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Richard Dowen, England

Toyota Hiace

I have a right hand drive Toyota Hi ace Diesel van 2001. there is a fluid leaking into the left hand footwell that appears to be coming from a white plastic tank. does anyone know what it is and how to rectify the problem. Many thanks

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The 3L engine models have have the washer water tank positioned there. The cap is visible when the door is open. Might that be the water leaking out? Amos from Kenya

Submitted: 24/06/2017 16:16:05 | ID: 142138

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Christopher Reid, Gloucestershire

Toyota Auris

The reversing light has stopped working. The bulb is OK but I can't locate the reversing light switch which I would have thought would be on the gearbox somewhere. Any ideas?

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OK-found it!! You have to take out the air cleaner and it is located on the left under a cable. Obvious once you know. Reasonably easy to change but you can't use a socket to tighten the new switch due to the wires coming out of the top of the switch. I used a spanner which I could just get in. Christopher Reid from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 09/07/2017 20:10:20 | ID: 142461

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INNOCENT OKWORI, Nigeria

Toyota Corolla Verso

Good morning. my vehicle was noticed to be Making noise once d engine starts, so d mechanics felt it was d fan belt roller that was Making d noise, I changed d roller and d noise persisted. so on further probing, they traced d noise to d water pump, on changing it, d noise stopped. then another problem developed, d water in d radiator storage tank started finishing overnight, sometimes it could go so low beyond d minimum line and other times no water at all in d storage if what was initially inside wasnt much. I never even noticed d problem on time until my dash board suddenly started showing a red light while I was driving, a red signal I later browsed and found to be d temperature indicator. I was advised from what I read to check water in d radiator and found out there was no water at all in d storage and even in d radiator cover, I had to fill d water. on going back to d mechanics, they felt I should use radiator stop leakage, that didn't stop d problem, they later felt maybe they didn't seal d edge of d water pump well with grease and perhaps didn't scrap off d grease there after d old pump was removed, they did all that and still d problem has persisted. I later met Another mechanic who felt d engine thermostat may be responsible for d water consumption, explaining that Africa is hotter than Europe where d car had been designed for use, he removed d thermostat but still d problem has taken another face, d water doesn't just get short over night Anymore but I notice it quickly burns out on traveling for 4-5 straight hours making it likely that water could finish entirely from d radiator if I Travelled for longer journey and that I learnt could cause my engine to be damaged. pls help me diagnose this problem. I haven't noticed any leakage with d car standing. what exactly could be d cause of this shortage in d water on 3-4 hours journeys? thank u.

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Please have the same problem as Innocent Okwori I will appreciate it if just answer can be provide ,after fixed my fan belt there was this terrible noise come out anytime I press on the turtle .Toyota Avensis verso 2004 model. Thanks for your understanding urgently waiting for your response. Adewale Stella from Nigeria Adewale Stella from Nigeria

Submitted: 12/11/2016 08:44:37 | ID: 136631

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Wendy Jensen, New Zealand

Toyota Yaris

My Yaris makes a clicking noise on slight acceleration and stops when acceleration is increased or my foot is taken off the pedal. Only when the vehicle is going slowly, once my foot goes down on the pedal or is taken off does it stop. Once up to speed and cruising it stops. The noise is hard to describe, it could clicking, buzzing or even a kind of rattle?

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i have the same problem. dudu from Ethiopia

Submitted: 10/11/2014 03:33:33 | ID: 105973

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mekonen, Ethiopia

Toyota Hiace

My haice 2kd engine culdnt start easily & has much more black smoke

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What mileage has your engine done and, most importantly, have you had it scanned for fault codes? It could be your exhaust gas recirculation valve sticking. The EGR valve can get choked up with carbon deposits and may stick open, allowing exhaust gases to be drawn into the inlet manifold which can cause poor starting and black smoke when running. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 22/08/2017 13:39:34 | ID: 143255

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Frank House, England

Toyota Yaris 2011

Does anyone know why my Toyota Yaris beeps twice when going around certain corners?

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Is this when you have no passenger? If so its likely to be the seat belt warning, it thinks you have someone in the seat - maybe you have placed something above 10 kilo on there? A test is to connect the seatbelt even though the seat is empty and see if it re-occurs Dave Walker from Hampshire

Recent Q & A info on another on-line site relating to double beeps on Toyota Prius cars has concluded that this is an audible warning of actual or former speed camera sites. My 2017 Yaris double beeps on odd occasions too, and one favourite location near home is the site of a former speed camera. Mike Flowerday from Norfolk

My Yaris also beeps/pings when nearing a speed camera-first for the closest one (which is on my lane) and then a second time when nearing the one for the oncoming cars' lane. It's great! linda from Finland

Submitted: 20/12/2011 10:32:01 | ID: 80772

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anthony, Nigeria

Toyota Hiace

after converting my bus from automatic to manual, the speedometer stopped working. so i will love you to give me some guidelines on how to fix ...its toyota commuter hiace 2008

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check on the box to see if its a cable driven speed sensor or electric, if electric check your connections. if cable, you will need to run the cable to the back of the speedo / change the speedo cluster to match matt from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 04/04/2017 16:59:51 | ID: 140404

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Richard Dowen, England

Toyota Hiace

I have a 2001 Toyota Hi ace Diesel van that appears to be leaking a fluid into the left hand footwell. The fluid appears to be coming from a white plastic tank. Does anyone know what this is and how to rectify the problem. Many thanks.

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sounds like could be leaky heater matrix, check your coolant levels and watch out for over heating. matt from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 24/06/2017 16:20:37 | ID: 142139

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okon edem, Essex

Toyota Picnic

my car is vibrating when on speed

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Get the wheels balanced and the steering alignment checked. Mick from Portugal

Hi, I've just posted I similar problem. Did you ever manage to resolve yours? Michael from County Down

Lubricate the spider joint closest to gearbox or replace it. It solves the vibration problem. Bruno from Denmark

Submitted: 08/03/2017 02:36:33 | ID: 139606

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Mr Colin powley, Conwy

Toyota Starlet

Why do the fuel gage on my car stay were it is when the engine is not running

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What is the correct oil to used for a Toyota Starlet (r) reg 13.99cc thank you Colin Powley from Conwy

Submitted: 12/10/2016 21:00:52 | ID: 135904

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Shafqat Ullah, Pembrokeshire

Toyota Hiace

toyota hiace 2011 1kd accelerator is not running abov 70kmph when accelerator above then hiace in turn off please help me

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App sensor switch or Nock sensor ronny from Suriname

Submitted: 30/06/2017 09:07:01 | ID: 142273

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Taseem bi, South Yorkshire

Toyota Yaris

Hi guys need help had my car over a year but just today noticed my speedometer is going faster then my actually speed help I'm scared dnt know what to do is it costly already skint?

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I thought my speedo was much faster than I was going - then I realised that the speedo is in kph, not mph. 48kph is 30mph is a useful staarting point. Ian S from Lancashire

Submitted: 13/04/2017 23:22:12 | ID: 140608

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Lazarus, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hilux

I have a 2010 Hilux 2.5D4D... the engine went off whilist i was driving...I then tried to start it and it couldnt.My friend jump started me and it ran for a few kilometers and went off again.We replaced the voltage controller on the alternator..we checked if the alternator was charging and realised it was charging at 13,8v ....it ran for 2days..then on the third day i tried to start it again but it couldnt start.I checked whether the alternator is charging and i realised it wasn't.What could be affecting it?

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Dead alternator R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi did you find the problem with the engine, does it have a twin battery? Mike Mike C from Monmouthshire

was the problem a blocked fuel filter ? Ray from Australia

Submitted: 14/01/2016 11:18:05 | ID: 126116

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Colin Shewry, Devon

Toyota Picnic 1999

My Toyota Picnic developed vibration in drive train. No obvious play in drive start. Vibration is worse under power, but mostly disappears with the clutch in. It`s almost undriveable at 50mph, better at 60. It`s better in 4th gear, worse in 3rd and 5th, yet still disappears when the clutch is in. My mechanic has never seen anything like it and is not convinced it is the gearbox. It has done 197K miles and he`s recommending disposal as I might need to address gearbox, clutch half shafts, wheel bearings and there`s no certainty that this will fix the problem. Has anyone had similar problems? (Diesel 2.2)

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I would pullout your gearbox check you clutch and release bearing and check your drive shaft at the same time DAVID AYRISS from County Londonderry

Hi, I've just posted a similar problem with my Toyota picnic. Did you ever manage to resolve the vibrating problem with your picnic? Michael from County Down

Submitted: 17/03/2014 12:24:02 | ID: 62924

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Philip Jordan, County Antrim

Toyota Auris 2009

Hi. My Toyota Auris won`t start, it won`t even turn over. All of the lights are lit up on the dash so it`s not the battery. Also the power steering warning light came on and the low oil level warning appeared just after that. Does anyone have any suggestions what could be wrong please? Thanks.

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Hi did you ever get this sorted mine is doing the same! Thanks Lhoward from Derbyshire

Submitted: 10/09/2013 11:45:59 | ID: 54216

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P. Caddick, Gwynedd

Toyota Hiace

Toyota Hi ace 2001 2.4 diesel this starts when cold but in hot weather if it is parked facing the sun it will not start and I have to wait for the sun to go down and the van to go cold again before it will restart please help.

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Do you mean the engine will not turn over or it turns over but will not start? If it does not even turn over, it could be high resistance in the ignition switch and the associated wiring loom. When temperature inside the car climbs it makes the problem worse and the car will not start. If it turns over but will not start only when hot, Toyota did have a TSB for the starter motors which gave trouble hot starting on the D4D engines, basically they doubled the power of the starter from 1.2 to 2.4Kw. Check whether there's anything similar for yours. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 18/05/2017 20:38:54 | ID: 141381

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Richard Walsh , Kent

Toyota Hiace

What causes all the warning lights on the dashboard to come?

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alternator main fuse blown percy mudare from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 01/05/2017 18:02:56 | ID: 141038

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john, West Lothian

Toyota Yaris

is this car supposed to hold when on a hill if it is in drive like any other automatic and not roll back.i believe it is a semi automatic

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If you have the Multi Mode Transmission then it should hold on a hill like an automatic but it does it by slipping the clutch so it's liable to wear out quickly. If your car has Hill Start Assist you should use that so that your car is held on the brakes, not the clutch. Either that or use your handbrake to save your clutch, it's very expensive to do on the MMT. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 15/05/2017 11:10:36 | ID: 141306

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don sirey, Tyne and Wear

Toyota Auris

when you release the handbrake and move off the brake warning light stays on & computer shows CHECK BRAKES please advice problem thank you

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I just had this problem with my Auris 1.4D This was caused by a rusty Galilee at one wheel. After pulling the brake, it didn't retract the chords. A new Galilee has been installed. Jan Ferré from Denmark

Submitted: 29/01/2017 15:16:18 | ID: 138502

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Kate, Australia

Toyota Hiace

Hi there, I have a 1985 toyota hiace and it keeps stalling at the traffic lights, or when i start to drive after sitting at traffic lights it will stall. I have taken it to 2 different mechanics, got the carby cleaned, checked and tested, all plugs replaced and they still don't know what it is.... hopefully someone with similar issues can help me out. I thought maybe its a fuel issue but don't know.....

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Hi there . I don't know how your question is my daughter has the same issues wither 1985 camper . Did you get it resolved?? I would love some help xx Kerri from Australia

Submitted: 13/04/2017 10:13:53 | ID: 140593

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kenford Stubbs, Bahamas, The

Toyota Dyna

Hugh, I have the KDY230 and a HP3 pump. The operating system is the common rail. I am located in the Bahamas. Do you have a contact information of a dealer over there that would diagnose and repair both the ECM and the ECU.

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I got the KDY230 from your original post, that does not tell me what the engine type is. DO you have the 2KDFTV engine? You have to understand that I have very very limited information for the Dyna. You could try contacting Lindopp Toyota through their web site or on 012448210331. This site will not allow me to post a web link, my whole answer wold be deleted and you'd never even know I had replied. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 27/04/2017 14:33:43 | ID: 140954

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kenford Stubbs, Bahamas, The

Toyota Dyna

Thanks Hugh for your response! Yes the new pump came with a suction control valve on it which is definitely slightly different from the original. It is slightly longer and holds more weight to it than the original. Since my previous post I've checked the voltage coming from the ECM to the SCV and there is no pulsation from the noid light when attempting to start the truck. There is a solid current running to the SCV in which I believe its suppose to be pulse generated. I've also used the old SCV with it off the pump but connected it to the ECM while cranking the engine to see what exactly the ECM is instructing it to do. The SCV would retract while cranking the engine and stay in the retracted position until the ignition is cut off; which may indicate a faulty ECM or ECU? The plan is to have the ECU and ECM both tested to be sure they are both functioning properly. PS How would I go about updating my ECU in the event it doesn't match? kenford Stubbs from Bahamas, The

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Which engine do you have and which fuel system? SCV function varies, as you know - some are normally open and some are normally closed. The Denso HP2 system uses 2 SCVs with a timed open period whereas in other systems like the HP3 the opening of the valve is controlled in degrees by using pulse width modulation so it’s not something that can be guessed at. On the AD series engines the modified suction control valve is the compact one but either valve will work with the old software but still at 50 bar instead of 100. Updating of the ECU is done by the dealer using Techstream programme. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 26/04/2017 20:16:05 | ID: 140938

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kenford Stubbs, Bahamas, The

Toyota Dyna

I have a 2004 Toyota dyna, KDY230, Model KR-KDY230. Fuel is not getting to the injectors. I purchased a new fuel supply pump. Pump has been initialized by using the Intelligent Tester. I checked the SCV and very little fuel is coming out. I released all the injector nuts to release any air that could have been in the fuel line but still nothing. Also the truck was operating in limp mode. Since I got the new pump and changed it out the truck is not starting because the fuel is not getting to the common rail. Also the truck was throwing the code P0193 but since I initialized the pump that code is not showing any more. Thanks Monika

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Firstly, do you have high enough starter cranking speed? You need min 200 rpm to allow fuel delivery. I don’t know about your engine but on the 1AD and 2AD series engines Toyota brought out a modified SCV and updated the ECU software to address poor cold starting, the fix allowed an increase in fuel pressure from 50 bar to 100 bar. (A related TSB also addressed the issue of the MIL light coming on with P0088 and P0093 DTC’s and had the same SCV and software fix.) Did the replacement pump come with a new SCV or did you use the old one? If it’s the modified SCV you will need the ECU updated to match. If the SCV is sticking you can usually get it to work again temporarily by heating it and lubricating with WD 40. You do not normally need to bleed CRD engines by loosening off the rail injector pipes but sometimes you do need to bleed the injector leak off fuel return line. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Thanks Hugh for your response! Yes the new pump came with a suction control valve on it which is definitely slightly different from the original. It is slightly longer and holds more weight to it than the original. Since my previous post I've checked the voltage coming from the ECM to the SCV and there is no pulsation from the noid light when attempting to start the truck. There is a solid current running to the SCV in which I believe its suppose to be pulse generated. I've also used the old SCV with it off the pump but connected it to the ECM while cranking the engine to see what exactly the ECM is instructing it to do. The SCV would retract while cranking the engine and stay in the retracted position until the ignition is cut off; which may indicate a faulty ECM or ECU? The plan is to have the ECU and ECM both tested to be sure they are both functioning properly. PS How would I go about updating my ECU in the event it doesn't match? kenford Stubbs from Bahamas, The

Submitted: 25/04/2017 01:44:00 | ID: 140876

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S Samuel, Greater London

Toyota Auris

I am planning on buying as used Auris 1.6 multimode model. Is worth buying it? This would be my first car now I am in a dilemma should I go ahead and buy. Kindly suggest.

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No do not buy a multi mode transmission for your first car. If you need an automatic then go for an older car with a conventional automatic transmission or a newer one with the CVT gearbox. The multi modes are all troublesome, not just Toyota, they're expensive to repair and not suitable for a first car. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/04/2017 17:26:22 | ID: 140897

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Mohamed, Middlesex

Toyota Corolla Verso

Hi everyone. I have verso 2006 MMT and the transmission light showed on the dashboard as I was driving and wouldn't move for few seconds. It has done few times in the space of 20 minutes then it completely stopped and stuck on gear 1 with the transmission light on. The next day, it is all fine and it drives with no problem until 1hr later... the same problem. Please advice and recommendations.. Thank you, Mohamed.

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Your MMT has a manual gearbox with separate, electronically controlled clutch and gear selector actuators which can fail separately or together. Faults can develop in pressure sensors or hydraulic modulator failure, wheel speed sensors, loss of communication or ABS related fault codes with warning lights displayed. You will find the gears not moving out of neutral or slipping out of gear or no response from the unit. You can do an internet search for a Blue Point MMT technical bulletin to give you more information but you may find that Toyota dealers are best equipped to deal with your MMT. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Thank you Hugh. Much appreciated, Mohamed. Mohamed from Middlesex

Submitted: 20/04/2017 10:54:17 | ID: 140767

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Red Preece, Ceredigion

Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 2005

My Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon`s audio system power button is off and the aerial`s not working. Does anyone know the location of fuses and rating, please?

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toyota with d4d engine has aproblem of re starting when engine is switch off what could be the cause ben ouma from Kenya

If you mean the D4D is difficult to restart once the engine is hot there's a couple of things it might be. Suction Control Valve or Valves (SCVs) in the injection pump or else it could be the starter motor itself being down on power once it is hot. Next time, open the bonnet first and prime the fuel system with the rubber bulb on the fuel filter, keep pumping it until it goes hard. then see if it starts. If it is easier to start then it's probably the SCVs - some engines have one and some have two. The other thing is the starter, Toyota brought out a TSB to change the Denso starter from a 1.4 Kw to a 2.4Kw unit which makes a big difference. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 14/11/2013 14:38:55 | ID: 57814

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ross, Tyne and Wear

Toyota Corolla

Oil light came on last night, followed by engine light, topped up oil with 3 litres of oil, engine light still on and oil light is flickering on and off depending if im accelerating or braking, and just now on way home from work, has developed a whining sound from under the bonnet! any ideas? 1.4 petrol, 102000miles 55reg

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That's a significant amount of oil you had to put in. Find your Oil Control Valve probably in the cylinder head, remove it and clean the filter. Change the engine oil and filter using the grade recommended by Toyota probably 5W30 then run it for a while and change it again and you might save your engine. Hugh from City of Glasgow

I meant pints of oil not letres ross from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 15/04/2017 01:06:26 | ID: 140633

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kenworth mutindi, Zimbabwe

Toyota Hiace

Write your question here...I have a Toyota Hiace 5l commuter van. When I start the engine and depress the accelerator, the engine lacks power. I have changed the lift pump, cleaned the fuel tank but the problem is persistent. What could be the problem

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Have you changed the fuel filter? Videos on Youtube show you how. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 15/04/2017 07:28:01 | ID: 140634

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robin, Papua New Guinea

Toyota Hiace

hi i have a 1998 toyota mini van 2L petrol engine which the fuel is not traveling through to the engine,need help here any idea what happen please?

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Bus , start good then cute off just like that and nit start back like 30 min later polo from Guyana

Submitted: 08/12/2016 05:12:45 | ID: 137246

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alfred, South Africa

Toyota Hilux

My hilux 2009 vvti start, idles but wont rav

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U must check your return pipe which is taking back your petrol to the tank if is having petrol if there is petrol definitely sure you must replace your petrol pump is not pump enough pressure to engine.Your injectors need certain pressure is not your car wont rev Sheriff from South Africa

My mistake.If there is no petrol on your return pipe definitely sure your petrol pump is not pumping enough pressure to your injectors Sheriff from South Africa

Submitted: 21/01/2017 19:24:22 | ID: 138295

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wiles, Essex

Toyota Yaris

my yaris loosing water no oil in water doesn't overheat new wpump thermostat radiator no water from exhaust coolant light takes about 3 mile to go out can it be evaporating from brass oblong box bolted to manifold near egr valve diesel1.4 don't no name of this part

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The exhaust gases going to the EGR valve pass through a water cooled heat exchanger. From your description it may be the exhaust gas heat exchanger / cooler, the brass colour is probably where brackets are brazed on to it or brazing otherwise used in its construction. Water leaking internally from the heat exchanger would normally show in the exhaust. Exhaust gases more likely to pressurise the coolant system leading to blowing water out the expansion tank, developing air locks etc. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 26/03/2017 14:51:35 | ID: 140164

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Danz, New Zealand

Toyota Hiace

Hi I have a Toyota Hiace 2.4 zr 1994 and the engine cranks but doesnt fire. I checked the fuel pump, filter, relays and no spark at the distibutor or spark plugs. Is there anything that is caused not to spark and fire over?

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Hello Danz , go back to the Distributor cap and examine the rotor brush and the carbon pencil in the center of the cap also trace the coil wire that is in the center of the cap it goes to the ignition coil this coil or electrical unit could be faulty. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Hello Danz , go back to the Distributor cap and examine the rotor brush and the carbon pencil in the center of the cap also trace the coil wire that is in the center of the cap it goes to the ignition coil this coil or electrical unit could be faulty. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Hello Danz , go back to the Distributor cap and examine the rotor brush and the carbon pencil in the center of the cap also trace the coil wire that is in the center of the cap it goes to the ignition coil this coil or electrical unit could be faulty. Theron Smith from Jamaica

Possible, ignitor malfunction. Teinakore Manapori from New Zealand

Submitted: 18/10/2016 12:19:04 | ID: 136046

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Masawi, West Midlands

Toyota Hiace

Hi, I have a Toyota Hiace Super Custom 2.4 diesel automatic. Recently my driver hit a rock and damaged the gearbox sump tray but he stopped immediately as the ATF started leaking out. It was towed to a garage where the sump tray was replaced and new ATF filled. However after everything was put back up, the gears could not shift. We started the car and let it idle for a while to pump up the fluid but still the gears could not shift. I called my friend who has a bit of mechanical mind and he managed to shift it into drive by some mechanical tricks but it does not shift to any other gear at the moment. It is stuck in the drive. What can cause this? Is it a kind of some safety lock mode or what? It was never driven without the fluid after the incident so the issue of damaging the gearbox is out.

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I had the same problem with mine after I had the auto trans replaced and it was quite silmple, the trans fluid needed topping up, so just check the trans fluid level. Jeremy from New Zealand

Check and see if the linkages on the gear selector of the transmission are bent, sometimes just shifting it by hand in that area will free it up as an impact could have bent linkage. Teinakore Manapori from New Zealand

Submitted: 10/11/2016 12:38:16 | ID: 136597

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Erick Wachira Ngare, Aberdeenshire

Toyota Hiace

I replaced new two car batteries of my toyota regiusace van diesel turbo 4x4 wheeler van. After doing about 300km. the battery red light went on and is still on after a day. The car starting is fine car headlamps are ok. What is the cause.

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Your alternator is faulty it may have worn brushes, it will still start if it has charge but battery light will still stay on. If you charge battery up it will start but you will need alternator fixed or check alternator belt maybe loose or snapped off. Teinakore Manapori from New Zealand

Submitted: 13/11/2016 03:58:20 | ID: 136655

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michael woolley, Flintshire

Toyota Avensis

car battery is flat - left it to long with alarm set but the door will not unlock with the black key . how can I enter the car to open bonnet to jump start the engine

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Using the black key it is a hard turn as the lock has not been used. I had a same problem and the man from AA breakdown had to turn it hard to open the door . moez from Surrey

Submitted: 07/04/2016 20:17:57 | ID: 130081

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Eric, Cambridgeshire

Toyota Avensis

How many reversing ,should my 15 plate car have ?

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Only 1 at the rear nearside. The one on the offside is the FOG LIGHT moez from Surrey

Submitted: 08/10/2016 09:30:50 | ID: 135795

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Eric, Cambridgeshire

Toyota Avensis

Can you tell me does a my car have one revering light or 2 ' just bought the car .thanks

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quite possible it has only one, even though the light clusters may suggest that it will have two... quite common to have one only R Evans from Caerphilly

I have a toyota avensis. The left hand side rear (nearside) light is the reversing light and on the right hand side (offside) is the FOG LIGHT. so there is only 1 reversing light. moez from Surrey

Submitted: 08/10/2016 09:29:34 | ID: 135794

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ali, West Midlands

Toyota Corolla Verso

since yesterday my engine management light came on and tsv and vsc lights and car goes in to limp mode and doesn't pick up speed or rev over 2000rpm ive changed air filter but still the same

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You don't state the year of your car, the size of the engine or even whether it is petrol or diesel. How can you possibly expect anyone to answer you? Hugh from City of Glasgow

2006/ 2.2 t180 diesel ali from West Midlands

OK so your car does not have a DPF however the T180 engine did have trouble with cylinder head gasket failure some years ago but if yours was affected Toyota should have fixed it under extended warranty. You may have several issues going on and you should get your vehicle scanned for fault codes. Your EGR valve may be sticking and/or choked up with carbon, this will give you the EML issue. Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Control warning lights appearing together suggests failure of an ABS sensor, again you need to get the fault codes scanned to see which one (there is one at each wheel). But the same fault can be generated by brake stop light bulb failures or by a faulty brake light switch which is mounted on the brake pedal bracket. Check your brake lights and rectify any faults, remove your EGR valve and clean it then disconnect one of the battery terminals for 20 minutes to reset the ECU and see if the warning lights have gone out. Make sure you have your radio code, you may need it when you reconnect the battery.. Hugh from Cavan

Submitted: 17/03/2017 14:03:53 | ID: 139933

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Sandy, Swansea

Toyota Auris

Hi All, I'm hoping someone can help me please. I have a Toyota Auris (petrol). What does it mean if the battery icon is lit up prior to starting the engine? Many thanks in advance.

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It means the battery is not charging, which is 100% correct if the engine is not running. Not a fault, more a feature. Neil Caldwell from Lancashire

Submitted: 08/02/2017 21:29:35 | ID: 138810

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gordon saunders, Dumfries and Galloway

Toyota Auris

hi there when turning radio on then turn fan on heat tempreture comes up for 5 sec thens goes bk to radio channels never done this before till yesterday why

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This is a std. feature. The radio does display the fan speed and temp. when adjusted for a few seconds at the very top of the display when you adjust it. It may be you've just never ever noticed it before. We had our car 6 months before I spotted it! Neil Caldwell from Lancashire

Submitted: 21/01/2017 13:17:36 | ID: 138281

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