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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Why does my A/C blow foul smelling air when it first turns on?

Most of the time when I first turn on the A/C in our 2008 Toyota Sienna, the air that blows out has a very distinct chemical - nasty smell. After a while it seems to go away. I'm not sure if I just ...
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I drove with my Parking Brake on for 30 mins: should I be worried?

Yesterday, I was driving my car for about 30 minutes on the highway at speeds of up to 60 mph. I felt my brakes weren't really working and looked down to notice my emergency brake had been on the ...
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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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Tire Replacement

In October, I bought new tires for my 2012 Toyota All-Wheel Drive Highlander. I have only put 4000 miles on them as I have not been able to drive since March due to surgery. Tonight, a family member ...
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After brake bleed, pedal goes to floor

2005 Toyota sequoia. Brake pedal was fine most of the time but occasionally it would sink to the floor while stopping and it would be hard to stop. I bled my brakes and now the pedal goes to the floor ...
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Accelerator pedal stuck briefly - how to make sure it doesn't happen again?

While reversing into my drive the accelerator pedal briefly got stuck - luckily in the "up" position, not the "down" position, but given the hump in my drive that needs a little gas to get over, it ...
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Need to know about spark plug

What is the most suitable spark plug for Toyota 3A engine in Asia? (NGK/Champion/denso/BOSCH and also copper/platinum or iridium) Please explain the differences/advantages between them and how it ...
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Change language of Toyota HDD Navigation (NHDN-W56) from japanese to english

I have an imported Toyota from japan with Toyota Genuine HDD Navigation and music system(NHDN-W56). The problem is that the whole thing is in japanese,can anyone help me how to change the language ...
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When should I change my car's oil?

I had my Toyota Corolla 2013's maintenance light starting to flash when I turn on my car. Probably due to an automatic maintenance schedule or oil change. I had my car's oil changed Jun 1, 2018 with ...
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Is it common to fail engaging first gear or a manual transmission car occasionally?

I have a problem with my 2011 Toyota Yaris manual transmission car where the first gear occasionally doesn't engage when at standstill. This happens rarely, probably once per month. What I do to get ...
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How to trigger an idle throttle position re-learn?

My Toyota Vitz 2007 idles roughly and I got advice to clean the throttle body and make the vehicle re-learn the idle by starting the engine and let it idle for some time. My question is, is it ...
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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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Reliability of water test for valve seal

I took my valves out, cleaned and lapped them and put them back together. I also put new valve stem seals. At least on one side of my V6 Tacoma. I performed several water tests to check the seal of ...
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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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Engine spikes to 5000 rpm when pressing on gas pedal or going uphill

I'm having an issue with my 2001 Solara, and I would like to check out a few things myself before I have a mechanic spend lots of time diagnosing the problem. When the engine is under load -- I press ...
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Best quicker faster acceleration NGK spark plugs

What kind of NGK spark plug can I use on my 1990 Toyota Conquest 2E for quicker start and for faster acceleration?
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What does the Check Engine Light on 2000 Camry at 180,781 miles mean?

The check engine light just came on in my 2000 Camry. It has 180,781 miles, and the 180k mark is the recommended timing belt replacement mark. I've checked the tightness on the gas cap, and I'm ...
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How are AC leaks detected?

Continuing the saga: I forgot to describe the exact symptom I have been experiencing. Here goes. After the AC failed suddenly on my '04 Corolla, I was advised to replace the compressor. When I ...
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Toyota Auris Hybrid sometimes is reluctant to enter READY mode

I've bought a Toyota Auris Hybrid 2011 in June last year. I've got no issues until November, when for the first time it didn't want to start. For next few weeks the issue didn't come up, so I thought ...
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Automatic Tranmission Whine when in Gear

In the last month, my 1.3L 2001 Toyota Yaris/ Echo automatic car has developed this dragging whining noise when the car is in gear. I have made a video of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Is there a way to put Prius with dead battery into neutral?

I own a 2010 Prius. It has a dead battery, front facing forward in my garage. I do not have long enough jumper cables. I’ve searched the Internet. Did Toyota really create a car that cannot be put ...
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My Car Squeals When Braking Even Though I've Had My Front Rotors Machined and Back Rotors Replaced and all new brake pads. What could it be?

I own a Toyota Soarer SC300 (1994), 2JZ motor non-turbo 3 litre engine. The engine is probably irrelevant, but provided for posterity. Anyway, the front rotors were machined and are within the legal ...
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How do I add a second key fob to my 2008 Prius

I have a series II 2008 Toyota Prius. I purchased a second key off of eBay and would like to program it for ignition and remote control.
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Installing a used ECM

The ECM is dead on my 2003 Toyota Corolla. What are the risks of installing a used ECM? Will the ECM need to be reconfigured? I've heard it might have issues passing DEQ?
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How do I resolve error code P1135 in my Toyota Camry?

I recently replaced the downstream O2 sensor in my Toyota Camry. Shortly thereafter, the check engine like came on again providing the following codes: P1135 which I understand to be the upstream ...
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Manual transmission noise

What causes a grinding or scratching noise when shifting from 2nd to 3rd Gear on a 2000 Celica GT? I did have my mechanic add some gear oil but was thinking maybe I should have him drain out old ...
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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 ...
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Cost of replacing struts on a 99 camry - and is it doable on our own?

My girlfriend is having a heck of a vexing time with navigating her options for getting the rear struts on her 99 camry replaced. One major chain auto repair store quoted $580-$600 for the job. ...
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toyota corolla 2001 air duct smell [duplicate]

My 2001 Toyota Corolla recently started smelling very foul whenever the air system was turned on. According to the research I've done online, there is no cabin air filter to change. The glove box ...
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Air Conditionning cools very low, I mean nearly not at all

There’s 4 airflow speed on the car switch. They aren’t affected by whether Air conditioning is enabled or not. However, even by setting air temperature to the lowest, there’s almost no difference ...
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Unable to unlock driver's door with key in Toyota Yaris

I have a Toyota Yaris 1.3 from year 2000. Yesterday I was unable to unlock my driver door - the key won't turn (either direction). The key works on the passenger's side. It's not frozen, temperatures ...
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How to test a bolted-in heavy duty 50a / 80a / 100a fuse with a multimeter without removing it?

I want to check if this particular 50 amp fuse on a RAV4 (1998 first generation) is blown or not. Just looking, it's hard to tell because of what I assume are blue-green deposits on copper (this is ...
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How to remove the 50 amp, 80 amp and 100 amp fuses from the positive terminal of a RAV4?

I want to check the fuses at the positive battery connection of my 1998 (first generation) Toyota RAV4. Visually, the 80a and 100a look fine, but the 50a has blue deposits and I can't tell if it's ...
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removing crankshaft pulley without the puller tool?

It sounds ridiculous but I have to wait until tomorrow for the tool, but I'm sure there is a way to do it? I haven't even attempted it yet on fear that I mess something up big time. My 95 Camry ...
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Does the Toyota Prius stop if driven off without the key inside?

I have a 2006 Toyota Prius and I am worried that someone could amplify the signal of my contact-less key to unlock, start it and then drive it off. Does the Prius stall if the car is driven away and ...
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Is the 16,000 km oil change interval for the 2016 Corolla correct?

I recently bought a 2016 Toyota Corolla and the service schedule the dealer has provided has the first oil change at 16,000 km. Given that I did oil changes on my previous vehicle at 5,000 km, I find ...
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Is pre-heating a modern engine worth it?

I have a 2011 Toyota Yaris and live in climate where -5C temperatures are common and -20C are not unheard of. The car has an electric engine pre-heater installed. I don't know exactly what is the type ...
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Do I have to get another Volvo?

I live in Florida and have mold allergies. Multiple times my 2008 Sienna van has a bad AC smell develop which makes me cough my head off. The dealer has cleaned the evaporator and ducts and the ...
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Rapid Turn Signal

For the last few years, my 2011 Toyota Corolla's left turn signal shared the same blinking rate as the right side. This morning the left turn signal started blinking at a more rapid pace than the ...
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Timing chain cycle vs. sprocket marker position

I reinstalled the timing chain on my V6 Tacoma as per the Toyota official spec and the Haynes manual. I made sure that the marker notches on the intake camshaft sprockets line up to the marks on the ...
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Rough idle when AC is on

My Toyota Vitz 2007 idles roughly when AC is on. If AC is turned off, the idle becomes much smoother. This vibration is more visible if I suddenly stop in traffic. As soon as I stop, several rough ...
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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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Brake fluid reservoir level drops fast to minimum but not below

The brake fluid reservoir level drops very fast in my 2007 4WD V6 Toyota Tacoma, probably within 3-5 days of filling it up. The funny thing is, it drops to just below where it says minimum but not ...
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04 Lexus ES330 Multiple Ignition Coil Failures / Poor Coil Feedback Signal

I was asked to look at a Lexus ES330. The complaint was the car wouldn't go over 20MPH and would fall on it's face. The ECM was replaced and problem persisted. One coil was replaced around a year ...
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hydraulic clutch fails to fully disengage

I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla Verso 2.0 D4D (UK model). The clutch does not disengage fully with clutch pedal fully pressed. This is a hydraulic clutch. When in gear and brake is released with clutch ...
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Power Steering Fluid Compatibility

I would like to know if the Prestone Power Steering Fluid + Stop Leak compatible with my '07 Toyota Camry LE's (4 cyl) power steering fluid specifications since i don't see any mention of its use ...
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Timing chain cover gasket

I posted a few weeks ago about cooolant leaking from the timing chain cover of my 2002 Corolla: Corolla - Coolant leaking from timing chain cover I went ahead and started to do job: removing the ...
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Adjust clutch on toyota tazz…

I took my car in for a service. Upon receiving it back I have to push the clutch in to it's absolute max before shifting gears. It wasn't like this before. If I can describe in terms of percentages it ...
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2001 Toyota 4runner @ 147k miles - Speedometer dead and various dashboard lights on

My 2001 Toyota 4runner has, on random occurrences, has had the traction alarm go off for no reason while driving. Just recently it went off and then Dashboard lights started coming on. I currently ...
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Power steering stiff after hybrid cold start at -20C

Today, the outside temperature was -20 degrees Celsius and I forgot to connect the cord for the block heater, cabin heater and 12V battery charger. My 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid blinked the "READY" light ...