Questions tagged [toyota]

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

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Car Horn does not work during the morning hours

My car horn does not work during morning hours. It starts to work when the environment gets heated up. Same issue with the "TRIP" key of the Multi function. Car Model - Toyota Aqua - 2013
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Sharp/high-pitch squeaks from the steering wheel

I have a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Sometimes I hear high-pitch squeaky noise from the steering wheel. Somebody else had this exact problem as shown in this video: https://youtu.be/ZutsVBX5jCs Is ...
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Which car to pick between Corolla and Skoda? [closed]

Hi I want to buy a car and I have these 2 options: 1) Toyota Corolla Touring Sports Hybrid 1.8l/122hp CVT - 6 years guarantee 2) Skoda (3) Octavia Sedan 1.5l/150hp DSG - 4 years guarantee I need ...
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can I use ATF IV instead of Dexron for 2005 toyota camry

The manual states Dexron or Dexron II to use for power steering fluid. ATF IV is listed on the manual for transmission oil. Can I use that instead of Dexron/Dexron II? Can I mix it with the Dexron ...
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Quick moving long term fuel trim

I have a 2004 Toyota Echo. It has been running pretty bad at idle, I don't have the CEL on. I scanned it and when warmed up the LTFT are up to 32%. When I rev it up to 2000-3000 rpm they will ...
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2006 Toyota Land Cruiser fails Secondary Airflow Monitor with Hewitt-Tech

I bought a 2006 Land Cruiser from outside California but now need to get it smogged. CA requires all self-checks to pass. It has an "SAIS bypass" system installed from Hewitt-Tech.com. When the smog ...
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Long crack in windshield: What could have been the cause and what can I do?

Camry, just over two years old. Today I noticed a long snaky crack in the windshield. I am pretty sure the crack wasn't there yesterday. There is no sign of the windshield having been hit by an ...
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Risk to parking pawl while loosening lug nuts with car jacked up

With a car jacked up (tires is in the air), automatic transmission in park, and the emergency brake disengaged, can really cranking on lugs nuts damage a parking pawl? Scenario I was removing the ...
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94 Toyota Pickup hard to put into gear after clutch in too long

I recently purchased a 1994 Toyota Pickup 2x4 that otherwise runs great, but has a strange transmission issue. If I hold the clutch down for too long, it's impossible to shift into gear. Either ...
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Car accelerating very quickly

I bought an used car of 2011 make camry, which is in good condition. The car is accelerating too quickly, even for a little gas and it's jumping with out a smooth move. I am afraid to put my foot ...
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Buying an older car [closed]

There's a 1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD for sale locally. It's got 198k miles on it. The listed price is $5k. I haven't seen the car in person, but I want to be ready for when I do check it out. ...
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Wanted to increase ground clearance of Toyota Etios GD

I am having Toyota Etios sedan GD SP. I wanted to increase Ground clearance of my car having with 14" wheels by using different size of tires. Plz suggest more. After doing some studies following ...
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93 Toyota Land Cruiser HZ75 single cab

Have just replaced brake calipers on rear and piston kit in front calipers. Have bled brakes several times and no air but let pedal sit for a couple of seconds and then it pushes straight to the ...
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On 2007 Toyota Camry LE route AC vents work, but 2 center vents do not dispense any air. Some air flow is seen if no AC is used

I have an air conditioning concern. When using the AC, outer vents work, but the two center vents don't dispense any air. This is a consistent issue at any level that AC system is on from low to high. ...
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2016 Toyota Corolla L Keyless Entry / Remote lock unlock

I just purchased a 2016 Corolla L. Love the car! I recently had a remote start/keyless entry system installed. (it's the scytek a4.2w - linked here) The issue is that I cannot figure out how to get ...
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Toyota Vios 1NZ engine coolant temperature

Anyone have an idea about the normal coolant temperature of vios 1NZ engine. When driving some times my overheat bulb blinks but the coolant level is normal and it is not boiling when I stop and open ...
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Prius 2011 Car sometimes does not turn on for 3 to 5 minutes

We have a 2011 Prius that sometimes does not start up right away. When we press the brake and power on the car, the lights will come up, but the READY symbol on the dash does not show up. We have to ...
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Jump starting but cutting off on moving

I have jump started my car. I starts and when I try to move it cuts off. The battery had measured okay 12.4V. I jump start it and it gives the same problem.
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Can I replace a set of 215/60R16 tires with a set of 205/55R16 (all four tires)? Toyota camry

Can I replace a set of 215/60R16 tires with a set of 205/55R16 (all four tires)? Toyota Camry I have read other post asking a similar question and some people have said that the spedometer may be ...
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Are Honda and Toyota o-rings all metric?

I work mainly on Hondas and Toyotas. I think all the bolts I've accessed have been metric. Is it safe to assume that all o-rings used on these vehicles are metric sizes? Thanks!
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Transmission fluid for 2012 rav4 4 cyl

I am looking for transmission fluid for a 2012 rav4 4cyl that is sold in Canada. I have come across this Castrol Transmax fluid that is sold in Canadian Tire. It says (zoom in on the picture) that ...
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Toyota Starlet 4efe Runs Rich And Stalls

I have a 1994 Starlet, 4EFE motor with no modifications. Intermittently it will flood itself with petrol and stall, when the engine is idling. And is hard to start again. This happens at operating ...
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should i change my transmission fluid it’s dark brown (picture is provided) [duplicate]

Hello people i’m kind of hesitant to change my transmission fluid i do not know if the car has been serviced i bought it from a guy and the miles were around the 180k now it’s at 200,754 miles, it’s a ...
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How to fix a water pump squeal/screech?

I have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. Recently in cold weather there is a high-pitched whine/squeal coming from the engine area. I have ruled out belts with belt dressing spray, and I think I've narrowed it ...
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Toyota Prius 2013 (XW30) Coolant Expansion Tank Black Plug

Recently a friend of mine got used Toyota Prius 2013. And after driving it for a few days he noticed that the coolant is below the minimum. Topped it up but few days later it's gone again. It seems ...
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Engine vibration

My Toyota Vitz 2008 1.3 engine VVTI, when you shift into reverse and drive too much vibration rough idle low idle what is the cause of that issue the spark plug is new and they replace it that 4 ...
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Toyota prado 2015 map disk error

I see this in Toyota Prado Land Cruiser 2015 Which in english it says: Unable to load program please consult your dealer. How can I (preferably DIY) solve this? Additional Photo incase you need ...
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Trouble with car audio system

I recently got a used 2016 Toyota Prius C. This is the first car I've driven that has built-in bluetooth audio, and I've gotten that working just fine, but everything I play just shows the generic "...
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toyota avensis timing belt or chain

I got toyota avensis 2006 patrol 1.8 not sure if it has timing belt or chain. Can anyone tell if that required replacement of timing belt or chain if yes after how many miles.
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2012 Toyota Camry - Hesitation

My 2012 Camry seems to be hesitating upon acceleration, the dealer has test-driven it and reported they didn't see a problem. What could be causing this?
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This part fell off my car

Any idea what it is or what it’s for? Are there safety concerns? It’s about the size of a watch / bracelet. It’s from a 2006 Toyota 4Runner. Thanks for any help!!]1
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My car is overheating

My 2007 Toyota Camry has been overheating and used an almost full reservoir of coolant within a few hours. There are no drops or puddles on the ground. My mechanic says it's a bad radiator. Is ...
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Mechanic said I put wrong fuel on my car, I know I didn't. What can I do? Who is to blame?

I have a Toyota Yaris hybrid from 2018. Last saturday my tank was half-way full, but I had to buy some things at the gas station and decided to purchase 7 or 8 litters of unleaded gasoline (10 euros). ...
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Tire rim differences

I have 225/65R17 winter tires, but want to put on 225/65R16 instead, as they are mostly available. Please inform me of the consequences of doing this. I have a 2013 RAV4 Limited.
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2003 Toyota 4 runner blower works intermittently

2003 v6 Toyota 4 runner I have replaced the relay and checked the resistor blower fan looks good, what else can I do?
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1999 Toyota Camry V6 automatic ignition switch / ignition cylinder issue

currently troubleshooting 1999 Toyota Camry V6 automatic transmission ignition switch / ignition cylinder issue. Specific Problems: a. Opened driver door with the key out of the ignition (assuming ...
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Trying to explain plume of black smoke after a car sat in the garage for a few days

I drive Toyota Highlander 2005. It's a gasoline car. I filled up the tank a few days before this happened (right before Halloween.) It then sat in my garage for about 3 days. (I live in the WA sate ...
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KEY LIGHT HOLE STAYING ON📍

2004 Toyota Sienna keg light is staying on after I take my keys out of the ignition why could this be ?
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Cold indicator light is on and my car has trouble starting. How do I fix?

I have a 2013 Toyota Yaris and ever since the temp outside dropped (not even that cold, around 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit), my car’s cold indicator light has turned on and has been having trouble ...
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fuel consumption and high ravs

I changed the sub assembly for my toyota altezza but now its consuming too much fuel and now the rav count will at 2000rpm at low speeds 20-60km/h, it had an engine check light for knock sensor and ...
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Toyota Matrix 2012 – Can I assume a running alternator must supply perfect electricity even if the battery is dead?

I have a 2012 Toyota Matrix. It is very similar to Corolla. The car struggles to start, and my first guess is to simply replace the battery. However, when the car starts (means car alternator ...
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2005 4Runner - How to determine if timing belt needs changing? [duplicate]

I recently bought a cheap 2005 4Runner with the 4.7L V8. This engine uses a timing belt (gotta love OHC V8s). The truck has ~180k miles on it. It runs perfectly. No CELs, no funny smoke, rock solid ...
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2004 Toyota Tundra

I installed LEDS for the driving lights and headlights. they work fine.The problem is the high beam indicator is inop in the combo meter.If I reinstall the bulbs it works fine. The LEDS pull less ...
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What's this loose o-ring in radiator neck?

2002 Toyota Corolla. Changed out the coolant on our friends car to find a beat up square rubber o-ring loose in the radiator neck. Photo below with it resting on the radiator. Please advise if this ...
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Can all wheel drive cars run like a front wheel drive if all wheel drive system fails?

Let's say there is a problem with the AWD and it's too costly to fix it. Is it possible to leave it unfixed and use the car as if it was a FWD? If yes, would leaving it unfixed have any adverse ...
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2011 Highlander power locks: Locking doesn't work, but un-locking is fine

I'm having a problem with the power door locking system on my 2011 Toyota Highlander. To put it simply: Un-locking the doors with the power lock system works fine, but locking the doors with the ...
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Why would a TPMS sensor start working again?

I have a 2008 Toyota RAV4. One day, the TPMS warning light came on. I then checked the pressure in all of my tires, including the spare. All were ~34 psig, which is plenty of pressure. I went to a ...
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Which is the Toyota specific toolset name in order to change head gasket on a ᴠᴠᴛ‑i engine?

My mechanic told me reassembling the cylinder‑head for a ᴠᴠᴛ‑i engine requires specific Toyota tools. His car part provider isn’t selling them, and as he is unable to use a computer or a mobile phone ...
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2006 Scion XB sometimes unlocks doors, sometimes doesn't

My 2006 Scion XB has some problems with unlocking the doors. Sometimes when I press the unlock button it doesn't unlock the driver and passenger door. So when I try to do it manually by pulling up the ...
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2006 Scion XB window sometimes works sometimes doesn't

My 2006 Scion XB driver side window is having some problems. Sometimes the window works perfectly fine going up and down. Other times when we roll the window down, it does not come up for the next 5 ...

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