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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Toyota Sienna over heating problem

my Toyota sienna is registering that its hot but using a laser thermostat shows that its not running hot , water pump has been changed along with a thermostat and new Asian coolant , also when the ...
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Parking brake left on

So I went to move my car this morning around two blocks from my house. My parking brake was on and I didn’t know. When I parked I realized it was on the whole time. It was driven for 2 block going 5 ...
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Toyota Tundra Brake Light Wiring

I recently got a cap for my 2012 Toyota Tundra and am wiring in the brake lights on it. I was planning on pulling off of the existing brake light but there are 3 wires going into it and only 2 going ...
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Grey buildup in engine block

Car: Toyota Corolla 2002 Engine: 1zzfe 235000mi Hello, I removed my cylinder head to do a piston job and noticed some grey buildup on the outer wall of the combustion chambers (see picture). It’s the ...
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Charging battery with battery charger vs jump starting and running the car

Got a 1998 Toyota Camry that has an empty battery and am wondering what the best course of action is. I have a battery charger that I am thinking of using but it's currently inconvenient to do. My ...
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Water/Solvents sprayed into running intake to clean carbon deposits?

Recently performed a top engine cleaning using seafoam. After reading about this more, learned this isn't new, and variations such as using water instead have been around for a long time. Interested ...
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Clear OBD-II codes automatically? Either with sollid-state device or smartphone app/widget

Been using an ELM327 adapter with various apps to clear OBD-II trouble codes. While this works, wondered if there is an app or device which can do the following without intervention: Clear all obd-...
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Car stereo is always on when engine is on

I have a 2011 Toyota Matrix XRS. When I turn the engine on, the screen for the stereo doesn't light up, and the power/volume button doesn't work - can't turn it off, and can't lower the volume. Super ...
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Oil Level In Dipstick After 600 Km journey. Normal oil level change or not?

I have recently bought a used 2004 Toyota Camry Altise with 180,000 miles on it. Mechanically sound and no oil leaks at all. I have recently completed a 600 km journey today and have noted down my ...
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Sliding roof not functioning correctly

The sliding roof on a 2009 Toyota Venza is not functioning correctly, with the following symptoms: There is a "Moon Roof Open" message on the center display every time the driver's door is ...
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What are the key maintenance things I should do to increase my car’s longevity? [duplicate]

I know about things such as changing the oil regularly and keeping the gas tank at least one quarter full at all times, but what other things can I do to increase my car's longevity? I define ...
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Replaced car door speaker, question about connecting the wires

I had to cut the wires and connect the copper strands together, I basically just twisted it together and put electrical tape to hold it. My question is that I cut some of the copper strands of wire ...
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Toyota Corolla metal clanking sound after driving

I noticed a metal clanking sound after driving my car not sure what’s causing it. I don’t see any leak or anything under and I can’t hear it inside the car or while driving. I began to noticed it ...
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Difficulty removing car radiator in 2001 manual 1.4l petrol Toyota Corolla

I'm trying to remove the radiator from my 2001 Toyota Corolla in order to provide access to the lower radiator hose (which is to be replaced). At present, the radiator readily rocks forwards and ...
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Airbags deployed for hitting a side mirror

A friend hit the side mirror to a pole and airbags on both driver and passenger side deployed. Any ides why? Toyota 4Runner 2017
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Engine leaning more after refueling?

Corolla with intermittent code saying System Too Lean (Bank 1) P0171 after refueling. First i noticed that there is slightly stronger fumes when i refuel then the code will illuminate ( Code not ...
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2004 Toyota Yaris 5-speed automatic won't go in 5th when the engine is cold

Title explains. The car has a cold engine indicator; when the engine is cold, a blue dashboardlight is shown, indicating that the engine is cold. After driving for a while, the light turns off, ...
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Toyota Yaris xp9 2006 Clock is inactive

I have Toyota Yaris xp9 Model 2006. When I start car. I do not see any more clock. It is totally off. Could you please inform me the reason why this fault happened and how I can repair it? Thank you.
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Diagnosing faulty windshield wipers on a 2007 Toyota Rav4

I've read multiple articles about diagnosing the cause of faulty wipers but I can't find any that seem to describe the symptoms I'm seeing. Here's what I am experiencing: At high speed: the wipers ...
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Cruise control only works up to 110 km/h

I have a 2010 Toyota Estima Hybrid, that was imported from Japan into UK. One thing that bothers me slightly is that the cruise control seems to have a top speed limit of about 110 km/h. The dash has ...
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Toyota Hilux 2KD-FTV and Fortuner 1KD-FTV Vn Turbo Problem (P1264)

I have been dealing with this problem on Toyota hilux for almost 5 months and last week I encountered Toyota Fortuner with exactly the same problem. They both throw DTC P1264 - VN Turbo Malfunction ...
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Car brake pedal pushes against my foot

I have a 5 year-old Toyota Rav 4. There seems to be a problem with the brakes. When I press the brake pedal, it pushes my feet back in intervals, thus makes my car braking distance longer than usual. ...
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2021 Toyota Tacoma 4hi @ 70mph

I just bought a 2021 Toyota Tacoma sr5. I wanted to test the 4 wheel drive switching on the fly. I switched to 4hi at 40mph. Worked perfectly. I got distracted and forgot to switch back to 2w. I drove ...
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Corolla 2001 engine 1ZZ-FE with P0171 code

I bought this car about three months ago with 180K on it and tested for codes after taking for drive test with no problems. I drove it for about 200 miles after purchase no problems except not so ...
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2020 Toyota Sienna same wheel size as a 2014 Toyota Sienna?

I'm wanting to buy a 2020 Toyota Sienna Limited (premium) but I want to be sure that it will fit my old snow tires/wheel/rims that I have for my 2014 Toyota Sienna Limited. btw, the rims I have are: ...
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Gas pedal doesn't work

2020 Toyota Camry le. I just replaced the battery and starter, got it running but the gas pedal doesn't do anything. It goes into gear but doesn't rev or anything.
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Vibration when applying brake

Good day, please i am using a 2003 toyota Camry le v6,i purchased it around January 2020. When i apply the brake the car vibrate and i can feel on the Steering wheel. I was told to change the rotor, ...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma Random Misfire

I have a 96 2.4l tacoma that has right under 200,000 miles on it. Most of the time it runs great but randomly it starts misfiring. Only when it's up to operating temp but besides that there's no rhyme ...
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Rattling noise from transmission at certain RPM range

My 2004 Toyota Yaris with automatic transmission makes a ratteling noise at a very specific RPM range as can be heard in this video I made with my phone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_s-Jx7_MYk I'...
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2006 Toyota Camry radiator issue

By no means am I a vehicle mechanic, but I've learned a lot from dealing with my old '06 Camry. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this appears to be the valve of the radiator that is not fully sealed, ...
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Toyota Tundra oil pressure

I have a new-to-me 2013 Tundra. When I first start it and when the engine is under load, the oil pressure gauge goes up pretty significantly. It doesn't go to 3/4, but maybe 5/8 or a little more. I ...
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Refill 2005 Toyota Tundra automatic transmission fluid

I made a mistake and drained the automatic transmission fluid on a 2005 Toyota Tundra with a sealed transmission. I was working too fast and pulled the AT drain plug rather than the oil drain plug. ...
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Toyota Prado V6 gasoline engine component enquiry

Which component sits in the circled area and what is it's function?
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2015 Toyota RAV4 XLE creaking noise

My car has 35k miles and was recently in a front end collision when an elderly lady ran a red light. My car was in an autobody shop for one month, and when I got it back, it made a sound like a door ...
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Where can I find reliable place to find specifications about my car?

I have a Toyota Corolla (Fielder - 1ZZ-FE). I'm struggling to find a place where I can find detailed specifications about other parts. For example, I would like to know the transmission type (CVT or ...
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Can a Toyota Venza cabin air filter deteriorate over time?

Our 2016 Venza was allowing a lot of dust into the cabin. When we took it to the dealership, they said a rodent made a hole in the filter, wanted $350 to repair. My husband was shown the filter with a ...
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Mechanal Damage to Front End Suspension

I took my car to an Auto Repair Shop to have the two front end control arms replaced on a 2005 Toyota Camry XLE. The the repair shop stripped the nut located in the sub-frame on the driver side. As a ...
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2011 Toyota Sienna Intermittent Starting Problems

I have a 2011 Toyota Sienna (~50,000 miles) that has intermittent starting problems. The car also sometimes starts then immediately dies sometimes. Here is a video of the issue. Here is another video ...
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Toyota Rush creaking/groaning sound when start moving after stopping

First of all, some background info: I got my car -- brand new -- in February 2020. But due to some document mishaps, I didn't actually take it out for a ride until March 2020. So it just sat there in ...
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Speedometer and Odometer not reading, bad fuel consumption

I have a 1995 model Toyota RAV4 automatic transmission. The speedometer and Odometer sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. What could be the problem causing this erratic behaviour. The same car consumes ...
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How do I get a fold/crease out of a car floor mat?

My passenger side (front) car mart has a strong crease. Over the past 14 months I have tried a variety of things : Leave it flat out in the sun. Placed it flat out in the sun with three bricks on it. ...
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My battery has corroded at the red and black connectors

As seen in the picture my batter in a 2012 Toyota Camry has this white salt-like build up around the bracket that holds the battery in place. However, there is no tea build up in the red and black ...
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2016 Toyota Corolla A/C not working

I just purchased a 2016 Corolla (15000 miles) in Feb 2020. Went to turn on the A/C and hot air comes out. Took it back to the dealer (which was a Nissan dealer) and they did a few tests and ...
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2009 Toyota Corolla difficulty starting after sitting over 30 minutes engine warm

Starter motor runs for 3 seconds or more after 2009 toyota corolla has been sitting 30 minutes or more and engine is still warm. If engine is cold it starts fine. If engine is warm but only sitting ...
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Intermittent starter question

I found many answers regarding intermittent starting, but answers basically cover the entire starter system and I'd like to find a more specific answer to my problem. 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x ...
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Rav 4 brakes clicking

I have a 2005 Rav4 3door. The rear brakes click when driving but the clicking stops when brakes are applied. Complete Brake kit replaced with new pins,shims, & spring tensioners
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Why does my engine temperature go all the way up before coming back to the center when I start my car?

When I first start my car the last few days (A 2008 Toyota Camry that I've had since it was new in 2007, 13 years) the temperature needle ends up slowly climbing past the halfway point all the way to ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla - Brake Pedal Pressue

The other day, I had been driving for about an hour and whilst stopped at some traffic lights, I pumped the brake pedal about 15-20 times, out of boredom. I then noticed that the pedal become very ...
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Toyota Camry is locked after trying to ignite without entering the password

I have an old Toyota Camry (maybe 2012) which accidentally I tried to ignite without entering the password. The car didn't ignite, and since then is seems like the car is dead. Is there something I ...
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Mother in law damaged new car

My mother in law drove over a center divider in her brand new corolla (which we bought her 🙄) The only damage I can see is this area of the undercarriage, under the driver seat. Being a new vehicle, ...

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