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Problm sounds in my car
Hello. Start by trying to identify what kind of noise it is. Does it sound like it is metal on metal? Does the noise happen constantly, intermittently, when you turn, with increasing or decreasing RPMs, while braking, or completely randomly?...
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Difficulty changing gear. Has become very stiff, mainly second gear and reverse. Only 30k miles 2009 Toyota Yaris
Hello - most likely one or both of your shifter cables needs to be replaced, because of lack of lubrication inside the cable. The colder weather highlights this problem (probably shifts better after you've driven a bit, right?). I would...
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Car makes a long thumping noise and skids once the brake is applied
Hello. Does the noise and slipping seem like it is coming from all wheels? It is likely that the brake pads have been installed improperly on all or some of the wheels. The pads can be in crooked, or faulty....
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The car wont start it is completely dead
This may be a bad ground connection. The fact that it was installed and worked correctly and then quit working suggests that you may have a bad wiring or ground connection. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come...
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Engine Code P0016
The P0016 code is most likely due to the engine sludge build up as the VVT (variable valve timing) system is control with oil pressure. In regards to the engine flush, I whole heartedly agree with Toyota. The number of...
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ECU Compatibility
The part number for the 3.5L 6-cylinder engine is 8966142G02 and the number for the 4-cylinder engine is 8966142F72. As long as the ECU you're getting matches or cross references the appropriate part number, there shouldn't be a problem. However,...
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Will the failure of the fuel/air ratio sensor affect the starting of my wife's Toyota?
Hi there: The mass air flow sensor measures the amount of air that comes in and relays that information to the computer. This allows the air/fuel mixture to maintain the correct ratio for optimal performance. Usually the sensor is prone...
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I have 2008 toyota highlander with vsc/trac off check engine light. I took to the shop and get the diagnostic. They are saying it
Hello - the first task is to determine what problem codes are causing the Check Engine light to be on. The VSC/Traction Control messages would be related to a wheel speed sensor, ABS module or brake light issue - not...
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The key won't turn the ignition
Hi there: Sometimes the issue you're describing is caused by damage to the ignition lock cylinder. Inside the lock cylinder are a series of tumblers where the key is inserted. If any of these components are damaged, out of alignment...
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MY truck wouldn't start this morning after several attempts, now it does. What could have been the problem.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, leads me to believe the slow and no crank may be, a battery and/or battery connection issue. It could also be, a faulty starter relay or starter concern. Proper diagnoses should be...
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What about app Accelerator pedal position assembly replacement? 2003 Toyota Tacoma
Hello - this error code may be the accelerator pedal position sensor - as indicated. It also may be the throttle position sensor the matching electronic component on the engine itself, which directly influences engine power, and transmission shift quality....
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Grinding/Loose part front right tire RAV 4, Whats the issue?
This may suggest you have wheel bearings going out. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers and the race...
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How often do i need to do alignment?
How often you should have your vehicle aligned will vary in situation and opinion. Generally, it is a good idea to have the service done once a year or more often if you frequently drive on rough roads. Any time...
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Engine cranks but wont run. Power not reaching fuel pump
This sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your...
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Engine idle fluctuates
This may need to have the throttle stop screw adjusted. The throttle stop screw’s primary function is to prevent the throttle blade from closing too far and getting wedged/stuck in the throttle bore. However, it serves as a secondary function...
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Is it worth it to purchase the additional toyota maintenance care package they try to sell you when you buy a new rav4?
The first oil change is recommended to be at 10,000 miles and every 5,000 miles after that. Besides one air filter replacement and tire rotations the rest is basically all inspections for problems that may occur. For the amount you...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
it sounds like your starter solenoid may be failing. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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3 alternators replaced!
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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I've gone through 3 batteries in the last year
There is a lot of poor quality batteries on the market now that have only 12 or 24 month warranties on them. These batteries may last a year or two if you are lucky. If you continue having problems with...
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Battery light just came on. What could it mean? Is it safe to drive?
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...

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