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Paul, Derbyshire

Toyota Hiace

What engine oil should I use for my 1997 Toyota hiace/campervan u

Submitted: 23/08/2016 14:39:39 | ID: 134589

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Ian Allsopp, Essex

Toyota Hiace

Hiace Regius 3Lt 1997: What appears to be heat related knocking noise from front passenger side. I say heat related because it appears to be only on summer days. I get in the vehicle first thing in the morning and all is fine for my 15 mile journey until the last mile when i hear a feint knocking. Car stays parked up for 9 hrs while i am at work and when i start my journey home the knocking starts immediately getting louder as i travel the 15 miles back. It had its MOT the other days and the mechanics at Toyota tried to diagnos the problem nut failed to do so. In fact it passed the MOT with flying colours. During the winter i have no such problems but this is the second summer with the same issue. Any ideas as to the problem will be welcomed. Thanks guys

Submitted: 22/08/2016 21:36:15 | ID: 134576

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indrani, Malaysia

Toyota Hiace

does the turbo hiace disel van has a cpu

Submitted: 22/08/2016 06:24:09 | ID: 134549

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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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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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Benson, Southampton

Toyota Hiace

I have a hiace 1kt engine . Now this van no have power. Stil have a warning light engine check light and DPT light all so have. So what things spail ?

Submitted: 13/08/2016 16:04:26 | ID: 134333

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Cleo, West Yorkshire

Toyota Hiace

Hello there, I am travelling from UK to Spain with my van Hiace Regius 3l diesel turbo 2000, and would like to know which is the weight allowance please. thanks a lot Cleo

Submitted: 08/08/2016 16:45:23 | ID: 134206

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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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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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vusumuzi moyo, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

toyota hiace 94 diesel 3l engine, shaking at idle,low power on acceleration,heavy fuel consumption,white smoke on exhaust no oil consumption please help

Submitted: 21/07/2016 13:24:14 | ID: 133693

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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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Jean, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

What are values of glow transistor for toyota hiace

Submitted: 12/07/2016 13:09:41 | ID: 133460

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Ray, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

1997 toyota hiace regius intermittent wiper not working. When calling for wiper fluid the wipers dont operate although fluid is sprayed on the windshield. The wiper motor has been replaced in the past with a motor from another toyota and the wiring didnt match. the mechanics cut and spliced another conector so the wire colors dont match. An original replacement has been re-installed but as you can see its not fully functional. I am wondering if there is a control module for the wipers that may be bad and also looking for the wiring diagram for the wiper function. Can you help?

Submitted: 08/07/2016 02:20:58 | ID: 133335

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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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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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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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Hayat, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hey. Guys I have a Toyota Haice 2012 How can I reset the airbag light ?

Submitted: 26/06/2016 12:08:53 | ID: 133012

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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victor, Nigeria

Toyota Hiace

Please what could be the cause of engine not starting?

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I guess i need more in formations about this vehicle because so many things can cause this vehicle for not starting. however i am going to try to answer....Low battery current, glow plugs bad, the b plus line to the fuel pump disconnected, the startup relay burn out and i could list more things. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 09/06/2016 15:30:20 | ID: 132494

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victor, Nigeria

Toyota Hiace

What could be be the cause for engine not starting?

Submitted: 09/06/2016 15:20:38 | ID: 132493

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Chris, Cheshire

Toyota Hiace

Hi all Anybody know if a Toyota regius wind tourer 3ltr diesel has a none interference engine Cheers

Submitted: 29/05/2016 16:08:02 | ID: 132142

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Mohammadreza, Iran

Toyota Hiace

Do you have DPF for Toyota haice model 2KD-FTV?

Submitted: 29/05/2016 06:39:23 | ID: 132126

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Wayne Wyeth, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

I replaced the gearbox in my Hi Ace the the speedo is incorrect 50kph reads 62kph. 70kph reads 84kph how can I fix this problem. Rgds Wayne

Submitted: 28/05/2016 20:00:13 | ID: 132117

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George Sengoka, Tanzania

Toyota Hiace

Dear Mechanics I owned a Toyota Hiace 3.0L engine. I did engine over hawled three year ago. now the engine oil consuption increased as between five 5,000 to 10,000km i have to add three liters engine oil. Can you assist why and what can i check to solve the problem. Thanks

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Check to see if you are leaking oil from your sump, is the vehicle smoking? Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 18/05/2016 08:08:21 | ID: 131646

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Ranjie, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Toyota Hiace

hi there i hav a 1tr vvti toyota hiace n ever since i lift off the engine head to repair it its been idling high ever since n these kinda vans are fully computerized.....any suggestions

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I need some more info about this vehicle like what sort of repair done to the head. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 15/05/2016 14:41:15 | ID: 131561

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owen kasuntha, Malawi

Toyota Hiace

My 1rz hiace engine becomes lazy on the steep when loaded

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Get a compression test on each cylinder Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 10/05/2016 07:50:35 | ID: 131368

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Gregory, Trinidad and Tobago

Toyota Hiace

The bottom track for the sliding door is sunken where the bearing rests when the door is in a closed position. what is the best way to treat with this problem? why is this a problem ?When the passenger cracks the door handle the door does not slide readily because there is a sticking point on the sunken part of the track where the beating rests.

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Remember the door step is above this area, it could be excess weight cause stress on the fraim below. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 07/05/2016 05:44:38 | ID: 131268

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Clive, Cambridgeshire

Toyota Hiace

My venerable 1993 Hiace 2.7 diesel camper is still going great at 145,000 miles but whenever I have been driving it hard, 80mph or up a long hill, another fan switches on. The sound of this fan seems to be coming from under the driver's seat. (this is the mid engine version where access to the engine is gained by lifting up the seats). I've searched many times to find this fan to no avail. Does anyone know where it is and how to get access? Thanks, Clive.

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Clive, I have EXACTLY the same question, have you found anything else out? At least its not just my hiace, i was beginning to worry. Could it be a an oil pump? Mark from Bristol

To begin, only one fan afixed to these Hiace . if the fan is the clutch type you are likely to experience the above symtumn . because of the load going up a hill the fluid in the fan sence it, therefore the fan has to spin a little faster to cool down the engine. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 03/05/2016 10:22:12 | ID: 131104

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Tapfuma Chikutu, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

My cigarette lighter and clock display are not working and am failing to find the fuse box. Where is it located? Also what is the fuel consumption of this car. I recently got it so iam still familiarizing myself with it.

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My 1993 fuse box is in the footwell to the left of the steering column. Clive from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 02/05/2016 20:57:29 | ID: 131080

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Umar, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi My hi ace is 2008 From last 3 days engine turn off by itself while stopping on a traffic light And also sometimes when I press accerlator it doesn't respond instantly but after couple of hard accerlatorion it work ok I tried diesel injector cleaner but it dint work Any suggestions plz

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Check the fuel filter and air filter if both are ok then check your Fuel pump. Top Gbayero from Nigeria

The injector pump needs calibration. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 27/04/2016 03:11:17 | ID: 130878

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Brian Cooper, Merseyside

Toyota Hiace

my central locking system locks intermittently , it even continues to try and lock after I have parked up and locked it . As you drive the system locks the doors , then everything will work properly for a time then start again . Could it be a relay problem if so where are the relays . Thanks

Submitted: 26/04/2016 09:52:54 | ID: 130831

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David Frick, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi, After spending way to long, I've got a question I answer. My 2006 LWB COMMUTER BUS Internal heater blowing cold to warmish air on Drivers side and hotter on passenger side. Heater Core Fine, I'm completely lost for and answer. David Adelaide Australia

Submitted: 09/04/2016 12:27:29 | ID: 130154

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Jean, Australia

Toyota Hiace

HELLO FRIEND I BOUGHT A TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 1997 SOME MONTHS AGO, I LOVE IT, BUT THE BACK DOOR WON,T OPEN, NOW, AUTO WINDOWS, I WENT FOR LONG DRIVE THE OTHER DAY AND I REMEMBER I WAS FIDDLELING WITH THE WINDOWS UP AND DOWN, WHOULD THIS HAVE ANY THING TO DO WITH THE BACK DOOR NOT OPENING, ANY BODY OUT THERE, PLEASE ..... JEAN

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Have you tried the manual button inside the back door? Raising this enables the inner handle or outside doorhandle to be sued. The auto locking might have failed. DerekM from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/04/2016 05:23:08 | ID: 130002

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Peter Gray, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hi my 08 Hiace is a 3lt turbo diesel..... After a little diving it makes a loud blowing noise and then when I accelerate a blow of valve type noise (obviously I don't have a bov) fitted any ideas

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I also have this problem, did you find out what it was?? Thanks Jamie, NZ from New Zealand

Submitted: 04/04/2016 18:19:23 | ID: 129927

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