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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Yaris
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Photographer
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Teacher
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Electric Cooling Fan Remains On Even When Car is turned off
The radiator fan will be controlled by the engine ECU (electronic control unit) through a relay. The relay is most likely your problem. When the fan shuts off, it can cause a small arc on the relay points that will...
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2007 yaris sputters and stalls in park
Hi there. In most cases, when your engine runs fine, but will sputter and die when you put it into park, it's an indication of a vacuum leak, mass air flow sensor or EGR valve problem. It could also indicate...
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Car randomly sways/jerks left or right while driving, like it loses traction for a split second.
Hi there. The biggest problem with bushing and bearings is that although they progressively wear out, when they fail, it can happen quickly and without notice. I would strongly recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and...
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Can having your engine seize cause transmission problems too?
If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the engine drives the transmission through a fluid coupling known as a "torque converter". As a consequence of this design, if the engine were to suddenly stop, the transmission (and differential) would continue...
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Control arm bushing replacement
The service that you are referring to, namely control arm assembly replacement includes the bushings. That control arm has two bushings in it, already pre-installed in the control arm. So, the price is "complete". If you want this service performed...
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My 2007 Toyota Yaris jerks a bit when I press the accelerator- usually when it is cold.
Hello. Most of the time a jerking is caused by an engine misfire. If the engine has not been tuned up in some time it may be as simple as that. It can also be caused by a sensor that...
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starter
Hello, thank you for writing in. Even without a check engine light, there may be codes present that will help with this. Scan the vehicle for codes first, and use any present to help guide you. The noises you are...
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New battery will not stay charged.
If your charging system were not working your car would not continue to run after a jump start. But for some reason the power produced by the alternator is not reaching the battery or there is an interruption that you...
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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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Loud squeaky noise when starting the car
Hi Matthew. Thanks for writing in today to YourMechanic.com. After reviewing your inquiry, I believe that the root source of your problem is the belt tensioner itself. As a serpentine or drive belt turns, it slowly begins to stretch. When...
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White Smoke From Car Hood
It sounds like you may have had a faulty coolant fan relay. The coolant fan relay helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off at specific temperature thresholds. When this relay is not working properly, this...
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Battery light blinks on when driving through flooded intersections,can I do something to protect it during monsoon season?
It could be water was getting between the contact surface of the belt and the pulleys. If the belt slips this will cause the light to turn on since for that time that the belt is slipping the alternator is...
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gascap replaced but engine light still on. Dealer says charchol canister but only fails test 1/10 times.could it be faulty gascap?
Hi Melanie. If the EVAP canister or other component involved in the EVAP system is failing one out of 10 times, then that's likely the source of the gas cap warning light. When an error is detected by a sensor...
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Some "grunting" or "creaking" when I turn the wheel or go over potholes. Took it in and they found nothing.
The problem sounds like the sway bar link arms are binding when turned and in motion. It is these or the struts are binding.
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stiff steering wheel after adjusting tire pressure.
The pressure would have to be very low for it to affect your steering effort. But maybe it is. Most auto stores have a basket of tire gauges that they sell on the counter for a few dollars. Most of...
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Hi Josh! If I provide the fuel pump kit and filter, how much do you charge for labor?
The labor to replace the fuel pump in the tank would depend on the exact model and labor rates in your area. The labor will be less than 1.5 hours if you supply parts to replace the pump i you...
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Started idling rough then stalling at traffic lights after about 20 minutes of driving. Replaced fuel pump, fuel filter, and spark plugs.
Try flushing out the fuel system with a fuel treatment. You may have to remove the supply fuel line and blow out the line with air pressure to clean out what could be blocking the line. Check all of the...
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Brake squeaking when releasing brake pedal
It could be that you have some debris from brake lining wear built up in the drums that is making the noise, if that's the case a simple brake shoe replacement will do the trick. It could also be that...
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Driver door opening not causing dome light to come on or the beeping sound when the headlights are still on.
Hello there. What you have described is typically an indicator of a door electrical sensor / switch failure or an electrical glitch in the ECU that is causing these issues. Diagnosing this problem and making the right repairs can be...
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Why is the vehicle speed sensor so expensive as quoted by my mechanic but cheaper with you guys?
Hi there. Well, to be honest - it's simple economics. Although I'm sure your dependable mechanic is great at what they do, the reality exists that they most likely operate their business out of a building, have lots of shop...

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