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Ross, Dorset

Toyota Corolla Verso

Hi, I have been having an intermittent fault with my Corolla Verso for about a year now. every now and again the revs refuse to climb (either when pulling away or when changing gear at speed) and in order to clear the problem I have to put the clutch fully in, floor the accelerator (at which the engine stutters, then roars and pours black smoke out the back) and then almost slip the clutch to get it going. Up until now it has only happened every month or so (for 15/20 mins at a time) but more recently it has been happening a lot more frequently culminating with it happening now all the time, even on two hour journeys. Has been into the garage multiple times but there are no error or fault codes showing and they are at a bit of a loss. They thought that it was the mass air flow box which they changed and have also tried changing the fuel filter, but this has not sorted it. They say they are not sure what to try next...... Any ideas would be gratefully received.

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Hi - Just wondered if you solved your problem - my mechanic is not able to sort my car out all symptons are like yours , Would appreciate it if you have any ideas My Mechanic is baffled Regards Sue Sue McNamara from Surrey

Hi - Just wondered if you solved your problem - my mechanic is not able to sort my car out all symptons are like yours , Would appreciate it if you have any ideas My Mechanic is baffled Regards Sue Sue McNamara from Surrey

Submitted: 06/08/2014 22:33:16 | ID: 101043

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Chad, South Africa

Toyota Hilux

I have a toyoya d/cab hilux 27i vvti it start but does not rev up ?

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Check fuel pressure,sounds like fuel pump,I have had a lot of problems with pumps on these models. Ian from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 05/07/2014 11:08:08 | ID: 98999

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Trevor, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hilux

Where is the fuel pump relay located on a 2.7 2011 Vigo?

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Fuel pump relay is inside fuse box in engine bay,you have to dismantle fuse box housing and there is a small blue relay inside. Hope this helps. Ian from Zimbabwe

Fuel pump relay is inside fuse box in engine bay,you have to dismantle fuse box housing and there is a small blue relay inside. Hope this helps. Ian from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 18/09/2014 09:00:40 | ID: 103245

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femmy samuel, Switzerland

Toyota Dyna

the engine start well and stopped immediately i press the accelerator. please what can i do ?

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Mine too, been to two garages, no luck yet. check engine light on, in limp mode, switch off, starts and drives again but stops at random times. Have you had any luck. anthony from Lincolnshire

Mine too, been to two garages, no luck yet. check engine light on, in limp mode, switch off, starts and drives again but stops at random times. Have you had any luck. anthony from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 14/05/2014 22:51:20 | ID: 95529

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duan, South Africa

Toyota Yaris

It starts perfect and idle 100% but it revs at only 2000rpm and when I drive there is no power

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Good day Duan My sisters yaris started doing the same thing, how did you resolve this problem? Lwande from South Africa

Good day Duan My sisters yaris started doing the same thing, how did you resolve this problem? Lwande from South Africa

Submitted: 07/10/2014 00:21:03 | ID: 104191

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daanish, Berkshire

Toyota Avensis

Hi, My toyota avensis diesel d4d 's engine going off when stop anywhere or take off my foot from the gas pedal. why is that ?? please help thank you

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Diesel pump or injectors jay from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 30/10/2014 22:43:58 | ID: 105359

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sandra, Jamaica

Toyota Yaris

What would cause the light for the speedometer and that other gauge,(I refer to it as the rev gauge) along with the transmission shift light to go out, hence unable to see the speed and rev along with to see the gear at nights. I have checked the fuse, have not seen any broken. Someone said it is the relay. I am in Jamaica my vehicle is a 2009 Toyota Yaris. Where would I find the relay that relates to that connection. It is a RHD. Please the Model Type/Year is Gas/Sedan 2008 Toyota Yaris just select the hatchback information to move on.

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Are all the inside lights out? Radio and ventilation cluster as well? Happened to me once or twice that I had touched the dimmer wheel and just turned them so weak that they looked off! Berni from Canada

Are all the inside lights out? Radio and ventilation cluster as well? Happened to me once or twice that I had touched the dimmer wheel and just turned them so weak that they looked off! Berni from Canada

Submitted: 03/10/2014 06:19:59 | ID: 103991

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Clare, Bristol

Toyota Hiace

Hi there - Our 1994 hi ace smells of burning rubber when we are going up a hill or powering along on the motorway. The smell seems to go after around ten minutes. Can you think what it might be? Thanks

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its a smell of burning clutch need to change clutch plate and pressure plate joe from New Zealand

Submitted: 22/09/2014 11:53:53 | ID: 103441

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Saud, Tyne and Wear

Toyota Yaris

Hi I have a Toyota Yaris 1999 1.l and mileage 89,560 and speedometer run fast then normal. If I`m driving at 10 it shows 22, if I go at 30 it shows 45. Why is this and what is the problem please? Can you help to find out? Thanks

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Have you checked if you`re driving in kph? T from West Midlands

Have you checked if you`re driving in kph? T from West Midlands

it just happened to my diesel yarris ~ caused by jump startingt a flat battery. wondering if it will fix on its own or is there some way to fix it? philippa from Pembrokeshire

it just happened to my diesel yarris ~ caused by jump starting a flat battery. wondering if it will fix on its own or is there some way to fix it? philippa from Pembrokeshire

Submitted: 22/10/2014 14:15:18 | ID: 104985

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ken, Hong Kong

Toyota Hiace

I have a noisy gearbox, like hitting the body of the van underneath?

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Gearbox mount Steve from Australia

Gearbox mount Steve from Australia

Submitted: 15/09/2014 05:34:46 | ID: 103108

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cait, South Lanarkshire

Toyota Yaris

Just this week my 2002 yaris D4D has cut out while slowing down or moving away at traffic lights four separate times.

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I have a Toyota Yaris Verso diesel and when I drive on the motorway sometimes it goes slower, not more than 50mph? zaid from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 06/10/2014 23:41:54 | ID: 104190

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RAMON, Saudi Arabia

Toyota Hiace

hi i had a hiace 2700efi gasoline,how much kilometers do i have to change the oil for first time?

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5000 Kms or 3000 miles or three months. timothy bisram from Guyana

Submitted: 10/10/2014 22:38:10 | ID: 104414

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Tom Allison, Perthshire

Toyota Rav4 2005

My Toyota Rav4 is very slow to start and I have to keep turning the starter. The heater plugs have been replaced but things are still the same. What should I try next?

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I've been having the same problem with my rav4 2.2 4xd. Very slow starting in the mornings. It's had a new battery and glow plugs so checked starter conections but still slow. I put a jump lead [black]neg: to the battery and the other end to the bolt on the starter motor giving it another earth and now the starter turns over faster. Hopefully this has now cured my slow start problem. If your car improves let me know. ron sheldon from Staffordshire

im having same problem rav4 2.2 4xd very very slow starting in mornings had new batt: glow plugs so checked starter conections still slow i put a jump lead [black]neg: to batt and the other end to bolt on starter motor giving it another earth the starter now turns over faster hope this has cured my slow start problem if your car improves send me email thanks ron ron sheldon from Staffordshire

hi my 2006 2.2 deisel toyota was slow starting in morning fitted glow plugs had batt checked all these things Still slow, so i brought a recon ed starter motor off ebay cost £110 fitted the starter motor a bit of a fiddle to fit, now it starts like a jet plane one touch of starter and its there stripped old starter it was dirty and full of dirt ron sheldon from Staffordshire

Submitted: 30/11/2011 16:12:16 | ID: 75970

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myo zaw aung, Laois

Toyota Hiace

Diesel pump error

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What shall I check for? Suchit from Trinidad and Tobago

Submitted: 09/10/2014 10:56:22 | ID: 104317

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myo zaw aung, Laois

Toyota Hiace

I have a 2008 Toyota Hiace. If the lever is free, the engine will stop. Does anyone know why that happens. Any ideas would be helpful please? Thanks

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I have a 2008 Toyota Hiace. I have a problem that the diesel pump join with computer box. Please, what do I do? myo zaw aung from Laois

Submitted: 09/10/2014 11:07:13 | ID: 104319

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Douglas Holyer, England

Toyota Yaris 2004

The cassette/radio and clock on my Toyota Yaris have stopped working after using the cigarette lighter for a compressor. I have checked the main dome fuse and for any loose wires, as well as an independent fuse for the radio which I can’t feel! The interior light still works, which I believe is on the same circuit. Any thoughts where to look next?

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Exactly the same thing just happened to me today! Unlike you I didn't know about the Dome fuse so instead, changed the 10A ACC fuse under the dash. This got some of my functionality back (cig. lighter, electric door mirrors) but not the display. Then I re-checked the Dome fuse and replaced it ('though it looked OK) and now have the display etc. fully functional again. Changing the under-dash fuse AND the Dome fuse seems to have sorted this for me - hope it helps you. Steve from Northumberland

Exactly the same thing just happened to me today! Unlike you I didn't know about the Dome fuse so instead, changed the 10A ACC fuse under the dash. This got some of my functionality back (cig. lighter, electric door mirrors) but not the display. Then I re-checked the Dome fuse and replaced it ('though it looked OK) and now have the display etc. fully functional again. Changing the under-dash fuse AND the Dome fuse seems to have sorted this for me - hope it helps you. Steve from Northumberland

Submitted: 14/03/2014 11:59:09 | ID: 62802

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jerome murray, Jamaica

Toyota Hilux

Low fuel level light comes on and will not go off after fuel tank was filled. How can i fix this problem?

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Reset azamin setapa from Malaysia

Submitted: 15/09/2014 00:09:34 | ID: 103103

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jias, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

What causes hard starting after injector nozzle change?

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Check your glow plugs Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 13/08/2014 12:47:06 | ID: 101416

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Nicholas Hope, Australia

Toyota Hiace

I recently bought a second hand toyota hiace van. Every day now it has problems going into reverse. I have the linkages checked 3 times and am told there fine, what eles can be the problem. The dealer keeps telling me he's adjusted the linkage but that doesn't seem to help. Need help desperately it's driving me mad.

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Ask your mechanic to remove the linkage and check the selector switch by it self Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 14/08/2014 15:56:48 | ID: 101478

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david, Lancashire

Toyota Hiace

How do I locate and remove the starter motor?

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To locate the starter motor you have to go under the vehicle, it is bolted on to the bellhousing just about where the fly wheel is at. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 17/08/2014 11:39:43 | ID: 101634

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byron, Jamaica

Toyota Hiace

My radiator has a leak, but cant get the radiator out....help!

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First you have to remove the fan and guards,the top water hose and bottom hose, next there are three 10 bolts at the top of radiator and two at the bottom of radiator and that is it. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 27/08/2014 00:17:10 | ID: 102196

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david, Lancashire

Toyota Hiace

my panel van has 2 batteries 55ah/5hr can I replace them one at a time

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Change the weakest one Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 27/08/2014 08:14:49 | ID: 102202

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joe, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hi ,can anyone tell how to change the fuel filter on a toyota hiace 98 2.0 petrol automatic?

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Not familiar with that particular model, but on the 1996 2.4 litre petrol and I suspect your as well, the fuel filter is an in-line filter and is located on the inside face of the chassis just about below your passengers feet. It is easy reached from under the vehicle and even easier still if you remove the engine cover in the back section of the van. To remove the filter, use a pair of pliers (long nose I find the best but not essential) to squeeze together the lugs of the hose clamp and move the clamp along the hose out of the way; there is one each side of the filter. Then simply pull the hoses off the filter, discard it and install the new filter. Hope that is what you meant and that this information helps. Vera from Australia

Just to back on the fuel fuel filter- One end of the fuel filter has an arrow ,make sure that this end connect to the line from the fuel tank. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 27/08/2014 09:11:50 | ID: 102205

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J, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi there. I have a 2000 3.0 litre turbo diesel super custom and I want to change dif oil front and back. What type of oil do I use? It's full time awd. Cheers

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90 grade oil Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 01/09/2014 06:45:52 | ID: 102434

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Alan Walker, Lincolnshire

Toyota Hiace

Recently, I had the upper wishbones on the torsion bar suspension changed. Since then, whilst driving over uneven surfaces, the suspension makes a clonking sound, coming from half way down the chassis,where the torsion bar is adjusted. Does anyone know how to adjust this setting, and so give me a "clonkless" ride. I should say that the replacement arms were fitted by a Non-Toyota garage. Any advice appreciated. Alan

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Ask your mechanic to have a look at your control arm bushings Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 14/09/2014 21:51:17 | ID: 103099

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Kefasi, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

I have a 2000 Toyota Hiace wagon automatic and it`s overheating. The temperature is going to maximum. I have checked the water level in the radiotor is ok. I checked the coolant level and it`s ok. I cannot really figure out what`s the problem?

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Ask your mechanic to look at your fluid fan, may be need changing Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 22/09/2014 08:45:20 | ID: 103430

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David murphy, County Down

Toyota Yaris

My car was sitting at my home for 4days went out to start it both my wife's and my keys won't open the car opened it manually . The car won't start and dash board is dead. Please advise David murphy

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you're battery was drained. have your battery jum started emmalyn from United Arab Emirates

Submitted: 12/09/2014 15:54:24 | ID: 103014

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emmalyn, United Arab Emirates

Toyota Yaris

Hi my 2006 Toyota Yaris Automatic hatchback gear panel light was gone. I am just wondering what exactly the fuse # in the fuse box. its not clearly written in my manual. thanks,

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Your battey has drained. Have it jump started. emmalyn from United Arab Emirates

Submitted: 20/09/2014 06:06:52 | ID: 103345

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FELIPE MONTERO, Panama

Toyota Yaris

actually my car is a toyota yaris 2003 automatic transmission 5 doors and it has a rattle sound like a small stone or screw got inside the engine somewhere between the transmission and the engine and whenever I start the engine in neutral shift nothing sounds but when I switch on the air conditioning system and start the engine in drive shift is when the rattling sound starts like a rattle snake sound and i would like to know how to fix this problem, I really appreciate your help. I am really looking foward to hear from you soon,thanks.

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hi it like what happened with my car... Go and have your fan belt check and have it change. emmalyn from United Arab Emirates emmalyn from United Arab Emirates

Submitted: 02/08/2014 04:33:44 | ID: 100748

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debbie, West Lothian

Toyota Yaris

my integral sat nav does not work when plugged into audio unit within the car,radio and cd player still working, but works when on charger, any ideas

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hi it like what happened with my car... Go and have your fan belt check and have it change. emmalyn from United Arab Emirates

hi it like what happened with my car... Go and have your fan belt check and have it change. emmalyn from United Arab Emirates

Submitted: 03/08/2014 21:37:29 | ID: 100855

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nev, Northumberland

Toyota Yaris

How many parts are there in my exhaust system?

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Around about 15 to 20 parts, including tyres, pipes, screws, seals, muffler, catalytic converter, resonator, multiple, among others. Claudio from Costa Rica

Submitted: 13/08/2014 20:38:19 | ID: 101436

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Harry C, Lancashire

Toyota Yaris

My daughters 55 reg Yaris makes a screeching noise intermittently when turning left speed at any speed. Can anyone suggest what the problem might be?

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It is possible that this related to the bearings, maybe a brush with the brake disc protector. It might have lost the fat on the front axle, in the CV joint. Best to go to the nearest dealer for a technician to hear the sound. Claudio from Costa Rica

Submitted: 28/08/2014 14:06:24 | ID: 102277

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Steve Levesque, Canada

Toyota Yaris

Something strange happened today with my daughter's Yaris. When she started the engine, all dashboard lights were flashing and even the brake buzzer (power brakes) was buzzing. It did it only once. Now, when she starts moving with her vehicle in first gear, it's like the brakes are still on but after a while when she stops there is no smell of burning, so I don't think the brakes are applied. Is it possible it's a problem with the ABS system? If so, is it possible to switch it off? Could it be only a fuse problem? Thanks

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ABS works with traditional brake system, says that there is no bad smell or overheating the brakes are discarded. It could be related to the transmission or the fuel injection control, perhaps the MAF sensor. It is best to take it to the dealer for a technical review. Claudio from Costa Rica

ABS works with traditional brake system, says that there is no bad smell or overheating the brakes are discarded. It could be related to the transmission or the fuel injection control, perhaps the MAF sensor. It is best to take it to the dealer for a technical review. Claudio from Costa Rica

Submitted: 03/09/2014 05:32:58 | ID: 102541

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Camila Soto, Chile

Toyota Auris

I have a Toyota Auris 2009 and I don't know where the fuse box is. I am looking for the fuse corresponding to the headlights.Help me please?

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Hi,the fuse box on the 1.33vvti 2009 is on the right hand side of the engine compartment ,to the right of the air filter. colin boyd from Antrim

Hi,the fuse box on the 1.33vvti 2009 is on the right hand side of the engine compartment ,to the right of the air filter. colin boyd from Antrim

Submitted: 05/05/2014 17:48:38 | ID: 95126

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donn, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

what are the signs that my battery needs to be replaced?

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Check on the battery, if its a maintenance free battery or not? Maintenance free batteries have a indication if its good, needs a charge or needs replacement. joe from New Zealand

The first sigh most of us get is that it lacks sufficient energy to crank the car on a cold day. Then we usually look at the battery or our accounts to see how old it is. Batteries come with a warranty (often with a sticker on the battery) and few batteries last a day beyond the expiry of warranty period. It is possible to have the battery charge level and general condition checked at a battery centre or auto electrician. Indeed,; most mechanics would also have the equipment to check it. And I would certainly do that if the battery wasn't very old because the problem may lie elsewhere and it may be necessary to look at other components of the starting and charging system. But if the battery warranty has expired you can just about bet that the battery has also expired. Vera from Australia

Submitted: 14/08/2014 13:13:47 | ID: 101468

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Rey lucero, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

I have a 1995 Toyota Hiace Van. I observed that when I was travelling my reserve tank is always full and my radiator reduces water. I already advised the mechanic to check if my radiator aux has a problem but he replied that your aux is running okay. To this extent I suspected my water pump. If the water pump failed what is the resulting behavior of the car?

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You are unlikely to get a water pump that fails, if by fail you mean that it ceases to pump. What is a more likely possibility is that it develops a leak. This you may see as a drip or leak on the ground under the vehicle but such a drip could come from any number of places including the air conditioner condenser. The most likely cause is a defective radiator cap. As the water in the radiator expands with heating and temperature it should and may in fact vent some to the auxiliary tank. It does this by raising the valve in radiator cap just sufficient to expose the outlet to the auxiliary tank but not sufficient to vent the fluid out the top of the radiator. Later, as the temperature drops a small vacuum is created within the radiator and this sucks the fluid back from the auxiliary tank. If the radiator cap is defective, the fluid may be venting from the radiator to the auxiliary tank okay, but instead of drawing it back later from the auxiliary , air is being drawn through the defective cap seal. Over time, the radiator fluid level drops without making any apparent difference to the level of fluid in the auxiliary. This is especially true if some of the radiator fluid is also lost directly out past the defective cap and not reaching the auxiliary tank at all. The radiator cap is cheap. Replace it before you spend any more money. If that fails to correct the situation, get the radiator pressure tested. That will tell you if you have a leak in the radiator, the heater, any of the hoses or perhaps the cylinder head, gasket or block. A leak in any of these may be too small to notice visually. My money is on the radiator cap. Start there. Vera from Australia

Submitted: 19/08/2014 05:33:42 | ID: 101744

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Rooble, Kenya

Toyota Hiace

I have Toyota hiace bus model 1999 automatic. From yesterday (23-08-2014) when I put on the reverse gear and move I hear noises from around/ in between the rear wheels.Please can any body tell me the problem and how to fix it.

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Your description of the noise is a bit hazy, and your level of experience and understanding unknown. But there are a couple of things you could check. The first is the hand brake. On this model the hand brake can cause the shoes to bind with the brake drums. This is usually noticed when you try to move backward and id heard and felt as a single but distinct clunk accompanied by a feeling that the brake has suddenly "let go". The brake shoes move slightly with the rotation of the wheel and drum and what you hear and feel is the releasing of the bond between the shoes and the drum when the shoes reach the maximum extent of their ability to travel. Once the clunk is heard that is the end of the matter until next time you apply the hand brake. The second possibility is a failure to some extent of the tail shaft universal joint or joints. Early wear is usually accompanied by a metallic squeak almost like an insect. But you may miss the early signs of wear and only begin to notice it when the wear is sufficient to wear to cause a heavier clunk as one side of the worn joint rotates freely for a fraction of a turn before the other side takes up the load. There is no reason why this should be more obvious in reverse than in drive, but it is possible. Nothing else comes to my mind that would emanate at the rear axle and only affect reverse. Unless of course you have picked up a stick or some other obstruction. I strongly urge you to visit a mechanic and seek both an opinion and a quote. Even if you have some level of experience, it never hurts to have a second opinion or confirmation. Vera from Australia

Submitted: 24/08/2014 05:10:39 | ID: 102018

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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

Sometimes topping up the ATF will help. May be too low? sand from Australia

Sand is quite right. First thing to check is the oil level. if it is low, just topping it up will normally be all that is necessary to correct the problem. I've had this occur when traveling on a long trip. the oil level drops and the box won't change at all. But if it is only top gear or overdrive it win't change into then I suspect the temperature sensor. Vera from Australia

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

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Albert Jani, Japan

Toyota Hiace

I have got a Toyota Hiace 1kz. It doesn`t have power and sometimes shows an a\t oil temperature light on the dash. It`s an automatic car and it takes off with gear number 3. Can anyone help?

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Change Transmission Fluid or top it up sand from Australia

Submitted: 25/11/2013 14:28:42 | ID: 58586

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Robert Davis, Jamaica

Toyota Hiace 2006

Why is there a puff of white smoke when my Toyota Hiace`s engine starts? (turbo)

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Replace engine valve seals Les Shanks from Australia

White smoke is oil sand from Australia

Submitted: 05/12/2013 10:37:14 | ID: 58792

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