, the engine and ECU can't predict or detect the oil in the engine. This is why the warning light illuminates. I still...
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My car has some trouble codes and has a rough idle in reverse and drive but is fine in neutral and park.
You may be correct in the first three codes may also cause the last one (P0505) to be triggered, which points to the IAC valve. You can test the functionality of the valve by checking its electrical resistance if you...
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Can l cut the power steering belt on a 1999 Toyota sienna and drive it with no problem
If you take off power steering belt if it is only thing running on the belt then it will not affect any other system. You will not have any power assist when steering and it will be hard to steer....
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A likely cause is a loose or worn suspension component. There are other possibilities but if you were to request a diagnostic that is where the investigation would begin. As far as whether the noise represents a normal characteristic of...
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Where is my odometer button in my 2016 Corolla
The odometer readout on the 2016 Corolla is accessed by using the “DISP” switch on the instrument panel. Full details regarding this function are on pages 77, 82, and 84 of the 2016 Toyota Corolla Owner's Manual. Those pages explain...
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Power steering pressure hose leak
Your power steering is driven by one belt that does not drive any other accessories. I would suggest having the power steering pressure hose leak looked at by one of our expert mechanics, as power steering fluid can be flammable...
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Car not starting
If the codes you get say to replace the ECM then you should replace the ECM and not just have it programmed. It would help us better to diagnose the problem if you supply the codes you get.
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What would cause my vehicle to misfire in all 4 cylinders and throw two codes for air/fuel ratio heater circuit malfunctions?
One of the codes (P0115) refers to the coolant temperature switch circuit. If the circuit has a fault, you may be getting a false indication of the actual, and perhaps too high, engine operating temperature. The cooling system is pressurized...
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Car making helicopters/clicking noise when in reverse
Based on the information you provided, there is no obvious connection between the starting circuit fault and the noise that occurs in reverse. Unless the issue is wheel bearing, brake, or axle related your supposition about the noise being from...
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I have a 2000 Toyota Camry and I was driveing down the street and my car started makeing tucking noise and then the car turned off
If the oil pressure warning light is on, be sure not to run the engine. The oil pressure is too low for safe engine operation although there is a small possibility that the warning light circuit is simply malfunctioning (not...
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The back of my car has dropped, what could be wrong?
Hi Julissa. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several rear suspension components that could possibly be damaged on your Highlander. I'm not sure if your particular Highlander comes with an air-ride suspension, but if it does, an airbag failure...
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VSC TRAC, BRAKE AND TRAC OFF lights are on at the same time with no check engine light
Although the check engine and ABS lights are not on, using an appropriate scan tool you can still get the trouble codes that have undoubtedly been stored as a consequence of the VSC fault. If you situation is typical, the...
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VSC TRAC, TRAC, AND BRAKE LIGHTS ON NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND NO ABS LIGHT NO CODES
Following up on your previous question, in your circumstance the required scan tool is the factory Toyota scan tool. Although there "might" be aftermarket OBD-II scan tools, I doubt they would have the capability of the factory tool that is...
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Rattling sound coming from the wheel when turning.
You should have the axle outside CV joint checked to see if you have a bad axle. This is most common cause of noise on turns.

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