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Simon, Australia

Toyota Hiace

I have a 1996 Hiace SUPER CUSTOM - it overheated pretty badly and was towed to the mechanics. I spent almost $7000 getting the radiator tested and 'fixed' a complete cylinder head and head gasket kit, timing belt, glow plugs and injectors as well as a few other things done. I picked the van up and was told everything was fine - it over heated the next day! I took it back to the mechanic who then flushed the engine with water to get rid of a load of chemiweld he said was all through the engine. I'm now being told I have a crack in the block??... Does this sound correct? Should he have checked for a crack in the block when replacing the head gasket? Could he have checked while replacing the head gasket? He's now saying I will probably owe another $2000... Is is possible he cracked the block while flushing the engine repeatedly?...Any help would be great - cheers

Submitted: 29/07/2014 14:35:01 | ID: 100550

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Rod Phillips, Australia

Toyota Hiace

The heater in my 2005 LWB petrol/LPG Hiace only works on the passenger side. ie hot air will only come through the vent on the passenger side but not on the drivers side. If I run the air conditioner, all vents work.

Submitted: 25/07/2014 11:05:52 | ID: 100331

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Pete, Australia

Toyota Hiace

My tachometer jumps, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and sometimes it gives a wrong reading. I've taken the dash out and can't find a loose connection. Any ideas?

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Have same problem it's the sensor on the gearbox possibly plastic drive unit inside bought gps speedometer problem solved Brian from Highland

Have same problem it's the sensor on the gearbox possibly plastic drive unit inside bought gps speedometer problem solved Brian from Highland

Submitted: 24/07/2014 11:06:46 | ID: 100275

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Umali Nkoma, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

Can someone assist me with a manual(maintenance/repair/operational) for Toyota Hiace Regius Wagon 1997. Thanks in advance

Submitted: 21/07/2014 09:44:23 | ID: 100080

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Umali Nkoma, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

The radiator coollant boils and the vehicle has reduced power. No sign of faulty on dashboard

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Replace the cylinder head gasket. barok from Philippines

Replace the cylinder head gasket. barok from Philippines

Submitted: 21/07/2014 08:43:51 | ID: 100076

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parmanand maraj, Guyana

Toyota Hiace

I have a problem with brake my vehicle is a super custom bus my brake pedel get driving hard whilst the vehicle is in motion and is not stopping I check all the wheel brake everything seem ok I need help

Submitted: 15/07/2014 19:15:39 | ID: 99732

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thomas roan, Jamaica

Toyota Hiace

how much tow should i give the 3l standard rings when overhaulin the engine.

Submitted: 13/07/2014 14:48:13 | ID: 99584

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suzette, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

hi. my van is a commuter van M2001.. after we encountered overheat everything was a dellema.. my mechanic changed the cylinder head, camshuck, piston ring, etc and to sum up everything was almost new. however, we still encountered overheating when the AC is turned ON.. please help me.. i spent a lot already just because of this one time experienced of overheating.

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Ask your mechanic to change the fuel fan on the van. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Additional auxiliary fan in air-con condenser will help.. barok from Philippines

Submitted: 10/07/2014 00:45:31 | ID: 99359

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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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Ligi, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi please do you guys have a open sliding window for hiace van please, i am looking for some open window for my toyota hiace van 2002, thanks hope to hear from you soon.

Submitted: 08/07/2014 10:46:20 | ID: 99218

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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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Joe, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

I own a 1999 toyota hiace twin slider swb, my engine coolant light stays on I have had brand new radiator installed an never uses any water, is it a faulty sensor or does light need to be reset any help would be hugely appreciated thanks very much. joe-nz

Submitted: 06/07/2014 12:24:57 | ID: 99068

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Lee, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi their I have a 2005 hiace petrol coolant is leaking. Seems to be leaking overnight about 500mls to a litre Any ideas Regards

Submitted: 04/07/2014 21:54:46 | ID: 98982

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Antonio Mussengue, Angola

Toyota Hiace

What causes lack of current to the injector?

Submitted: 03/07/2014 18:47:36 | ID: 98913

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larry duncan, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi , i am currently trying to fit a " H U D ' car speedo to my 1997 toyota hiace super custom 8 seater.The mini usb cableneeds to connect to a ' H U D " plug.Does my vehicle have such a plug and where would i locate it? regards Larry

Submitted: 28/06/2014 09:55:06 | ID: 98591

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Norm, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi, I own a 99 Toyota Hi Ace campervan...I fitted a new airconditioner a few months ago & when I turn it on it runs ok for a while then all of sudden there is a loud bang & it feels as though the fan blades hit the floor of the van. It then runs normally again for a while & then does it again...the sound only happens when the airconditioner is running. We had the unit replaced with another thinking it was the air conditioner unit, but it is still doing it with this new unit. It doesn't do it all the time, & sometimes it sounds like a grating noise but still feels as though its coming up through the floor. Any ideas what it could be ????

Submitted: 28/06/2014 08:37:30 | ID: 98581

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Sebastian, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hey, how can I remove the dashboard and the vent cover?? Thx :)

Submitted: 28/06/2014 05:56:29 | ID: 98578

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Steve, Japan

Toyota Hiace

I`m just wondering a silly thought. Removing the rear drive shaft, so only the front wheel would be powered as an FF front traction car, for better, less fuel consumption purpose. The 4x4 full 4WD is going with one litre of diesel, only 5 kilometers.

Submitted: 26/06/2014 12:56:44 | ID: 98498

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Steve, Japan

Toyota Hiace

I have asked before where would be the AC filter in my old 1995 3000 TD 1KZ Automatic Super Custom Hiace? Maybe this old model does not have AC filter at all? For it was not behind the glove box as it is for example in Prius C. Thank you

Submitted: 26/06/2014 12:34:50 | ID: 98496

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Steve, Japan

Toyota Hiace

Guys,where is located theAC filter? (Hiace turbodiesel 3000 Super Custom) Today I have remowed the glove box, thinking might be behind, but it is no any option to open some filter cover. Is it somwhere else? Where? Thank you.

Submitted: 26/06/2014 11:27:03 | ID: 98488

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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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john jones, Ireland

Toyota Hiace

If I swap the ignition and ecu from one of my 05 Hiaces to my second van, will the van start? I have lost all keys for the first van and now it`s had it`s day.

Submitted: 23/06/2014 23:20:25 | ID: 98328

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SANFILIPPO, Australie

Toyota Hiace

I am looking for an accelerator cable for a Toyota Hiace van 02/1987 2L 2.4 Diesel Modele LH 71. Thank you in advance.

Submitted: 23/06/2014 08:44:44 | ID: 98269

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THARAKA SANDHAKALUM, Scottish Borders

Toyota Hiace

I have toyota hiace grancabin van .plz send the image ECU

Submitted: 21/06/2014 05:55:54 | ID: 98164

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francoise stephan, Australia

Toyota Hiace

My Hiace (petrol 2002 model) has been in storage for 3 years and although a new battery has been fitted it won't start. What are the possible causes?

Submitted: 18/06/2014 00:14:58 | ID: 97935

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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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toyota hiace minibus, Ethiopia

Toyota Hiace

What is the pre condition to start stopped car for a year?

Submitted: 30/05/2014 17:08:33 | ID: 96538

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kedir seid, Ethiopia

Toyota Hiace

My toyota2kd ftv diesel commuter bus accedentaly the engine stop after that i try to start again i put my hand the key on start position engine start i up my hand engine off what is the problem pls help me

Submitted: 21/05/2014 20:37:57 | ID: 95875

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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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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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Dave, Lancashire

Toyota Hiace

How do I access the sidelight bulbs?

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Open the front doors and look carefully and you will see the screws that hold the sidelights unit Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 17/05/2014 10:30:14 | ID: 95604

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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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kelvin, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

i have a toyata hiance 4*4 diesel and i am having a problem with my handbrake. I adjusted my handbrake and after moving for about 20km the wheels started to bind .Then a adjusted again then my wheels are now ok but my handbrake is now up far beyond where it should be.I adjusted them again and whenever the handbrake will be on the correct position the wheels will bind but when it is up high the brake will not work efficiently.What could be the problem .

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Try changing the handbrake cable Theron Smith from Jamaica

I had that problem once when my break pads were really low if you checked that already otherwise it will be the cable Caleb from Australia

Submitted: 08/05/2014 17:50:25 | ID: 95253

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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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