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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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? please help.
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rav4 2L diesel, 2002, engine failure

engine gone in my 2002 rav 4, 2L, diesel, but can i replace it with an avensis, corolla 2L diesel or other toyota? obviously keeping my original turbo, starter etc. mark
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PO171 trouble code in Toyota Vitz

In my Toyota Vitz 2007, PO171 (System Too Lean) trouble code comes up randomly (check engine indicator lights up). Earlier, the trouble code came up rarely and only when the vehicle is idle for some ...
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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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A/C relay bypassed with jumper, compressor turned on but clutch quickly got hot and smelly

I removed the relay and bypassed the relay with a jumper wire, added coolant with the wire on, compressor sucked some in but within a minute the clutch got super hot, had to turn off engine. Very ...
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Tapping engine noise, but only with load and only for short time

2003 Toyota Rav4. 4 cylinder, 145k miles. Recently started making a ticking noise. Noise only happens on startup and for about 15 minutes and ONLY when under load. So, start the car and fast idle ...
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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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No functioning electrics in 1996 Toyota Estima (Previa) but battery is fully charged and fuses seem fine?

I left this van unused over winter (Southern hemisphere). I had some trouble starting it a month or so back, and it turned out to be a loose electrical connection to the fuel pump. After I left it for ...
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2006 Scion XB using one liter of oil every 500 miles

My 2006 Scion XB is very old with 222000 miles on it. It is going through oil very quickly. It uses an entire liter of oil every 500 miles. What is the problem here. Is this too expensive to fix, or ...
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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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Repeated Fuse Blowing and Battery Light

I have a Toyota MR2. I installed keyless entry by soldering into the power lock/unlock wires and the constant 12V wire. All good. I then tried installing LED lights by using T taps on door trigger ...
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Instrument cluster malfunction

On a 2007 Camry why does the instrument panel work properly and suddenly goes haywire and all guages shut down but the car continues running fine. What's going on?
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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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2018 Toyota Camry - Loud Idle When AC is On

I have a 2018 Camry (less than 5K miles), and when it's in gear with my foot on the brake, it has a loud idle. The first time I heard it I was in line at a McD's and I thought to myself, "I hope that ...
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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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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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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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Intermittent A/C 1994 Toyota Corolla

Symptoms Refrigerant is not low. I repeat - refrigerant is not low. A/C is not "freezing" up. A/C works every morning. Turn off A/C or stop and get gas after engine is running for 5 minutes and hit ...
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What kind of engine oil should one use in a diesel?

I got an 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser with a 2H diesel engine. I never changed oil on a diesel engine prior to this truck, so I'm a little confused. Toyota Factory Shop Manual recommend API CC oil type, ...
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OBDII Code P0348: Camshaft Position Sensor A

Last night, the check engine light went on on my 2006 Toyota Tacoma with 152K miles. When I got home, I plugged in my OBDII code reader and got Does this mean I just need to replace one of my ...
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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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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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Weird Problem! Need to turn steering wheel to crank start the car

I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla It started to have starting problem a few weeks ago. If I didn't drive my car for 1 or 2, the car won't start. The only way to start the car is to turn the steering wheel ...
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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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Do I need injection, throttle body, and upper intake cleaning?

I have a 2014 Toyota Camry with 52k miles. The last 2 times I've gone to the dealership for regular oil change and maintenance checkups, they've tried to get me to do an injection, throttle body, and ...
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Dim low beams on 2007 toyota camry bulbs brand new

I replaced the bulbs because they were dim but the new ones were no better I've cleaned the oxidation off new batter new alternator, when I'm in front of a car i can see my cars shadow and the bulbs ...
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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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What’s the part reference for the knocking sensor’s plug of my car?

I just changed the engine of my car, but a part from the new engine is missing as the old engine knocking sensor doesn’t fit inside the engine (despite both new and old engine being 190000J060 ...
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Valve tap after engine is warm

I have what i believe to be a tappy valve in my 1991 4Runner, V6. It's quiet when the engine is first started, before the oil is warm, presumably. Once the engine up to temp the tap comes back. Does ...
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hard starting when hot

1995 Toyota Tacoma 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Since I've owned this first year Tacoma, it is hard to start in the summer after shutting it off 3 times in a day. No problems in the winter, no problems in ...
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What does exhaust smell on oil and transmission dipstick mean?

I was inspecting a used car and the oil and the transmission dipstick smelled of exhaust (carbon monoxide?). What does this mean? Does it mean that the engine's gone bad and I should stay away from ...
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oil leaks from the breather of toyota corolla 2004

I have a corolla 2004 with 380000km on the counter, recently I've observed a small oil leakage in the breather part ( near the air filter), and a ''clicking'' noise somewhere in the engine. please ...
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1998 4Runner 2.7 P0136- What should the post cat O2 sensor waveform look like?

I have a P0136 on my 1998 4Runner 2.7 3RZ-FE. It uses both narrow band sensors (pre cat and post cat) Looking at the waveform of the post cat sensor, often upon acceleration it drops to 0 volts. ...
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2010 Camry - Can Brake Booster Push Rod be Loose?

2010 Camry, I4. Heard snap while driving, pedal went to floor. Had some brake power but pedal always went to floor under moderate-heavy braking, drove home (no traffic, etc). Assumed master cylinder. ...
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Car takes multiple attempts to start - bad battery?

It takes me 2-3 attempts to start my car the last few days. Yesterday it didn't start at all (no noise, but the lights/radio worked) and started after I got a jump and pumped the accelerator. I'm not ...
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Can low fluid levels cause a knock sensor to become faulty?

I recently had one or both of the knock sensors in my '05 Toyota Highlander V6 go bad and I went to a mechanic to get both of them replaced. Some background: the check engine light came on and the ...
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Bought a damaged used 2SZ‑FE engine in Sweden. How to check if piston ring is damaged without using a borescope?

Despite using https://en.bildelsbasen.se things weren’t Utan anmärkning as described. We found some engine parts filled with water (which by the way means the generator no longer works so we took ...
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Tear in my rear tire. Should I get it replaced?

Somebody was a little too close to the lane and had to make a tight right turn and clipped the curb. I’m not seeing any cords or metal but wanted to get second or even professional opinions on whether ...
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New struts car pulls to the right

I replaced both front struts on my 2008 camry the car did not pull b4 this but now does . I checked the tire pressure and it was fine I then took it for an alignment and all 4 are within spec no ...
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PO171 trouble code at idle

My Toyota Vitz (Yaris) 2007 randomly gives PO171 (System Too Lean) when at idle. My mechanic has done following fixes so far, but problem still persists. Replaced oxygen sensors. Replaced fuel filter....
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2007 Toyota Prius multiple issues

Ok I have a 07' Prius. The red triangle comes on & the check engine light. It runs but when I hit the gas it bogs down and puts than gets going. I'm thinking transmission but don't know how to ...
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Fan set to OFF but face fan position still ON

I purchased a 2013 Toyota Camry with 46000 miles and I have noticed that I am not able to turn off face fan OFF. See the below picture. Fan is set to OFF but still face fan light is ON. I cannot turn ...
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Toyota Funcargo (Yaris Verso) 1.3 VVTi (2NZ-FE) connector near oil filter

I was seeing my Yaris Verso VVTi 2NZ-FE engine and a cable was hanging (with light grey connector, 4 pin socket, and a single wire line) that is not connected anywhere. I tried to search for the ...
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2001 Tacoma - Consistent belt chrip/squeak noise

2001 Toyota Tacoma 2WD 2.4L 4cyl 92k Miles I have a chirp/squeak coming from the area near my power steering belt. When I spray it with water the noise goes away, but quickly comes back. Here's a ...
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Vibrating hood at speeds greater than 100 kph on 2018 RAV4

I've noticed that hood starts to vibrate at speeds greater than 100 kph. It's not something that annoys me too much but since my car is still under warranty I went to ask my dealer about it. From the ...