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Rob, Surrey

Toyota Hiace

Hi have a Toyota hiace regius there is roumbling Noise coming from the arear between the two front wheel And their is no way of knowing what it is could it be the driving shaft ? Whenever I rock the steering wheel I still here the noise Can an one help sounds like some thing is grinding but Very loude

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check your power steering fluid ,check the tention of the belt that drives the pump . hope this helps regards steven smurfy68 from Australia

check your power steering fluid ,check the tention of the belt that drives the pump . hope this helps regards steven smurfy68 from Australia

Hi, mine had this. It ended up being the lower steering coupling. Good luck ben from Devon

Submitted: 03/08/2014 23:11:51 | ID: 100861

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Julius Tago, Hertfordshire

Toyota Corolla Verso

How do I reset the airbag light on my Toyota Corolla Verso d4d 2.2 2008 meek t spirit?

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The likely problem is your seat belt tensioners , check under both front seats , you will find a conduit with wires in , check the condition of the conduit and wiring , give the plugs a clean with some contact cleaner , all with the ignition OFF . If you find any problems you will have to fix them before the light will reset itself to off . hope this helps . glen steward from East Sussex

The likely problem is your seat belt tensioners , check under both front seats , you will find a conduit with wires in , check the condition of the conduit and wiring , give the plugs a clean with some contact cleaner , all with the ignition OFF . If you find any problems you will have to fix them before the light will reset itself to off . hope this helps . glen steward from East Sussex

Submitted: 23/06/2014 14:25:17 | ID: 98280

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Rod Phillips, Australia

Toyota Hiace

The heater in my 2005 LWB petrol/LPG Hiace only works on the passenger side. ie hot air will only come through the vent on the passenger side but not on the drivers side. If I run the air conditioner, all vents work.

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maybe standed in model smurfy68 from Australia

Aspipek your mechanic to have a look at your vent regulator for you. or your heater pipe to the drivers side is block Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 25/07/2014 11:05:52 | ID: 100331

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pat Connor, Ireland

Toyota Hiace

My ignition lights but it won`t come on and there`s no charge?

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HI more info please smurfy68 from Australia

Check with your auto electrician,could be a loose connection in the circuit or the alternator regulator is bad Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 27/07/2014 12:54:31 | ID: 100431

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Simon, Australia

Toyota Hiace

I have a 1996 Hiace SUPER CUSTOM - it overheated pretty badly and was towed to the mechanics. I spent almost $7000 getting the radiator tested and 'fixed' a complete cylinder head and head gasket kit, timing belt, glow plugs and injectors as well as a few other things done. I picked the van up and was told everything was fine - it over heated the next day! I took it back to the mechanic who then flushed the engine with water to get rid of a load of chemiweld he said was all through the engine. I'm now being told I have a crack in the block??... Does this sound correct? Should he have checked for a crack in the block when replacing the head gasket? Could he have checked while replacing the head gasket? He's now saying I will probably owe another $2000... Is is possible he cracked the block while flushing the engine repeatedly?...Any help would be great - cheers

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you so got ripped bro that job should be more around $2000 give or take $200 and that's properly fixed and at that price he shouldn't be shortcutting the job using chemiweld a good mechanic would have pressure tested the radiator found its leak and fixed it and if it has a cracked block they either didn't test it for cracks before replacing the head gasket, it cracked from overheating after they hade done the job , or they didn't even remove the head and just put chemiweld in to try reseal it and way overcharged you but in the end they owe you your van running because they stuffed it up and ontop of that they charged you more than double what a like that job should cost ray from New Zealand

TOTALLY agreed mate you got ripped off !!do not take it seek advice chees smurfy68 from Australia

Simon,flushing the engine repeatable could not have cracked the engine block,what has happen when your first overheated the engine block could have cracked at that time,but not visible now that the engine is back together and under pressure this is the time the crack will show up, water will hosed through the crack.Try have it mended and I believe you are good to go again,you are being over charged but smile awhile, find another mechanic. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 29/07/2014 14:35:01 | ID: 100550

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Pedzisai, Australia

Toyota Hiace

I recently bought a Toyota hiace minibus manual 4x4 and it keeps breaking the gearbox input shaft and lay shaft gears what could cause this

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Sound like stress is some where,however check engine mount rubber and gear box to see if there are in tack. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 03/08/2014 05:30:11 | ID: 100804

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alfred, Kenya

Toyota Hiace

my car have been having a problem of heating and the breather is spilling water,what might be the problem?

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I need a little more information from you Alfred,what about the engine oil is it ok?Change the head and gasket Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 07/08/2014 21:07:54 | ID: 101101

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francoise stephan, Australia

Toyota Hiace

My Hiace (petrol 2002 model) has been in storage for 3 years and although a new battery has been fitted it won't start. What are the possible causes?

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Clogged carb, check if there is spark as well ..is carby getting fuel? smurfy68 from Australia

Submitted: 18/06/2014 00:14:58 | ID: 97935

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Lee, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi their I have a 2005 hiace petrol coolant is leaking. Seems to be leaking overnight about 500mls to a litre Any ideas Regards

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try your cap smurfy68 from Australia

Submitted: 04/07/2014 21:54:46 | ID: 98982

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Steve, Japan

Toyota Hiace

I`m just wondering a silly thought. Removing the rear drive shaft, so only the front wheel would be powered as an FF front traction car, for better, less fuel consumption purpose. The 4x4 full 4WD is going with one litre of diesel, only 5 kilometers.

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First check fuel filter, then air filtter, if clogged then replace, make sure muffler is in good condition, if all fails diesel pump sorry smurfy68 from Australia

Submitted: 26/06/2014 12:56:44 | ID: 98498

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Antonio Mussengue, Angola

Toyota Hiace

What causes lack of current to the injector?

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Why do you think it does not have enough current? Check battery ---,relay smurfy68 from Australia

Submitted: 03/07/2014 18:47:36 | ID: 98913

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Joe, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

I own a 1999 toyota hiace twin slider swb, my engine coolant light stays on I have had brand new radiator installed an never uses any water, is it a faulty sensor or does light need to be reset any help would be hugely appreciated thanks very much. joe-nz

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Take wirer off sensor then earth it out ---check if light goes out, if so may be sensor, cheers smurfy68 from Australia

Submitted: 06/07/2014 12:24:57 | ID: 99068

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BENSON TAKAWIRA, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

my toyota hiace 3l model was recently changed rings owing to excessive smoking and oil consumption, but when starterd now it vibrates heavily and then stabilises

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how much tow should i give the 3l standard rings when overhaulin the engine thomas roan from Jamaica

how much tow should i give the 3l standard rings when overhaulin the engine thomas roan from Jamaica

HI if it does it when it is cold it may be your glow plugs smurfy68 from Australia

Submitted: 08/07/2014 13:07:35 | ID: 99226

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Umali Nkoma, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

The radiator coollant boils and the vehicle has reduced power. No sign of faulty on dashboard

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Replace the cylinder head gasket. barok from Philippines

Replace the cylinder head gasket. barok from Philippines

try new thermostat first mate smurfy68 from Australia

try thermostat smurfy68 from Australia

Submitted: 21/07/2014 08:43:51 | ID: 100076

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parmanand maraj, Guyana

Toyota Hiace

I have a problem with brake my vehicle is a super custom bus my brake pedel get driving hard whilst the vehicle is in motion and is not stopping I check all the wheel brake everything seem ok I need help

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try your brake booster has hole in diyaframe ..replace smurfy68 from Australia

Submitted: 15/07/2014 19:15:39 | ID: 99732

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Pete, Australia

Toyota Hiace

My tachometer jumps, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and sometimes it gives a wrong reading. I've taken the dash out and can't find a loose connection. Any ideas?

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Have same problem it's the sensor on the gearbox possibly plastic drive unit inside bought gps speedometer problem solved Brian from Highland

Have same problem it's the sensor on the gearbox possibly plastic drive unit inside bought gps speedometer problem solved Brian from Highland

Sometimes there can be play in the thin shaft the runs from the back of dash behind speedo. It goes to the transmission/gear box, pull it out from gearbox and dash and making sure its firmly pushed back in can fix this, also trying to get lubricant down the shafts tubing and then connecting one side of the shaft to a drill and rotating it slowly can free it up and lubricate it, if its skipping at the dash end it can make a clicking noise as it skips the points of contact. Or it can be a broken point or point recipient at either the dash or gear/transmission. kyle from Australia

Sometimes there can be play in the thin shaft the runs from the back of dash behind speedo. It goes to the transmission/gear box, pull it out from gearbox and dash and making sure its firmly pushed back in can fix this, also trying to get lubricant down the shafts tubing and then connecting one side of the shaft to a drill and rotating it slowly can free it up and lubricate it, if its skipping at the dash end it can make a clicking noise as it skips the points of contact. Or it can be a broken point or point recipient at either the dash or gear/transmission. kyle from Australia

Submitted: 24/07/2014 11:06:46 | ID: 100275

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Jonathan Thursfield, Lancashire

Toyota Hiace 1993

I have a Toyota Hiace 1993 Campervan import and there is a problem with the automatic transmission. It won’t go from third to fourth. I have been told to change the ATF but I need a gearbox filter and a gearbox sump gasket. Can anyone suggest where I can get such a part? I have on the plus side been able to source a rear wiper motor! Thanks.

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There is an oil temperature sensor in the box that won't let it change into top gear until the oil temp is warm enough. But this gets dirty and because it is magnetic, it sometimes gets an accumulation of fine metal parts all of which prevent it functioning correctly. Often it is enough to have it cleaned during a regular service. Vera from Australia

There is an oil temperature sensor in the box that won't let it change into top gear until the oil temp is warm enough. But this gets dirty and because it is magnetic, it sometimes gets an accumulation of fine metal parts all of which prevent it functioning correctly. Often it is enough to have it cleaned during a regular service. Vera from Australia

Submitted: 09/01/2014 11:04:55 | ID: 60478

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Emily, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi, I have a 1999 Toyota hiace - it has a petrol and LPG tank. Just wondering how to switch it over from petrol to LPG, do I do it when stationary or is it ok when the car is moving? Thanks Emily

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Hey Emily Yeah keep it stationary flick it over to gas and you will a "click" sound that means it's now on accelerate a little and should be fine to drive off Any problem you can find us on google at On the spot mobile mechanics Sydney Pierre from Australia

Hey Emily Yeah keep it stationary flick it over to gas and you will a "click" sound that means it's now on accelerate a little and should be fine to drive off Any problem you can find us on google at On the spot mobile mechanics Sydney Pierre from Australia

Thank you Pierre….appreciate the response. Emily from Australia

Submitted: 02/08/2014 10:36:58 | ID: 100759

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Michael, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi I have a 3ltr turbo diesel auto super custom When I want to take off from a stop position I have to manually put the gear shift to 1st gear to take off then when I am moving I put it in to the drive position all gears Change fine this only happens when I have to come to a full stop Is the a fuse ,relay or module that I can check If so where is it located Thanks

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Hey Micheal Sounds like you don't have any first gear Could be a solenoid, valve body faulty You can try to change your filter and oil but not 100% it will work but can try You can find us at google under On the spot mobile mechanics Sydney Pierre from Australia

Submitted: 02/08/2014 06:49:53 | ID: 100750

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suzette, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

hi. my van is a commuter van M2001.. after we encountered overheat everything was a dellema.. my mechanic changed the cylinder head, camshuck, piston ring, etc and to sum up everything was almost new. however, we still encountered overheating when the AC is turned ON.. please help me.. i spent a lot already just because of this one time experienced of overheating.

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Ask your mechanic to change the fuel fan on the van. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Additional auxiliary fan in air-con condenser will help.. barok from Philippines

Submitted: 10/07/2014 00:45:31 | ID: 99359

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Laura Warren, Ireland

Toyota Rav4 2003

Hi, my starter is gone in my Toyota Rav 4. Can anyone please tell me if the starter that is in, is the same starter that would be in a Toyota Avensis? Also, is it a difficult job for a mechanic to do? And how much should I expect to pay for a mechanic to install it? Thank you.

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hi i would check starters on ebay as they give all details of witch starters fit what car i have just ordered one for my rav4 2.2 deisel 2006 a lot lot cheaper than dealer . ron ron sheldon from Staffordshire

Submitted: 22/01/2012 13:56:40 | ID: 72976

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koketso, Nottinghamshire

Toyota Rav 4

Revs can only go up to 2000 not over

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hi i had a slight problem with revs my car a rav4 2.2 5000 miles i removed thr egr valve with pipes an cleaned it out with egr cleaner it was 3/4 blocked with black gunge after cleaning MY problem had gone something to look at ..ron ron sheldon from Staffordshire

Submitted: 06/06/2014 11:57:45 | ID: 97040

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moses, Zambia

Toyota Hiace

I have a Toyota commuter Hiace bus which cranks but won't start. Can anybody suggest what to do?

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is your bus disel or petrol if disel c slacken the line at the fuel injector and crank your engine fuel will leak out close one at a time and leave one open till the engine start then close if petrol slacken the line to the injector rail and crank engine petrol will spray out be care ful stop crank as soon petrol spray close line dry petrol with a rag then pull off one spark plug lead and hold it just about a1/4 of an inch from tappets cover and crank engine and see if you get any spark if you do not get no current and no petrol check the e.fi. fuse if petrol and no current check i.g.n. fuse I do hope you get going parmanand maraj from Guyana

Check your glow plugs Theron Smith from Jamaica

Also check your glow plugs Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 06/07/2014 16:14:39 | ID: 99081

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Glenn Cook, Australia

Toyota Hiace 1996

My 96 2.8 litre diesel Hiace has done a water pump, my question is... I have everything off except the bottom pulley wheel where the crank is. Does this need a gear puller to get this off to access cover and water pump or is main bolt a reverse thread on crank? Thanks. (2.8 diesel)

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Centre bolt on bottom pulley is damn tight, put a ring spanner on tight to chassis and hit starter! It worked for me. Avoid using a puller on the edges, the crank pulley is in two parts bonded with rubber. Use puller with bolts screwed into pulley face. Good luck Al Turner from Perthshire

I would use a breaker bar and impact socket ( With a lifetime warranty) keep ya face out the way and dont crank to long cam from Australia

Submitted: 16/09/2013 13:39:30 | ID: 54305

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Antony McGhee, Greater Manchester

Toyota Rav 4

Is there a power outlet in the 2013 2.2D icon in the boot or is it just the ones in 5 he front. We got a cool box with the car but have no idea where to plug it in other than the front.

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hi on my Rav 4 2006 there is one in the armrest box in side.-- and one in the boot near side- -- also a small switch to turn on and off your rear reverse sensors in case of towing--ron ron sheldon from Staffordshire

Submitted: 01/06/2014 21:44:30 | ID: 96677

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Sallyann Lamoin, Australia

Toyota Yaris

Hi, I am looking after my daughter`s car for her. I drove it this morning, absolutely no problems. I tried to start it about 1 hour later and it won't start. Radio and dash lights come on. Have I unknowingly pushed some locking device or something?

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Car has to be in gear to start Jaynee from Australia

Submitted: 03/07/2014 08:45:00 | ID: 98883

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John Brearton, West Yorkshire

Toyota Avensis

How do I disable the automatic door lock at 14mph facility?

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Can use onboard computer to do that or follow the procedure thats explained in your car manual. Rasel from Hampshire

Submitted: 10/05/2014 13:25:01 | ID: 95336

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Neil Mcgeough, England

Toyota Hiace 2003

My 2003 Toyota Hiace cuts out when I`m slowing down or stopped, the engine management light comes on and the van has no power. When I turn it off and back on again it`s okay for a while. Would anyone know what the problem is? Thanks.

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Hi. Did you get your fault fixed? I have the same problem. Kevin Carolan from England

I have same problem battery light stays on when van warms up just stalls soon as I take foot of the gas. Put brand new alternater in still same prob, please help zk p from New Zealand

Clean the erg valve if fitted ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 25/10/2013 09:51:07 | ID: 56385

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Jeff Steel, Hampshire

Toyota Hiace 2006

Hi. I have a rattling / noise like something nocking when you drive on a uneven road on my Toyota Hiace which sounds like something is loose or vibration coming from under the bonnet front end. It is doing my head in and now my ears are tuned into it. Has anyone got any suggestions? Cheers.

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Check your bonnet stay. I’ve got the same problem, it works loose Ian from England

Cheers for that, how have you sorted yours? Jeff Steel from England

Bushes on front shocks could be worn ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 29/10/2013 14:12:02 | ID: 56915

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Max Zavood, Finland

Toyota Hiace 2004

Until 4 weeks ago my Toyota Hiace van drove perfectly. Then came the snow and the roads are permanently frozen now, thus a mix of ice and asphalt. Above 60 km the van makes a noise related to moving on the road and increases in tempo with increasing speed. It sounds almost like there is wire around the kardan/drift shaft and slapping the undercarriage. I hear it from the left rear, my partner from the left front. There is nothing visually amiss, no wire, etc. Turning the engine off does not change the noise, nor does putting it out of gear. The van is stored in a heated garage daily and thus there is no ice build up. Wheel nuts are tight. Nothing obvious. Any suggestions please?

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CV joint or wheel bearing ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 09/12/2013 16:19:32 | ID: 58918

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Francklin KT, Belgium

Toyota Hiace 2002

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?

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It will work. It’s a must to have your injectors pressure tested. Henry Kamwendo from Malawi

Fuel filter ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 23/12/2013 10:57:05 | ID: 59644

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Brian Ramsay, Australia

Toyota Hiace 1999

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)

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Buy a new radiator cap, the seal is probably gone. Leigh Holmes from Australia

Water pump ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 03/01/2014 11:23:15 | ID: 60208

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Billy White, England

Toyota Hiace 2001

Hi there, I have a Toyota Hiace 01 and after I bought it I started to get central locking problems gradually until it just stopped working. I then had a replacement installed which has worked great until yesterday, when it was making a quieter locking sound and not locking and now all of a sudden it’s stopped. Unfortunately they key on all doors but the passenger door does not work from the outside. As you can imagine this is annoying. I’ve been told that the solenoids could be knackered but then I phoned an auto electrician who said they won’t know till they look at it at an expense of £150. Any help would be appreciated. Does anyone have any idea as to what it could be?

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The entire locking system needs cleaning up as at times dust and water get on these electrical parts Theron Smith from Jamaica

The key problem only works on the passenger door. Get a new Toyota key cut and it will work in all locks. The old key wears and won`t open the locks ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 18/02/2014 11:29:19 | ID: 62154

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Rick, Dominica

Toyota Hiace

Hi , I am the owner of a 1996 Toyota Hiac , which is giving some problems lately . the vehicle cuts off while in traffic and wont start for about 3hrs or an entire day . can someone pls help me .

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If it`s diesel try the solenoid valve and check the wires to the valve which may be broken at the top of the solenoid, when the engine is hot contact is lost, when it cools down contact is remade ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 02/06/2014 22:49:38 | ID: 96758

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James Lockwood, Yorkshire

Toyota Avensis Estate 2006

Hi, we can smell a strong burning smell coming from our Toyota Avensis Estate. There is no smoke coming from the exhaust or anywhere else and it had a service 7 months ago. I don’t know whether to top the engine oil or coolant up. Any advice please? Many thanks.

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I have a 2010 model and I too have an occasional burning smell. Mine is a diesel and it`s the diesel particulate filter having a regeneration. When it does this, it emits some white smoke during driving and there is a smell of burning plastic when stationary. Any ideas please? paul hancock from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 07/04/2014 08:29:49 | ID: 93879

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denis, Darlington

Toyota Yaris

my 2008 yaris showed abs light on ,it comes on after 5 miles into journey ,if car is stopped and then started again light doesnt come on until about 5 miles into journey again .I replace brake pads as car was due for mot. the car passed mot but this light still persists to show. i checked fluid level ok .

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It looks like you have got a faulty abs sensor. You have four of them and the only way to find out is to hook it up to a computer and read the faults ali from West Midlands

Submitted: 24/05/2014 08:15:24 | ID: 96046

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Ben, Gloucestershire

Toyota Yaris

I have a toyota yaris sr 1.3 2000 model and has a revving probolem it starts perfectly however when I go to pull of it feels as if it is stalling and then pick up again. When I go to rev the car it just stays a 30th rpm and no more regardless the amount of time I have the throttle down for. The cars been plugged in and no faults come up. Any ideas what it can be or is this a common problem

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This could be a sticking throttle cable to a faulty or sticking idle speed management system ? ron from Conwy

I`ve done loads of these, seems to be a faulty air mass meter ali from West Midlands

Submitted: 21/05/2014 19:06:55 | ID: 95870

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neil cartwright, Devon

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris 2000 When pulling away in first gear in my Toyota Yaris the RPM do not increase enough to pull away for a few seconds and this is pulling away from stand still all of the time. Once I get going it seems fine whilst running on a journey, it is always like it for all pulling away. is it a petrol hold back. What could the problem be I have cleaned the air sensor and throttle flap?

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Most likely to be the air mass/flow meter, common problem on the Yaris, it`s fitted on the air filterbox ali from West Midlands

Submitted: 02/06/2014 10:52:32 | ID: 96706

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jen, Aberdeenshire

Toyota Yaris

Can you tell me where the fuel filter is located on my 2008 Toyota Yaris 1.0.

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It`s in the fuel tank ali from West Midlands

Submitted: 27/06/2014 10:36:37 | ID: 98544

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mohammed, Buckinghamshire

Toyota Hiace

hi there i have problem with my toyota hiace super custom limited 3.0 cant figure out i drive locally for few hours and next day i check water it always vanish have to put atleast 1 litre of water and there is no sign of leak i think it get spilled while driving please give any ideas thanks

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Check your radiator or cap,head gasket could be bad Theron Smith from Jamaica

You may have to check what colour is the smoke from the exhaust system. If the smoke is white, well that is a head gasket issue. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 25/05/2014 18:01:04 | ID: 96139

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