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Modiredi Keitirang, Botswana

Toyota Hiace

I have a 1989 Hiace using 4y engine. The problem is it is failing to get into gears and sticks to gear 2 mostly. What might be the problem with this van?

Submitted: 20/05/2017 10:31:18 | ID: 141410

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P. Caddick, Gwynedd

Toyota Hiace

Toyota Hi ace 2001 2.4 diesel this starts when cold but in hot weather if it is parked facing the sun it will not start and I have to wait for the sun to go down and the van to go cold again before it will restart please help.

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Do you mean the engine will not turn over or it turns over but will not start? If it does not even turn over, it could be high resistance in the ignition switch and the associated wiring loom. When temperature inside the car climbs it makes the problem worse and the car will not start. If it turns over but will not start only when hot, Toyota did have a TSB for the starter motors which gave trouble hot starting on the D4D engines, basically they doubled the power of the starter from 1.2 to 2.4Kw. Check whether there's anything similar for yours. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 18/05/2017 20:38:54 | ID: 141381

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clive, Zambia

Toyota Hiace

i am tired of the 3y engine in my third generation toyota hiace super custom, i want to change the engine.. my question is, Can the 1KD engine fit in my 3rd generation haice super custom?

Submitted: 09/05/2017 13:52:46 | ID: 141190

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Richard Walsh , Kent

Toyota Hiace

What causes all the warning lights on the dashboard to come?

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alternator main fuse blown percy mudare from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 01/05/2017 18:02:56 | ID: 141038

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michael revera, Angus

Toyota Hiace

after i replace the electronic injection pump into mechanical pump, my hi ace with 1kz te engine auto trans is not shifting accurately even in a high rpm it shifts but very delay my hi ace now runs like a turtle can someone there give me some knowledge about this problem

Submitted: 17/04/2017 23:29:10 | ID: 140708

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kenworth mutindi, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

Write your question here...I have a Toyota Hiace 5l commuter van. When I start the engine and depress the accelerator, the engine lacks power. I have changed the lift pump, cleaned the fuel tank but the problem is persistent. What could be the problem

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Have you changed the fuel filter? Videos on Youtube show you how. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 15/04/2017 07:28:01 | ID: 140634

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Kate, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi there, I have a 1985 toyota hiace and it keeps stalling at the traffic lights, or when i start to drive after sitting at traffic lights it will stall. I have taken it to 2 different mechanics, got the carby cleaned, checked and tested, all plugs replaced and they still don't know what it is.... hopefully someone with similar issues can help me out. I thought maybe its a fuel issue but don't know.....

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Hi there . I don't know how your question is my daughter has the same issues wither 1985 camper . Did you get it resolved?? I would love some help xx Kerri from Australia

Submitted: 13/04/2017 10:13:53 | ID: 140593

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leo, Philippines

Toyota Hiace

can i use a panel with an rpm in my hiace200? thanks

Submitted: 08/04/2017 06:56:12 | ID: 140490

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anthony, Nigeria

Toyota Hiace

after converting my bus from automatic to manual, the speedometer stopped working. so i will love you to give me some guidelines on how to fix ...its toyota commuter hiace 2008

Submitted: 04/04/2017 16:59:51 | ID: 140404

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john, Medway

Toyota Hiace

hello. i have Toyota 1991 twincab 2.8 L diesel engine. the question is can i change my old engine to new vvti 2.5 L turbo engine that use in new hiece or hilux. thank you for your answer

Submitted: 31/03/2017 18:49:26 | ID: 140311

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Tomotheplumbrt, Nottinghamshire

Toyota Hiace

Won't start sometimes just clicks then other times starts fine ?

Submitted: 22/03/2017 05:10:10 | ID: 140066

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Wayne Jiba, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

Why is it that plugs 1 and 4 are not firing while 2 and 3 are firing

Submitted: 11/03/2017 08:27:40 | ID: 139753

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Shyju, Qatar

Toyota Hiace

Hiace van is starting but not slow speed running and rpm

Submitted: 26/02/2017 19:59:26 | ID: 139222

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Eamon, Galway

Toyota Hiace

Why has my van no power . I put in a new clutch, turbo and air flow spring and still the power is not there. It just about goes up a hill and will pick up speed on the way down no problem.

Submitted: 24/02/2017 18:26:15 | ID: 139162

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Jim, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hello, looking in to buying a ZL ex rental that has clocked over 500,000 miles. It has been taken good care of but just wondered if anyone knows what to look out for with this make/model. Thanks? Jim

Submitted: 15/02/2017 03:17:31 | ID: 138941

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Darren, Singapore

Toyota Hiace

Hi, I'm having a Toyota Hiace 2.5 Diesel. The problem is when I engage second gear, the engine lost power and begin to stall. In order to avoid stall, I have to use first gear followed by third gear. Using the computer to check, it says the Crank shaft A sensor is no good. After changing it, the problem comes back again. Appreciate if you can advise. Thanks

Submitted: 09/02/2017 09:18:54 | ID: 138820

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Paul Bwanya, Botswana

Toyota Hiace

I am looking for the wiring diagrams and including all fuse boxes. .. Would also like the owners manual in engine as the one I have is in Japanese.

Submitted: 09/02/2017 06:14:23 | ID: 138815

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Desire, South Africa

Toyota Hiace

Hie I have a Toyota hiace super custom. The car is loosing power as I drive its not going above 50km/hour the speed. Sometimes it comes to a complete stop with the foot down on the pedal. Help me what may be the problem. All help is appreciated

Submitted: 29/01/2017 03:44:07 | ID: 138488

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wayne, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Engine overheating...new Thermostat, radiator, W/pump,....low speed ok.......fan ok. Increases temp at higher speed. When engine switched off....gurgle noise, from Radiator. (not boiling). Appreciate a solution. Thanks Wayne

Submitted: 22/01/2017 22:32:29 | ID: 138329

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John Gonzalez , Hertfordshire

Toyota Hiace

Ran out of diesel,refilled but now won't start, rac came and still couldn't get it started ,primed it loosened off injectors to let air out ,got diesel at injectors turns over great but won't start !,, any ideas ? Would be greatly appreciated.

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engine timing Odie from Iceland

Submitted: 11/01/2017 15:57:38 | ID: 138024

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Matt, Cornwall

Toyota Hiace

U.K. D4D 2007 van. central locking doesn't work from key, button or master lock switch, there is/was an alarm fitted at some point wires cut tho. Only had van 2 days love it

Submitted: 04/01/2017 01:49:02 | ID: 137786

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Peter Sharrock, Powys

Toyota Hiace

I own a 1997 Hiace camper van 2.8 Diesel. The van has been standing since October. I recently started the engine. It runs and drives normally but I cannot get the dash warning lights and buzzer to go out. This previously stopped when revving the engine after start up. I,ve checked all the fluid levels and the fuses. I have also disconnected and re-connected the battery to no avail. Can anyone assist, Thank you. Peter Sharrock

Submitted: 03/01/2017 12:17:00 | ID: 137752

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Lowmion, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi We own a 2001 lwb hi-ace van, and on a reasonably hot day (39 degs Celsius) after a full days work, the radiator warning light came on and the oil can over water light flickers on and off as it wishes, and the temp gauge went up to high, this all started whilst the vehicle was operating, but after letting it cool down and checking the oil and water leveks were full , the warning lights still persist. Questions are ; why would it overheat in 38 degs Celsius. why are the warning lights still on after its cooled down and why did they come on at all ?

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all my lights on a 06 model for a week it was it alltenator letting me know it was failing rory from Ireland

Submitted: 03/01/2017 10:56:12 | ID: 137745

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richardnorvoh.2244@gmail.com, Ghana

Toyota Hiace

Not pulling

Submitted: 01/01/2017 13:10:20 | ID: 137706

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Al, Jamaica

Toyota Hiace

How do I adjust my rattling sliding door on my 2002 Toyota hiace van it makes a lot of noise while driving

Submitted: 12/12/2016 15:23:31 | ID: 137340

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mr manifest, Jamaica

Toyota Hiace

my 2003 1kzh keeps shuting off ,and when it shuts off the a/t oil temp light starts flickering and the sensors starts clicking .when you switch off the ignition and turns it on again the light stops blinking and it starts and runs for a while and it happens again.what could be the cause

Submitted: 10/12/2016 20:26:27 | ID: 137297

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robin, Papua New Guinea

Toyota Hiace

hi i have a 1998 toyota mini van 2L petrol engine which the fuel is not traveling through to the engine,need help here any idea what happen please?

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Bus , start good then cute off just like that and nit start back like 30 min later polo from Guyana

Submitted: 08/12/2016 05:12:45 | ID: 137246

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paul, Australia

Toyota Hiace

hi i have a 1998 Toyota hiace, that will run fine, then as you get to top gear it will shudder bunny hop, like running out of fuel then stall, wait 20 min and will start, prior to that if you try to start it, it sounds like no fuel and smell petrol. after 20 mins the car will run and then do the same, leave for a day and you can go 30 klms no prob, pull up go shopping you just don't get home ? I put new fuel filter on replaced fuel, new spark plugs, applied fuel additive any ideas will help.

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Hi, I had a similar problem with an '83 Subie a long time ago. Problem was solved by removing a fine mesh filter which is the last point of petrol entry on the carby body and was continually blocking at highway speeds causing the car to "run out of fuel". It would idle OK and allow the carby bowl to refill only to go through the cycle again...and again and so on. Quite a while before this, I had picked up a tankful of tainted fuel from a flooded underground tank and over time this had formed a slurry which caused the problem. Drove from Melbourne to Perth like this. Ugh! Hope this helps you. Brian Williams from Australia

Submitted: 03/12/2016 22:32:57 | ID: 137142

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Erick Wachira Ngare, Aberdeenshire

Toyota Hiace

I replaced new two car batteries of my toyota regiusace van diesel turbo 4x4 wheeler van. After doing about 300km. the battery red light went on and is still on after a day. The car starting is fine car headlamps are ok. What is the cause.

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Your alternator is faulty it may have worn brushes, it will still start if it has charge but battery light will still stay on. If you charge battery up it will start but you will need alternator fixed or check alternator belt maybe loose or snapped off. Teinakore Manapori from New Zealand

Submitted: 13/11/2016 03:58:20 | ID: 136655

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Masawi, West Midlands

Toyota Hiace

Hi, I have a Toyota Hiace Super Custom 2.4 diesel automatic. Recently my driver hit a rock and damaged the gearbox sump tray but he stopped immediately as the ATF started leaking out. It was towed to a garage where the sump tray was replaced and new ATF filled. However after everything was put back up, the gears could not shift. We started the car and let it idle for a while to pump up the fluid but still the gears could not shift. I called my friend who has a bit of mechanical mind and he managed to shift it into drive by some mechanical tricks but it does not shift to any other gear at the moment. It is stuck in the drive. What can cause this? Is it a kind of some safety lock mode or what? It was never driven without the fluid after the incident so the issue of damaging the gearbox is out.

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I had the same problem with mine after I had the auto trans replaced and it was quite silmple, the trans fluid needed topping up, so just check the trans fluid level. Jeremy from New Zealand

Check and see if the linkages on the gear selector of the transmission are bent, sometimes just shifting it by hand in that area will free it up as an impact could have bent linkage. Teinakore Manapori from New Zealand

Submitted: 10/11/2016 12:38:16 | ID: 136597

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robert masaa, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

Write your question here...toyota hiace 2005 taking long to crank

Submitted: 03/11/2016 14:10:24 | ID: 136452

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peter mcaleavey, County Down

Toyota Hiace

is there a relay switch ,for the inside light & radio ? if so where is it located in this vehichle ?

Submitted: 02/11/2016 23:30:00 | ID: 136440

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Alex Alvin, Nigeria

Toyota Hiace

the accelerator will at certain refuse to accelerate. but when i start and engage the gear it Will be moving at a low space without responding when you want to accelerate.

Submitted: 01/11/2016 17:26:13 | ID: 136414

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charlene, Jamaica

Toyota Hiace

Kdh2 bus smokes change filter not giving. Power especially on hills

Submitted: 30/10/2016 12:14:03 | ID: 136358

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Monir, Qatar

Toyota Hiace

HI THIS IS MONIR MY PROBLEM IS TOYOTA HI ACE 2013 MODEL ITS CRANK BUT NOT START FUEL PRESSOR IS OK IT WAS MIXED WITH DIESEL AND PETROL BUT I REMOVE TANK AND CLEAN FILL NEW PETROL 15 LTR BUT NOT START YET CAN YOU HELP ME OUT PLEASE.THANKYOU.

Submitted: 27/10/2016 18:11:58 | ID: 136294

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shanerichards, West Lothian

Toyota Hiace

My indecater keep on all time even if o take it off

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Is it your flasher, you are referring to? Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 25/10/2016 22:45:39 | ID: 136246

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Thabang, Lesotho

Toyota Hiace

Hey,i just wanted to know if i can use a quantum gearbox on 3rz engine,or is it going to be big,and which one can be recommended on my 3rz engine

Submitted: 21/10/2016 03:25:37 | ID: 136107

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Danz, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hi I have a Toyota Hiace 2.4 zr 1994 and the engine cranks but doesnt fire. I checked the fuel pump, filter, relays and no spark at the distibutor or spark plugs. Is there anything that is caused not to spark and fire over?

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Hello Danz , go back to the Distributor cap and examine the rotor brush and the carbon pencil in the center of the cap also trace the coil wire that is in the center of the cap it goes to the ignition coil this coil or electrical unit could be faulty. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Hello Danz , go back to the Distributor cap and examine the rotor brush and the carbon pencil in the center of the cap also trace the coil wire that is in the center of the cap it goes to the ignition coil this coil or electrical unit could be faulty. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Hello Danz , go back to the Distributor cap and examine the rotor brush and the carbon pencil in the center of the cap also trace the coil wire that is in the center of the cap it goes to the ignition coil this coil or electrical unit could be faulty. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Possible, ignitor malfunction. Teinakore Manapori from New Zealand

Submitted: 18/10/2016 12:19:04 | ID: 136046

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Gemma, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hello! We recently purchased 1988 Toyota Hiace. Been running fine, today it started cutting out whilst driving. Was a 134km/83 mile drive. No rev counter, sorry! Basically, idle's fine, very low revs fine but once you put your foot down to the bite point, engine staggers, revs drop and stalls, unless you push your foot all the way down, then revs will shoot up again. So yeah, could drive it very unpleasantly! Every stop requires full rev to get going without stall. Any ideas?

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Hi Gemma. Check your fuel pump and replace it . Had same problem. Junaid from South Africa

Submitted: 18/10/2016 07:44:04 | ID: 136042

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Mitchell, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Own a 1985 Hiace, its backfiring a lot and stalling at traffic lights, it's an automatic though so shouldn't be stalling. I've changed the spark plugs but looks like it's the carburettor. How urgent is it to need to get this fixed? Going to been driving over 1000km's within the next week. The vans done 283,000km's already. Cheers

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You are having a ignition problem but i cant pin point it from where i am , some points and condenser setting not right in your electrical circuits . I need some more information on your type of system. Theron Smith from Jamaica

You are having a ignition problem but i cant pin point it from where i am , some points and condenser setting not right in your electrical circuits . I need some more information on your type of system. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Submitted: 17/10/2016 01:34:31 | ID: 136017

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