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Hi, my Toyota Corolla Verso will not accelerate above 2000rpm and the engine has no power. It will rev up to 2000rpm, then drop down to 1000rpm and cut out after a few seconds. Can anyone help please? (1zzfe)
Does the engine indicator light on your dashboard? If so, this sounds similar to a problem I have had twice with an identical car. In my case the problem was a stuffed particle filter, which was sensed as a pressure anomaly by the car's controller and caused the engine to refuse to operate beyond a low level. It will take a professional mechanic to clean or replace the filter. NorWind from Norway
Submitted: 17/03/2014 12:04:22 | ID: 62916
My Toyota Avensis Hatchback`s battery was replaced 2 weeks ago and everything seems to work apart from the sat nav and the radio/cd player. The original battery had drained completely while garaged for 2 weeks. When the new battery was fitted the engine started straight away and everything else seems okay. The sat nav will open when the open button is pressed, the tilt function worked for a week and the map disc will eject, but not the cd player disc. Sound familiar to anyone?
Hi, did you find any solution to this? Open button on my system isn’t working (but tilt does) so can’t eject audio CD or satnav DVD. Paul from Northern Ireland
Submitted: 28/10/2013 12:44:13 | ID: 56745
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
Hi Chris, I am a diagnostic technician for Toyota and believe I have come across your concern. Obviously I can only go on what you are saying and would always suggest seeing the car before diagnosing properly however, I have seen this situation once before. Firstly is your car equipped with start/stop? If this is the case the there is a high possibility that the fault concerned lies within the back up boost converter located on the left hand side of the battery as you look at it from the front of the bonnet. If you were to unplug this ECU the fault should stop. Like I said without properly looking at it, it is very difficult to say for certain but from the description you have given it seems likely. Ben Martins from England
Submitted: 03/02/2014 16:32:25 | ID: 61614
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: 61226
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 12:20:32 | ID: 55112
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: 61516
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 10:42:42 | ID: 52701
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 12:42:11 | ID: 61359
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: 61823
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 16:29:17 | ID: 61460
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: 61202
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: 61177
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: 57740
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: 61438
I was driving my Toyota Aygo yesterday and when I turned my ignition on the p/s red light came on and I just wonder what do I need to do?
My Toyota Aygo started showing the P/S light last year The power steering went off. Intermittently for a long time. If I "hit" the power steering unit then the power steering would come on again. I did strip the unit apart but the whole thing seemed rather complicated. It is located under the dash board above the driver’s knees. After a crash where the other driver hit my car side on. The power steering returned full time. To me it seems that the electronic relay in the power steering unit were not making contact properly. Hitting it allowed the relays to make a proper contact. The repeated tapping on the metal case caused the relays to re adjust and contact. It is working properly now and has been for the last 10 weeks Tony Kenny from Durham
AYGO is a NOGO! Same for me, P/S light in December. The AA tested and gave fault code C1552 and said it needs garage-ising if it comes back, which it has dome a few times, but tap the ECU unit under dash driver right leg a few times and it clears the fault. So yet again another safety issue with Toyotas. I am not sure I want to buy one ever again if they don’t fix free of charge! Out of 5 years warranty, but safety issues like this should be FOC or at very least free parts. Jon Myles from Cheshire
Submitted: 23/11/2012 14:07:13 | ID: 61911
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: 61473
I have a rattle I believe from the exhaust manifold of my Toyota Corolla Hatchback and have been told there are seperate dampers/vents that have come loose or broken off. The car is driving and performing well. Can this cause damage if not repaired? (1400 T2 VVTI)
Hi, no you may still drive providing your exhaust is secure and there are no holes leaking exhaust gases. It is a rare fault and you can pick some second-had ones up from scrap yards, may be costly though. Yusuf Joseph from England
Submitted: 30/10/2012 08:57:46 | ID: 89158
My Toyota Corolla Hatchback’s cd player/clock/display and cigarette lighter have stopped working. I have been advised that it is a fuse that needs replacing. Is this correct and if so where would I find the fuse in the fuse box? Thanks. (t2 vvti)
You need to take out your glove compartment completely and under your airbag you will see a black fuse box. You will need a red 10amp and a brown 7.5amp mini blade fuse to get these working again. Yusuf Joseph from England
Submitted: 02/04/2013 09:22:35 | ID: 92487
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 12:21:01 | ID: 58794
Is there a history of excessive engine wear with this model Toyota Yaris? I have just purchased this car (privately) and have noticed a distinct knocking on cold start which I suspect is ’piston slap’ - the car has only done 40,000 miles. Has there been any alert or recall relating to this issue? (1.0 VVTI T3)
The Yaris like a lot of Toyotas have a timing chain and not a timing belt fitted. Sometimes and because of lack of proper oil changes the chain rattles from cold. Oil is not the way it was years and needs to be changed on time or mileage time. Oil pressure puts tension onto the chain when starting from cold so let it idle for a minute or two. Get a local mechanic to check this out for you. It might take a few oil flushes to get it quiet again unless it’s really bad. This is akin to weening it back to health. Sounds shit but that’s the way this works today Larry from Ireland
Submitted: 14/02/2013 08:53:29 | ID: 90616
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: 91891
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: 60861
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 15:08:57 | ID: 57960
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: 60686
My Toyota Auris has a warning light on the dashboard, a symbol in triangle and a beep sounded just before this symbol came up. What is it?
It means there is a safety issue, ie doors or bonnet not shut + it could have something to do with airbag fault. I have heard you have to take it to a dealer to be on the safe side... Regards Fred Mason from England
Submitted: 29/10/2013 14:14:21 | ID: 56955
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 14:37:30 | ID: 59453
Hi there, I have a Toyota Hiace 2006 dual fuel. Today it’s shaking and it is not giving power. It can start on idling but when I push the accelerator it misses. I do not know what causes this problem, maybe the rain water is getting to the fuse or something like that? I don’t know. Can anyone help please? (Slvb)
Sounds like you have a cylinder down James Symes from New Zealand
This is most likely not the problem unless it developed over time, but something to consider. How long since you changed the plugs? lpg is very harsh on plugs. I just checked mine recently they were platinum and had probably done about 60 000km but there was nothing left of the electrode, the gas had eaten it back to below the insulation. Ps love my Hiace Rob from Australia
Have a much older Hiace (carby). I took it to a gas specialist for similar problem. They say some plugs (eg Bosch) quickly fail with LPG - they will only use NGK. This is the very first thing they check. Trevor from Australia
Submitted: 23/05/2013 11:40:54 | ID: 59310
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: 58858
Hi. I put the wrong bulb in the interior light above dashboard, it sparked and now I have no interior light in the back, no radio, no cigarette lighter or clock. Could you tell me which fuse to change and where it is situated?
Sounds like your accessories fuse. Damian B from Trinidad and Tobago
I suggest you check all fuses and replace blown ones accordingly, remember they carry different voltages: 7.5, 10.15 and 25. Kealy Masilo from Botswana
Submitted: 16/09/2013 15:33:30 | ID: 54276
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 14:03:46 | ID: 60216
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 10:57:05 | ID: 59644
I recently got my Toyota Hiace. Before reaching south Sudan it started to overheat. It cooled down after replacing the air clearer and cleaning the radiator. Now the local mechanics have said it`s the gasket. I am not convinced. What could the problem be? Please help.
Personally I’d start with the cheap fixes, like thermostat, japparts do them cheap. Buy some rad flush, flush the cooling system and add new antifreeze/coolant mix. The 2lte 2.4td is apparantley known for overheating issues and can crack the cylinder head if overcooked. With the engine cold take off the radiator/coolant pressure relief cap and check with a torch for any bubbles of gas, this could indicate a shot head gasket or cracked head, also check the state of your engine oil, if its emulsified it could also be a sign of head gasket failure, it all depends on where the gasket has failed (if it is the gasket) Ross Graham from Northumberland
It’s a fault in the way they smelted the aluminium, they put silica in to make it run better in casting, this dissipates in time leaving hairline cracks in the head. A new head cost £440 from 247 spares. Jason Lingard from England
Hi, I would love to get in contact with Ross Graham as I’m also from Northumberland and own a Toyota Hiace and would love to chat with him. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org Kevin Burn from Northumberland
Submitted: 24/10/2013 15:10:45 | ID: 56462
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: 60208
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: 60218
My Toyota Avensis Estate has started to cut out on me. First the engine light comes on and obviously within minutes the car is dead and it does not move. Sometimes straight away it will start and drive normally. Sometimes it cuts out again. Sometimes I have to wait over 30 minutes. The only thing I have noticed is that it`s raining a lot when this happens. I have taken it to a few mechanics and they can`t seem to figure it out. The car has been serviced recently and has passed the Annual NCT recently too Any advice please? (D4D)
In my limited knowledge and experience your EGR valve needs cleaning. I tried a cheap two spary cans from halfords, it worked after using them on regular intervals for few days. K Latif from England
Submitted: 03/09/2013 16:34:59 | ID: 53934
My Toyota Corolla Verso has a vibration coming from the near side front when the engine slows down between 2000 and 1000 revs. I have taken my car to Halfords and they say it is coming from the air box. Does anyone have any idea if this could be the problem?
Hi, I had the same problem. The pipe going into the air filter box needs to be air tight so I put some insulating tape around the round pipe, which is located on the right hand side of the box and the noise is gone. I hope this helps. I think the pipe wasn’t sealed properly. Good luck. Hanif Gani from Scotland
Submitted: 24/01/2013 11:12:58 | ID: 89342
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 09:04:37 | ID: 59419
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: 57721
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: 57944
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: 58739
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