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It sounds like the shutting mechanism for the door is not quite getting the door closed, or maybe the switch which tells the door closer to do its thing is broke. As @NateEldredge says, get the battery recharged completely and investigate further. Once it's recharged, try to open and close the door from the side the noise is coming from (assuming it has two ...


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While your're checking fuses, don't overlook the connector(s) on the headlights themselves. Sometimes they fail over time and other times due to people putting higher wattage bulbs than the connectors can handle.


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On the starter there will be two connections. The smaller gauge wire (s terminal - blk/wht) will run from the starter to the neutral safety switch ( A/T only - right side of transmission) and then to the ignition switch. The larger gauge wire runs directly to the battery. On a M/T the wire runs straight to the ignition switch. The larger gauge wire will ...


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I recommend you carry out the following steps: Have the starter relay tested. From the description provided (old starter was clicking) this may actually be fine but it is so easy to verify that it works it would be silly to not rule this out as the source of the problem. After locating the starter relay, have someone turn the key in the ignition to start ...


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Check the ETCS fuse in the underhood fuse box more than likely it's blown. It should be an ATM-10 fuse.


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One possibility, if this is a diesel engined vehicle. Modern diesels are "fly by wire" for the throttle. They have an electrical sensor on the throttle that the engine ECU reads. If this sensor has broken, then the ECU won't know that you are pressing the throttle, therefore the ECU won't speed up the engine.


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If your car is old, then possibly the shocks/springs/dampers are worn/old so the car is both lower than it should be and not responding to the bump as it should. Otherwise, the Vios is pretty small, and loaded with 5 people it will sit low to the ground, so you may just have to accept that speed bumps are better avoided. I'd suggest you look under the car ...


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I found a Toyota Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) #EG009-03 which talks about this very problem with the VVTi engines. The bulletin gives the following steps to diagnosing/fixing the issue: Inspect the condition of the valve cover oil baffle as per TSB EG007–02. If camshaft or camshaft position sensor damage resulting from a bent baffle is ...


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Since the drain is very repeatable, connecting an ammeter in series with the battery and disconnecting each fuse in turn is a good idea as @jphil1618 suggested. You could find that the problem is associated with multiple fuses, for example it could be the fuel pump that is running (I know you would hear the pump) and while pulling the fuel pump fuse will ...


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It certainly looks cracked. You could try spraying some EGR cleaner at the crack while the engine is idling. If the EGR cleaner gets sucked in through the cracked pipe, the revs of the engine will change, which will confirm you have an air leak.


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Using your scan tool watch fuel trims at idle, then while still stopped @ 3000 rpm. Fuel trims going to normal (anything below LTFT 10%) when revving point towards a vacuum leak or faulty MAF. To check the AFR sensor pull a vacuum line with the engine running and it should go high lean. Then introduce fuel and it should go high rich. Toyota/Denso sensors ...


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The classic way to test this is to use the ammeter as you already have. Connect ammeter and get a base reading. Disconnect ammeter. Go to the fuse box and remove a fuse take a reading with the ammeter again to see if there was a drop repeat 2-4 until you find what is drawing the power The radio staying on is a red flag for me. Is this the stock radio ...


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I've seen where mis-adjusted trunk light switches cause the light to stay on with the trunk closed and then the battery drains. If you have fold-down rear seats this is easy to check. Otherwise you may need to enlist a small fearless helper or a video camera. Or just remove the bulb and see if the problem goes away.


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Checking the Key Off amperage draw is the standard test for this symptom. An ammeter that is very accurate in the Milliamp range is needed. Low quality meters are readily available and can quickly lead one to a false conclusion. The test: Remove ignition key, wrap in aluminum foil if Smart Key, Wait at least five minutes, newer smarter cars will need ...


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The car does not have ABS, air-bag, only some have head rest and seatbelt. So, is there a way to workaround these limitations since they make the car not very safe? The easiest thing to do is not buy the car in the first place if you are worried about these items. There are a few aftermarket options for ABS, but most of those do not work very well. ...


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The stalling at high speed could be a variety and/or combination of things: clogged fuel filter, dying fuel pump, collapsing rubber fuel line. The need for a high fuel flow (engine demand) can cause old rubber fuel lines to collapse (Bernoulli effect). Fuel pump or fuel filter are self-explanatory. The Celica is fuel injected. If you uncap your gas tank ...


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You need to take it to a Toyota dealership in your local area (if you have one) and see what they have to say. As you don't have the key any more (as opposed to it just being broken) you need to take it to the main dealer as they are likely the only ones that can do anything about it.


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No car has every attribute to be fully autonomous out of the box. Brakes: If a vehicle is equipped with dynamic stability control then software control of the brakes is possible. Dynamic stability control incorporates all the needed pieces to operate the brakes without driver input. The base software will not incorporate software brake control and will ...


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The EPA (US - Environmental Protection Agency) lists the mileage for this car at 27 MPG City, and 37 MPG highway. That's roughly 11.47 Km/l city and 15.73 Km/l highway. Granted, these ratings are under absolutely perfect conditions so they are a fantasy when it comes to real world combined mileage. So let's call it a combined of roughly 26 MPG which is 11.05 ...


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The bar will fit best with the suspension in it's normal rest position, i.e. if the car is sitting on it's wheels. As DucatiKiller says in his comment, the best method is to jack up the hubs (making sure to put the jacks under a solid casting, so they can't cause any damage to the brakes!) to simulate the normal position.


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With very old aftermarket electronics the only real thing that can be done is removing the system. With aftermarket electronics there is little to no support, no replacement parts and no predictable failure mode. Before you drive your self insane or get stranded somewhere when the system fails altogether, remove the immobilizer system.


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Those compression readings are too unbalanced and 3 of 4 are too low, even for a worn engine. Your only options are returning the vehicle or getting the seller to pay for a full rebuild. If they will not do either, get a lawyer.


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If your Alarm is going On after replacing Your battery. 1 there is a code you need to enter into the FACTORY radio. The radio is part of the alarm system. You must Pull the radio and Call Acura dealer/ Acura themselves. There is an 8 digit code that will give them the 5 digit code you will need to enter. (write it down on owners manual for future ref.) ...


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According to the tire size calculator rpmerf linked to, the corolla setup will be about 2.4% smaller. What this mean? Your speedo will read 2.4% faster than it would on your stock tire. For exemple if the speedo read 100km/h you will be going 97.6km/h in reality. Will it fit Most likly yes it will fit. Since your car could come with tires up to 235mm ...


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I'd be tempted to add a second socket, rather than trying to adapt the original one - you can buy a socket from most car accessory shops, add a suitable in-line fuse if it doesn't come with one, then it's just a case of finding a suitable live feed to tap into (in fact, given the purpose you want to use it for, I'd suggest that you run a dedicated feed back ...


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Two possible failed parts: The ignition switch or the starter relay. The ignition switch would be either not returning to run or has failed electrically. The relay would have to be stuck on or commanded on by the Security ECU. The security system is not supposed to turn on the starter only stop it from working. It is the least likely failure.


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Well in the Honda world, these are the classic symptoms of a failing PGM-FI (Programmable Fuel Injection) main relay, which controls power for the fuel injection system and the fuel pump. Vibrations cause the solder points on the relay crack over time, leading to intermittent failures. Failures can be exacerbated when the relay is warm, either through ...


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It's quite a common 'feature' of cheap cars, don't worry about it. I have a Hyundai Getz that does this far more often. It happens when the teeth on the synchro ring for first don't line up properly or, if you're really unlucky, you have no synchro at all on first and the teeth on the gears are lined up wrong. Engaging 2nd or releasing the clutch will ...


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I tried: Anti-squeal spray (worthless) Sanding pads Sanding rotors No luck I eventually changed the (apparently) good pads, and the squealing went away. Even though they had plenty of pad left, I think they were the original pads on the car making them about 12 years old (I got the car with only 31K miles). Maybe that was it?


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This happens to me too, it's really nothing to worry about, just release the clutch, then depress it and shift into first, same with reverse, if its hard to get it in reverse, just wiggle the shifter around side to side in neutral and then try it, sould work.


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Could be a failing coil, which will inevitably lead to a complete fail at some point soon. Very easy to test. I think for you it's under the distributor cap. And I think they even reported a large group complaint for distributor-related components this model. If out of spec, that's your problem. What you explained was very similar to what happened to me ...



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