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  • toolmanwink
    toolmanwink - 2000 Toyota Avalon - Engine - 11/30/2013
    What is uut system and how to correct to problem with its
    staking and trying to stop running like it.s trying to cut off until you push the gas.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/30/2013 HouseCallAuto
      I never heard of a UUT system on a Toyota, can you give me a hint of what system this is related to?
  • Rock Autos diagnostics
    Rock Autos diagnostics - 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser - Engine - 11/28/2013
    DTC P0093 Fuel System Leak Detected - Large Leak
    removed injectors for testing and still suspecting cylinder 3&4
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/20/2013 HouseCallAuto
      According to All data there is not a P0093 that is applicable to the 07 land cruiser.
    • AutoMD Member
      11/28/2013 AutoMD Member
      You have to re-test to identify the root causes of
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Toyota Highlander - Engine - 11/28/2013
    I have engine light is on
    was told I need( bank 1 )oxygen senser can you help with part #
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/28/2013 HouseCallAuto
      There are two Bank 1 oxygen sensors. One is before the cat (upstream) and one is after the cat (downstream), also referred to as B1S1 and B1S2 respectively.

      DENSO Part # 2349009 = B1S1 (upstream)
      DENSO Part # 2344215 = B1S2 (downstream)

      Denso is the original supplier for Toyota but there are many brands available that will all work. I prefer original equipment parts when available. All brands have different part numbers.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2010 Toyota Tacoma - Engine - 11/27/2013
    How do I turn off the Maintainance Required indicator on the dash board?
    It has something to do with the odometer reset
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/27/2013 HouseCallAuto
      The procedure is detailed in your owners manual I am sure, but in case you don't see it...

      1. To reset MAINT reminder light after engine oil replacement, turn ignition switch to OFF position with odometer showing ODOMETER READING. Turn ignition switch to ON position while holding down trip meter RESET button.

      2. Hold trip meter RESET button down for at least 5 seconds until odometer indicates "000000" and MAINT reminder light goes out.

  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Toyota Avalon - Engine - 11/24/2013
    Alarm triggered and now car won't start
    could this be part of security system or coincidence? how do i fix
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Toyota Highlander - Engine - 11/23/2013
    Why do i have 3 OBD2 codes & C.EL. is on
    P0141, P0442, P0446
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/23/2013 HouseCallAuto
      For the P0141, replace the downstream O2 sensor for (B1S2) Bank one sensor 2

      To correct the other two codes for the evap leak, I believe that you may find there is a vacuum hose that often becomes disconnected from the canister closed valve on the air filter housing during normal maintenance usually by accident.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Toyota Corolla - Engine - 11/18/2013
    Car won't start after it rains
    My son's car would not start the other morning and it had rained the night before. The engine kept trying to start but would not turn over. Later that day when he came home from work it tried it and it started right up. He drove it around and No problems. Any idea ...
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Toyota Camry - Engine - 11/18/2013
    The car completely stopped while driving on the highway.
    2008 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L came to a complete stop while driving on the highway. All lights went out, wheels locked up and will not start Battery shows green but will not start. Battery is also only a few months old. Previously, the vehicle oil light has been ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/18/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Has the shop been able to determine why the engine shut down and what failed or you are referring to a prior time when the oil light was coming on? Does the starter roltate the engine when you try to start it or the engine does rotate at all. Have to be specific because the term "will not start" has two meanings. One is that the starter will not do anything like when you have a dead battery and the other is that the engine rotates (starter is working) but the engine does not start (as though you had urn out of gas). I don't know which one you mean here.
      HouseCallAuto
      11/19/2013 AutoMD Member
      Thanks for the reply. The engine won't rotate at all. Even after charging the battery for 20 minutes. The oil light, still comes on sometimes. Can't see anything now because there is no power as if the battery is dead. But the battery is not dead.
      HouseCallAuto
      11/19/2013 AutoMD Member
      Now the lights come on and the engine tries to start but won't. it also makes a whistling sound.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2013 Toyota Tacoma - Engine - 11/17/2013
    Cruise control not in vehicle
    I have a new toyota tacoma. It does not have cruise control, but there is a port in the steerig wheel for it. Can it be installed?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/17/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Yes it can be installed but I would not be able to answer your unasked question of how much it would cost or exactly what is involved. The reason being is that nobody really knows every component that is missing and every one that is present and these details have to be stumbled upon during research. Usually the factory does not have a different wiring harness, meaning the electrical connections that components plug into are there already. However, the cruise control activation switch, the relay, the cruise control module if applicable, the CC main unit, etc..and whatever else is missing.
  • 85YotaPU
    85YotaPU - 1985 Toyota Pickup - Engine - 11/16/2013
    Just replaced carb, but truck bucks when holding constant speed in 2nd and 3rd gears. Not during acceleration.
    Original owner, new engine has 30,000 miles on it. Just replaced carb, 15 miles ago. Problem occurs occasionally. No warning lights on.
     
    • bear.1216
      11/15/2013 bear.1216
      Did you replace the fuel filter with the new carb. It may be starving for fuel. Also it may be time for a tune up. Is the vehicle stumbling or surging under load. Low fuel flow or low pressure could cause this. Is there any excess fuel leakage around carb or black soot in exhaust. Improper shipping or handling of the new carb can damage the float or needle seat causing the carb to overfill with fuel causing similar issues but would show signs of excess fuel.
    • John's Auto Repair
      11/16/2013 John's Auto Repair
      Try doing it with the E.G.R. valve hose disconnected. If the problem goes away, then you would have
      to make sure your vacuum hoses and the EGR backpressure transducer are connected properly.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Toyota Camry - Engine - 11/14/2013
    Timing Belt Broke on noninterference engine
    I was driving about 75 mph when my car suddenly stopped. Apparently, the timing belt broke and also damaged the water pump and radiator. My car has 160,000 miles and the timing belt was not changed because I was under the impression that this model had a timing ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/14/2013 HouseCallAuto
      There is no in-between. Either this engine is a non-interference engine and after they replace the belt and water pump all is well as though nothing happened, or you have bent valves. I say this because depending upon what site one uses as a reference, for every site that I find that says the 1MZ-FE engine (this is the engine in your Camry) I find another site that says that this is an interference engine so I cannot say for sure sure, but I believe that this is NOT an interference engine because I have never seen bent valves on this engine for any reason. $900 is about right on price, but slightly high maybe. My personal advice here is to ask them to use an Aisin kit such as Part number TKT006 which comes with everything needed and the parts are all genuine Toyota parts (same manufacturer supplier - Aisin) as this kit gets a premium on cost but is higher quality than what typically gets bought at the local auto parts store example - gates, dayco, goodyear.
      HouseCallAuto
      11/15/2013 AutoMD Member
      Thank you so much for your help! I called Toyota directly, and they told me that the engine is a NOT an interference engine.
  • Gerald
    Gerald - 1995 Toyota Camry - Engine - 11/14/2013
    My 95 Toyota Camry have trouble starting some times. How can I tell if it's the starter or starter solenoid
    Turn the key on to start, I here a click or a wine. Some times it start right up. What can I do?
     
    • John's Auto Repair
      11/14/2013 John's Auto Repair
      The wine sounds more like a starter thing. Usually, the starter brushes wear down till they only
      make intermittent contact with the armature.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Toyota Camry - Engine - 11/14/2013
    Engine light on, code says #1 cylinder misfiring... Car has been running great for 93,000 miles.
    car has 93,000 miles has never given a problem. runs and looks great ALWAYS been maintained. car still seems to run ok.
     
    • smagic69
      11/14/2013 smagic69
      Hmmm sounds like spark plugs for the misfire but is there any more information you could give me
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Toyota Camry - Engine - 11/13/2013
    Engine lite code #1 cylinder misfiring
    93,000 miles car well maintained. never a problem till now
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/13/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the #1 ignition coil. Rear bank, first coil nearest pass side.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1985 Toyota Tercel - Engine - 11/11/2013
    My question about the carburetor was answered but?????????
    shouldnt the carburetor already be adjusted from the factory?????
     
    • John's Auto Repair
      11/11/2013 John's Auto Repair
      No, you will have to adjust the fuel mixture, Ideally with the use of an emission analyzer. You can
      get it close to right by doing the following. Bring engine to operating temperature. Then with a
      screw driver turn the mixture screw in until the engine starts to run rough. Then turn the screw
      counterclockwise until the engine smooths out. This should bring you relatively close to being
      right.
      John's Auto Repair
      11/11/2013 HouseCallAuto
      maybe the engine has other issues and the carburetor was not all that was needed.
 
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