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Steering wheel feels too loose
Steering components do wear over time, but what you're describing sounds excessive. The problem could be play in the steering gear and/or linkage. Your steering wheel connects through the column, to the steering gear, tie rods and finally the steering...
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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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Speedometer not working.
The speed sensor itself does not have a gear permanently attached to it. The driven gear as it is known, should be already installed in the transmission. There is most likely a single slot that engages with the top of...
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Power steering problems.
While steering wheel fluid cleaning is common in other vehicles, your Toyota Yaris is instead equipped with what is known as electronic assist steering. This means there is no fluid to flush or clean. Instead of looking at the steering...
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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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My speedometer stopped working
Hello. The Toyota Yaris has an ABS system that has small sensors in each wheel. When the ABS system has any of these sensors that are not working, this will also cause the speedometer to not work as well. I...
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Loud noise
Your concern sounds like an exhaust leak. A leak in the exhaust system can easily cause drivability issues because the oxygen sensors constantly monitor the exhaust gases and adjust fuel trims accordingly. If a leak is present it will throw...
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Gas pedal not working
Your vehicle uses an electronic throttle instead of a conventional throttle cable. In this system, the control module receives a signal from the accelerator pedal position sensor. The module then uses this information to control the motor to adjust throttle...
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Car not starting.
There are a few different scenarios that could contribute to your car not starting. The first piece of information that I would need to know is the condition of the battery. If the battery is unable to hold a charge...
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Car making noise when I drive
If the noise is constant, it may be the bearings. If the noise is only when braking, the noise may be brake related. Bearings typically make roaring/howling noises, while brakes typically make squeaking/grinding noises. A test drive and visual inspection...
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Air Conditioning
Hi there: Error codes are created when the sensors designed to monitor components detects an error in the system; or are faulty themselves. They are used as a tool or guide to provide a professional mechanic with a starting point...
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I have left my car out in the cold for 9 days. Today, I tried to start it and it wouldn’t start. I’m assuming the battery drained
Hi Brianna. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When it's really cold outside and the vehicle does not start for longer than a week, it's common for the battery to be low on cranking amps, which causes the lack of starting...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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