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Jacking instructions for this vehicle are on page 439 of the 2016 Toyota Corolla Owner's Manual. Note that steel safety stands MUST (must) be placed under the vehicle once it is jacked up. Hydraulic jacks can and do fail with...
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VVT vs VCT
Mike, we are happy to clarify. VVT (variable valve timing) is a general term for the system that keeps timing of the valves, and is typically designed to work with the camshaft. A VCT (variable cam timing) can be considered...
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Vehicle will not start
Hello. It sounds like your vehicle's security system is activated. In order for your vehicle to start again the system needs to be reset or disabled. This particular model of vehicle may have a small black button underneath the dash,...
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Van is not Starting
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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Shift link or Axle issue
Hello. From what you've described it would appear that your vehicle may have suffered serious transmission issues. Slipping and grinding sounds are commonly associated with internal transmission issues. It may be possible that the torque converter or transmission gears have...
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Shift link or axle issue
Hello, thanks for your question. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle has suffered some sort of transmission-related mechanical issue. Transmission grinding and popping is usually an indicator that the transmission has developed some sort of internal...
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Oil Contamination - Head Gaskets
The milky appearance under the oil fill cap is usually due to condensation (water vapor) mixing with the engine oil. If the car is driven primarily on short trips, condensation can collect in the engine and cause that effect. If...
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Question about oil
Synthetic oil doesn't seem to do a better job of lubricating, but it doesn't wear out as fast. So if you are bad about letting your oil go a long time between changes synthetic is a good idea. I use...
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For the 2010 Odyssey, there is no specified time/mileage interval at which the brake fluid should be changed. In this circumstance, where there is no maintenance interval specified, industry practice is to recommend changing the brake fluid every 3 years...
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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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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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If you are referring to engine modifications, some vendors are Megan Racing (stainless steel exhaust header), Yonaka (stainless steel cat back exhaust), DC Sports (cold air intake) and so forth. There are many, not to mention the custom fabrication shops....
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Alpine and Pioneer have been reported to be suppliers of Honda audio system components but there are actually many vendors and a lot of variance depending on model and type of system. To determine the origin of specific audio components...
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Hi there Patel. Thanks again for your question. Bose is an exceptional aftermarket stereo component, but we're really not suited to answer questions about aftermarket applications. We stick to OEM repairs and solutions.
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If the part listed is a genuine Toyota oil filter, it is very likely that the oil filter is the same one they would use at the dealership. This tends to be the highest quality available. It would meet the...
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My engine is overheating.
Hi there. Check the condition of the coolant and see if its full and new. I recommend putting a new radiator cap on and putting in a new thermostat. Once a thermostat is introduced to the atmosphere after being submerged...
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No heat and the temperature gauge goes down.
Hi there. Check the heater control valve on the heater hoses under the hood. The valve is controlled by vacuum. Check the vacuum lines and see if they have came off or split. With the engine at operating temperature, check...
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No bus
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. First check all of the fuses on the fuse box in the cab for any of them that could be blown out. Sometimes fuses can pop when hooking up a fully charged battery...
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My car cranks but wont start
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), malfunctioning idle air control (IAC) valve, vacuum and EGR leaks, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors), and contaminated or...
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Motor oil.
Hello. It is definitely a good idea to use synthetic oil in your engine. Synthetic oil will work better with the design of your engine and will keep the variable valve timing system working as good as possible. Using a...
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I had a wheel bearing replaced, now it seems to be worse 5 days later
I can see two possibilities. Either the bearing was damaged during the replacement, or the diagnosis was wrong and the wheel bearing was not the original problem. If the wheel bearing was damaged during replacement, then he is obligated to...
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I changed spark plugs and wires & cleaned throttle body, car idles rough and gas mileage is changed does not backfire or anything
A few different components could be causing your issue. Your symptoms sound at first like a spark issue. If a plug was tightened down too hard, the gap can become smaller than intended. This would decrease the power of the...
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Hi, how can I check to see if blower motor relay or a fuse My heater won't come on and replace blower 1986 Buick
Hi there, there are actually several additional components to check for blower motor operation. First is fuses - easiest and least expensive to test. There is a blower motor relay, and also one or motor blower motor resistors, and a...
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Have rapid clicking noise around the transfer case.
Sounds like the shifter solenoid is stuck in a position and will not disengage. Try removing the harness to the shifter solenoid on the transfer case and see if the noise goes away. If it does, then the shifter solenoid...
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Fuel pump - 1998 Chevrolet Blazer
hello - yes, this could be the fuel pump failing, but could also be the fuel pump fuse(s) or relay. Either of these would cause the fuel pump to stop working, even if it was good. I recommend a car...