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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Yaris
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My 2008 Yaris turns off after about 20 seconds of idling
Your stalling issue could be caused by several different components. You will want to look into the following and try the easiest tests first. This will depend largely on the equipment you have available. Tracking down an issue like this...
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Traction and Check Engine Light on
Hey there. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. ...
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alternator belt
Yes, the alternator will not work at all or perform its job without the belt. This is something that should not have been missed during your service and will very quickly lead to battery failure. As you may know the...
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Clunk front left
This is a common problem when the control arm bushings or sway bar bushings are worn out. As you may know, bushings are useful in controlling wheel hop which also improves cornering control. They help in maintaining proper alignment which...
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My car knocks - 2006 Toyota Yaris
Hello. In newer vehicles with electronic fuel injection and ignition systems, engine knocking due to bad fuel or spark is extremely rare. In most cases, if the knocking sound is consistent and increases in speed as the RPM increases, it's...
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My car won't start but does make noise
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2008 Toyota Yaris to crank but not start. The most likely is the battery, fuel pump, battery terminals, starter, battery cables, ignition switch, or a wiring harness fault. A qualified Technician such...
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Could someone tamper with your timing chain and cause it to break?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Although vandalism could happen, but its highly unlikely due to the chain being fairly difficult to get to. The most common causes for the chain to fail is a chain that has stretched over time,...
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My car is not driving smooth as I feel hard acceleration but only at low speed i.e 40 km/hr
Hi there. This presents an interesting situation and I completely understand how you feel. It's almost like now that something has gone wrong, you wonder what else is going wrong with the car? And it doesn't feel like it should....
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On a two-and-a-half hour drive, an orange Engine Light came on! Car was driving as normal with no noise!
Hi there. If the Engine Light has come on, it means that there is a problem within the powertrain that the computer has seen. I usually scan the computer for codes to see what comes up. The codes would let...
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Car stopped randomly and didn't drive afterwards
Hello, thanks for writing in. The computer will go into a failure mode and may not allow the electronic throttle to open if it detects a major computer or sensor fault. There can be many possible failures that will cause...
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Why would my serpentine belt keep shredding? I've changed it two times now.
The serpentine belt is driven by the engine from the crankshaft pulley. The belt is routed around all the accessory pulleys: water pump, alternator, power steering pump and air conditioning compressor (if equipped), as well as a belt tensioner or...
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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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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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My car idles sometimes and there's a problem with the spark plug and coil all the time
Hello. Idle issues can be caused by a few different things. A few common causes are faulty coils, or an issue with the idle air control valve. The ignition coils are the components that generate the engine's spark. It may...
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Putting on ac or heat screaming noise
The noise is most likely coming from the a/c blower inside the right side of the dash. The bearing inside the blower motor is noisey. Verify the noise is coming from the a/c blower motor and replace the blower motor....
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Resin is leaking from my car door - 2007 Toyota Yaris
This may be related to a couple of different things. Many car manufacturers use a resin-like material to secure bundles of connector wires to places inside doors and other places throughout the vehicle. It is possible that this material melted...
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The power steering light is always on even after replacing car battery
Depending on the model of your engine, your power steering system may be electric or hydraulic. If it is hydraulic, this suggests your power steering pump may be failing or you have a leak elsewhere in one of the power...
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smoke is coming out from left side power control window switch
Hi there. It sounds like either the switch may have burned out. It is a rare occurrence, but it has happened. You car is safe to drive. Toyota actually has issued a recall for this particular concern; the Yaris is...
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OIL CHANGE
The best thing to do is to call Jiffy Lube and have them take care of problem. If they did something wrong and all the oil leaked out then the engine may have damaged internally. Do not attempt to do...
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Transmission and possibly engine problem - 2011 Toyota Yaris
The vibration and jumping may be caused by a broken engine mount. Very often a failed engine mount will cause excessive movement and bump against the stops. An easy way to see this is to have the parking brake held...

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