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Patricia, Cheshire

Toyota Yaris

My car is losing power, loads of revs but no pulling power, just enough time to pull over and stop. Turn engine off and then restart the car and all is fine. Then it does it again. Seems to be getting more frequent. Mechanic is baffled. Please can anyone help with advice? Thanks

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Did you find out the answer to this? My wife's car does the same thing Jono from Hampshire

Did you find out the answer to this? My wife's car does the same thing Jono from Hampshire

No. The mechanic is baffled Patricia from Cheshire

Submitted: 19/02/2015 01:22:58 | ID: 111855

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Robert, Australia

Toyota Hiace

The pressure builds up in my radiator & goes into the over-flow tank, but does not return to the radiator - which needs to be re-filled every day. I have put on 3 new radiators caps, taken it to 4 mechanics, who could not identify the problem - hence, nor fix it!! They pressure tested it (it was OK), none could find any leaks, tested for oil (OK), checked oil (OK), heater & flushed it. It does not overheat. Still, it does not suck the water back into the radiator. Any ideas would be most appreciated. Thanks, Rob

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May be a split hose.or leaking air justin from Australia

Submitted: 24/02/2015 02:10:57 | ID: 112225

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rameez, Sri Lanka

Toyota Hilux

I hear a screechy noise when I accelerate and the noise is continuous. I`ve no idea from where the noise is coming. Any advice from those who have faced a similar problem? Secondly the fuel filter light on the dashboard is lit constantly. I got all the sensors checked to no avail. How can I get this switched off? Thanks

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Maybe its the break pad raveinsurea from Malaysia

Submitted: 01/07/2014 10:32:27 | ID: 98789

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pat mulligan, Nottinghamshire

Toyota Corolla

My Toyota Corolla 1.4 t Spirit over revs to 3000 on a cold start for about a minute then slows down? On a warm start it is fine.

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I have same problem on my 2004 corolla. Revs high when cold the. Settles Did you get an answer? graham from Lancashire

I have same problem on my 2004 corolla. Revs high when cold the. Settles Did you get an answer? graham from Lancashire

I have same problem on my 2004 corolla. Revs high when cold the. Settles Did you get an answer? graham from Lancashire

Submitted: 24/04/2015 08:18:13 | ID: 115153

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Mark, Czech Republic

Toyota Hiace 2005

I have 2005 D4D Hi-Ace 4x4 (EU version, PowerVan). I noticed water collecting on the floor behind the passenger seats, probably after rain. I have tried to trace the problem and found out that the whole silencing mat under the floor cover in the front is soaked with water. I followed the wet mat and it seems like the water is coming from above the passenger side footwell (right side, my vehicle is LHD). Even the silencing mat on the wall dividing the passenger footwell and the engine is wet. The questions: - Where is the water coming from? Have anybody had a similar problem? - When water gets underneath the grill next to the wipers (normal situation, eg. in rain), how does is get out? Is there a drain somewhere? My wild guess is that it might be clogged and then water gets inside through the air ducts (?). - Where is the cabin air filter located? I expected to find it under the grill, but there is just a large hollow space with wiper arm and a large raised opening on the passenger side, which might an air intake (?). (D4D 4x4)

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I've got the same problem & hav jus brought a 2003 Toyota hiace I've noticed it comes back after drying & it hasn't rained for days where I am & there's almost puddles of water almost like its condesation but my knolidge of vehicles is terrible & am desperate to find out. Damon Vinyard from Suffolk

I've got the same problem & hav jus brought a 2003 Toyota hiace I've noticed it comes back after drying & it hasn't rained for days where I am & there's almost puddles of water almost like its condesation but my knolidge of vehicles is terrible & am desperate to find out. Damon Vinyard from Suffolk

Submitted: 28/05/2013 15:16:40 | ID: 55573

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IAN READ, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi, I`ve got a 1982 Hiace camper van and my headlights stopped working for no apparent reason, I`ve still got parking lights but no headlights. All my fuses seem to be ok but I`m having trouble finding out what is causing the problem. If anyone can help that would be great. My car manual doesn`t give me much detail either

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Where are the fuses? I have an 82 and we've looked for hrs. Tim from Australia

Submitted: 05/03/2015 03:15:53 | ID: 112772

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nigel, Armagh

Toyota Hiace

Hi. When driving my 2002 LWB van it seems to be losing power, it`s hard to get it up to speed of a static start and when on the motorway it`s hard to get the van to go over 55 miles per hour. If you have any suggestions on how to help would be very welcome

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change the fuel filter justin from Australia

change the fuel filter justin from Australia

Submitted: 02/03/2015 19:55:33 | ID: 112613

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khalid, Croatia

Toyota Yaris

Hi, can you guide me where is the fuse located for headlights leveling motor? I think that fuse is broken and I have to change it. Please also give me the number.Best Regards

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What does it mean, S, D, B mentioned on the gear lever of an automatic car? khalid from Croatia

What can I do to increase my pick of Yaris 2006 1.3? khalid from Croatia

What can I do to increase my pick of Yaris 2006 1.3? khalid from Croatia

What can I do to increase my pick of Yaris 2006 1.3? khalid from Croatia

in yaris 2006 where is the fuse located and what is the No. for headlights leveling motor? khalid from Croatia

Submitted: 24/04/2015 13:36:57 | ID: 115169

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allan, East Sussex

Toyota Yaris

The throttle is slow when I'm changing gear, the revs are still at 2000 and very slow to idle speed. Please can someone help?

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Toyota Yaris 1.0 GS 2002, throttle slow to idle when changing gear revs still at 2000rpm allan from East Sussex

Submitted: 21/04/2015 21:48:01 | ID: 115034

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mandy burgess, Derbyshire

Toyota Avensis

Hi, my Toyota Avensis 2.0d 4d keeps losing power when driving along, then you change gear and put your foot down and it seems to pick up again. We have had a new fuel filter put on but it is still happening. Can anybody shed any light on this? Thank you

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Hi, my Toyota Avensis 2.0d 4d keeps losing power when driving along, then you change gear and put your foot down and it seems to pick up again. We have had a new fuel filter put on but it is still happening. Can anybody shed any light on this? Thank you Iffy khan from Stockton-on-Tees

Hi, my Toyota Avensis 2.0d 4d keeps losing power when driving along, then you change gear and put your foot down and it seems to pick up again. We have had a new fuel filter put on but it is still happening. Can anybody shed any light on this? Thank you Iffy khan from Stockton-on-Tees

I have a Toyota Avensis 58 model. It's losing power during driving?ash ahmed from Lancashire

I have a Toyota Avensis 58 model. It's losing power during driving? ash ahmed from Lancashire

Submitted: 15/02/2015 16:19:44 | ID: 111598

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Will Scurlock, Lancashire

Toyota Hiace 1996

Hi, I started my Toyota Hiace van this morning and discovered the following problems: 1. Lots of engine noise like a loose fan belt. 2. Oil light went on immediately and stayed on. 3. I could not depress the brake pedal, it appeared to be locked. The only other point to mention is that I haven’t used the van for about two weeks, but the engine started straight away and the vehicle was running normally prior to these problems appearing. I’d be grateful for any advice. Any ideas please?

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Is it cold? Engine parts seized from cold? sand from Australia

I had exactly this issue. The alternator be lead was loose causing no power to be applied to the hydraulics in the brakes and also low voltage to oil warning light. Check you oil levels first obviously, but if the engine oil level shows fine on the dipstick it is likely that the alternator isn't giving the system enough. Dead give away is the brakes being impossible to depress Rupert tasker from West Yorkshire

I had exactly this issue. The alternator be lead was loose causing no power to be applied to the hydraulics in the brakes and also low voltage to oil warning light. Check you oil levels first obviously, but if the engine oil level shows fine on the dipstick it is likely that the alternator isn't giving the system enough. Dead give away is the brakes being impossible to depress Rupert tasker from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/01/2014 11:57:55 | ID: 61510

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tony fallon, Merseyside

Toyota Aygo

Hi my aygo is 6 years old. It is really struggling to start. I have charged up the battery, no real difference after a couple of days. There is a delay of a couple of seconds before it reluctantly turns over. But this is getting worse and need to get fixed before winter sets in. Any ideas where to go next. Cheers

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Submitted: 15/11/2014 09:17:11 | ID: 106238

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terence, South Africa

Toyota Corolla Verso

I want to know if the above model uses a timing chain or belt , how seldom must be replaced .? Thanks Terence

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It uses a chain and only change it if it starts making a sound Nick from South Africa

It uses a chain and only change it if it starts making a sound Nick from South Africa

Submitted: 02/02/2015 16:52:51 | ID: 110749

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Lee, Lancashire

Toyota Rav 4

Our engine management light comes on an it goes into limp mode it happens quite often in a short space of time then it work ok for a while what's the problem to that every time it goes garage it works fine when we get there so it shows no fault lol

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Hi, our engine management light comes on and it goes into limp mode, it happens quite often in a short space of time, then it works ok for a while. What's the problem? Every time it goes to the garage it works fine when we get there so it shows no fault! gwilym jones from Gwynedd

Submitted: 04/06/2014 13:23:07 | ID: 96880

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Peter Murphy, Dublin

Toyota Avensis

After changing the battery my car will not start?

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Make sure the side lead on positive side is secured tightly as this goes to starter Colin from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/01/2015 16:36:58 | ID: 110280

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Francis Acheampong, Ghana

Toyota Hiace

I have a problem on my bus that anytime the Check Engine sign comes on then the car goes off by itself. Most mechanics have check the car with a electronic diagnostic machine but it doesn't bring out any fault but this is really troubling me and now I don't what to do....I have them check the Injectors, fuel pump, charger, changed the accelerator, checked my battery terminal and a few things but not working out so please help me. Francis

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Hi Francis I have the same problem with my bus, have you managed to get yours solved? if yes what was the problem? Bernard from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 21/02/2015 18:49:00 | ID: 112057

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Thomasjryan@hotmail.co.uk, County Down

Toyota Hiace

My 2004 hiace van looks like it needs a new battery put it has 2 of them will I have to replace the 2 of them ?

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The two batteries are connected in parallel and just behave like a bigger battery - still 12Volts - so you could try each one on its own. It has two because it is sold in some very cold countries. If they look as if they're the same type and age then most people change both as mixing old and new is a bad idea. I would be tempted to try just one new battery on its own. It might be fine if the weather doesn't get too cold. SteveA from Surrey

Submitted: 30/01/2015 16:09:22 | ID: 110554

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Jo Allsopp, Australia

Toyota Hiace

How do i lock myself IN to my toyota hi ace High Top campervan please. I know there is a red knob inside on the locking handle, but does this then also secure and lock the front cab two doors and also does it then lock the back door?? I am female and need to be secure in my campervan when overnight camping but don't seem to be able to work this out. Many thanks

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Hi put your drivers window down (open) then get out of the van, reach through the window and lock the van with the red knob (as you would if you were inside). Now walk round the van and see whether all of the doors are locked. This should tell you what you need to know. Then reach through the window and flip the red knob to re-open the van. Hope this helps! SteveA from Surrey

Submitted: 02/02/2015 06:57:41 | ID: 110709

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Russel Pleyto, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

My Toyota Hiace is imported from Japan. The problem is if you press the brake pedal continuosly about 6x above is the handbrake indicator in the instrument panel lights up and turns off immediately. Is it normal?

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This is probably because pressing the pedal temporarily uses some fluid from the reservoir and this is making the level sensor trigger the warning. Sometimes the warning will come on before the fluid get near the Minimum marker. It is the same lamp as the handbrake warning. Add a small amount of brake fluid to the reservoir. Regards Steve UK SteveA from Surrey

This is probably because pressing the pedal temporarily uses some fluid from the reservoir and this is making the level sensor trigger the warning. Sometimes the warning will come on before the fluid get near the Minimum marker. It is the same lamp as the handbrake warning. Add a small amount of brake fluid to the reservoir. Regards Steve UK SteveA from Surrey

Submitted: 19/02/2015 12:48:46 | ID: 111874

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Wellington Mazvanya, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

I have a 3l Toyota Hiace diesel engine which is consuming a lot of oil but no leaks are seen. What could be the problem? I am topping the oil after two days.

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Hello Wellington, There are two ways oil is lost One is through the combustion system. Oil might be finding its way into the cylinders and is burning off with the fuel. You can observe your exhaust gas from the tailpipe If it appears bluish, thats where the oil is going. Also, oil in exhaust gives a characteristic odor There other way is through any of the two oil seals on the engine. There is also seal on the camshaft at front of the cylinder head. john mtonga from Zambia

You may also want to double check the oil pipes connecting to the alternator john mtonga from Zambia

Submitted: 12/02/2015 06:45:23 | ID: 111353

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kalipi laibu, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

my toyota hiace 5L engine started to built a lot of pressure ,temperature start to rise and you could see white smoke at the exhaust and it switch off. So what could have been damaged

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Hello, sounds like you may need a complete overhaul. If you are lucky, you may have to change the head gasket only after checking that the cylinder head is not warped (take it for checking). You will also need to inspect/change your fuel injectors. They are likely to be affected by the overheating john mtonga from Zambia

Submitted: 29/12/2014 20:09:39 | ID: 108607

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Rosita Manu, Tonga

Toyota Hiace

How do I replace an alternator on a Toyota Hiace 1996? It seems the space is too narrow and hard to reach, please help me..

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Hello Rosita, you have to remove the driver's seat first. Next you will unbolt the handbrake holdown plate. That will increase working room in the engine bay john mtonga from Zambia

Submitted: 11/01/2015 06:06:42 | ID: 109340

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Laura McGaw, Dumfries and Galloway

Toyota Hiace

I have a Toyota Hiace campervan. During the recent cold spell I haven't been out in it and the battery went flat. I took it out of the van and got it recharged. When I put the now fully charged battery back in the van started first time but all the lights on the dashboard stayed on apart from the diesel one. What can it be? Laura

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Hello Laura, That might mean that your charging system is not working and hence your battery is not charging.In other words, there is voltage coming from the alternator john mtonga from Zambia

Hello Laura, that might mean that your charging system is not working and hence your battery is not charging. In other words, there is NO voltage coming from the alternator. (Sorry about the earlier reply) john mtonga from Zambia

Submitted: 18/02/2015 18:37:43 | ID: 111827

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Peter Mooij, Jamaica

Toyota Hiace

What causes the igniter to burn out? Toyota Hiace 1994 gas. Van was running fine then just died at the stop sign. Mechanic replaced coil and igniter, engine ran for 15 seconds then igniter was burnt out. Replaced it again, engine ran 15 seconds and died. Have checked the computer, spark plugs, rotor, caps and all are good. I am in Mobay. I need help as soon as possible, please.

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Hello Peter, I have experienced similar problems on different type of vehicle. Replace all the burnt out parts (of course). In addition, replace alternator (very very important!). If you cant afford to replace the alternator, replace the voltage regulator at least. john mtonga from Zambia

Submitted: 21/02/2015 04:03:18 | ID: 112019

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L williams, Cheshire

Toyota Hiace

why can't I get a service or workshop manual anywhere in the uk?

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Try www.tradebit.com. They sell online manuals. They may just have what you are looking for. You can also look up Haynes manuals on www.haynes.com. They must have agents in the UK john mtonga from Zambia

Submitted: 22/02/2015 13:41:28 | ID: 112099

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lydia, Kenya

Toyota Hiace

Hello. my toyota hiace van engine 5l just had a total engine overhaul now the engine is overheating and the oil lamp is blinking. what could be the problem please? thanks, lydia

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You have not stated why the engine had to be overhauled in the first place and what was done to it exactly. Causes of overheating are several. They include improperly fitted head gasket, leaking water system, faulty water pump or even just a bad radiator cap. The first thing would be to ask (your mechanic) what they replaced and what they think the problem is coming from. The flickering oil switch could be due to a loose connection or an indication of a failing oil pump, assuming it was not changed during the overhaul. More information is required john mtonga from Zambia

Submitted: 01/03/2015 06:46:39 | ID: 112517

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Chris Muir, Neath Port Talbot

Toyota Auris 2011

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?

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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

Hello. did this ever get resolved because I have just bought a 2012 Auris and have exactly the same problem? It's sitting on my drive having a light show at the moment! Eskimorabbit from Berkshire

Submitted: 03/02/2014 16:32:25 | ID: 61614

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dave, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

My radiator light for my 1999 Toyota Hiace stays on and doesn't go out after I turn the engine on. I`ve checked coolant level which is fine and water heat level is fine, anyone know the problem?

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Replace the sensor in the side of the engine block. Robert from New Zealand

Submitted: 08/02/2015 05:53:59 | ID: 111107

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Milan Milinkovi??, Serbia

Toyota Auris 2011

A few times per week when I try to put my Toyota Auris into first gear or reverse, (even with second gear which has the synchronization mechanism), it just doesn’t want to go in. It’s like hitting a wall (no noise whatsoever). When I release the clutch or switch to some other gear and then try again it works. In the workshop they assure me that everything is okay, but I have never experienced anything similar with any other car (Opel Astra, Reno Scenic, Toyota Aygo,...). Anyway, I won`t back off that easily. Has anyone had similar experience or knows what is wrong with my car? (1.6 Valvematic)

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Try a different gear oil, opie oils will recommend what you need, also blog Toyota notchy gears snowy from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 06/12/2013 11:28:05 | ID: 58895

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Ekrika Kemes, Nigeria

Toyota Corolla

The car won`t start because spark is not coming to all the plugs, only two. What is the cause and what must I do to remedy the problem (solution)? Thanks

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Not sure what model engine so I am going to assume it's the 4E-FE. One of your coil packs is faulty, they supply the spark to the spark plug leads (also called HT leads) Richard O'Flaherty from Ireland

Submitted: 29/07/2014 02:33:50 | ID: 100536

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Zakar, West Yorkshire

Toyota Yaris

I have a Toyota Yaris 1.0 t3 5dr 2003 model and it won't go up hill in 2nd and 3rd gear unless you give it plenty of gas. I have got a big exhaust on it, would that be the cause of it?

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hi had the same problem with our 51 plate yaris turned out it was the clutch had a new one put in drives great again hope this helps :) pete from West Midlands

Yes my 51 reg became sluggish and couldn't cope with hills at all and it also was the clutch.....back to being a nippy little car now I had a new clutch. sonia from West Midlands

Yes my 51 reg became sluggish and couldn't cope with hills at all and it also was the clutch.....back to being a nippy little car now I had a new clutch. sonia from West Midlands

Submitted: 14/01/2015 17:45:19 | ID: 109536

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Freddie, Botswana

Toyota Hilux

Hi, I have a hilux 2005 4L V6 petrol, when I turn the key all the dashboard dials light up and you can hear the electric fuel, pump the vehicle will not start. I have checked all fuses, battery, immobilizer but still won't start. If you give the vehicle a slight push it starts immidiatly. What could be the problem.

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Does the engine turn over? Browny from Australia

Submitted: 28/12/2014 12:18:21 | ID: 108521

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alpesh, Leicestershire

Toyota Avensis

Where is the cigarette lighter fuse in a Toyota Avensis t3x (2004)?

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The fuse for the cigarette lighter is behind the glove box col from Cumbria

Submitted: 27/09/2014 11:44:36 | ID: 103708

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mick, Nottinghamshire

Toyota Avensis

Hi im a cab driver and need to know how to turn on the rear interior lights from the front seat ??

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Did you ever sort this? I'm having the same problemSteve from Derbyshire

Submitted: 22/11/2014 04:47:04 | ID: 106648

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Arthur, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi ! I have a Toyota hiace running Gas . 4 days ago the van didn't wanted to start til the 4 time. It happen one more time yesterday And this morning and now it doesnt want to start anymore . Have you got an idea ?

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Check contacts on starter motor. Common fault when they burn out. Starter will be ok only contacts burnt. Replace contacts with kit on ebay about £20 sterling drew from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 10/01/2015 05:02:31 | ID: 109265

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uzoma, Yorkshire

Toyota Hiace

Please I changed my car engine, and ever since I changed the engine, I ve been have problem of overa heating. I ve even changed both d radiotor, water pump, top gasket and many more. The worst is dat I have spent enof moni. Pls I need help brothers. How do I over this, wot exactly do I do??? Reply pls

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Hi, was it a used engine from a breakers yard? Have you changed the thermostat?Fida from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 13/12/2014 13:19:12 | ID: 107838

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Sam, Uganda

Toyota Hiace

My vehicle engine over heats when at a speed of 90km/h and above. Always water levels are low. Radiator cup is ok,radiator fine,gasket fine.c-head ok,fan ok, and water pump fine. what could be the problem?

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the booster and brake master are ok. You should bleed your brakes using the nipples on your front wheel. kalipi laibu from Zimbabwe

it can be also cause by the weak furn. most of the furns are ran by a thick liquid in the furn. Once that liquid is very weak it will not blow out the heat and cool the radiator. You need to lock the furn so that the furn run the same speed as the engine Ble from Zimbabwe

it can be also cause by the weak furn. most of the furns are ran by a thick liquid in the furn. Once that liquid is very weak it will not blow out the heat and cool the radiator. You need to lock the furn so that the furn run the same speed as the engine Ble from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 02/12/2014 20:18:46 | ID: 107276

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charlotte anderson, Aberdeenshire

Toyota Auris

Hi, my Auris takes forever to start and it does it all the time, it makes a ticking siunds like it wants to start but can take up to 10-20 seconds of ticking before it actually starts, anyone have any answers what it sould be

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Hi! If it's ticking when you turn the key, the starter is sticking. You can get a reconditioned one---temp solution is hitting it with a hammer! This WILL get worse Mark -S- from Renfrewshire

Submitted: 24/09/2014 14:09:19 | ID: 103563

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June Whittaker, Ayrshire

Toyota Auris 2007

How much should the engine temperature gauge move on my Toyota Auris? Mine never seems to change from 1 bar. I tend to drive about 12 miles at a time.

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Hi. If you are only doing 12 miles at a time and then parking up for a few hours; before making the return journey, your Auris will barely get up to operating temperature. Check your oil AND water levels - if there is not enough oil in it the coolant (water in rad) will heat up much more quickly. If these fluid levels are ok there's nothing to worry about. All the best - Mark Mark -S- from Renfrewshire

Submitted: 19/12/2013 14:21:59 | ID: 59518

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Samuel Kalusha, Zambia

Toyota Corolla

I drive a Toyota Corolla 2002 model. The steering becomes hard each time the letters P/S appear on the dashboard. What could be the problem? Also what could be the solution?

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Check your relay 4 spin plug, it`s dead and needs to be replaced, mine had the same problem kamogelo from Botswana

Submitted: 16/06/2014 05:51:30 | ID: 97775

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