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I have bought a used Toyota Yaris manual (stick) model 2003. I have the problem of an awful sound when I press the clutch. Any suggestions please?
Had the same problem, clutch went in the end, new one fitted and all ok after that and the clutch pedal was really easy to press and gear change was much easier. That year car gearbox had problem putting pressure on clutch and gear change. - Kieran Lych from London
Your Clutch bearing is gone. Its replacement is possible without removing the gearbox, if expertly done. - Farooq from Pakistan
Submitted: 17/02/2014 10:42:43 | ID: 25825
I have a Toyota Yaris and when I am slowing down the car sounds like a tractor slightly. I am not sure if it is the exhaust or the engine but it only happens when slowing down for traffic lights or to go round a corner. Does anyone know why it does this please?
I had a similar problem and I found it to be a cowling, which is between the rear back box of the exhaust and the bodywork. I found it rubbing on the exhaust and making a loud noise. I bent it away from the exhaust and the noise stopped. - Kieran Lynch from London
Submitted: 07/02/2014 16:04:46 | ID: 25609
I have a Toyota Auris and when I went to get in my car the whole dashboard was flashing on and off with a warning light for the power steering. When I put the key in the ignition this stopped. I had to disconnect the battery terminal to prevent the battery going flat. Does anyone have any ideas because it has baffled the RAC and the Toyota Garage?
I have exactly the same problem with my 2012 Auris. Going into Toyota garage next week so I’ll post again if they find a solution. Problem is it’s intermittent and last time it was booked in it stopped doing it and mechanics can’t find a fault if it’s not happening when they’re looking at the car! I’m not hopeful as the last Toyota mechanic told me he’d never seen anything like it. - Lynne Aird from Scotland
Submitted: 03/02/2014 16:32:26 | ID: 25473
I took my Toyota Yaris for repair. The mechanic said that the Yaris that I own only has one reversing light. Is it true that there is a type of Yaris that only has one reversing light?
That is correct. One is rev and the other is a fog light - Yazeed from South Africa
Yes, one reversing light and one fog light. - Ki Lynch from London
Yes it has only one and the other is the fog light :) - Baset Taeb from Germany
Submitted: 30/01/2014 12:37:26 | ID: 25345
My Toyota Hiace once lost coolant and overheated. I replaced the head and put on a new head gasket. I checked the block and it was said to be okay. I removed the thermostat since my country is generally hot. The temperature gauge now operates at half mark and occasionally goes beyond whilst driving around town. I have cleaned the radiator, changed the water pump and radiator cap. What could the reason be for the gauge rising?
Hi Tindo. What engine do you have? Mine is a 1991 Super Custome 2l-te Auto and I have lots of experience with it - Tendai Alufasi from Mozambique
Submitted: 30/01/2014 10:37:21 | ID: 25313
Hi all. I was wondering if you could help me? My Toyota Yaris seems to be struggling. When I come to stop or to traffic lights my car’s engine has trouble turning over and the revs are under 1. It makes a sound like it’s about to turn off like a jug jug jug sound and shakes. Sometimes it turns off completely, sometimes I have to wait about 20 seconds to get power back. Then when I start driving it jumps. Does anyone know what this could be please?
Most probably, it’s lost setting. - Vanessa Grech from Malta
Submitted: 28/01/2014 16:29:18 | ID: 25300
I got a CD player put in my Toyota Yaris but my interior light and lighter and central locking are not working. Can you tell me if it could just be fuses or could it be something more serious? Thank you.
If the radio is still working then it’s looking like it’s the radio that’s the fault - Jay from Surrey
Submitted: 28/01/2014 15:43:59 | ID: 25289
Hi. I have a problem with my Toyota Yaris 1.4 D4D. When it reaches 100km/h it starts shaking (the steering wheel and also the body especially on the front), but as soon as I take my foot off the accelerator pedal the shaking diminishes til it disappears. If I put my foot down again the shaking goes on again. By the way I have changed all the wheels and did the tracking and balancing but no success. Does anybody have any idea of what the problem is? I`ve had so many different diagnoses, some thought it was the manual gear box, others the clucth and others the fly wheel? (D4D)
Have you checked the front wheel bearings? - Ki Lynch from London
Well I was experiencing the same issue in my 2007 Yaris, but after a front wheel alighnment it disappeared. - Saeed from United Arab Emirates
Submitted: 27/01/2014 12:42:12 | ID: 25222
I would like to know my 2008 Toyota Yaris sedan’s oil filter key no? Thanks. (sedan)
You might use universal oil filter key, it’s better and useful for all types - Baset Taeb from Germany
Submitted: 27/01/2014 12:20:33 | ID: 25213
When I take the key out of the ignition of my Toyota Hiace there is a red flashing vehicle-shaped light above the temperature gauge. It stops when I put the key back in. Does anybody know what this means please? (SLWB)
Hey Peter. My 2010 Hiace has the same thing. Think it’s to do with the central locking system, if I leave the van unlocked and walk way for a short time it locks itself. Hope this helps, cheers - Dave Douglas from New Zealand
Submitted: 24/01/2014 10:58:03 | ID: 25178
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When I put my Toyota Hiace minibus in drive it will not move. I push the accelerator a bit and it still will not move, but when pushed harder it starts moving. Can someone suggest what the problem could be?
I had a similiar problem, my back brakes were jamming up with gunk. My mechanic cleaned pads, etc, and problem solved. - Terry Mclaren from Austria
Submitted: 23/01/2014 11:20:25 | ID: 25134
My Toyota Hiace’s central locking does not lock from the key fob but will unlock the van and works well with the keys from the driver’s door. What should I do?Thanks.
Open your side door fully then shut it, now try your central locking. Mine does it all the time with carrying goods and touching the door. - Mike Hughes from Lancashire
Submitted: 21/01/2014 14:53:36 | ID: 25092
I have a 2004 Toyota Hiace Quantum 2 kd diesel. I parked it a few weeks ago and I could not start it the following morning. Now my mechanic has discovered that there is no power going to the injector nozzles, although the fuel is flowing from the nozzles it is not firing. What could the problem be? It is giving me code P0089 which has to do with the fuel pressure regulator. What has that got to do with the nozzles firing? (Quantum)
Check glow plugs. - Theron Smith from London
I have a similar problem on a Toyota Dyna with a 2KD Engine. Fault code is giving me P1215 and my mechaniic is telliing me to replace the injector driver. Please help before I spend money on this expensive part. - Thomas Mumpangwe from Zambia
Submitted: 20/01/2014 09:43:56 | ID: 25009
Where is the starter motor located on my Toyota Hiace? I just get a clicking when turning the key. Thanks in advance. (powervan gs lwb)
On the left rear of the engine. - Theron Smith from London
Submitted: 17/01/2014 14:34:31 | ID: 24988
I’ve put my Toyota Hiace`s battery on reverse polarity and realised my mistake, swapped it back and now I have no ignition, but I do have radio, headlights and interior lights. Nothing else works ie electric windows, door locks, hazards etc. Please could anyone help?
Looks like you licked a main fuse. Check all your 40 to 60 amp main fuses. - Michael Minott from Jamaica
Submitted: 14/01/2014 08:59:08 | ID: 24835
My Toyota Yaris` catalytic convertor keeps filling up with oil. What is the problem?
Hi Dennis. I myself am looking to change the wife’s Yaris, a 2000 reg and am looking to change up to a diesel Auris or Yaris. I have been reliably informed that the 1.4 diesel 1n1 Toyota engine is giving piston ring related problems. Dealers are stripping engines and fitting new improved piston rings to engines because the originals that were designed for low drag (helping emissions) are not doing the job they were designed to. They are not holding compression properly and allowing blow by. Not proper detonation whithin the cylinder is not burning fuel which is remaining in the cylinder and as the piston rings not doing there job fuel is bypassing to the sump and possibly through the exhaust ports en route to the cat. Toyota have acknowledged the problem so I hope this may explain your problem - Laurence Rowling from Ireland
Submitted: 07/01/2014 09:06:58 | ID: 24581
I have a Toyota Yaris 1.0 2001 which is losing water from the extra water tank of the radiator. When I have driven about 400 km it is losing 1 litre of water. What can I do?
Firstly make sure you are putting the level to the max mark on a cold engine. If so and you are losing it, it would depend where you are losing it from, any wetness under the car or are the front carpets wet? If so the leak is external and needs fixing accordingly. If not look for poor starting, white smoke from the exhaust as it will probably be leaking internally through a faulty head gasket which would need an engine strip. The best way to accurately check these however is with a coolant pressure tester and a block tester. Cheers. - Martin (Master technician 20+ years) from England
Submitted: 03/01/2014 14:05:46 | ID: 24511
I have a 95 Toyota Hiace Van with 1RZ engine (carb). Recently my mechanic changed the exhaust valves. The engine starts perfectly when it is cold and I can drive the van. As soon as the engine temperature reaches normal (temp gauge needle in the middle) the engine loses it`s ability to move. My mechanic has changed the distributor, adjusted timing, changed spark plugs and wires (original Toyota) and still no difference. I need help asap please? Thanks in advance. (1rz)
What is the quality of the valves? Some cheap quality ones will expand more than is necessary affecting compression/performance in the process. - Henry Kamwendo from Malawi
Submitted: 03/01/2014 14:03:47 | ID: 24510
What is causing my Toyota Hiace’s engine to constantly overheat and boil out all of the water? We have had a new cyclinder head, new radiator, new thermo fan. All new hoses, injectors and valves are good. I`m tearing my hair out. Please can anybody help? Thankyou. (Manual 14 seat minibus)
Buy a new radiator cap, the seal is probably gone. - Leigh Holmes from Australia
Submitted: 03/01/2014 11:23:15 | ID: 24482
After an accident the glow heater light on the dashboard of my Toyota Hiace does not come on but the glow heater works perfectly. I checked for loose connections but everything seems okay. What could the problem be?
Most likely a bulb for the warning light. - Martin (Master technician 20+ years) from England
Submitted: 23/12/2013 14:14:59 | ID: 24213
Hi there, I have a Toyota Hiace. When you start the engine it responds perfectly, but when I start driving it for just about 200 metres it loses power. I tried to switch off the engine and start again but it behaved the same way after 150 to 200 metres, it lost power again. Can anybody give me an idea of the solution to this please?
It will work. It’s a must to have your injectors pressure tested. - Henry Kamwendo from Malawi
Submitted: 23/12/2013 10:57:06 | ID: 24177
I have a problem with my Toyota Yaris. It has a semi-automatic gearbox and I can’t put it in any gear or reverse. What could the problem be?
I take it you’re talking about the MMT? There are known problems with this variant. Please don’t let that put you off. Try the fabulous fully automatic. I was completely blown away. Alternatively try a manual. Mine is the 6 speed T Spirit. It’s a beautiful, well built reliable car. - Hacked Off from Wiltshire
Apparently there is a clutch pedal provided. Try using it and you might get the results you want. - Hacked Off from England
Submitted: 17/12/2013 14:39:11 | ID: 24044
Hi all, I have become the very proud owner of a 20 year old Toyota Hiace camper which needs a bit of tlc although it generally runs well and is in not too bad condition for it’s age. I have no info on the internal workings of the electrical equipment and recently went to start the van after it had been standing for a length of time. Schoolboy error as I should have disconnected the batteries. I have two questions if anyone can help out? 1. Does anyone know of a haynes/owners manual I can get to help me work on the van? 2. In view of the flat battery can I connect the mains to the van to recharge both the engine and the leisure batteries together or will it only charge the leisure? Many thanks.
Can’t help with manuals, but have a very similar camper. Charger is only installed on the rear leisure battery. I had been told that the rear battery is connected to the engine battery and, if fully charged, can boost starting (and/or share the charger), but RAC said this arrangement is very rare. Certainly doesn’t happen on mine. - Trevor Hislop from Australia
Try a charger for your battery and trickle in. Ours the same when stood, it’s the cold. The 12 v won’t help,start it, it’s for the internals. - Caroline Thursfield from England
Submitted: 17/12/2013 14:37:31 | ID: 24043
Hi, my Toyota Yaris will not accelerate quickly on a hill and when I start moving I`m struggling to accelerate hard. Can anybody help please?
Clean the body throttle and the fuel injector. - Chang from Venezuela
Submitted: 17/12/2013 12:00:47 | ID: 24032
It was almost 5 degrees celcius this morning when I tried to ignite my 2009 Toyota Yaris. It has this auto start and when I just turned the key it made this horrible sound. I tried 4 times and it kept doing it, it felt as if the starter is dying. Can anyone help? Thanks.
I had this problem also. I am told this is due to the cold weather when the car is still cold. I have it since a few months now only in the morning and it is anoyying. But the dealership said I shouldn’t worry about it. - Salim from Lebanon
Submitted: 17/12/2013 09:04:38 | ID: 23997
Every so often as I’m driving along my Toyota Yaris suddenly loses all power to the accelerator. As I pull it out of gear to coast it continues to rev at just over 1000rpm. I coast until I can safely stop, turn the engine off and leave it a few seconds (10-15) and then start it up again. The engine management light stays on for a while and the car`s running once more. Any ideas as to the cause of this would be appreciated and also a solution if possible?
I had a similar problem with my Toyota Aygo. It sounds like your clutch is starting to go! Get it sorted before you find yourself without any drive at all and stranded somewhere - Rob Swift from England
Submitted: 12/12/2013 15:32:45 | ID: 23919
Hi. The Toyota Yaris T1 2008 has a digital instrument cluster. Lately the time-clock / temp indicator unit is refusing to light up. How do I resolve this problem? Thanks in anticipation. (T1)
Get your local Toyota dealer to fix it. - Hacked Off from England
Submitted: 10/12/2013 10:52:15 | ID: 23828
Hi, I`m having major squealing in my Toyota Hiace van 2005. I`ve changed the water pump, changed the bearings for the automatic tensioner and both idler pulleys and still the squealing occurs. Just to note that when I take off the engine belt the loud noise is gone. Could it be the compressor or alternator and if so is it a common problem? (2kd)
I think worn fan/v belts should not be ruled out. Check the condition and replace with originals - Henry Kamwendo from Malawi
The sprag clutch in the alternator is more than likely the prob. - Bruce from Australia
Submitted: 06/12/2013 14:39:00 | ID: 23730
My Toyota Hiace`s engine loses power and runs unevenly periodically. What should I do? (gs)
Change your fuel filter, I have a 2010 Hiace and it started to run lumpy especially over 55 mph. You could put your foot to the floor and be hard pushed to get 60mph. Had new fllter fitted and seems to have cured it. Hope this helps - Neil Powell from Cheshire
Submitted: 05/12/2013 12:21:02 | ID: 23651
Why is there a puff of white smoke when my Toyota Hiace`s engine starts? (turbo)
Replace engine valve seals - Les Shanks from Australia
Submitted: 05/12/2013 10:37:15 | ID: 23631
I have a Toyota Hiace diesel and when it starts it misfires for about 20 -30 seconds and idles okay, but if you rev it and stop the engine miss then idle okay. Can anyone help?
Try to reprogram your computer box. Or try to change the computer box. I also have a Hi-ace, it also have a same problem and I just reprogram my computer box and it runs well - Jonathan Antonio from Philippines
Submitted: 28/11/2013 10:19:13 | ID: 23564
How do you adjust the handbrake on my Toyota Yaris?
There are two ways. One way is under the car there are adjusting nuts on the hand brake cable system. The other way is if you remove the plastic around the handbrake its suppose to be philips screw at the cup holder. Look for more screws behind the hand brake and you will see adjusting nuts on the part which connects the hand brake to the cable. - Ariel from Israel
Submitted: 25/11/2013 16:15:54 | ID: 23491
I have a Toyota Yaris 2009. I have a problem with changing the shift, my car does not change the shift automatically until I release the accelerator pedal. Please help?
I guess you have multimode gear box (manual gear box which is controlled by an automatic system) check if your car isn’t on "ES" mode. The button is near the gear selector. If you still have truble with this problem youll have to go to the dealer and reset the gear box this operation must be done from time to time on the multimode gearbox. The reset takes about 4 minutes and is supposed to be a free service by Toyota. - Ariel from Israel
Submitted: 25/11/2013 15:49:53 | ID: 23483
Hi, I bought my 2000 Toyota Yaris 1.0 last year. Since I bought this car the amber engine light has been on, the previous owner told me there`s no problem and till now everything was fine (air, oil, filter). Two days ago I parked my car and when I tried to start again it was making a sound (like a small electric motor). I checked the battery which was flat so with the help of a jump lead I managed to start it. Rght after that when I put my foot on the gas pedal the revs were getting higher but the car was moving very slowly, like in third gear I could drive only 20 mph. The next day I took my car to a garage and they changed the plugs, air,oil filter but the mechanics still could not manage to get at what was the problem in the car and the computer showed no faults. I took it to another garage and he said to me that the engine timing has gone and I have to replace the engine. After that I put the "injector cleaner" in the petrol tank and drove on the motorway. The car`s engine was getting high speed but the car was moving slowly at first, but after 5 miles it started getting the speed and I drove for about 35 miles and tried to clean the injectors. Now when I stop at traffic lights or drive locally in second gear the car engine starts missing and when I put it in third gear it`s like the car moves very heavily and the engine sounds a bit too. I would really appreciate it if someone can help me and tell me what is the main problem going on with my car? Thanks.
You are probably on "Safe Mode" it happens when there is a problem with the engine or the gearbox. The safe mode allows you to "get home" although there is a major problem. My opinion? The gearbox needs to be fixed not the engine (high rev- no transfer to wheels). - Ariel from Israel
Submitted: 22/11/2013 10:28:11 | ID: 23369
My Toyota Yaris will not move when I put it into gear when I try to reverse or go forward. Why is this?
Sounds like your clutch has worn out - Keith Lowe from Cheshire
Take the car to a garage to check your gear box. It is not the clutch. - Ariel from Israel
Submitted: 15/11/2013 15:30:12 | ID: 23156
I have been getting large volumes of white/grey smoke from my Toyota Corolla Verso t180 d4d t180. It smells really bad. Smoke comes out when the car is hot and at idle as well as when driving and when I park after a short trip it come out for two to three minutes, but when it is cold there`s no smoke. It is 5 years old and has done 130k. Fuel level is getting very low every day, but it drives fine, oil level is okay and coolant level is okay. It just has a lot of smoke coming out since I last serviced it when oil, air filter, fuel filter and oil filter were changed. I will appreciate a quick answer if anyone has one? Thanks.
It’s the little gate valve in the turbo sticking ecr valve. I had same get it flushed out it will be fine. - Bob Smith from Dorset
Submitted: 15/11/2013 15:08:58 | ID: 23148
My Toyota Hiace’s fan only works at full and only blows on the driver’s side to demist. Could a fuse have gone or a relay blown and if so how do I change or renew the unit as with winter here it`s very dangerous? Can someone help please?
The fan speed resistor is broken. This regulates the slower fan speeds, but is not connected to the circuit when the fan is switched to full. It is located in the air ducting on the passenger side just in front of where your feet go (fan forced air keeps the unit cool). Two phillips head screws and a four pin plug. Pull it out and you will see that there are wire coils between the terminals (resistors). One of these windings will have broken, you have a couple of options: either get a good unit from the wreckers (breakers yard) or solder up the broken wire. It is a good idea to use a solder with a higher tin content to handle the heat the resistor makes. As for the ducting? I’m not sure. - Darren Webber from New Zealand
Submitted: 15/11/2013 14:56:27 | ID: 23145
When I started my Toyota Hiace Powervan up this morning it started no problem but all of the lights on the dashboard stayed on. Has anybody got any idea what the problem might be? I know the obvious thing is the alternator, but sometimes it can be other things? I would appreciate any help. Thanks. (Powervan)
It’s the alternator. Did it to me last week. The lights get their earth from the brushes. It was easier to just change the whole thing, however it wasn’t cheap - Gordon from England
Submitted: 14/11/2013 09:52:17 | ID: 23026
I keep getting a double bleeping noise now and again in my Toyota Yaris. Is it for speed cameras?
Are you putting something on your passenger seat that is triggering the seat belt warning sounds? - Bill .. from Devon
Submitted: 12/11/2013 09:37:18 | ID: 22951
The insurance company keep on asking me if my Toyota Yaris is a T3 and I don`t know what T3 is? Please can anyone help me find which year model my car is? I bought if from a private sale and there are no papers that can tell me the year of the car but first registration is for 2006 and the engine is 1.0?
Check your door panel on the driver’s side. On the door itself or where it closes, that is where you will find it. - Justin from United States of America
Submitted: 12/11/2013 09:35:42 | ID: 22950