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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Toyota Prius 2010 Has No Spare Tire

I recently bought a 2010 used Toyota Prius from local dealer in Jordan, the dealer claims this edition imported from Germany (even the user manuals are in Dutch). The wired part unlike the USA/Japan ...
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Keeping floor mats from moving - no hook on car floor

Looking for some ideas to keep floor mats from moving. In particular, my 91 MR2 has no plastic hook on the car floor to hook into the floor mats and hold them in place. The floor mats I have only ...
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What else should I replace when replacing valve cover gasket?

Since I'm investing in time to replace valve cover gasket, should I have mechanic inspect/repair/replace anything else related to valve cover assembly/dis-assembly? Vehicle is 1997 Toyota Sienna.
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What's causing no power steering until 5-10 seconds after startup?

I've got a 2014 Toyota Corolla with a power steering system that doesn't kick in until 5-10 seconds after I've started the car. After sitting a few seconds, the power steering goes from nothing to ...
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Verify Genuine Toyota Brakes

Im selling items on eBay and a buyer complained that the brakes that I sent him aren't "Genuine Toyota" brakes. I'm almost certain they are genuine, but I'm not sure how to verify. He says "The brake ...
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Womp womp sound coming from rear

On my 2011 Toyota Camry, there was a womp womp sound coming from the rear, associated with some shaking of the car. It does it when you take off, slow down or cruise on the highway. First I put two ...
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Is DIY bearing and hub for 4wd ok

I need to replace the bearing and hub for my 4runner (4wd). I have already replaced the rotor and brakes before. I believe this part replacement is basically the same (just one step further which ...
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What is the best way to clean axle components?

I'm currently servicing (changing seals/gaskets, some cleaning and repainting some parts) my front axle on a Toyota Land Cruiser 87. I'm also putting new brake rotors/calipers/pads. What is the best ...
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Will stock tires from a toyota yaris fit a 2004 cavalier

I have a set of stock summer tires from a Toyota Yaris will they fit the stock rims of a 2004 chevy cavalier?
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Water leaking through visor area into interior

My car leaks when it rains. Rain drips from the visor area. I suspect an area outside and above the windshield that is showing some rust. I also suspect that my windshield was not replaced (long ago)...
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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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1993 toyota 4Runner - White Smoke from under hood and neon yellow liquid leaking from somewhere

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my post. I have a 1993 Toyota 4runner with about 170k miles on it. I recently got the brake fluid drained and replaced, a new battery, and the ...
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Adjust window end position?

I have a Toyota Yaris Verso (2000) and one of the screws holding the driver-side window fell out. As a result, the scissor mechanism of the motorized window adjuster was bent slightly before I was ...
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1997 Toyota Camry won't start after using Multimeter to Test Starter Wire

I'll start with saying I realize I probably made a serious rookie mistake. I took apart the driver's side interior of the car for a learning experience. I got to the point where I removed the ...
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Checking Transmission Fluid Condition

I have read a lot about transmission fluids, what good ATF looks like, and when to change it. But, I still have trouble defining the deterioration level of transmission fluid I extracted from my 2008 ...
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Hard to steer when really cold - ~20 to 30 degrees

Its a 2004 Toyota Sienna van 6 cyl in great condition. Belt is not loose and the fluid is full. When it warms up it's, about great 15 minutes. I'm guessing the pump. However, I do have a seized tie ...
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Blue smoke coming from exhaust

I have a 2000 Toyota Sienna Le and every morning for the past month when I start my car a ton of blue smoke comes out the exhaust for about 2-3 minutes and it slows down. I've recently gotten a oil ...
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99 Corolla blower motor noise - possible cause?

I'm looking for someone to validate or disprove my opinion. Here is a video of the issue. https://www.dropbox.com/s/fjs8xtu0v9ikuov/IMG_3947.MOV?dl=0 The prior owner was a smoker and used in-vent ...
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Does a Toyota Corolla need liners for their rear wheel wells?

Does a 2016 Toyota Corolla LE come with liners for their rear wheel wells? Does it need them? The front wheel wells have plastic liners but the rear wheel wells do not; There is a visible cable, ...
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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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Bad Cat? Bad smell in Car when heating on [duplicate]

Have a 2004 Toyota Corolla with about 110,000 miles. When I ride the car with the heat on, every now and then it smells like rotten eggs. I looked online and people say I may have a bad catalytic ...
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Possible Fuel pump damage

My Toyota Vitz 2007 idles very rough. Sometimes it stalls if I suddenly stop after few miles drive. I took the vehicle to a mechanic and he cleaned up the fuel pump. He used compressed air to clean ...
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Replacing 3rd gear synchro on a Tacoma

I have a 4WD 2007 Tacoma V6 manual with 6 speeds. This model has a notorious reoccurring problem with its 3rd gear, which is due to the synchro going bad on that gear, as per many online testimonials....
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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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Engine idles badly and loudly when I switch on the A/C

The engine of my 1984 Toyota Carina AA60 works great when idling without the air conditioner running, but immediately after switching it on, it idles very badly, and a big noise starts up. If I move ...
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How to increase sound insulation of a car

I'm quite irritated as to my car's sound insulation, it's a 95 corolla and I want to remove some of the outside noise when I'm driving, Are there ways I could use so as to lessen the external noise(...
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09 Camry engine rumbles

This is a pretty straight forward question, but I have an 09 Camry 5-speed manual. It only has about 25k miles on it and has been regularly serviced. However, as of late I've noticed that when I ...
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1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 Disc Brake Conversion

I just bought a '72 FJ40 and realized that three out the four (drum) brake cylinder's are seized and one of the grease seals is leaking bad. Since I have to replace the brake cylinder's, I am ...
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Is this transmission fluid level too high?

I had the transmission fluid changed at the dealership (non flush). On my 2013 Corolla. This is after driving 30 min on hot engine with it running. Is this level too high? Update: Here are new ...
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How do I remove my license plate bolt?

The bolts holding on my rear license plate don't seem to want to come free. They just spin when I try to remove them. They are 10mm bolts. There is very clearly a nut of some kind on the inside that I ...
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[Toyota avalon 1995]How to disable the seat belt chime?

So my mom has a Toyota Avalon 1995 and it's been having problem with the seat belt chime. I would say the chime stays on all the time even after the car is locked, the chime is also on when the car is ...
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Smog test fail, lack of oil?

I have a 2001 Toyota Corolla. It failed a smog test and it misfires. It has a code that the vehicle repair shop doesn't recognize, could this be because of lack of oil in my car? My stepson has never ...
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What kind of DLC did Toyota's have before switching to OBDII?

What kind of DLC did Toyota's have before switching to OBDII? What year did they switch to OBDII outside the United States?
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Specifics about changing a brake caliper on 2000 Toyota Camry

I went to change the brake fluid in my 2000 Toyota Camry and when I tried to unscrew the bleeder nipple on a front caliper it broke in half rather than unscrewed. So, I need to replace the caliper ...
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Making a 1st Gen (1998) RAV4's accessory socket always live - which relay and how to access it?

Following on from Are there downsides to making an accessory socket always live, if accessories are removed when not in use?. I've find guides for the 3rd generation RAV4, which makes it sound like ...
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Turning off Toyota Yaris ABS system

I unplugged the ABS fuse from my Toyata Yaris 2006 1.5 Hatchback CE to turn off the ABS system which was giving me trouble when trying to stop on snowy/icy roads. The car stops much better now, so ...
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Why would a lambda sensor fail?

I had an early failure of one of the two lambda sensors in my 2011 Toyota Yaris that was driven for approximately 40 000 - 50 000 km at the time of failure. Fortunately, this was replaced for warranty....
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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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Reversed the battery terminals - What damage have I done? [closed]

I inter-switched my battery wires, positive to negative. Now the car moves but does not accelerate, even with the pedal to the floor. What damage have I done by reversing the battery terminals? The ...
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Car jerks when stopped in traffic

I replaced the PCV valve of my Toyota Vitz 2007 some time back, due to oil level reducing. After I got the car back from the mechanic, it had this weird behavior of making a sudden jerk after five or ...
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How to install replacement lens for headlight

My 2002 Toyota Corolla got backed into by a snowplow a few month's back: The headlight/bulb still works (amazingly); however The lens/plastic covering over it is busted; and The entire headlight unit ...
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Excessive road noise in Toyota Corolla

In my 2007 Toyota Corolla, I am getting very loud road noise when driving, unless my wheels are turned left. This is happening on the studded Winter tires (louder, obviously), and my Summer tires, ...
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Driving for about a kilometer with very low tire pressure

I only drive during the weekends, so most of the time my car is always in the garage. I have not been able to buy myself an air compressor, so what I do is I always have my tires check at my local gas ...
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1976 Land Cruiser fj40 front disc rotor removal

How do I remove front disc rotors. I know how to remove calipers and free wheeling hubs but not rotors. Is this possible without disassembling the hubs?
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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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How to loosen drive belt tensioner on 2007 Toyota Corolla?

My understanding is that I need to follow these steps to replace a drive belt: Use a breaker bar and 19 mm socket and turn the tensioner release nut clockwise to release tension on the belt. Remove ...
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2012 Toyota Tacoma won't shift into Reverse

I've just had my 2012 Tacoma towed to the dealership due to the truck not shifting into reverse correctly. I first noticed a problem when I was driving home and the RPMs would get up to between 3 and ...
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Unable to accelerate after jump starting

I apologize in advance for the long question. I want to make sure I'm as detailed as possible. Today I discovered my Toyota 2009 Venza completely dead (kids left the rear passenger lights on... I ...
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Blew the radiator cap and now can't start the car, what could it be?

lent my Toyota starlet to a friend today and they broke down. On investigation it appears the bit the radiator lid attached to has blown off. There was very little coolant in it and remnants were all ...
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Toyota dies when I turn on the AC

Hello I have a 1994 Toyota Terrel and I'm experincing some problems that have me stumped. The car will die now when the AC is turned on. Gives out a weird cry and starts to die. A week ago it was ...