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When changing to 4th gear it is difficult to find and you can't always tell if it has engaged until you release the clutch. Anyone else have this problem?
I have this problem also and i don't know the reason or the solution Gunter from Belgium
Submitted: 20/03/2015 14:08:36 | ID: 113583
Hi my 08 Hiace is a 3lt turbo diesel..... After a little diving it makes a loud blowing noise and then when I accelerate a blow of valve type noise (obviously I don't have a bov) fitted any ideas
I also have this problem, did you find out what it was?? Thanks Jamie, NZ from New Zealand
Submitted: 04/04/2016 18:19:23 | ID: 129927
HELLO FRIEND I BOUGHT A TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 1997 SOME MONTHS AGO, I LOVE IT, BUT THE BACK DOOR WON,T OPEN, NOW, AUTO WINDOWS, I WENT FOR LONG DRIVE THE OTHER DAY AND I REMEMBER I WAS FIDDLELING WITH THE WINDOWS UP AND DOWN, WHOULD THIS HAVE ANY THING TO DO WITH THE BACK DOOR NOT OPENING, ANY BODY OUT THERE, PLEASE ..... JEAN
Have you tried the manual button inside the back door? Raising this enables the inner handle or outside doorhandle to be sued. The auto locking might have failed. DerekM from South Yorkshire
Submitted: 06/04/2016 05:23:08 | ID: 130002
what is the fuel consumption of a 5l toyota hiace engine
Bit confused by 5l engine. Hiaces - late nineties onwards in UK - usually have 2.5 D4D engine. Our 100 bhp campervan does 33-38 mpg depending on how its driven - that is 'sensibly' to 'frugal'. Thrashed its around 30. DerekM from South Yorkshire
Submitted: 16/03/2016 12:09:46 | ID: 129082
Hi my Toyota Avensis has had a lot of problems since owning it for two years 2.2 d4d t-180. 57 reg year 2008. First problem was vehicle was shaking at over 50 mph losing power and cutting off then I changed the fuel filter now working fine. Then changed dpf filter and dpf sensor for £1600 and head gasket because wouldn't go more than 15 mph. Now it's working fine. However now it is producing so much blue smoke and thick cloud of white smoke constantly while accelerating can anyone please let me know what this could be. Thanks ( it's not the turbo by the way and the EGR has been cleaned ) ( stay well clear of Toyotas in the future nothing but headache) Does anyone know what the 5th injector is?
5th injector gives ekstra fuel (diesel) to the particle filter, so that it will gain the temperature for "particle burn process". The only way to check if the filter is working properly are to hook it to the diagnostic computer/program and monitor the temp when the burn / clean process are switched on.. My rav4 2.2 d4d had a serious white smoke problem and after 5 trips to toyota maintenance an older foreman found the problem, the filter was faulty. Had no problem with "loosing power" or egr-valve problems. The filter was not clogged, it just came to the finish line Johnny Finnberg from Finland
Submitted: 25/08/2015 11:11:04 | ID: 120312
The orange engine light is constantly displayed on the dashboard and the car is losing power every so often. The mechanic can find nothing wrong but the problem is increasing. Can anybody suggest anything please?
Bernadette, your mechanic needs to plug it into a diagnostic computer to find out what's wrong.. if he says nothing wrong then take it to a tuning centre whose computers are more sophisticated and should be able to help you better. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 01/04/2016 16:21:37 | ID: 129794
How do i eliminate warning lights after renewing alternator / battery light, handbrake warning light, engine oil change light +timimng belt warning light Thank you.
Caroline, get it plugged into diagnostic and reset.. then verify that the faults have been rectified... or your warning lights come back on and you may damage the engine R Evans from Caerphilly
Thank you, its been on diagnostic and still the same. Caroline from Angus
Thank you, its been on diagnostic and still the same. Caroline from Angus
May need a trip to Toyota dealer then.. sorry but I can't be more helpful R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 12/03/2016 18:54:42 | ID: 128908
hi guys i have a 1999 hiace super GL with a 3L non turbo Engine the vehicle was idling uneven , plumes of smoke and no power .when i drive it it could hardly do 120kmp/h and could not reach 4th gear. i then had injector pump and injectors reconditioned , its idling 100% better but there is still a problem with power when driving on the open road. i battle for the car to reach 100km/h and the when your accelerate it feels like 3rd gear does not have enough power for the car to start pulling . From what i understand about diesel cars is that if there is little bit black smoke on acceleration there should be power .Please correct me if im wrong . your help is greatly appreciated
Errol.. your understanding of diesel engine is not strictly correct.. there can be a little black smoke on acceleration which is due to turbo lag.. this can be normal but doesn't necessarily mean there should be power. What could be causing your black smoke could also be causing your lack of power.. the egr valve.. over time the valve slowly clogs with soot and can block it completely or the EGR valve can fail. You have had the injector pump and injectors reconditioned.. while you have not changed them for different ones, it may be worth telling the ecu to re-learn settings for both components via diagnsotics. The diagnostics may also show that there could be something else causing your problem R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 12/03/2016 14:21:44 | ID: 128900
My Toyota Picnic keeps losing power when driving; disconnect the speedometer it goes the best. Has anyone come across this problem before? (2.2 gls td)
My Toyota picnic 2003. 2.0. LX1 autodrive looses speed , paticularly when changing from first to second speed. I have change the auto box but no still the same. Ken from Jamaica
Submitted: 20/02/2012 15:09:00 | ID: 79078
My left indicator is stuck on, won't flash, no longer clicks and when tried the hazards the lights won't flash, just stay on left and right. All the other lights are working fine. When turned the engine off, left, front and back indicator stays on. Any ideas! Thanks.
indicator relay has gone duff.. easy fix and shouldn't cost you the earth R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 09/03/2016 19:37:11 | ID: 128779
My Toyota hiace will crank but cannot start, fuel pump relay replaced and fuel pump coming on but no fuel going through the injector nozzles. I can hear fuel pump coming on but seems weak and the injector solenoid clicks when key is turned on. Thomas Datz from Papua New Guinea
If you've changed the high pressur fuel pump then you'll need to connect to diagnostics and 'tell' the ECU that there's a new High pressur pump.. if it's low pressure pump then there may be airlock, blockage or fuel filter may need changing. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 06/03/2016 01:46:11 | ID: 128598
First thing in morning light on right side comes on horseshoe shape with exclamation mark in middle. Goes off about 20 minutes later.
Sounds as if your tyre pressure needs checking, if you read manual in glove compartment there is a switch that needs to be pressed once tyres are at correct pressure, then once pressure is under that light will come on. If I am correct the light resembles the outer edge of a tyre. Phil. from Shropshire
Submitted: 16/02/2016 12:45:12 | ID: 127691
does it require that i keep engine with turbo running for few minutes after i switch I park
Ronny, no it doesn't.. well, not necessarily. It depends on how the vehicle has been driven just before the stop... if the vehicle has been driven hard then it is a good idea to let it idle for a minute to allow the turbo spin speed to slow down.. IT spins at ridiculous speeds and with the engine off, there is no oil lubing the turbo and it will eventually fail.. but normal driving, you come to a halt usually after manoeuvring the vehicle at relatively slow speeds.. by the time you stop, the turbo spin speed has dropped enough to switch off. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 21/02/2016 03:38:54 | ID: 127924
Hi we have a Toyota verso 1.8 57 plate which is completely dead no power even on dash battery,fuses and relays have been checked.brand new drive shaft and has been serviced and brakes checked all recently the car won't lock with the fob have to lock it manually.any ideas ?? Thanks **i have ticked 2007 diesel estate but it is a 2007 7 seater
*and just to add the car is constantly saying door open when none are and can't lock with fob Mrs phillips from West Midlands
Submitted: 16/02/2016 19:38:06 | ID: 127718
I have a 2008 Hiace D4D 2500 Diesel. Sometimes the OIL lamp, Battery sign and T-lamp come on together with no warning. The Alternator is no longer charging the battery. The engine won't cut out as its diesel but the lights go dim on a long ride as the battery drains and I cant use AC or fan to save electricity. More recently it drives OK, even for long drives, but an hour later when I Start u[p the lights go on. If I accelerate hard they may go off for a second. The next morning everything is back to normal. What could be causing such behavior? Adam
Ask a auto electrician to service your Alternator, thereafter you good to go. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 14/02/2016 20:02:46 | ID: 127594
my Toyota hilux 2.5 d4d 4*2 the problem is that it is starting then revs go hie as far as 2000rpm on its own. bt not respondind to the acceralator. bottom line its not revving. on the dashboard engine warning light is on. can u help me with this problem
Check the pedal sensor alex from Zimbabwe
Submitted: 11/02/2016 09:30:07 | ID: 127428
Hi my van turns over but whant start, full tank of diesel. Drove home no problems two hours later it would not start
Mr. Lewis, put some new glow plugs in your van. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 16/01/2016 12:34:00 | ID: 126244
What is the problem when temperature rises during idling but starts to drop when you start to move. It also rises when you speed to about 100km/hr. The vehicle is a Toyota haice 5l 1997 model
Daniel.. sounds perfectly normal. R Evans from Caerphilly
Just a little back here; Daniel ask your mechanic to have a look at your engine fan, if it is the clutch type, that's your problem not enough Revolution, the fluid is drying out. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 30/12/2015 18:06:06 | ID: 125322
My indicators and dashboard lights keep shorting out so they work one moment and don't the next how can I find a circuit board to replace the one now?
Just to correct you , there is no shorting out, if there was you would see a fire,[ smile]. Ask you Auto Electrician to have a look at the indicator switch, can be worn or dirty. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 05/12/2015 22:30:05 | ID: 124395
Are the side loading doors the same size on any year
Most; on the older model Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 02/12/2015 09:00:41 | ID: 124270
I engage the hand brake and later vehicle rolled down. Why?
Back brake needs some adjustment,mechanically also make sure that your break shoe is in good order. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 26/11/2015 12:49:56 | ID: 124025
Hi. My Toyota Hiace kept running this afternoon when I had turned it off and taken the key out. I put thenkepy back in and turn it to on and then off again a few time and it stopped. Then turned it on again and it kept running again. This time it stopped its self after about 10 seconds. It did it a third time then stopped doing it. What kind of fault can this be? Is there more than one thing that would cause this. Like the ignition barrel? is there a fuel solenoid in the van that could be sticking? Also I've read about "dieseling" could it be this. The van only does shorts runs, maybe it needs a good long drive?? Thank you. Mason.
You did not say what year vehicle it is; however ask a Auto Electrician to look at your ignition unit for you Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 25/11/2015 02:51:59 | ID: 123959
Hi all, I own a Toyota Hiace 2003 4D4. I'm having issues reading the dipstick when checking the oil, I've hot, cold, but each time I remove the dipstick to check level it smudges and can't get a reading?? any advice please.
May be you are refereeing to the transmission dip stick and not the engine oil dip stick. the transmission dip stick has hot and cold indicator on it. When the engine is cold , the fuel will appear at the cold mark on the dip stick. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 22/11/2015 17:01:32 | ID: 123844
Is Toyota Hiace van 1993 equiped with self cancelling indicator or is there reported frequent failure of self cancelling indicator ?
Ask your mechanic to re move the steering column and look at cancelling plate for you. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 21/11/2015 09:54:32 | ID: 123757
Hi. Tried to replace ceiling light bulb inside back of van. Bulb was wrong size. Next time I started the van there was no power for the Radio, clock and interior lights (and no worning sound for keys in and lihjts on). Checked all fuses. All good. Lighter works. No idea what's wrong... Please help. Thanks!
Use a DC electrical meter to check your fuse system Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 12/11/2015 01:47:49 | ID: 123410
Will the front seats from a 2011 fit in a 1999 toyota hiace powervan thanks
Just get a close up look at a 2011 seat. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 09/11/2015 21:30:44 | ID: 123344
What causes high fuel consumption
May be you fuel pump needs calibrating, you could be driving around on a rich mixture. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 06/11/2015 18:54:24 | ID: 123240
HELP we have a toyoto hi ace 2002 diesel and we have an oil leak which we can not trace, where its coming from , it seems to be dropping down onto the chassis and torsion bar and onto the bash plate and out, it leaves a small puddle on the ground below the fuel filter area. under the left hand seat is all wet with engine oil, what/where is it coming from. been water blasted and given a run no leak appreciate any help
I am trying to understand what you mean by water blasted; I presume that you washed the engine properly start it and run it for a while. How is the oil level on the dip stick does it show sign of using oil? To help you I need more info. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 06/11/2015 06:18:20 | ID: 123193
I have a hiac 1997, when I turn my car on, it start and runs well but the mount of cloud color smoke poors out the back, not just a little puff, heaps.I put knew oil in then the smoke started.
We need to identified the color smoke first; there are three color smoke that will emit from an engine -Black,Blue and White. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 31/10/2015 10:33:14 | ID: 122921
Hello I have a Toyota hiACE D4 D long wheel base 2007 I would like if anyone can help me with where the engine serial number is located
On the engine block at the foot of the cylinder head. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 21/10/2015 20:51:19 | ID: 122562
hi, I have a Toyota hiace 2.7lt 2006 model thr201 series. have replaced the water tubing under inlet manifold, since then the heater is not heating up, aprox. a month later resulted in a blowen head gasket this was renewed together with water pump, thermostat and fully serviced cylinder head. upon reassembly heater still not working, heater hoses under bonnet one hot other mildly warm, have flushed heater core checked for blockage to cooling system, improvised a bleeder to heater tested for flow at heater hoses, slow dribble but not enough. engine does not overheat and temperature stable at normal operating temperature, over flow bottle and all radiator hoses show normal running temperatures. engine has been running for more than six months with no problems, only cannot get heater to work . any clues please
There is a small radiator inside the A C unit that links to the heater unit[under the dash] i am almost sure that's where your problem is. I take it that the blower unit is working. Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 20/10/2015 09:36:45 | ID: 122506
Hi I have just purchased a Toyota Hiace 2.4 fuel injected petrol model. tI is running very rich and blows black smoke. The mechanic doesn't know what the problem is. When cold the engine starts first time. However after it starts and runs for a few minutes it struggles to start again. Does anyone know what the problem could be? Please help me/
ASK YOUR MECHANIC TO ADJUST THE FUEL SETTING ON THE INJECTOR PUMP FOR YOU.[ THIS SCHREW IS AT THE BACK OF THE PUMP TOP SIDE THE INJECTOR PIPES] Theron Smith from Jamaica
Submitted: 13/10/2015 20:31:01 | ID: 122296
My reversing light is not working?
There's a reverse switch on the gear box it might need replaced ciaran from Antrim
Submitted: 15/01/2015 20:26:53 | ID: 109621
Just bought a 2012 Auris. Drove to work and back fine. Just went out the front of my house and noticed the dashboard is doing a light show. All the dashboard lights and warning lights are pulsating on and off! I have no key in the ignition! Anyone know what this is about? Thanks
HI got same problem car drives fine when I switch off the car and take the key out dashboard lights flashes e.g petrol light power steering lights etc any answers Rony from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 23/02/2015 21:04:16 | ID: 112212
Hi I my friend has added gasoline in my Toyota heice super GL 2007 model diesel engine. Then it's stop on the road. What should I do. I already clean it's mixed oil and cleaning it's filter
Make sure you pump out all the fuel from the tank, clean the filter put diesel engine lubricant and fill the tank with V-Power Diesel as full as possible then try to start the engine. You might notice much stuttering and smoke afterward the engine started. while driving you might loose power but eventually the car would perform normally after couple of refills. Hope this would solve your problem. fela from Finland
Submitted: 02/02/2016 12:49:05 | ID: 127038
My Toyota Auris has developed a fault in the dashboard, one side of the indicator light has stopped working although all is working ok outside. Any suggestions?
Hi, I have the same prob. What was your outcome? I hear its mot fail and have to replace whole dash unit! Reds Steve Steve from Devon
I have fixed this and save a fortune not having to replace the instrumental display @ £640 ! Remove the cover surrounding the dash display. It's just clipped in. You will then see 4 screws to remove the instrumental display. My just had loose wiring at the back and worked again once I pushed the connector a bit. Steve from Devon
Submitted: 22/03/2015 17:11:17 | ID: 113665
My car is losing power, loads of revs but no pulling power, just enough time to pull over and stop. Turn engine off and then restart the car and all is fine. Then it does it again. Seems to be getting more frequent. Mechanic is baffled. Please can anyone help with advice? Thanks
Did you find out the answer to this? My wife's car does the same thing Jono from Hampshire
Did you find out the answer to this? My wife's car does the same thing Jono from Hampshire
No. The mechanic is baffled Patricia from Cheshire
if diesel, could be egr valve needs a clean, or dpf snowy from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 19/02/2015 01:22:58 | ID: 111855
It has no power, jerking and no idling
Toyota yaris 2008 has no power and idling tm xulu from South Africa
Submitted: 08/01/2016 10:18:10 | ID: 125732
Toyota Yaris ion 2007 malfunction indicator lamp came on after I filled with petrol and drove for 2 miles and practically very little power,also discovered aftr I put lights on to dip skipped to park lights
Toyota Yaris ion petrol. Malfunction indicator light came on after I filled with petro and drove for 2 miles ,also when I would change from headlights to dips it would skip to park lights ,many thanks if you could help me JohnMcConalogue"j from County Londonderry
Submitted: 18/01/2016 21:47:23 | ID: 126356
I have a 2010 Hilux 2.5D4D... the engine went off whilist i was driving...I then tried to start it and it couldnt.My friend jump started me and it ran for a few kilometers and went off again.We replaced the voltage controller on the alternator..we checked if the alternator was charging and realised it was charging at 13,8v ....it ran for 2days..then on the third day i tried to start it again but it couldnt start.I checked whether the alternator is charging and i realised it wasn't.What could be affecting it?
Dead alternator R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 14/01/2016 11:18:05 | ID: 126116
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