We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

Questions tagged [toyota]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
35 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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.
1
vote
1answer
11 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ?
1
vote
0answers
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Uncertainties about installation with Sachs Strut (2000 Tundra)

Due to a certain late night mishap, I didn't buy quick struts. Instead, I bought Sachs 313 type for my 2000 Tundra V8. I had a local mechanic assemble them, and then I installed them. The truck is ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Why do the Michelin rainforce wipers no work with my 2012 Toyota Rav 4

I bought some Michelin rainforce wiper blades from amazon. They are the hook type connector. The Rav4 uses hook type connector that just slides in a clicks. But the michelin rainforce wiper blades ...
2
votes
0answers
20 views

2001 Camry P1135 Cause

Sorry in advance for the long post. My check engine light in my 2001 Camry 4cyl recently came on with code P1135. Google shows that this is usually a faulty sensor. However, I noticed on some posts ...
1
vote
2answers
62 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

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)...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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"...
0
votes
2answers
54 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

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
2
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
148 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

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 ...