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Sagheer, West Midlands

Toyota Hiace

Can some one tell me how much the gear selector switch is on the hi ace automatic gear box , which is 2 lt engine thank you sagheer uk

Submitted: 09/12/2014 08:36:06 | ID: 107590

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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?

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

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Gift Shoko, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

I have a Toyota Hiace Super Custom 1KZ diesel automatic and the problem is that it not driving if you engage the gears. If you put it drive or reverse it only shakes a bit and not driving. The car was parked for a long time, so I tried to drive it and I found that it is not driving. May please help on what could be wrong with the car or gear box since the car was just parked for a long time.

Submitted: 01/12/2014 06:41:12 | ID: 107171

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Jonathan nyagumbirira, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

I bought a Toyota regius wagon 1999 model diesel from japan 2 months ago. the problem is on its suspension, when I travel at a speed of 100km and above, the vehicle became unstable, it produces a sound from the right wheel which act like the nuts are not locked but all are locked at the same time the sterling wheel will be shivering too much. today 25.11.14 I had put it on a pit, whilst under the vehicle I noticed that their is a rode coming from the sterling pump which control the right wheel and it had a freeplay or is so loose giving the wheel to move slightly without moving the sterling. I looked for the sterling adjuster but I failed to locate it. is there anyone who can know where is it or how can this problem rectified help please. Jonathan

Submitted: 25/11/2014 20:43:33 | ID: 106896

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nick hogben, Kent

Toyota Hiace

how to remove gear shift to enable me to remove gear box to fit new clutch to be fitted

Submitted: 19/11/2014 10:22:08 | ID: 106467

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Rennie, Devon

Toyota Hiace

Hi I keep getting water in the foot well on the driver`s side and I can't work out where it's coming from?

Submitted: 18/11/2014 12:57:34 | ID: 106402

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Bola Taylor, West Yorkshire

Toyota Hiace

What can be the cause of unwarranted engine oil shortage, and what are the possible results from such occurrence apart from engine knocking?

Submitted: 16/11/2014 11:07:05 | ID: 106266

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Stan, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi, I have a 2012 2.7 litre petrol hiace. Could you please tell me where the air filter is located, I'd like to save a little bit on the services if I could. Thanking you Stan

Submitted: 15/11/2014 01:05:55 | ID: 106233

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Tinashe, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

Hie recently changed my atf, engine oil, petrol filter, oil filter on my 1995 toyota hiace van and the fuel consumption went up wat might be the probable cause

Submitted: 15/11/2014 00:39:22 | ID: 106232

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Monique, Buckinghamshire

Toyota Hiace

Hi we have a hiace custom campervan 1996 and the leisure battery is not charging at all when we drive. The stereo, which should work from both the engine battery and the leisure battery is flicking on and off, as is the 12v socket in the van. We have checked the connections to the leisure battery and those coming from the engine battery, and they do not appear loose or earthed against anything. We didn't think it could be a fuse because the stereo is coming on and off, and thought if it was a fuse it wouldn't work at all? Any advice gratefully received Thanks

Submitted: 10/11/2014 17:05:43 | ID: 105994

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Willem, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi My Hi-ace is leaking radiator fluid on the passenger side. A lot of fluid comes out once I stop somewhere. If I fill the coolant tank up it will last me about 2 days not even driving very far. It seems to come from a smaller radiator. I can't quite get in there to check any pipes. Any tips on what to do would be much appreciated.

Submitted: 29/10/2014 01:52:10 | ID: 105270

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Peter bloor, Surrey

Toyota Hiace

My Toyota Hiace 2007 plate is not charging and also my dash lights and speedo are not working. Is this a fuse?

Submitted: 22/10/2014 15:12:40 | ID: 104986

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bored, Angus

Toyota Hiace

HI, why/ what reasons might the heating have been disconnected on a toyota hi-ace. is this disguising anything, cheers

Submitted: 14/10/2014 17:40:10 | ID: 104613

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Wilson, Jamaica

Toyota Hiace

Whenever the purge tank is on it makes the engine quiet, i'd like to keep it that quiet all the time but the noise and the little blow off the purge tank makes thru the exhaust is kind of annoying help please!!!!

Submitted: 13/10/2014 15:25:39 | ID: 104554

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RAMON, Saudi Arabia

Toyota Hiace

hi i had a hiace 2700efi gasoline,how much kilometers do i have to change the oil for first time?

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5000 Kms or 3000 miles or three months. timothy bisram from Guyana

Submitted: 10/10/2014 22:38:10 | ID: 104414

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Suchit, Trinidad and Tobago

Toyota Hiace

My toyota hiace 2013 after a few days of working smokes white for about 2 minutes

Submitted: 10/10/2014 02:17:58 | ID: 104366

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myo zaw aung, Laois

Toyota Hiace

I have a 2008 Toyota Hiace. If the lever is free, the engine will stop. Does anyone know why that happens. Any ideas would be helpful please? Thanks

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I have a 2008 Toyota Hiace. I have a problem that the diesel pump join with computer box. Please, what do I do? myo zaw aung from Laois

Submitted: 09/10/2014 11:07:13 | ID: 104319

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myo zaw aung, Laois

Toyota Hiace

Diesel pump error

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What shall I check for? Suchit from Trinidad and Tobago

Submitted: 09/10/2014 10:56:22 | ID: 104317

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Rondel, Guyana

Toyota Hiace

hi, really need somehelp . someone broke into my Toyota hiace 2008 model and stole my computer box . is there any serial on the information plate that would match the one on the computer box or what other way can I find out which is mine from 4 different computer boxes? I do appreciate this help. Rondel.

Submitted: 04/10/2014 23:48:10 | ID: 104073

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Kasozi Geoffrey, Uganda

Toyota Hiace

I purchased a Toyota Hiace Van DX model 1990 but i realised the behind tyres are Small compared to the front tyres. When i asked they told me its a just low type. What is the difference between a Toyota Hiace Van which is Just Low type and a high type?

Submitted: 02/10/2014 01:04:29 | ID: 103936

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lincoln fraser, Guyana

Toyota Hiace

toyota hiace 2004 model 1rz engine When cold and start idle good drive and get hot idle high

Submitted: 30/09/2014 02:38:37 | ID: 103825

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lincoln fraser, Guyana

Toyota Hiace

Toyota hiace 2004 model 1rz engine when cold and start idle good when drive and get hot idle high

Submitted: 30/09/2014 02:28:19 | ID: 103824

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karl, Dominica

Toyota Hiace

I have a 3.0 turbo diesel super custom that cuts off after 45 minutes of driving. When cooled it works again. Can anybody help? (Think I filled in the wrong model type on the form)

Submitted: 26/09/2014 11:02:02 | ID: 103682

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John Molier, Australia

Toyota Hiace

High petrol consumption on Toyota 1994 van 2.4 petrol automatic carburettor model. Can you help?

Submitted: 25/09/2014 09:05:29 | ID: 103610

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John Molier, Australia

Toyota Hiace

I have a Toyota LWB van 1994 2.4 petrol automkatic in very good original condition and had the carburettor overhauled just recently but it still uses a lot of petrol when it has no petrol leaks when I always have my hand in my poicket to pay for high petrol prices. Can you help?

Submitted: 25/09/2014 08:59:39 | ID: 103609

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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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Kefasi, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

I have a 2000 Toyota Hiace wagon automatic and it`s overheating. The temperature is going to maximum. I have checked the water level in the radiotor is ok. I checked the coolant level and it`s ok. I cannot really figure out what`s the problem?

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Ask your mechanic to look at your fluid fan, may be need changing Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 22/09/2014 08:45:20 | ID: 103430

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ken, Hong Kong

Toyota Hiace

I have a noisy gearbox, like hitting the body of the van underneath?

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Gearbox mount Steve from Australia

Gearbox mount Steve from Australia

Submitted: 15/09/2014 05:34:46 | ID: 103108

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Alan Walker, Lincolnshire

Toyota Hiace

Recently, I had the upper wishbones on the torsion bar suspension changed. Since then, whilst driving over uneven surfaces, the suspension makes a clonking sound, coming from half way down the chassis,where the torsion bar is adjusted. Does anyone know how to adjust this setting, and so give me a "clonkless" ride. I should say that the replacement arms were fitted by a Non-Toyota garage. Any advice appreciated. Alan

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Ask your mechanic to have a look at your control arm bushings Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 14/09/2014 21:51:17 | ID: 103099

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GEOFF, Staffordshire

Toyota Hiace

When did floor gear change come in for the Toyota Hiace?

Submitted: 12/09/2014 08:39:57 | ID: 103001

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J, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi there. I have a 2000 3.0 litre turbo diesel super custom and I want to change dif oil front and back. What type of oil do I use? It's full time awd. Cheers

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90 grade oil Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 01/09/2014 06:45:52 | ID: 102434

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joe, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hi ,can anyone tell how to change the fuel filter on a toyota hiace 98 2.0 petrol automatic?

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Not familiar with that particular model, but on the 1996 2.4 litre petrol and I suspect your as well, the fuel filter is an in-line filter and is located on the inside face of the chassis just about below your passengers feet. It is easy reached from under the vehicle and even easier still if you remove the engine cover in the back section of the van. To remove the filter, use a pair of pliers (long nose I find the best but not essential) to squeeze together the lugs of the hose clamp and move the clamp along the hose out of the way; there is one each side of the filter. Then simply pull the hoses off the filter, discard it and install the new filter. Hope that is what you meant and that this information helps. Vera from Australia

Just to back on the fuel fuel filter- One end of the fuel filter has an arrow ,make sure that this end connect to the line from the fuel tank. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 27/08/2014 09:11:50 | ID: 102205

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david, Lancashire

Toyota Hiace

my panel van has 2 batteries 55ah/5hr can I replace them one at a time

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Change the weakest one Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 27/08/2014 08:14:49 | ID: 102202

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byron, Jamaica

Toyota Hiace

My radiator has a leak, but cant get the radiator out....help!

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First you have to remove the fan and guards,the top water hose and bottom hose, next there are three 10 bolts at the top of radiator and two at the bottom of radiator and that is it. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 27/08/2014 00:17:10 | ID: 102196

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hendrix, Zambia

Toyota Hiace

I have a 1998 toyota regius station wagon , a 2.7 l petrol.it is a fuel guzzler.what is the normal fuel consumption ,I.e litres per hundred kilometres within city drive?

Submitted: 24/08/2014 11:06:19 | ID: 102029

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Rooble, Kenya

Toyota Hiace

I have Toyota hiace bus model 1999 automatic. From yesterday (23-08-2014) when I put on the reverse gear and move I hear noises from around/ in between the rear wheels.Please can any body tell me the problem and how to fix it.

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Your description of the noise is a bit hazy, and your level of experience and understanding unknown. But there are a couple of things you could check. The first is the hand brake. On this model the hand brake can cause the shoes to bind with the brake drums. This is usually noticed when you try to move backward and id heard and felt as a single but distinct clunk accompanied by a feeling that the brake has suddenly "let go". The brake shoes move slightly with the rotation of the wheel and drum and what you hear and feel is the releasing of the bond between the shoes and the drum when the shoes reach the maximum extent of their ability to travel. Once the clunk is heard that is the end of the matter until next time you apply the hand brake. The second possibility is a failure to some extent of the tail shaft universal joint or joints. Early wear is usually accompanied by a metallic squeak almost like an insect. But you may miss the early signs of wear and only begin to notice it when the wear is sufficient to wear to cause a heavier clunk as one side of the worn joint rotates freely for a fraction of a turn before the other side takes up the load. There is no reason why this should be more obvious in reverse than in drive, but it is possible. Nothing else comes to my mind that would emanate at the rear axle and only affect reverse. Unless of course you have picked up a stick or some other obstruction. I strongly urge you to visit a mechanic and seek both an opinion and a quote. Even if you have some level of experience, it never hurts to have a second opinion or confirmation. Vera from Australia

Submitted: 24/08/2014 05:10:39 | ID: 102018

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Rey lucero, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

I have a 1995 Toyota Hiace Van. I observed that when I was travelling my reserve tank is always full and my radiator reduces water. I already advised the mechanic to check if my radiator aux has a problem but he replied that your aux is running okay. To this extent I suspected my water pump. If the water pump failed what is the resulting behavior of the car?

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You are unlikely to get a water pump that fails, if by fail you mean that it ceases to pump. What is a more likely possibility is that it develops a leak. This you may see as a drip or leak on the ground under the vehicle but such a drip could come from any number of places including the air conditioner condenser. The most likely cause is a defective radiator cap. As the water in the radiator expands with heating and temperature it should and may in fact vent some to the auxiliary tank. It does this by raising the valve in radiator cap just sufficient to expose the outlet to the auxiliary tank but not sufficient to vent the fluid out the top of the radiator. Later, as the temperature drops a small vacuum is created within the radiator and this sucks the fluid back from the auxiliary tank. If the radiator cap is defective, the fluid may be venting from the radiator to the auxiliary tank okay, but instead of drawing it back later from the auxiliary , air is being drawn through the defective cap seal. Over time, the radiator fluid level drops without making any apparent difference to the level of fluid in the auxiliary. This is especially true if some of the radiator fluid is also lost directly out past the defective cap and not reaching the auxiliary tank at all. The radiator cap is cheap. Replace it before you spend any more money. If that fails to correct the situation, get the radiator pressure tested. That will tell you if you have a leak in the radiator, the heater, any of the hoses or perhaps the cylinder head, gasket or block. A leak in any of these may be too small to notice visually. My money is on the radiator cap. Start there. Vera from Australia

Submitted: 19/08/2014 05:33:42 | ID: 101744

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david, Lancashire

Toyota Hiace

How do I locate and remove the starter motor?

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To locate the starter motor you have to go under the vehicle, it is bolted on to the bellhousing just about where the fly wheel is at. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 17/08/2014 11:39:43 | ID: 101634

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Nicholas Hope, Australia

Toyota Hiace

I recently bought a second hand toyota hiace van. Every day now it has problems going into reverse. I have the linkages checked 3 times and am told there fine, what eles can be the problem. The dealer keeps telling me he's adjusted the linkage but that doesn't seem to help. Need help desperately it's driving me mad.

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Ask your mechanic to remove the linkage and check the selector switch by it self Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 14/08/2014 15:56:48 | ID: 101478

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donn, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

what are the signs that my battery needs to be replaced?

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Check on the battery, if its a maintenance free battery or not? Maintenance free batteries have a indication if its good, needs a charge or needs replacement. joe from New Zealand

The first sigh most of us get is that it lacks sufficient energy to crank the car on a cold day. Then we usually look at the battery or our accounts to see how old it is. Batteries come with a warranty (often with a sticker on the battery) and few batteries last a day beyond the expiry of warranty period. It is possible to have the battery charge level and general condition checked at a battery centre or auto electrician. Indeed,; most mechanics would also have the equipment to check it. And I would certainly do that if the battery wasn't very old because the problem may lie elsewhere and it may be necessary to look at other components of the starting and charging system. But if the battery warranty has expired you can just about bet that the battery has also expired. Vera from Australia

Submitted: 14/08/2014 13:13:47 | ID: 101468

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