a Japanese automaker which produces vehicles for worldwide use, producing models such as the Camry, Tundra, Prius and Corolla

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My Toyota dealer replaced my water pump and failed to replace my coolant

I noticed my radiator was dry after three weeks of driving my car after i got it back from the dealer, they replaced my water pump. I just discovered this tonight after my check engine light came on. ...
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Is battery bus voltage available via OBD2 scanners for 98 Avalon?

In order to supplement the inadequate-by-design alternator BIT circuits in my 98 Avalon (alternator failures have stranded us; no instrument panel warnings of charging failure), I'd like to either ...
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High beam failure on Toyota Corolla 2010

The other morning driving to work when I turned on the high beams both were out. The low beams and fog lights are working fine.Could it be a fuse or connection.
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99 Corolla blower motor noise - possible cause?

I'm looking for someone to validate or disprove my opinion. Here is a video of the issue. https://www.dropbox.com/s/fjs8xtu0v9ikuov/IMG_3947.MOV?dl=0 The prior owner was a smoker and used in-vent ...
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What's making my coolant overflow?

I got home to find a trail of coolant down the driveway and puddles forming under the car (1991 Toyota MR2 - 5SFE). Concerned that I blew a hose, I checked them all. Nothing. Finally decided to see ...
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Fixing a water-damaged remote key

I have a Toyota Camry 2011 and two remote keys. One of the keys was soaked with water two years ago. Of course, it is not working. I went to a dealer and they failed to recover it. Is there something ...
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Vibrates in Idle

I have a 1999 RAV4 with 120,000 that's vibrating at Stops when in Drive, but not when in Neutral. Would it help long term if I used Neutral when stopped? OR should I start looking for another car? I'...
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My car has problems starting, but the dealership checked the battery and said it was fine

I have a 2006 Toyota Rav4 - The other day, the car wouldn't start. We jumped the battery and it started right up. No lights were left on and nothing is plugged in that would be causing this. I took it ...
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Car jerks when stopped in traffic

I replaced the PCV valve of my Toyota Vitz 2007 some time back, due to oil level reducing. After I got the car back from the mechanic, it had this weird behavior of making a sudden jerk after five or ...
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Water leaking through visor area into interior

My car leaks when it rains. Rain drips from the visor area. I suspect an area outside and above the windshield that is showing some rust. I also suspect that my windshield was not replaced (long ago)...
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Reset TPM system on 2005 Toyota Corolla

Recently, my daughter told me the tire pressure monitor (TPM) light had come on in our 2005 Toyota Corolla (USA model). We checked the tires and found that one was indeed a bit low, and we brought it ...
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Stuck valve, loss of pressure. Risky or only poor performance?

I have a 1998 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4cyl with 202,000. The engine has been running rough and will occasionally sputter and die when I let off the gas pedal. I had it diagnosed and they think it's a ...
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Gauging tight parking spots

So that I don't keep dinging or putting scratches my front bumper, what is the best way to gauge tight parking spaces ? Say, if a parking spot is walled in three directions and you are pulling in ...
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Repairing crack on edge of windshield

I was replacing my windshield wiper motor (after asking about it here) and while putting in the new windshield wiper motor, I hit it on the edge of the windshield causing a few cracks. I asked a ...
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What's the Difference Between OBDII adapters and Toyota Mini VCI?

I've been researching Toyota diagnostic connectors, and ran across something called a Mini VCI adaptor meant for use with Toyota's TechStream software. The physical interface looks like a standard ...
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2003 Toyota Corolla 1.8 petrol, using coolant but not leaking

Vehicle: Toyota Corolla 2003 1.8E petrol. Issue: the vehicle is consuming a great deal of water and requires topping up every day. There does not appear to be any leakage from the coolant system. ...
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Does a Toyota Corolla need liners for their rear wheel wells?

Does a 2016 Toyota Corolla LE come with liners for their rear wheel wells? Does it need them? The front wheel wells have plastic liners but the rear wheel wells do not; There is a visible cable, ...
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Recreate new car smell

I bought a second hand Toyota Sienna 4 months ago. Even though it is a 2009 with 100,000km on it, the interior had that "new car" smell to it, and held it for several weeks. Four months later, the ...
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What kind of DLC did Toyota's have before switching to OBDII?

What kind of DLC did Toyota's have before switching to OBDII? What year did they switch to OBDII outside the United States?
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Low beams don't work but the high beams work in a 2002 Toyota Tacoma

I have a 2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner where my low beams don't work but my high beams do work. I've replaced the headlight bulbs and relay switch, and still the low beams don't work. Any ...
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Excess oil in car engine [duplicate]

Mechanic changd the oil filter forgot to drain the old oil and continued to add the new oil So basically the engine has double the capacity of oil Will this caise damage to the engine
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Ignition key gets blocked when wheels are removed and fixed again

In my Toyota Vitz 2007, whenever a wheel is removed and fixed again, I cannot easily turn the key and start the engine. If I turn the steering wheel a little bit, then I can turn the key. What is ...
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Unable to shift into low range when cold on my 100 series Toyota Landcruiser

It is impossible to shift into lo range when the vehicle is cold. I have changed the oil with no improvement. When the drive is warm there is not a problem.
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2009 Toyota Camry's brand new OEM power window master switch won't control the drivers window

Why would the driver's side window operate perfect with the original master switch but not work when I install a new power window master switch? I purchased 2 new aftermarket power window master ...
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Should I use gasoline 87, 89 or 93 on 2016 RAV4 SE

I read many articles online and people have different opinions about this issue. Some say 89 is the best for acceleration. Others say 87 is just fine. I'm worried only about the health of my car. ...
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Oil burning: differenciate between bad valve seals or piston rings

My Toyota Vitz 2007 burns engine oil. I replaced the PCV valve but it didn't help. As per the answer to my previous question, this could be either due to bad piston rings or bad valve seals. What ...
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What is the correct procedure for removing and replacing the oil pan on a 2006 Corolla?

I believe there is a clog in the oil pan that is preventing me from fully draining it. I'm too cheap to buy a copy of the Hayne's manual for the 2006 Toyota Corolla. The specific information I am ...
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Engine burning oil

My Toyota vitz 2007 burns engine oil. I replaced the PCV valve but there is no difference. I usually have to add about 1 or 2 liters of oil for 5000km (between two oil refills). One of my friends ...
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Car dies while driving

My 2007 Toyota Camry dies out while driving. 76000 mi well kept. New battery sensors and coils. No pattern. Stops I turn it off and in a few minutes it goes again. All dash warning lights come on. ...
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AC blower not working

In my 2008 Prius the AC blower suddenly stopped working today. I checked the power source and all the fuses are good and the current is steady at 12v when the power is on. However, once connected to ...
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Found small debris in used oil

After I changed the oil on a 2007 Toyota Camry I found debris in the bottom of the used oil container. I used a magnet to test and found the debris to be non-metal. Considering the car age is this ...
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2003 Toyota Camry dirt guard panels under car front, are they really necessary?

On a 2003 Camry, there are two plastic/fiber material panels that are mounted long-wise on the left and right side from the front under the bumper. They appear to be dirt/rock shields under the engine....
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95 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 clutch plate staying engaged

While pressing on the clutch pedal, the clutch plate is staying engaged. I have watched the slave cylinder and it is moving.
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Trying to bleed clutch system

Ok so I was finally able to bleed my clutch system. I even put a vacuum pump on it to try and get the air out. But no air. After trying that I had someone pumping on the clutch and then releasing the ...
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95 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Clutch Staying Engaged [duplicate]

I had my clutch repaired almost a year ago. But I have not been the regular driver of the truck. As I went to drive it a week ago I noticed that the clutch is staying engaged while the pedal is being ...
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Does body side molding damage the paint?

I just got a new 2016 RAV4. I'm thinking about getting a body side molding to protect it from door dings. They will install it right in the Toyota dealership I have three questions: 1. In general:...
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Very occasionally, my old car doesn't start. Is that normal?

I have a 2004 Toyota Tazz and very occasionally the engine won't start. It'll turn over and sound like it's starting, but won't start. Then I'll try again and it will start fine. This has probably ...
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Soldering wires in a wiring harness

My Toyota Vitz 2007 has some trouble with its engine wiring harness. Engine idles roughly and wire harness damaged in several places and I had to solder wires several times. I suspect the rough idling ...
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2009 prius front grill fans blowing air out

I have been having trouble with my ac blowing hot air at low speeds, and found my fans on the front grille are blowing air outwards instead of into the engine compartment. Im hoping its an easy fix, ...
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50/50 Coolant Dilution after distilled water flush?

I have a new (to me) car that it appears hasn't had a coolant fluid change ever, now with 120k miles. It is an 04 Corolla. I am planning on flushing the system with distilled water a few times. But ...
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Gas Pedal, Power breaks/Steering stops working… for a while?

I was just driving my car in a parking lot. After driving for about 15-20 minutes my gas pedal stops working! This has happened once before, I wasn't too surprised. I waited for about 3 minutes and ...
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What does the green dashboard symbol mean on a Toyota vios 2008?

What does the green dashboard symbol mean on a Toyota vios 2008? When you start the car, this symbol is lighted. After 5 minutes it goes off. I'm guessing this indicates that the engine is still cool ...
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2016 RAV4. 18'' vs. 17'' wheels?

I am hesitating between the RAV4 XLE and the RAV4 SE. The RAV4 SE has really cool 18'' wheels and the RAV4 XLE has normal 17'' wheels. I want to get the SE (because of aesthetics), however, I'm afraid ...
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How to diagnose the cause of no power reaching the spark plugs when power reaches everything else, after checking fuses?

I've been trying to get my long-suffering Toyota RAV4 first generation (1998) to start after numerous different problems, the latest of which I've narrowed to the spark plugs not firing seemingly due ...
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Main engine not firing after non-engine-related fixes (replacing fuses and transmission fluid), starter/fan fine

This order of events makes no sense to me, I'm hoping someone here can see some possible link between them that I can't. Car is a 1998 Toyota RAV4 automatic, FWD: I had a car-not-starting problem (...
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Meaning of relay acronyms: H-LP, E/G, DIM etc

I'm trying to get to know my fuse and relay boxes better. They're labelled, but the labels are mostly acronyms and shorthand, and googling any particular acronym gives a lot of mentions of common ...
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Cylinder leak down test to detect oil leakage

My 2007 Tacoma loses about 3.5 qt of oil out of 5 every about 1500 mi. I know it's low because the engine starts periodically rattling, I don't know which part but it's 100% correlated to the low oil ...
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Dripping water from under the water housing

I am on a tight budget. How do I go through fixing the leak, start with the nuts (enclosed with red hexagons) then the blue ones and then go to the yellow ones or can I go start all together with the ...
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How to check if spark plugs are firing? Coil-on plugs

While trying to diagnose a tricky car not starting problem I was asked to check if the spark plugs were firing at all. I've found plenty of resources on inspecting the condition of spark plugs after ...
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Diagnosing P0171 2007 Toyota Corolla

First time poster trying to get into cars. So my 2007 Toyota Corolla (with around 89k miles) has a Check engine light that reads error code P0171 (System too lean Bank 1). I was looking that up and ...