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Willem, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi My Hi-ace is leaking radiator fluid on the passenger side. A lot of fluid comes out once I stop somewhere. If I fill the coolant tank up it will last me about 2 days not even driving very far. It seems to come from a smaller radiator. I can't quite get in there to check any pipes. Any tips on what to do would be much appreciated.

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Hi a good way to stop the leak is to use one to two teaspoons of black pepper. dave240144@hotmail..co.uk from Philippines

hi.please check your radiator cap if its maintaining pressure in the cooling system.also have your cooling system pressure tested percy mudare from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 29/10/2014 01:52:10 | ID: 105270

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Gemma, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hello! We recently purchased 1988 Toyota Hiace. Been running fine, today it started cutting out whilst driving. Was a 134km/83 mile drive. No rev counter, sorry! Basically, idle's fine, very low revs fine but once you put your foot down to the bite point, engine staggers, revs drop and stalls, unless you push your foot all the way down, then revs will shoot up again. So yeah, could drive it very unpleasantly! Every stop requires full rev to get going without stall. Any ideas?

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Hi Gemma. Check your fuel pump and replace it . Had same problem. Junaid from South Africa

Submitted: 18/10/2016 07:44:04 | ID: 136042

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Masawi, West Midlands

Toyota Hiace

Hi, I have a Toyota Hiace Super Custom 2.4 diesel automatic. Recently my driver hit a rock and damaged the gearbox sump tray but he stopped immediately as the ATF started leaking out. It was towed to a garage where the sump tray was replaced and new ATF filled. However after everything was put back up, the gears could not shift. We started the car and let it idle for a while to pump up the fluid but still the gears could not shift. I called my friend who has a bit of mechanical mind and he managed to shift it into drive by some mechanical tricks but it does not shift to any other gear at the moment. It is stuck in the drive. What can cause this? Is it a kind of some safety lock mode or what? It was never driven without the fluid after the incident so the issue of damaging the gearbox is out.

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I had the same problem with mine after I had the auto trans replaced and it was quite silmple, the trans fluid needed topping up, so just check the trans fluid level. Jeremy from New Zealand

Submitted: 10/11/2016 12:38:16 | ID: 136597

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Gail, City of Glasgow

Toyota Yaris

Gear stick was beeping when nearly home as I was in heavy traffic .. the engine was reving up then loose power .. was taking time to shift in gears as it's an automatic..

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It sounds like you have the Multi Mode Transmission in your Toyota Yaris. There is a warning light and sound if the clutch overheats which it can easily do in heavy traffic. You can help greatly if you put the car in neutral if you're going to be stopped for a while (eg at traffic lights) rather than sitting in drive with your foot on the brake pedal. Your car might be OK once it cools down otherwise you need to see a mechanic. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 10/11/2016 18:23:35 | ID: 136605

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Eskimorabbit, Berkshire

Toyota Auris

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

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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

ul do batter and fit agian. Bad earth someweher vic from Luton

Submitted: 23/02/2015 21:04:16 | ID: 112212

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John Pashley, Cyprus

Toyota Auris

Hi,I have just picked up my car that I had transported over to Cyprus where it had to have an mot and checked over before being re registered taxed and insured,after driving it for 2 hours it came up with a yellow warning light in the shape of a spanner,could you tell me what this means, Cheers John.

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i.e serive light vic from Luton

Submitted: 25/07/2015 13:07:22 | ID: 118877

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Patrick, County Fermanagh

Toyota Auris

Why is engine turning but slow to fire up in the morning as if not getting fuel

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muck ion teh fuel clogging the Fuel filter. Chaneg the Fuel filter. vic from Luton

Submitted: 08/03/2016 14:37:24 | ID: 128716

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Tom, Greater London

Toyota Auris

Hi everyone, I need advice for my Toyota Auris (2010), 1.6 engine, Manual gear with 40 k mileage. I have engine light come on ( yellow colour) and flashing sometime. The car lost some power and engine sound is changed. I just serviced at Toyota passed MOT one month ago. Because of Engine light I am very worried about it. Please advice me if anybody know.

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check with an OBD meter and get code then it will tell you the fault vic from Luton

Submitted: 15/04/2016 22:05:58 | ID: 130438

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Essa Ali, Lancashire

Toyota Auris

I have a 2014 reg auris estate . The car came with the annoying stop ,start. So every time you stopped a lights or in a bit of traffic the engine cuts out. You have to then restart the engine by pushing the clutch in. However it has stopped working and the engine management light is on. The car drives fine. No loss in power from the engine. Can any tell me if they know what the fault is?

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try cleaning venturi i.t take air filter assembly and clean all ares with meths spirit etc. Lots of dust in teh air inlet hence start stop will not work and cause mal function. Otherswie replace the venturi. vic from Luton

Submitted: 25/06/2016 20:57:04 | ID: 132999

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shanerichards, West Lothian

Toyota Hiace

My indecater keep on all time even if o take it off

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Is it your flasher, you are referring to? Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 25/10/2016 22:45:39 | ID: 136246

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sundar thapa, Nepal

Toyota Hiace

i am facing a strange problem my 2kd engine starts for 5 min and it stops and after a minute it starts easily i have checked all overflow systems what may be the cause please answer me

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I have a similar problem on a 2005 Toyota Dyna 2kd engine, anyone with the solution? Thomas Mumpangwe from Zambia

Submitted: 21/09/2016 17:12:45 | ID: 135352

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Danz, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hi I have a Toyota Hiace 2.4 zr 1994 and the engine cranks but doesnt fire. I checked the fuel pump, filter, relays and no spark at the distibutor or spark plugs. Is there anything that is caused not to spark and fire over?

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Hello Danz , go back to the Distributor cap and examine the rotor brush and the carbon pencil in the center of the cap also trace the coil wire that is in the center of the cap it goes to the ignition coil this coil or electrical unit could be faulty. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Hello Danz , go back to the Distributor cap and examine the rotor brush and the carbon pencil in the center of the cap also trace the coil wire that is in the center of the cap it goes to the ignition coil this coil or electrical unit could be faulty. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Hello Danz , go back to the Distributor cap and examine the rotor brush and the carbon pencil in the center of the cap also trace the coil wire that is in the center of the cap it goes to the ignition coil this coil or electrical unit could be faulty. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 18/10/2016 12:19:04 | ID: 136046

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lesego, South Africa

Toyota Yaris

I have a toyota yaris 2006 model that does not have revs. The engine can start well but when i press the accelerator padle it does not have revs. I tried to replace a throttle body with a new one and also replaced a petrol pump but still the car does not have revs. What can i do?

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Hi sorry I have no idea just want ask if you find out what it is I have same problem when I was driving just acceleration went off engine still running that all I did switch engine off and started again and was fine my yaris is 09 automatic David from Clackmannanshire

Submitted: 21/04/2016 11:04:29 | ID: 130650

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Angela, Australia

Toyota Hiace

2006 hiace commuter, auto, 2.7L petrol/gas bus. It hasn't started since the ecu got extremely wet (my sons had a light bulb moment and decided to pressure wash the entire interior and exterior of the bus). Its been left it to dry for a few months and it still not turning over. I cant afford to replace the ecu. So if anyone has an idea on how i can fix the ecu myself? or know of something else that would be preventing it from starting? I would love and appreciate the suggestions. Thanks a bunch :)

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Check your fuse box to see if any blown fuse is in the box . Theron Smith from Jamaica

Love your suggestion, Theron! I will check them in the morning.Thanks!!! Angela from Australia

Love your suggestion, Theron. I will check them in the morning.Thanks heaps. Angela from Australia

Submitted: 01/10/2016 20:30:40 | ID: 135644

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Deb Hearne, West Yorkshire

Toyota Avensis

Does my 2011 2 litre Avensis tourer have a chain or a timing belt.

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i want to know i have toyota avensis diesel 2 ltr. 2011 ,is this car have timing belt or chain? arif from West Midlands

Submitted: 25/05/2014 13:45:05 | ID: 96121

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Mitchell, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Own a 1985 Hiace, its backfiring a lot and stalling at traffic lights, it's an automatic though so shouldn't be stalling. I've changed the spark plugs but looks like it's the carburettor. How urgent is it to need to get this fixed? Going to been driving over 1000km's within the next week. The vans done 283,000km's already. Cheers

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You are having a ignition problem but i cant pin point it from where i am , some points and condenser setting not right in your electrical circuits . I need some more information on your type of system. Theron Smith from Jamaica

You are having a ignition problem but i cant pin point it from where i am , some points and condenser setting not right in your electrical circuits . I need some more information on your type of system. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 17/10/2016 01:34:31 | ID: 136017

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AL, Aberdeenshire

Toyota Hiace

Hi, Just replaced top radiator hose engine cranking but wouldnt start. need help asap

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What was your problem before you change the top water hose? check to see if your fuel injector pump has any voltage (12 volt) Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 02/10/2016 04:18:17 | ID: 135647

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Nick, Bournemouth

Toyota Hiace

Hi I have a Toyota regius 3liter I have changed battery after standing for a while it will not start or jumpstart any ideas thanks

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Just a pity you guys are so far away from me , i could sort out most of your old shape Hiace problems , the new shape Hiace i am not yet verse on there problems. Back to your problem NICK! To assist you i need more Info , hope you didn't buy a new battery?. Has the engine turn over? if no is the answer , check your starter. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 06/10/2016 21:56:03 | ID: 135770

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Tom, Brighton & Hove

Toyota Hiace

The engine management light is on constantly. The van runs as normal but the speedo and odometer have stopped working, also the fuel gauge is not instantly working but takes a while to register how much fuel is in the tank. How do I sort it out?

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I don't now what you call management light , i am going to try to address your question. Now if your van has a gear box , may be your speedo meter cable is broken and for a automatic transmission ,check your fuse box to see if you have any blown fuse or check your transmission underneath the van to see if any of the wires have falling loose. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 08/10/2016 14:53:45 | ID: 135806

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Altaf, Fiji

Toyota Hiace

The exhaust brake comes on by itself and sometimes at very odd times

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I am not sure what you are talking about. If you are referring to you brake lights , then i can understand. Above your break pedal there is an adjustable switch just pull the lock nut and adjust it a bit and you are good to go . Theron Smith from Jamaica

I am not sure what you are talking about. If you are referring to you brake lights , then i can understand. Above your break pedal there is an adjustable switch just pull the lock nut and adjust it a bit and you are good to go . Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 12/10/2016 07:56:39 | ID: 135884

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vusumuzi moyo, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

toyota hiace 94 diesel 3l engine, shaking at idle,low power on acceleration,heavy fuel consumption,white smoke on exhaust no oil consumption please help

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The injector fuel pump needs servicing. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 21/07/2016 13:24:14 | ID: 133693

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Clive, Cambridgeshire

Toyota Hiace

Theron Smith from Jamaica you are a star and a mine of information. Can you tell me where the coolant drain plug is on the engine block of my 1993 Hiace 2.7 lit diesel? Thanks

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Coolant drain plug for the engine block is on the left side of the block close to the engine oil dip stick at the base. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 19/09/2016 22:59:07 | ID: 135305

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Eric, Cambridgeshire

Toyota Avensis

Can you tell me does a my car have one revering light or 2 ' just bought the car .thanks

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quite possible it has only one, even though the light clusters may suggest that it will have two... quite common to have one only R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/10/2016 09:29:34 | ID: 135794

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Abraham Kyeremateng, Ghana

Toyota Yaris Verso 2000

My Toyota Yaris Verso does not pick up speed quickly, especially when climbing hills when I change to a lower gear. What’s the problem with it?

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My car had the same problem up hills. The mechanic has replaced the throttle body with a second hand part (new ones are expensive) and it seems to have helped. Richard Martin from Greater London

Submitted: 01/10/2013 10:46:51 | ID: 55401

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michael moran, Ireland

Toyota Auris

hi wheare is the fuse for the brake lights in my 2008 auris

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under dash on left side box a bought 100mm long and 40 mm wide paddy from Wexford

Submitted: 13/02/2016 20:03:00 | ID: 127538

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orly visco, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

hi my 3L engine is newly overhauled.I roadtest it and it runs great but after couple of days i noticed during uphill the engine becomes weak and in flat roads when i change to higher gear it wont give a strong power to run fast.when i check the radiator it is full but there is a pressure on the radiator hoses.sometimes during uphill travel when im in 2nd shift when i accelerate the engine shuts down but when i start the engine it normally starts.what could be the problem?

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There are four steps to this preoblem; 1.0 The cylinder bore probably was not to the correct size despite fitting new piston rings 2.0 The thickness of the cylinder head gasket is not the correct size 3.0 The compression pressure is not the correct one 4.0 Recheck your injector pump timing lloyd mubanga from Zambia

Submitted: 28/08/2016 08:54:38 | ID: 134710

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Lin Stuart, Bahamas, The

Toyota Hiace

I have a 2011 Hiace with a 5l-e I am experiencing an odd problem as I drive the engine would shut down but as soon as I turn the key it restarts with no problems. It does it periodically and sometimes in the worst possible times like turning onto busy streets in traffic, anyone who can help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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hi there i am a auto mechanic from nepal i also had same type of problem and it was due to blockage in the overflow system so please do check all overflow system sundar thapa from Nepal

Submitted: 20/09/2016 22:32:30 | ID: 135328

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Charlotte Fairfax, Australia

Toyota Hiace

My son has a 1986 Toyota Hiace campervan, 2.4 diesel automatic. The timing belt has gone on it and I need to know whether it will have completely wrecked the engine, as I know in some vehicles it does wreck the engine and some it doesn't. I would be most grateful for any helpful advice. Many thanks.

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Hi I have problems with my Toyota hiace 09 D4D intermittent white smoke problems. Star from Dublin

Submitted: 15/04/2015 10:43:17 | ID: 114732

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Claire Pooley, England

Toyota Yaris 2005

My car is working fine but the yellow management light stays on. Does anyone know what’s wrong with it or how to fix it?

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Turn on ignition but don't start engine remove EFI fuse 15amp under bonnet and replace this will reset the light. Kev from Northumberland

Submitted: 26/03/2014 15:33:53 | ID: 93594

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Jamie Gregory, England

Toyota Yaris 2003

My Toyota Yaris is randomly putting the engine management light on the dash but doesn’t affect the power or drive, everything is as normal. I’ve had the fault cleared at my local garage and on their diagnostics it is showing no error code. This problem is becoming quite common. It’s done 117,000 miles, full history. Can anyone advise me please? (1.4 d4d)

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put ignition on without starting engine remove EFI fuse under bonnet 15amp? Then replace and light goes out. Saves you having to pay garage to keep resetting it. Kev from Northumberland

Submitted: 03/04/2014 08:24:00 | ID: 93813

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Teddy, South Africa

Toyota Yaris

Hi There . Please Can Anyone Contribute Some Valuable Advice . I Have Have A Yaris T3 Hatch - Auto Not Loosing Coolant But when Driven For About 5Km The Red Engine O/Heating LIght Comes On . I have Replaced The Thermostat And Primed The Cooling System and Checked For Any Blockages And Found None . I have Done A chemical Test To Determine If The Head Gasket Is Blown And That Is Fine . The Coolant in The rad. cap. Housing However Continually Foams And Drops And Picks Up . The coolant Should Remain Still Till The Fan Comes On But The Coolant Continually fluctuates . Any Advice .

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Sounds like an air lock in system Kev from Northumberland

Submitted: 20/05/2014 18:27:20 | ID: 95792

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A. Pimentel, United States of America

Toyota Yaris

I have a 2012 Yaris that I just purchased from a dealer,which did a 32 point check up and also I took to my own mechanic before purchase. For the past two mornings when I start up the dash lights come on and all go off but the cool light which is green. In 2 minutes it goes off. It does not appear again that way no matter now many times I start during the day. I took to dealer and they checked it out ,did a pressure check etc and said after road test, nothing was amiss. This morning it did the exact same thing and disappeared never to return during the course of starting several times. Has anyone had this problem ? Thank you,

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This isn't a problem it just means the water temperature during the day doesn't drop down to the required temp to activate the light sensor. Kev from Northumberland

Submitted: 24/05/2014 04:11:34 | ID: 96029

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Muthiah Magandran, Malaysia

Toyota Dyna 1992

Water is reducing in the radiator of my Toyota Dyna and at the same time coming out through the spare white container located at the rear of the cabin. The colour of the water which is coming out seems rusty. What or why is this happening? Can anyone assist me with this please? Thank you.

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Your radiator needs cleaning. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 20/06/2013 11:09:45 | ID: 54715

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Alipate.Talihau Finau, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hello im just ask what EFI ?

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EFI , means ; Electronic Fuel Imjection Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 06/08/2016 04:18:53 | ID: 134139

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Marjorie, Angus

Toyota Hiace

Hi, I have a 1993 hiace supercustom auto diesel, which "shudders" when accelarating uphill, not all the time but it needs sorting. My mechanic has changed the transmission oil twice and it didnt change anything, still "shuddering", so he said I need a new transmission. Not an easy thing to find. Someone is selling a 1997 transmission but it's a granvia 2.8. Anyone got any ideas whether this will fit my vehicle? Thanks.

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Ask your mechanic to take a picture of your transmission, or ask the person to send you a picture of the Granvia transmission and compare it with yours. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 14/08/2016 17:04:17 | ID: 134359

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Benjamin Sithole , Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

hello just had my Toyota hiace 5L engine overhauled 3 months ago and I top up at least 2 pints a day. This problem started after 2. months I run this car as a commuter bus operating an average of 270 kms a day. it has no leak and it does not overheat. Please help

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I am not too clear when you say that you top up at least 2 pints a day, is it engine oil? Any sign of the vehicle smoking? ,when you overhauled did you change the valve seals guide. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 19/08/2016 01:23:23 | ID: 134467

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okanlawo, Lancashire

Toyota Corolla Verso

My Toyota Corolla Verso automatic 2004 keeps stopping on the road and showing one light on the dashboard that looks like a clutch plate picture red but immediately I turn off the engine for some seconds and I put it back on it will start again. Please can anyone help with the idea of what the problem is? NB clutch plate was changed last year in September.

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I have the same problem as you. Have you sorted yours yet ? Took the car for a diagnostic test and they said the clutch has a problem but i am not quite convinced. Did you check the brake pads and oil? bridget from Luton

I have the same problem as you. Have you sorted yours yet ? Took the car for a diagnostic test and they said the clutch has a problem but i am not quite convinced. Did you check the brake pads and oil? bridget from Luton

Yes, I have and it was ok for like a 2 weeks and after that, it all started again. okanlawo from Lancashire

It's probably your clutch warning light if you have the Toyota Multi Mode Transmission (MMT) system in your vehicle. It can be very expensive ie a new clutch plus all the associated labour because it usually has to go to a Toyota dealer for the MMT Ivor from Renfrewshire

Injectors is the problem when your car starts but stops shortly after and switches back on. Costs alot to replace them Ciera from Armagh

Submitted: 01/05/2015 07:57:07 | ID: 115441

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Paul, Nigeria

Toyota Yaris 2008

Why is my Toyota Yaris revving in between gear change? My car is an automatic gear transmission engine 1.5.

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my car tyota yaris . 2008 model semi automatic. when i start the engine , engine will start , but when i change gear "N" sighn will flash then cannot drive the car.then i stop engine and open bonet and hit on something. then after engine can start and drive the car. please adivice me what the wrong of this car. John Mathew from Greater London

Submitted: 07/03/2014 09:01:55 | ID: 62621

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joshua Andrew, Botswana

Toyota Hilux

could anyone help with my Hilux 2.7 of 2013. the battery lights comes on followed by check engine sign. but the vehicle runs properly what could be the problem?

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good day my friend, mine was doing like yours I then discovered that it had a (short) that was underneath, a cable wire was touching on the exhaust and when it got so hot it melted those wires together. I discovered when I got a brake down by ignoring those light. Thank you methembe from South Africa

Submitted: 15/07/2016 18:53:02 | ID: 133554

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Obi Mouse, England

Toyota Picnic 2000

How many fuel injectors does my Picnic have? We thought it was 1 but can see 4 cables in the manifold area as if 1 goes to each cylinder. Many thanks. (2.0 gls)

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It has 4injectors DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 26/03/2012 08:47:25 | ID: 70914

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