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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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kamal sattar, Staffordshire

Toyota Corolla Verso

Hi I parked my car up got out locked it by useing key fob it did put I tryd unlocking it but it didnt and now does not work at all the red light lights up but no joy is it the battery?

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Hi mine did the same thing then I saw that the seat belt was dining the back door cause my kids kept shutting the door on the seat belt . Glue a think rubber stopper on it that will sort it out Paul from Greater Manchester

Hi mine did the same thing then I saw that the seat belt was dining the back door cause my kids kept shutting the door on the seat belt . Glue a think rubber stopper on it that will sort it out Paul from Greater Manchester

Hi mine did the same thing then I saw that the seat belt was dining the back door cause my kids kept shutting the door on the seat belt . Glue a think rubber stopper on it that will sort it out Paul from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 09/09/2014 23:30:22 | ID: 102911

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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

It turned out after lots of investigations to be the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation - I think) valve. Quite an expensive part but has been fitted about 2 months now and have had no repeat of the symptoms! Ross from Dorset

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

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Annemarie Porter, East Sussex

Toyota Yaris

The orange airbag light on the dashboard remains on for the driver's airbag all the time. Is this correct? How do I get it to switch off?

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i think it is loose connection under driver seat hassan from Lancashire

Submitted: 17/11/2014 12:30:25 | ID: 106338

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Rui, Pembrokeshire

Toyota Avensis

I have a 2.0 diesel d4d avensis when I drive in morning it's fine but once warmed up it loses power can anyone tell me what could be problem thanks

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Hi, I just read your comments re loss of power. My 2006 did the same and with a lot of testing diesel components, nothing. However the problem was the exhaust recycling unit which is quite expensive to replace. The reason is that this unit becomes carbon clogged up and closes hence loss of power. Open it up clean it and block it off with a S/Steel plate. Your car will go faster, use less fuel. It was pointed out many taxi drivers do it to get better fuel economy. the car is now with 103,000 miles and like a spring chicken, passes omission MOT with no bother. in fact the component almost seems an EU waste of time. Hope this helps mervyn stone from Yorkshire

Hi, I just read your comments re loss of power. My 2006 did the same and with a lot of testing diesel components, nothing. However the problem was the exhaust recycling unit which is quite expensive to replace. The reason is that this unit becomes carbon clogged up and closes hence loss of power. Open it up clean it and block it off with a S/Steel plate. Your car will go faster, use less fuel. It was pointed out many taxi drivers do it to get better fuel economy. the car is now with 103,000 miles and like a spring chicken, passes omission MOT with no bother. in fact the component almost seems an EU waste of time. Hope this helps mervyn stone from Yorkshire

Submitted: 15/11/2014 12:19:43 | ID: 106239

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Gabriel, Nigeria

Toyota Avensis Verso

My Toyota Avensis vibrates anytime my speed is about 120km/hr if I applied brake. What is probably the cause?

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it sounds like your discs needs to be skimmed ,a friend of mine bought cheep discs and had this problem and he works in a machine shop and he skimmed the discs and they were good for a while but the problem came back and he changed the discs for a different brand and problem was solved Earl from Ireland

Submitted: 26/10/2014 21:29:02 | ID: 105162

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Martin Stephens, Suffolk

Toyota Hiace 1971

Hi. I am trying to restore a 1971 Toyota Hiace with a 12R engine, RH11V 373. I really cannot find a speedo cluster/instrument panel. Can anyone help me locate one? Thanks. (RH11V 373)

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i found one for a hilux on trade me new zealand, and adapted it to fit....never give up!! Martin Stephens from Suffolk

Submitted: 18/11/2013 14:17:09 | ID: 58040

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Rosemary Stephens, Hertfordshire

Toyota Yaris

I think I have turned the front sensors off as they are not working, but I do not know how to turn them on again

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How do I turn them on? Rosemary Stephens from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 13/12/2014 08:55:26 | ID: 107821

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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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