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Claire Pooley, England

Toyota Yaris 2005

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

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

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

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Jamie Gregory, England

Toyota Yaris 2003

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

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

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

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Teddy, South Africa

Toyota Yaris

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

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Sounds like an air lock in system Kev from Northumberland

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

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A. Pimentel, United States of America

Toyota Yaris

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

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

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

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Muthiah Magandran, Malaysia

Toyota Dyna 1992

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

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Your radiator needs cleaning. Theron Smith from Jamaica

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

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Alipate.Talihau Finau, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hello im just ask what EFI ?

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EFI , means ; Electronic Fuel Imjection Theron Smith from Jamaica

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

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Marjorie, Angus

Toyota Hiace

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

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

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

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Benjamin Sithole , Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

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

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

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

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okanlawo, Lancashire

Toyota Corolla Verso

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Paul, Nigeria

Toyota Yaris 2008

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

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

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

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joshua Andrew, Botswana

Toyota Hilux

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

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

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

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Obi Mouse, England

Toyota Picnic 2000

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

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It has 4injectors DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

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

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Roy Ashton, County Down

Toyota Picnic 1998

I have a problem with water in my Toyota Picnic`s diesel tank. It has been drained twice and filters have been changed four times but the yellow light keeps coming on. I keep draining it but the water light keeps coming on. Is there anything I have missed?

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Could be a faulty fuel sensor DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 23/08/2012 14:42:29 | ID: 85988

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Simon, London

Toyota Picnic 2008

After slowing down my Toyota Picnic ready to reverse for parking, when the brake is applied the front passenger side makes a cracking sound. Please can anyone help?

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I would take the wheels of and check yourdisca and bearing DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 19/11/2012 14:47:04 | ID: 55205

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George Sankey, England

Toyota Picnic 1998

I ran out of fuel in my Toyota Picnic and once it was refuelled with petrol I turned it over, it fired after 60 seconds or so then cut off. Every time I turn it over it runs for 10 seconds then when I pump the fuel pedal it dies. Please help? Thanks.

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Sounds like you have an airlock you need to depressure rise it then re pressure it again DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 01/11/2013 16:31:25 | ID: 57169

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Colin Shewry, Devon

Toyota Picnic 1999

My Toyota Picnic developed vibration in drive train. No obvious play in drive start. Vibration is worse under power, but mostly disappears with the clutch in. It`s almost undriveable at 50mph, better at 60. It`s better in 4th gear, worse in 3rd and 5th, yet still disappears when the clutch is in. My mechanic has never seen anything like it and is not convinced it is the gearbox. It has done 197K miles and he`s recommending disposal as I might need to address gearbox, clutch half shafts, wheel bearings and there`s no certainty that this will fix the problem. Has anyone had similar problems? (Diesel 2.2)

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I would pullout your gearbox check you clutch and release bearing and check your drive shaft at the same time DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 17/03/2014 12:24:02 | ID: 62924

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Jud Beighton, Yorkshire

Toyota Picnic 2000

On warm dry days the gears on my Toyota Picnic change relatively smoothly, but on cool, damp days it is taking 10-15 minutes before changing into the final gear. I was told it was the gear box at fault. I have changed this and installed another one but after 2 weeks of it running okay the problem is back once again. Any ideas? I don’t want the expense of yet another gear box. (Automatic SE)

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Under the bottom of the gearbox is a plate which should hold a filter maybe metal but I would clean this even change then replace with new gearbox oil DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 31/03/2014 16:06:53 | ID: 93657

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O'Connor, West Sussex

Toyota Picnic

All brake lights have failed - side and top bar. Cannot identify from the manual which fuses to check or whether there is another issue?

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The fuse for that is drivers side behind the pull down tray middle row far right 15A DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 16/03/2015 20:57:19 | ID: 113426

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David, Swansea

Toyota Picnic

All electric windows stopped working except driver's front - this works as normal so thought it must be a fuse but all fuses seem OK. Checked the fuses above driver footwell behind hinged tray and fuses under bonnet passenger/left side. Are there any other fuses in a different location - if so - where??? A week later the radio and cigarette lighter stopped working - no power reaching them - again checked fuses - but can't see any blown!!! Two electrical faults in succession suggests they may be related. I'm on the verge of stripping the door panels, and pulling things apart but before I start - Any suggestions?? 0r Anyone come across this before - is there an easy fix?? Any help or advice will be much appreciated. Thanks, Dave

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You have fuses drivers side behind the change tray also under bonnet front left and on the right by the battery you have relays DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 19/08/2015 19:05:08 | ID: 120039

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Eddy, Algeria

Toyota Picnic

My picnic miss fire in idle and gears 3 & 4. Wats,the posible fault.

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This could be faulty plugs try a compression test and do a lead test too if that is fine I would check your coil DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 02/10/2015 12:48:01 | ID: 121874

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rich, Spain

Toyota Picnic

i have a light on dash with a simble oil can with a wave under it , checked engine oil but ok , light is orange not the red one , can some one tell me what the simble is as i dont have hand book for this car . thank you for your time

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Hello I have exactly same thing wrong with mine, light don't stay on, just intermittently, but I can only surmise it is something to do with water reservoir for wipers or at most to do with coolant. all other symbols I recognize. Derek Crabtree from North Yorkshire

The symbol is for oil level if your oil is at the correct level and been changed recently then it is a faulty oil sensor DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 20/01/2016 10:02:59 | ID: 126417

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Victor Osei, Dorset

Toyota Picnic

The fuel tank flap does not open. Is it controlled by s fuse? What could be wrong?

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No the fuel flap is controlled by a cable system DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 07/02/2016 12:45:02 | ID: 127240

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Derek Crabtree, North Yorkshire

Toyota Picnic

Rear Reg plate lights need replacing but can't get access to them, screws holding in lenses are rusted.

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I drilled mine out with a 4 MMS bit and got 2 new self tappers DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Submitted: 01/04/2016 19:51:08 | ID: 129802

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Picksy, Tyne and Wear

Toyota Corolla Verso

For the first time ever im lowering both sets of seats in the rear of my verso. The diagrams in the manual do not exactly match my car but I get the gist of it all the same. I am however struggling with removing the central seatbelt and fixing it in the ceiling. The manual calls for the use of a key as per to unlock the belt from the seat. (centre seatbelt row rear of driver only) I don't have a key and dont recall ever having one. It isn't the ignition key as this is a rectangular device that slots into the ignition. It isn't a key. All additional tools including locking wheel nuts etc have always been housed in the glove box for annual services so any tools,supplied with the car would be there. Does anyone know if this key is in a secret place or if as I have learned lowering the seats the unlocking mechanism for the seatbelt is slightly different from that described. Many thanks Picksy

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Just rang the dealership.....so for anyone else with same issue On the square key for ignition there is a tiny almost invisible slider on the side of the fob. Slide it and a key will release. Use this key in the slot of the seatbelt and the belt will release then slide the released belt into the housing on the inside roof of the vehicle. Picksy from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 12/08/2016 14:31:33 | ID: 134305

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Craig, Lancashire

Toyota Avensis

Hi, I seem to have a problem with the air-blowers in the cabin, the airflow seems very low. I can hear the fans and they get noisier as I turn up the setting but very little air flow. Its so bad that it struggles to keep the windscreen clear in cold wet conditions. I've tried all different settings, air con on/off, different vents, w/screen, dash and floor, all work including hot and cold settings but with very poor air flow. I would really appreciate it if someone could help. Any advice on what / where to check. Thanks Craig

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There is a filter above the ventilator that should be cleaned now and then, and the ventilator motor can lose power because of coal dust heaping up. Just needs cleaning too but not a diy job for beginners. Gerard from Belgium

Submitted: 09/02/2016 08:05:37 | ID: 127316

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Alec Roberts, Portsmouth

Toyota Avensis

The parking light is indicated as concern but works perfectly. All the symbols flash up( the skidding road, the yellow triangle, the little yellow engine). Then the words check VSC come up .i have pressed the skidding road button under the steering wheel but the lights still flash on and stay on. Any idea what to do next?. The car is running well.

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The EGR valve should be cleaned. Gerard from Belgium

Submitted: 28/03/2016 18:22:11 | ID: 129586

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wayne james, Trinidad and Tobago

Toyota Hiace

My fan runs constantly, it does not cut off. as soon as I start it the fan comes on and continues to run non-stop. what could be the problem? I cleaned the Water Temp. Sensor, but no change.

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I am not aware that Toyota Hiace use electric fan, this could be a conversion. There is a rad fan temperature switch some place, look carefully. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 05/07/2016 17:29:00 | ID: 133276

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wayne james, Trinidad and Tobago

Toyota Hiace

Why does my dashboard oil light (Yellow with Exclamation mark on top) come on. I just changed the oil and filter 3 days ago.

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Just check the wiring on the unit to see if the contact is firm or you take too long to change your engine oil and oil in side unit be comes tarry so the internal contact stuck together. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 05/07/2016 17:30:22 | ID: 133277

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Charlo, Kenya

Toyota Hiace

Hi, i have a toyata hiace 1999 model that had a problem of overheating when climbing hills. i bought a new engine and still has the same problem. what could be the problem?

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make sure the cowling is put back infront of the engine fan,check if u a not losing water in the radiator,change the rad cap coz a slight drop in water levels can cause this when climbing hills.after replacing engine if problem is still there then it is not in the engine vusumuzi moyo from Zimbabwe

I am sorry you are so far from me (smile) i would buy the old engine from you. Just change the fan clutch, and you good to go again. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 07/07/2016 20:14:18 | ID: 133327

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Joseph, Zambia

Toyota Hiace

Why is it that the clock and aircon controls do not funtion

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Go to your fuse box to see if there are any blown fuse. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 13/07/2016 16:14:12 | ID: 133493

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vusumuzi moyo, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

toyota hiace 94 3l deisel engine: shaking at idle,heavy fuel consumption,white smoke on exhaust ,shaking worse after releasing the pedal,recently had an overheating problem which was solved,causes please help

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Prior to the overheating, what was the performance of this vehicle, was the fuel consumption good? Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 21/07/2016 13:56:58 | ID: 133695

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karl, Dominica

Toyota Hiace

I have a 3.0 turbo diesel super custom that cuts off after 45 minutes of driving. When cooled it works again. Can anybody help? (Think I filled in the wrong model type on the form)

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i suggest it is overheating the ecu is protecting the engine by shutting it down,check water levels it maybe losing water how often do u top up water vusumuzi moyo from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 26/09/2014 11:02:02 | ID: 103682

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Jason, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Can someone pls tell me how to find fuel pump relay and starter motor relay

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I have a Toyota Hiace 2001 van, there is a relay and some fuse(S) in the compartment where the Battery is located and if you take out this relay the vehicle will not start. Let me hope that your setting is same as mine,best of luck. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 24/06/2016 22:17:45 | ID: 132972

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Jason, Australia

Toyota Hiace

1993 hiace fuel pump relay location please my van runs for about 10 to 20 mins then it is switching the fuel pump

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I am trying to understand your posting. The fuel pump has a fuel stop solenoid attach to the body of the fuel pump, when then ignition switch is turn to the off position, this solenoid stop all fuel entering the inlet port of the fuel pump. This solenoid could be intermittently breaking down, try to substitute it to see if it is your problem,best wishes . Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 24/06/2016 23:16:05 | ID: 132977

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Liborio Coma, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

Hi, what seems to be the problem with the automatic transmission when it does not shift properly or not shift at all whenever the engine temperature gets hot? I've checked the ATF level and it is good. checked the cable too, by changing the shifter to different positions. i think it is working properly. i haven't changed to fluid yet. Thanks.

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Change the transmission fluid and filter , or vacuum the transmission is even better. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 19/06/2016 04:37:35 | ID: 132786

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richgold1000, Trinidad and Tobago

Toyota Hiace

Hey, i have a 2004 toyota regius Ace (KDH200) with a 2KD engine from Japan. When i am at idle with the vehicle the engine shuts off and give problems to start again unless the engine gets a little cooler. I scanned the vehicle and the crank sensor showed up fault. I replaced and still having the same problem. What do you think the problem can be? thanks .

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(a) Ask your mechanic to turn up the throttle a little more,or change the throttle sensor (b) May be your starter needs servicing. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 22/06/2016 13:39:45 | ID: 132880

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prashand kanhai, Suriname

Toyota Hiace

What could be the problem when i have changed the repair kit of my brake master and the wheels still dont get enough oil to stop the car??? Help please

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May be the break booster needs servicing. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 12/06/2016 17:40:37 | ID: 132594

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Lawrence, Australia

Toyota Hiace

I have a toyota hiace 2.5l from Japan. It recently developed a problem that I cannot exceed 80km/h. Everything looks normal except the self speed limit. What could be the problem?

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The injector fuel pump could need a little tweaking up. The fuel adjustment screw is slightly above the stop solenoid. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 16/06/2016 00:14:32 | ID: 132711

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Nell, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hello, I purchased a 2003 Toyota Hiace Commuter some 8 months ago and I notice a lot of heat coming up through and around the handbrake next to drivers seat. Is this normal for these vans. When I wind windows up and put external flow,thru fan on on dash panel it doesn't get hot. Does anyone k ow,what the problem is please. I can't drive around with the air con on all the time. Thank you

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Over on the passenger side, there is a lid when lifted you gain access to the engine below,this lid has a rubber Lind the entire lid, if it doesn't seated properly when closed you will get heat coming up from the engine. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 16/06/2016 12:50:04 | ID: 132717

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Derek Crabtree, North Yorkshire

Toyota Picnic

Who can find a manual for 97 Toyota picnic.

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I have a '98 Picnic, and I couldn't find a manual either. I contacted Haynes directly and they told me that there hasn't been one printed by them. They said that the nearest manual printed that can be used is for the Avensis . I haven't looked at it yet so don't know if it's any use. Chris from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 03/06/2016 18:33:28 | ID: 132335

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