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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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Do I need to replace a battery that failed once but now seems to be testing successfully?

The winter temperatures were very low overnight in the area recently, with a low of -8°F/-22°C. When I went to start my 2007 Toyota Prius that was outside that night, it wouldn't start on its own. I ...
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Integrity of plastic welding for car rear bumper

I have a 2010 Toyota Camry and I was involved in a minor bumper crash last week where the one of the tab that holds the bumper to the car broke off. I went to two body shops and body shop A told me ...
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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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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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Incomplete Catalytic Converter Monitor on otherwise flawless old Tacoma

I have a 2000 Toyota Tacoma with 250k miles on it that runs like a champ. But, after some repairs, the catalytic converter monitor (or catalyst monitor) has never set. Every mechanic has told me ...
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Water dripping on driver's foot. How to fix it?

Just this morning I noticed there is a water dripping into my shoes while driving. My aircon is open. The weather is sunny and warm. My car is Toyota Vios.
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Prius - Maintenance costs over lifetime [0k - 200k]

I am considering a hyprid, particularly Prius. I wanted to know what sort of maintenance costs are associated with a hybrid (or Prius) - as compared to a gasoline equivalent. Battery life (when does ...
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Acceptable rotor runout

I've been replacing the brakes myself on my cars since I had my first car in high school ('89). Since the, I had a few cars that had terrible brake wobble after some amount of miles, some cars seemed ...
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Highlander Hybrid losing oil/coolant

I've received a variety of opinions regarding what may actually be wrong with my car. Here is the story so far... Sep. 2016: ~96k miles: Bought 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid from dealership. One ...
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I have a 97 toyota camry, I turn the key over everything works fine except it just clicks?

Can anyone tell me why my 1997 Toyota Camry is acting up? I'll turn the key over and it just clicks. My vents, lights, etc all work. We even tried jumping it and nothing...it just clicks. Worked ...
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Help with Strange Intermittent yet predictable parasitic battery drain?

I'm having an issue where while testing circuits for the offending drain, I will see NO drain for about 30 seconds and then a 6-9 amp drain for about 10; rinse and repeat. Anybody have an idea what ...
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How much vehicle life is added by rebuilding cylinder heads?

Now that I have fully rebuild the cylinder heads (all engine gaskets + valve lapping + lash tuning) on my 2007 Tacoma with 124K mi, I am curious how much life I added to the vehicle, approximately. I ...
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2010 Toyota Corolla - pumping gas - the gas pump kicks off constantally

In another forum someone said "Screen down the fillneck may be partialy plugged up with matter." Is this something a neophyte can change or fix himself, or should I take it to an auto shop? How can I ...
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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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Turning back rust on frame welds on a FJ Cruiser

I recently purchased a 2007 FJ cruiser up here in the north where we use lots of salt. The only issue I noticed with this vehicle (and about half of the FJs I looked at) was rust developing along the ...
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No start/crank following ignition cylinder fix (93 Camry)

After discovering that I could not make a working copy of my only key, I read up on Toyota's split-wafers - they wear out and cause problems. So I took out the ignition cylinder, dissassembled it ...
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P2238 Positive Current Circuit Low on Toyota Camry 2004

I'm getting P2238 Positive Current Circuit Low from my car, for O2 Sensor in Bank 1 Sensor 1 for my Toyota Camry 2004 (4 cylinder). What is it and how can I fix this problem? From what I've read on ...
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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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Old immobiliser playing up, won't add new transponders

Is it possible that an immobilizer has malfunctioned to the point where the adding-new-fobs process doesn't work, but the actual immobilizer is still working? Or is it more likely I'm doing something ...
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CVT transmission slipping

I have a Toyota vitz 2007 and I am facing a problem for about 2 weeks now. Sometimes when I press the accelerator, the engine revs up but I hardly see any acceleration. The problem is severe when I ...
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2000 Celica engine dies or shakes when I pump gas

I have a 2000 Toyota Celica. At first it used to slip gears and then I had a mechanic check it out. He said its a solenoid in the transmission which he changed. The car sputters sometimes when at ...
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My steering wheel wobbles between 60 - 80 mph

Car been checked several times at the mechanic's shop, they say can't find the reason. Both front axles have been replaced I got three sets of rims (Factory 16", Forzas 18" and TIs 20") The mechanics ...
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2009 prius front grill fans blowing air out

I have been having trouble with my ac blowing hot air at low speeds, and found my fans on the front grille are blowing air outwards instead of into the engine compartment. Im hoping its an easy fix, ...
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Can hooking up jumper cables incorrectly cause one to have to replace the throttle body?

Can hooking up jumper cables incorrectly cause one to have to replace the throttlebody? I own a 2007 Toyota Camry XLe (6-cylinder) and accidentally hooked battery cables up to the wrong post. The ...
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How to unscrew my bolts to replace brake discs on Toyota Yaris?

I am trying hard to unscrew these two bolts. I've tried to hit, to heat it with a torch and I put lot of WD40. Nothing moves. What am I doing wrong?
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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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Hard to engage 1st gear and reverse gear when parking for manual transmission.

Sometimes it is difficult to engage 1st gear and reverse gear when parking only for this Toyota corolla manual transmission 1.3 car. Is it related to gears problem or low level gear oil. Kindly advise....
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How to put 1997 Toyota 4Runner in neutral with dead battery?

My ’97 Toyota 4Runner with automatic transmission is parked head first in a small garage with a dead battery. I need to put it into neutral to push it out on the driveway so I can jump-start it. (This ...
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90 Toyota 22R engine low idle, shaking, extremely jerky acceleration

I have a 1990 Toyota pickup with the 22R engine (carbureted), and recently it started idling very low and shaking at idle. Work done in the last year, other than brakes and oil: Carb rebuild New ...
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What to check if fuel consumption is too high?

I think my car is consuming much more fuel than it should, I've compared it to other versions of the same model which have more powerful engines and mine seems to be on the higher end when is supposed ...
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How to open prius hatch when the battery is dead?

I have a 2008 Prius with remote keyless entry. I accidentally drained my battery by mistake. The locks do not respond, and trying to turn on the power puts the car into a strange low power error ...
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Adding a trailer hitch for extra storage on 2006 Toyota Hybrid Highlander Limited

I want to add a trailer hitch for extra storage on 2006 Toyota Hybrid Highlander Limited. I've seen these storage boxes that appear to mount on the hitch and allow access to the rear hatch still when ...
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Can I repair the rear wiper myself on my Toyota Yaris?

I have a 2nd-generation Toyota Yaris. Recently my rear wiper stopped working; it doesn't move when I turn it on. If I turn the wiper "on", then get out the car and walk around to the back, I can ...
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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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Oil burning: differenciate between bad valve seals or piston rings

My Toyota Vitz 2007 burns engine oil. I replaced the PCV valve but it didn't help. As per the answer to my previous question, this could be either due to bad piston rings or bad valve seals. What ...
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1989 toyota camry revving to 4-5k in park and neutral

My mom's Toyota Camry revs as high as 4500rpms in both park and neutral and stays that high until put in a different gear any ideas would be much appreciated
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Engine stumbles upon restart after a few hours of inactivity

This is a 2008 Toyota Vitz. Neither I nor the mechanics I've been to can figure out what’s wrong with my car. Every time I go to a mechanic they tell me a different story and ask me to change ...
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1996 Toyota Camry unlocks and locks itself

my 96 Camry started locking and unlocking itself sometimes while driving and sometimes when not driving I will go to get into my unlocked car just to find it lock. It didn't really bother me til last ...
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Problems with the accelerator please help

2009 Toyota Camry. At first my battery was flat, this has happened 3 times in the past 2 months. The last time this happened, I jump started it and went to take my car for a drive. As I placed my ...
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Car won't start with a perfect new battery

I have a Toyota Tacoma 2001 and my car won't start off the battery under the hood. The battery is brand new and has a full charge. It's been working perfectly for 3 months since I installed the new ...
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What to do when accidentally overfilled a car battery

My car, a 2003 Toyota Kijang (known as Toyota Revo in other markets) uses a non maintenance-free battery that has to be topped up every now and then with distilled water. Today, while filling it up, ...
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Does the Toyota 2000 Camry LE have a cabin filter?

I know it has an air filter for the engine, but I'm not able to find where the cabin filter is, if there is one. -The glove box can't be taken out. -I'm not seeing anything when I remove the velcro ...
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Car engine vibrates vigorously with air conditioning on at idle speed

My Toyota e80 sedan 4 doors having problem when the idling speed was set at 900 rpm. The engine will vibrates when air conditioning turns on and the engine rpm drops to 700 rpm. I need to depress the ...
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Low beams don't work but the high beams work in a 2002 Toyota Tacoma

I have a 2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner where my low beams don't work but my high beams do work. I've replaced the headlight bulbs and relay switch, and still the low beams don't work. Any ...
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Trying to bleed clutch system

Ok so I was finally able to bleed my clutch system. I even put a vacuum pump on it to try and get the air out. But no air. After trying that I had someone pumping on the clutch and then releasing the ...
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How to control a car (accelerating, braking, steering) programmatically? [closed]

I would like to make a prototype autonomous car out of an off–the–shelf car (Toyota Yaris to be exact, but the instructions should be universal). One of the first steps is to get access to the on-...
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where to buy the tool for this special hex nut?

I am trying to install a trailer hitch on my 2011 Toyota Camry. I have to lower the exhaust. All bolts (14mm or 9/16") are removed except the one with a special hex nut (not sure is a hex or not but ...
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Dripping water from under the water housing

I am on a tight budget. How do I go through fixing the leak, start with the nuts (enclosed with red hexagons) then the blue ones and then go to the yellow ones or can I go start all together with the ...
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How to hack an on-demand rear diff locker on FJ Cruiser bypassing the ECU?

The Electronic Control Unit on my FJ Cruiser is not relaying the signal properly to the rear differential lock actuator when I switch it on. I want to bypass the ECU altogether and make the switch ...
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3 Questions related to fixing/replacing 2005 Toyota Prius bumpers?

I have a large crack on the left rear corner of my white '05 Prius bumper from when my wife bumped into a another car in a parking lot when the temperature was around 4 below. I also have a large ...