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

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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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Reoccuring Check Engine Light (P0135 (Oxygen Sensor Heater) - 2000 Toyota Camry V6

Here is the situation: I have a 2000 Toyota Camry V6 (not California model) with a reoccurring check engine light. The code is P0135 - Heated Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)...
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2004 Vitz door/trunk control(ler?) problem

I have a 2004 Vitz which uses a key with built in 1 button remote. This remote is supposed to unlock the doors and allow the boot switch to operate. (Car is started with a regular key) The doors work ...
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Fitting double-din audio to Toyota Verso 2016

I have a UK-spec 2016 Toyota Verso. This model has a dashboard that is laid out slightly differently from the model that immediately preceded it, and is quite different from the earlier "Corolla Verso"...
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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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What to check when the Interior lights, key fobs, automatic door locks all stopped working on a 2002 Toyota Sienna?

I have a 2002 Toyota Sienna with 180k mileage and recently my interior lights, key fobs, and automatic door locks stopped working. I've noticed clicking noises from time to time and I had this exact ...
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A true Electronic Distributor

Is the distributor in a 1993 Camry considered (electronic) ignition system? I've noticed that it has points & a condenser that can be replaced inside of it
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06 Sienna 3.3 has irritating random misfired, but no light

How can one go about troubleshooting occasional missing when no light or code is generated? This Sienna has 155k, and hasn't ever had a formal tune up, just good oil and air maintenance. The 3 rear ...
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Speedometer crazy and transmission hard shifting 2004 Camry

I have a 2004 Toyota Camry with 118k miles. Two weeks ago, my car began shifting rough and the speedometer needle began bouncing erratically. I brought it to a mechanic and the ECM was reporting a ...
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Can gear shift labels be illuminated in Corolla 2013?

Does anyone know if the gear shift labels can be illuminated in a Toyota Corolla 2013? I circle the labels in the image below: I ask because I only noticed they weren't illuminated after getting the ...
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Car RPM reaches 3000 before speed gets to 60km/hr

I use a Toyota highlander 2003 model, The RPM is moved higher than normal to attain good car speed. What seems to be the problem? It wasn't so formally. Preciously, with steady 2000 RPM the car speed ...
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Did my dealership screw up the 140k mile maintenance on my 2010 Toyota RAV4 and what options do I have?

UPDATE3: See below. TL;DR They found the problem. They say the plastic guides on the timing chain came loose and jammed the timing chain, making it seem like the engine seized. $3,100 repair. Don't ...
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Keyfob too “weak” to open locks

I have a 2004 Toyota Estima Hybrid and it has a single-button key-fob to lock/unlock doors. It started struggling to work awhile back and I thought it might be the keyfob-battery so I replaced it, but ...
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Is 7% refrigerant loss per year worrying?

I some time ago had my car's air conditioning system serviced, when the car was 2.5 years old. It was functioning okay, but I opted for the service because I wanted to have a measurement of the ...
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2004 Toyota tarago accelerator not working

I have a 2004 Toyota tarago & put a new battery in it but didn't realise it was around the wrong way & I connected the terminals back to front (negative to positive, positive to negative) for ...
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Can I rotate a camshaft backwards on a Toyota DOHC engine if no timing belt is installed?

I recently had to change the water pump on my 2002 toyota sienna. Since I was in there I also changed the timing belt. I've done this before on other Japanese cars, but this one involved taking off ...
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Problem diagnostic on Toyota Estima

In relation to my previous question: Hybrid battery not charging fully This morning I took the vehicle to the mechanic who has serviced all of my cars for the last 10 years. He called me later in ...
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2004 Toyota Vitz Trunk not opening

I have a 2004 Toyota Vitz (Right Hand Drive, imported from Japan). Very recently it became impossible to open the boot/hatch. To open the boot hatch I would typically make sure the car is unlocked, ...
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Hybrid battery not charging fully

I have Toyota Estima 2.4 petrol/electric hybrid 2010 (UK 60 reg) that I bought about 4 months ago. So far I had no problems with anything until a couple of days ago the HV battery stopped charging ...
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Narrowing down cause of misfire when engine is warm

2001 Toyota Tacoma 2WD 2.4L 4cyl. Just under 100k miles. Looking for guidance on narrowing down the culprit for a misfire. Here's the pattern: Truck runs fine from a cold start, and continues to run ...
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Transmission fluid level when engine stopped, and when engine is just turn on, and when the engine is hot?

My car is a 1994 toyota camry LE 3.0. I just changed the transmission fluid today. I add the new fluid to the level up to the full (upper) level of the cold (C) range scale. I drive the car for 15 ...
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What does P0328 means?

Knock sensor High Input The problem reappears even by clearing the error with the knock sensor unplugged… Is it something expected ? Does it necessarily mean there’s a short circuit ? If not what ...
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Electrical problem with a Toyota vitz 2009 automatic transmission

i have been having these issues with my car lately i will try to explain them as best as i can here are all the problems listed: the indicator lights work but disappears as soon as i put my feet on ...
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2007 Camry 2.7l ignition coil problems

I’ve had this problem for about 3 weeks now and Idk where to start. The car seems like it has a mind of its own. Sometime I get in the car and it drives fine, other times, it will hesitate to crank. ...
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Scuffing Sound From Front Left Brakes After Repair Work

I recently got my car (2009 Toyota Matrix S) inspected by a reputable mechanic, and they diagnosed me with sticky calipers all around, with the back ones nearly locked. On their advice, I replaced ...
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Toyota Yaris 2015 rattling noise in 1st and rev gears

I ve got a Toyota yaris 2015 1.33 hatchback model. There is a rattling noise when I just start to move my car in 1st or reverse gear. There is no rattling noise when the car is idle, but only when I ...
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Lack of power after turbo replaced

In my 2005 Toyota Previa D4D T3 (2.0 litre diesel), the turbo had blown just over a year ago. I took it to garage who replaced the turbo and, generally, the car has been running fine except for one ...
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Battery died a few months ago. Since then catalytic converter smog test not passed

I have an old 2000 Camry car that died in storage and so I replaced the battery 4 months ago. That reset all the monitors. Since bringing it back up it also had a check engine light which required me ...
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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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Did muffler shop install wrong size flex pipe?

2003 Camry 2.4L. Noticeable vibration after the repair especially at idle with ac on and in reverse with foot on brake. They said bad motor mounts became noticeable after the repair. So I installed ...
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Side bumper fix

I need to fix this side bumper and I was wondering if it was an easy fix like I could do it myself to save money or if I have to I somone to fix it for me? If I can do it myself what are some ways I ...
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Prius dashboard completely off and the engine does not shut down [duplicate]

Thank you for helping me! I am a senior citizen and I bought a 2005 Toyota Prius. My question is this: Would your solution works all the time? Does this problem create more problems in the future? ...
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Is this normal - scoring in the water pump housing?

Just changed out the water pump on a 2009 Toyota Corolla with 149,000km on the 2ZR-FE engine. The previous water pump was likely stock from factory. With the water pump removed the housing had some ...
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98 Toyota Camry won’t crank or start after ignition cylinder replacement

Let me start from the beginning my cousins 98 Toyota Camry had a ignition cylinder that wouldn’t turn without hitting it with a hammer. So we went to the salvage yard pulled an ignition cylinder and ...
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Intermittent stalling Camry

The car is a 96 Camry with the 2.2 L engine. It will start, and within 10 or so minutes it stumbles and stalls. Upon restart it starts and shuts right back off. Wait 5-10 minutes, and it will start ...
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80amp or 100amp alternator, which is better?

The battery light came on while I was going to work and the car began to loose power to everything as I pulled into the parking lot at work. I plan to buy a new alternator install on my 02 toyota ...
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Turning issues on 96toyota truck

I have a 96 Toyota T100 SR5. When I turn to the extreme left it's almost as if the truck is pushing the tires instead of turning. Any ideas?
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Is OBD II is still relevant or does it have a future?

I am thinking to invest and buy an OBD-II scanner. Before I do that, I need to know for how long automakers will comply and support OBD-II standard. I am asking since I am planning to buy a 2019 ...
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Fuel consumption and too much noise from the engine when driving

I have a Toyota D4D 2013 model. I have driving this car since last year. But in the month of May I took it to be serviced but from there it started consuming a lot of Diesel but it was just fine ...
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Vitz throttle hesitation on bumps

I own a Toyota Vitz 2009 and am facing a unique problem. The car loses acceleration at bumps and shifts automatically into neutral with no response from pedal but the engine keeps on running. The ...
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Vehicle not doing slow running

My highlander 2004 slow run is fine before taking for repair on the vvti cam shaft replacement.this was meant to correct the rattling or knocking sound from the engine v6. Firstly the mechanic ...
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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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Right indicator flash-frequency has increased and rear-right bulb is out

I was driving my car (Toyotal Corolla 2005) when I noticed that when turning on the right indicator the frequency at which it flashes has drastically increased. I later noticed that the right rear ...
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Remove rear rhomboid shaped window on 2002 Toyota Camry Station Wagon/Estate

I have rust around the rear rhomboid shaped window in my 2002 Toyota Camry station wagon/Estate. I would like to know how to remove the window so I can repair the rusted parts and then put it back in.
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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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Speed and odometer differences between dash and GPS

I live in the UK. I recently bought a used car, which was an import from Japan. I am not the first UK owner. At the time of import, some conversion/adaptation took place so that the information ...
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1998 4Runner Automatic Transmission problem

I attached a video of my 98 4Runner Automatic, I noticed my RPM would jump from 700-1900 RPMS when I let off the gas and then accelerate. Video Link Is this a normal operation of the torque ...
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Toyota 4runner 2007 HIGH FUEL CONSUMPTION

My Toyota 4runner 2007 model came up with the following error codes after scanning and it consumes a lot of fuel. po606 - ECM/PCM processor po158 - 02 sensor circuit high voltage bank 2 sensor 2 ...
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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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Corolla idle fluctuation and noise

This is a 2009 1.8 Corolla with 150k km on the 2ZR-FE engine. At idle RPM's cycle up and down by one or two hundred RPM and there is a gasping or rotational noise from the right hand (belt) side of ...