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Laura Warren, Ireland

Toyota Rav4 2003

Hi, my starter is gone in my Toyota Rav 4. Can anyone please tell me if the starter that is in, is the same starter that would be in a Toyota Avensis? Also, is it a difficult job for a mechanic to do? And how much should I expect to pay for a mechanic to install it? Thank you.

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hi i would check starters on ebay as they give all details of witch starters fit what car i have just ordered one for my rav4 2.2 deisel 2006 a lot lot cheaper than dealer . ron ron sheldon from Staffordshire

Submitted: 22/01/2012 13:56:40 | ID: 72976

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koketso, Nottinghamshire

Toyota Rav 4

Revs can only go up to 2000 not over

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hi i had a slight problem with revs my car a rav4 2.2 5000 miles i removed thr egr valve with pipes an cleaned it out with egr cleaner it was 3/4 blocked with black gunge after cleaning MY problem had gone something to look at ..ron ron sheldon from Staffordshire

Submitted: 06/06/2014 11:57:45 | ID: 97040

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Glenn Cook, Australia

Toyota Hiace 1996

My 96 2.8 litre diesel Hiace has done a water pump, my question is... I have everything off except the bottom pulley wheel where the crank is. Does this need a gear puller to get this off to access cover and water pump or is main bolt a reverse thread on crank? Thanks. (2.8 diesel)

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Centre bolt on bottom pulley is damn tight, put a ring spanner on tight to chassis and hit starter! It worked for me. Avoid using a puller on the edges, the crank pulley is in two parts bonded with rubber. Use puller with bolts screwed into pulley face. Good luck Al Turner from Perthshire

I would use a breaker bar and impact socket ( With a lifetime warranty) keep ya face out the way and dont crank to long cam from Australia

Submitted: 16/09/2013 13:39:30 | ID: 54305

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moses, Zambia

Toyota Hiace

I have a Toyota commuter Hiace bus which cranks but won't start. Can anybody suggest what to do?

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is your bus disel or petrol if disel c slacken the line at the fuel injector and crank your engine fuel will leak out close one at a time and leave one open till the engine start then close if petrol slacken the line to the injector rail and crank engine petrol will spray out be care ful stop crank as soon petrol spray close line dry petrol with a rag then pull off one spark plug lead and hold it just about a1/4 of an inch from tappets cover and crank engine and see if you get any spark if you do not get no current and no petrol check the e.fi. fuse if petrol and no current check i.g.n. fuse I do hope you get going parmanand maraj from Guyana

Check your glow plugs Theron Smith from Jamaica

Also check your glow plugs Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 06/07/2014 16:14:39 | ID: 99081

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BENSON TAKAWIRA, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

my toyota hiace 3l model was recently changed rings owing to excessive smoking and oil consumption, but when starterd now it vibrates heavily and then stabilises

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how much tow should i give the 3l standard rings when overhaulin the engine thomas roan from Jamaica

how much tow should i give the 3l standard rings when overhaulin the engine thomas roan from Jamaica

Submitted: 08/07/2014 13:07:35 | ID: 99226

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Antony McGhee, Greater Manchester

Toyota Rav 4

Is there a power outlet in the 2013 2.2D icon in the boot or is it just the ones in 5 he front. We got a cool box with the car but have no idea where to plug it in other than the front.

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hi on my Rav 4 2006 there is one in the armrest box in side.-- and one in the boot near side- -- also a small switch to turn on and off your rear reverse sensors in case of towing--ron ron sheldon from Staffordshire

Submitted: 01/06/2014 21:44:30 | ID: 96677

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Sallyann Lamoin, Australia

Toyota Yaris

Hi, I am looking after my daughter`s car for her. I drove it this morning, absolutely no problems. I tried to start it about 1 hour later and it won't start. Radio and dash lights come on. Have I unknowingly pushed some locking device or something?

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Car has to be in gear to start Jaynee from Australia

Submitted: 03/07/2014 08:45:00 | ID: 98883

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John Brearton, West Yorkshire

Toyota Avensis

How do I disable the automatic door lock at 14mph facility?

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Can use onboard computer to do that or follow the procedure thats explained in your car manual. Rasel from Hampshire

Submitted: 10/05/2014 13:25:01 | ID: 95336

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Neil Mcgeough, England

Toyota Hiace 2003

My 2003 Toyota Hiace cuts out when I`m slowing down or stopped, the engine management light comes on and the van has no power. When I turn it off and back on again it`s okay for a while. Would anyone know what the problem is? Thanks.

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Hi. Did you get your fault fixed? I have the same problem. Kevin Carolan from England

I have same problem battery light stays on when van warms up just stalls soon as I take foot of the gas. Put brand new alternater in still same prob, please help zk p from New Zealand

Clean the erg valve if fitted ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 25/10/2013 09:51:07 | ID: 56385

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Jeff Steel, Hampshire

Toyota Hiace 2006

Hi. I have a rattling / noise like something nocking when you drive on a uneven road on my Toyota Hiace which sounds like something is loose or vibration coming from under the bonnet front end. It is doing my head in and now my ears are tuned into it. Has anyone got any suggestions? Cheers.

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Check your bonnet stay. I’ve got the same problem, it works loose Ian from England

Cheers for that, how have you sorted yours? Jeff Steel from England

Bushes on front shocks could be worn ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 29/10/2013 14:12:02 | ID: 56915

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Max Zavood, Finland

Toyota Hiace 2004

Until 4 weeks ago my Toyota Hiace van drove perfectly. Then came the snow and the roads are permanently frozen now, thus a mix of ice and asphalt. Above 60 km the van makes a noise related to moving on the road and increases in tempo with increasing speed. It sounds almost like there is wire around the kardan/drift shaft and slapping the undercarriage. I hear it from the left rear, my partner from the left front. There is nothing visually amiss, no wire, etc. Turning the engine off does not change the noise, nor does putting it out of gear. The van is stored in a heated garage daily and thus there is no ice build up. Wheel nuts are tight. Nothing obvious. Any suggestions please?

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CV joint or wheel bearing ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 09/12/2013 16:19:32 | ID: 58918

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Francklin KT, Belgium

Toyota Hiace 2002

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?

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It will work. It’s a must to have your injectors pressure tested. Henry Kamwendo from Malawi

Fuel filter ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 23/12/2013 10:57:05 | ID: 59644

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Brian Ramsay, Australia

Toyota Hiace 1999

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)

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Buy a new radiator cap, the seal is probably gone. Leigh Holmes from Australia

Water pump ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 03/01/2014 11:23:15 | ID: 60208

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Billy White, England

Toyota Hiace 2001

Hi there, I have a Toyota Hiace 01 and after I bought it I started to get central locking problems gradually until it just stopped working. I then had a replacement installed which has worked great until yesterday, when it was making a quieter locking sound and not locking and now all of a sudden it’s stopped. Unfortunately they key on all doors but the passenger door does not work from the outside. As you can imagine this is annoying. I’ve been told that the solenoids could be knackered but then I phoned an auto electrician who said they won’t know till they look at it at an expense of £150. Any help would be appreciated. Does anyone have any idea as to what it could be?

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The entire locking system needs cleaning up as at times dust and water get on these electrical parts Theron Smith from Jamaica

The key problem only works on the passenger door. Get a new Toyota key cut and it will work in all locks. The old key wears and won`t open the locks ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 18/02/2014 11:29:19 | ID: 62154

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Rick, Dominica

Toyota Hiace

Hi , I am the owner of a 1996 Toyota Hiac , which is giving some problems lately . the vehicle cuts off while in traffic and wont start for about 3hrs or an entire day . can someone pls help me .

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If it`s diesel try the solenoid valve and check the wires to the valve which may be broken at the top of the solenoid, when the engine is hot contact is lost, when it cools down contact is remade ronnie coogan from Dublin

Submitted: 02/06/2014 22:49:38 | ID: 96758

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James Lockwood, Yorkshire

Toyota Avensis Estate 2006

Hi, we can smell a strong burning smell coming from our Toyota Avensis Estate. There is no smoke coming from the exhaust or anywhere else and it had a service 7 months ago. I don’t know whether to top the engine oil or coolant up. Any advice please? Many thanks.

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I have a 2010 model and I too have an occasional burning smell. Mine is a diesel and it`s the diesel particulate filter having a regeneration. When it does this, it emits some white smoke during driving and there is a smell of burning plastic when stationary. Any ideas please? paul hancock from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 07/04/2014 08:29:49 | ID: 93879

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denis, Darlington

Toyota Yaris

my 2008 yaris showed abs light on ,it comes on after 5 miles into journey ,if car is stopped and then started again light doesnt come on until about 5 miles into journey again .I replace brake pads as car was due for mot. the car passed mot but this light still persists to show. i checked fluid level ok .

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It looks like you have got a faulty abs sensor. You have four of them and the only way to find out is to hook it up to a computer and read the faults ali from West Midlands

Submitted: 24/05/2014 08:15:24 | ID: 96046

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Ben, Gloucestershire

Toyota Yaris

I have a toyota yaris sr 1.3 2000 model and has a revving probolem it starts perfectly however when I go to pull of it feels as if it is stalling and then pick up again. When I go to rev the car it just stays a 30th rpm and no more regardless the amount of time I have the throttle down for. The cars been plugged in and no faults come up. Any ideas what it can be or is this a common problem

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This could be a sticking throttle cable to a faulty or sticking idle speed management system ? ron from Conwy

I`ve done loads of these, seems to be a faulty air mass meter ali from West Midlands

Submitted: 21/05/2014 19:06:55 | ID: 95870

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neil cartwright, Devon

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris 2000 When pulling away in first gear in my Toyota Yaris the RPM do not increase enough to pull away for a few seconds and this is pulling away from stand still all of the time. Once I get going it seems fine whilst running on a journey, it is always like it for all pulling away. is it a petrol hold back. What could the problem be I have cleaned the air sensor and throttle flap?

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Most likely to be the air mass/flow meter, common problem on the Yaris, it`s fitted on the air filterbox ali from West Midlands

Submitted: 02/06/2014 10:52:32 | ID: 96706

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jen, Aberdeenshire

Toyota Yaris

Can you tell me where the fuel filter is located on my 2008 Toyota Yaris 1.0.

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It`s in the fuel tank ali from West Midlands

Submitted: 27/06/2014 10:36:37 | ID: 98544

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mohammed, Buckinghamshire

Toyota Hiace

hi there i have problem with my toyota hiace super custom limited 3.0 cant figure out i drive locally for few hours and next day i check water it always vanish have to put atleast 1 litre of water and there is no sign of leak i think it get spilled while driving please give any ideas thanks

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Check your radiator or cap,head gasket could be bad Theron Smith from Jamaica

You may have to check what colour is the smoke from the exhaust system. If the smoke is white, well that is a head gasket issue. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 25/05/2014 18:01:04 | ID: 96139

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Gary, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hi, All my lights work, except my rego lights and my reverse lights, appreciate any help to save a buck, Thanks

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If fuses and bulbs are intact, did you clean the bulbs connection too and did the problem still persist? I am afraid you cannot really save bucks. Hope a cleaning will solve your issue. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 28/05/2014 05:11:54 | ID: 96310

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toyota hiace minibus, Ethiopia

Toyota Hiace

my car is toyota hiace minibus model 1994.My question is it stopped for one year with out starting the engine. Now what is the precondition to start? Thank you for your response in advance

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First of all, charge your batteries. One year is okay for a Japanese car, more than 2-3 years, you may have to remove the spark plugs and put some oil in the cylinder, then rotate it a few times. But one year, just charge the battery. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 30/05/2014 17:03:53 | ID: 96537

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Bee Winfield, Australia

Toyota Hiace

There is a burning smell in our Toyota Hiace 2006 LWB petrol manual van. When you drive it for a few minutes it smells bad, like burning rubber or oil. Handbrake is not on and inspection underneath shows it`s fine. Gauges show motor is not overheating, oil and water look good. Keeps driving for 300 kms now with bad stink. Any ideas?

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Lift your car at a gas station and check the whole exhaust system yourself. You may find what is touching it. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 26/06/2014 08:52:23 | ID: 98474

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Patrick, Malawi

Toyota Yaris

I have just bought a second hand Toyota vitz 2006 model. Mileage is 78,498 km. I would like to know when to change gear box oil.

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it depends on the oil type but generally at about 4000kms o/readings KURU NADAT from Pakistan

It depends on the oil type but generally at about 4000kms o/readings KURU NADAT from Pakistan

You may change it immediately if you want to preserve the transmission system of your car. That is for sure.You won't regret it. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 16/04/2014 09:04:14 | ID: 94300

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scott, Belgium

Toyota Yaris

Every time I try to start my car it does not start it just makes a buzzing sound all all the power is on is just when you turn the key is it just buzzes I have checked all the fuses and I check all the fluids in the car and they all look good this just happened I drove the car all day yesterday and not one problem nothing and this morning that's when the problem starts can you please help me thank you very much

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earth wire on slam panels corrodes clean or replace wire near left hand headlight ali from West Midlands

earth wire on slam panels corrodes clean or replace wire near left hand headlight ali from West Midlands

Try to connect one more accumulator to check if it does the same. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 07/05/2014 19:32:08 | ID: 95210

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robert, United States of America

Toyota Yaris

my 2011 Toyota yaris would not accelerate even I press the gas pedale need help please what can I do

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I had the same issue. The new rubber mat was jammed under the gas pedal. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 08/05/2014 02:25:19 | ID: 95227

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anton, South Africa

Toyota Yaris

What is the cause for the oil light to flash? I did change the oil but it makes a funny noise when the oil light comes on?

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You may need to check your oil sensor cable. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 15/06/2014 11:02:56 | ID: 97729

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Sarah, Falkirk

Toyota Yaris

Hi there.My Yaris has been super reliable and well looked after. It has literally just reached 100k miles and yesterday the exhaust sounded very loud when I was accelerating. It sounds like a boy racer car or diesel even although it is petrol!Can anyone help?

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I would go with the car to a gas station and ask them to lift up your car. You can see clearly where the hole is. If it is on the pipe, you can fix it easily with two soda cans and hose clamps. On youtube there are a lot of great advice. But if the hole or rupture is on your muffler, or your exhaust pipe is broken right from the muffler... unfortunately you need to change to another one, unless you are a welder specialist.Steve from Japan

Submitted: 17/06/2014 10:03:34 | ID: 97873

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Mike Grant, Ireland

Toyota Camry 1991

Hi, I hope you can help. I have just bought a very clean Toyota crown 2.4 diesel automatic from Japan with only 60,000 on the clock. It starts and runs perfectly in first, second and third gear but will not shift up to fourth gear. Please can you help? (Toyota crown 2.4 diesel)

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Well, the Japanese really take care of their cars but mostly always fail to change the transmission oils. They change only the engine oil. The dealers are not advising to do this to not lose the client because of the many necessary maintenance fees. Many fail with the transmission system because of this. Hope your Crown has an easier issue. Crown is one of the best cars in Japan. High class people own it. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 17/03/2014 11:31:28 | ID: 62898

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Tendai Chitsamba, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace 1995

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?

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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

If your van has a clutch fan change it, that could be your problem (the engine is not getting enough cool from it). Theron Smith from Jamaica

Also you may need to check if somehow unintentionally the radiator is not set to winter mode? You lift up the engine cover and you can see what colour is the line, yellow or red. I am not sure which one is the summer or winter, but you can see if it is closed or opened that air-door. Steve from Japan

Submitted: 30/01/2014 10:37:21 | ID: 61473

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Mikes Bozay, Papua New Guinea

Toyota Hiace

Hi rattling sound is coming frm my vans gear box when shifting all gears ,except 4th.What is the possible cause?

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It could be the spigot or layshaft gears that are worn out. Replace the shafts or whole unit. Brighton makazhu from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 27/04/2014 23:30:54 | ID: 94824

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z raza, Lancashire

Toyota Avensis

I replaced anti freeze and forgot to take air out of rediator.it over heared while i was driving.i stoped the engine .Now it wouldnt even start.how could it start now

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I would like to know if the toyoto avens is estate has a timing chain 2007 avens is estate B martin from East Dunbartonshire

Submitted: 19/06/2014 23:14:19 | ID: 98080

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David Jessup, Surrey

Toyota Hiace 2002

My Toyota Hiace`s heater fan has stopped working. I tried it on full power and smoke was coming out so I turned it off. I phoned my Toyota dealer and they want the van to check and say if the dashboard has to come out it could cost £800+. Can anybody tell me how I can do this myself? Many thanks.

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Hi David, have the same smoke and dead fan. Can you tell me how you fixed yours? Have most of my dash out. Thanks Gregg Kendrick from Canada

Mine stopped working too. Got a replacement fan and motor unit from the auto wreckers but the plastic mounting points in the heater casing didn’t line up. I heated up fan motor with a heat gun, twisted out the motor housing and swapped them over. Runs just fine now Vernon Perry from New Zealand

check the resistor block first before replacing the fan motor billy joe lalap from Philippines

check the resistor block first before replacing the fan motor billy joe lalap from Philippines

Submitted: 14/09/2012 09:27:10 | ID: 84845

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brian, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

starts fist go when cold after getting up to temperature.hard to start,any solutions please.brian.

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How old is the vehicle (mileage done)? Anyway try to replace glow plugs Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 11/05/2014 04:18:46 | ID: 95369

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Anshu Gupta, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Toyota Hiace

Hi everyone. I have Toyota Hiace with 1RZ engine (carburetor). For some reason Carburetor is overflowing and engine is burning more than enough fuel. Carburetor is after market. What can be the problems which causes overflowing and how to fix it. My mechanic told me due to overflow problem, engine valves get burned out. Is it true? Thanks.

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The float in the bottom of the carburetor is not functioning (jam). Ask your mechanic to check it out for you Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 18/05/2014 05:38:44 | ID: 95646

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zakhele Ngqulunga, South Africa

Toyota Hiace

hi there I have a 1989 hi ace minibus the gears were not engaging and the mechanic told me it was a broken clutch fork it was done but now when release the clutch the engine goes off. . Please help

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Let your mechanic take another look at what he replaced, something is not right as you did not have this problem before Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 21/05/2014 10:51:54 | ID: 95832

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Sam, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi, i have a toyota hiace commuter 3ltre diesel! I had the engine replaced because i had a crack in the block. The old engine was loud as diesels are but i thought it was louder than usual, so i thought it was because its done over 330000ks , but even with the second hand engine that was put in by toyota the ticket is loud and the engine just seems to be even louder! Is this normal?

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To get it a little quieter change the cam shaft and cups,(your old cam shaft has been worn) Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 24/05/2014 06:09:48 | ID: 96042

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sreejesh, Saudi Arabia

Toyota Hiace

my toyota hi ace 2010 vvt have coolan leakeg from inside the engine but coolent not mixing with oil, vehicle no have misfiring one day may 300 km running my car.. only 300 ml coolant lossing per day ? i thg it head gasket problem. ?????

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Yes your head gasket could be bad, then it blow through the exahast manufold. If the vehicle is overheating chances are your cylinder head has a crack some place, change the head Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 26/05/2014 19:58:35 | ID: 96208

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Brighton makazhu, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

My toyota hiace 2000 model 5L automatic seems to be consuming more diesel than normal but not smoking. What could be the problem?

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Get your fuel injectors pressure tested Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 30/05/2014 13:12:00 | ID: 96515

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