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  • olu oladunjoye
    olu oladunjoye - 2000 Toyota RAV4 - Preventive Maintenance - 23 minutes ago
    My car has been consuming more fuel than what it used to
    the injector has been serviced,the plugs have been changed,the o2 sensor has been changed,the air filter and fuel filter were cleaned but the fuel consumption is still high
     
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  • Peter
    Peter - 2006 Toyota RAV4 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/10/2015
    Is it mandatory to use full synthetic oil on this truck? it currently has 0w20 or 5w20 on cap but nothing about full sy
    owners manual not available for me to check...Thanks
     
    • John's Auto Repair
      1/10/2015 John's Auto Repair
      The truck came from the factory with regular oil. The choice to use synthetic oil is totally
      up to the owner.
  • Peter
    Peter - 2006 Toyota RAV4 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/10/2015
    Is it mandatory to use full synthetic oil 0w20 or 5w20?
    firestone shop told my daughter that full synthetic is used exclusively on that car. please help
     
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  • Si5
    Si5 - 2010 Toyota Camry - Preventive Maintenance - 1/9/2015
    Secondary Car, how often should I drive it?
    My family has 2 cars, one that will not be needed for 3 months. It is winter time in New England, the car will be outside and it is a manual transmission. How often do I need to drive it? Any other helpful hints to keeping it in good working order?
     
  • Gene Self
    Gene Self - 2000 Toyota Camry - Preventive Maintenance - 1/8/2015
    Why does my Toyota have a oil leak under the passenger side front tire.
    Started leaking about three months ago using about a quart of oil a week now.
     
    • Teddy B
      1/8/2015 Teddy B
      You do realize we can not see the leak or answer that from the internet

      If a vehicle leaks a quart of oil a week you do not continue to
      use it for 3 months & risk the possible engine damage or the mess
      you leave on the ground,then you have the environmental issue
  • Si5
    Si5 - 2010 Toyota Camry - Preventive Maintenance - 1/7/2015
    Secondary Car, how often should I drive it?
    My family has 2 cars, one that will not be needed for 3 months. It is winter time in New England, the car will be outside and it is a manual transmission. How often do I need to drive it? Any other helpful hints to keeping it in good working order?
     
    • Teddy B
      1/7/2015 Teddy B
      Remove the battery & bring inside
      & charge every 3 weeks
  • jcnewdriver
    jcnewdriver - 2004 Toyota Camry - Preventive Maintenance - 1/3/2015
    Why is my car's security system shutting down the car after I got an oil change.
    I went and got an oil change earlier today. Tried to leave my friends house. Car wouldn't crank everything electrical is dead. When you turn the key the horn goes off at a very low tone and constantly beeps and all of the lights in the dash board start flickering ...
     
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  • jcnewdriver
    jcnewdriver - 2004 Toyota Camry - Preventive Maintenance - 1/3/2015
    Why is my car's security system shutting down the car after I got an oil change.
    I went and got an oil change earlier today. Tried to leave my friends house. Car wouldn't crank everything electrical is dead. When you turn the key the horn goes off at a very low tone and constantly beeps and all of the lights in the dash board start flickering ...
     
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  • AndrewB
    AndrewB - 2008 Toyota Corolla - Preventive Maintenance - 1/3/2015
    Solution for no tail lights or instrument panel lights?
    I checked all fuses and they all are fine. I figured it might be my combo switch, but if that was the problem, my fog lights, brights, and turn signals wouldn't work either, right? I'm currently waiting on relays from the auto parts store to replace those and see if ...
     
    • John's Auto Repair
      Well, like the name implies, your Combo Switch is a combination of switches.
      So, yes the switch could be bad. Did you check for voltage at the Tail Light
      sockets? Let me know what you find. You could check it yourself. All you would
      need is a 12 volt Test Light. You can get one for a few dollars at any Parts Store.
      You could also get the wiring diagram for the tail light circuit from the internet.
      Let me know how you make out.
    • John's Auto Repair
      Oh yeh, I forgot to tell you that the Instrument Lights Circuit is fed by the
      Tail Lights Circuit. So once you get the tail lights working, the instrument
      lights will probably also work.
  • dj
    dj - 2009 Toyota Camry - Preventive Maintenance - 12/20/2014
    Why would my repair shop recommend I replace the water pump on my '09 camry with only 26,000 miles? Am I being scammed?
    they call it preventive maintenance.
     
    • Teddy B
      12/20/2014 Teddy B
      ALL Water pumps get replaced around 90,000 miles / 6 to 7 years at
      the same time your replacing a timing belt

      If you have no timing belt then the water pump gets replaced only when it fails

      How would we here on the internet know anything about being scammed or
      why your at a repair shop unless you provide that info

      The vehicle is a 2009

      That is 15 years old

      There isn't many years left there,so why would the 26,000 miles
      even come to mind?
      Do you fail to understand how long 15 years is in the life of a vehicle

      Common Sense tells me the water pump should have failed long before now
      They seldom last 15 years

      If they call it preventative maintenance then I already explained that to you

      You don't want to spend a lot of time & money to go back in there were the water
      pump is when your already there doing a timing belt

      Do you not listen to what your told?
      Do you not understand vehicles at all?
      Do you not actually go into the service bay next
      to the car when it is being worked on--you have to do that

      How are you going to educate yourself if your not there &
      see things for yourself

      Teddy B
      12/20/2014 Teddy B
      Sorry 6 years old

      I was thinking it was a 1999
      Teddy B
      12/25/2014 dj
      Thanks for your opinion, but no need to be condescending.
  • Lynn
    Lynn - 2004 Toyota Highlander - Preventive Maintenance - 11/29/2014
    Check engine light is on as well as Trac Off and VCS what does this mean
    Codes are: P043E P2401 P2402 P2419 P2422 P043F Any insight will be greatly appreciated
     
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  • Rumon
    Rumon - 2000 Toyota RAV4 - Preventive Maintenance - 11/27/2014
    Why does my car give humming sound during acceleration?
    My car's mileage is 180000. Recently I've changed my gear box. The humming sound occurs all the time when I accelerate whether the car is warm or cold. But there is no problem regarding the gear shifting & speed of the car. No warning light is on
     
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  • Rumon
    Rumon - 2000 Toyota RAV4 - Preventive Maintenance - 11/27/2014
    Why does my car give humming sound during acceleration?
    My car's mileage is 180000. Recently I've changed my gear box. The humming sound occurs all the time when I accelerate whether the car is warm or cold. But there is no problem regarding the gear shifting & speed of the car. No warning light is on
     
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  • greasy joe dirt
    greasy joe dirt - 2000 Toyota Celica - Preventive Maintenance - 11/22/2014
    My electrical for my turn signals an door locks is fulxuatiting
    My rear driver turn signal when turned on keeps rapidly flashing even after I have changed the bulb. An also my keyless remote won't unlucky all my doors at the same time an also even when I press main unlock button inside the car it still doesn't unlock my ...
     
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  • pluangraj
    pluangraj - 1999 Toyota 4Runner - Preventive Maintenance - 11/16/2014
    My 4runner wont pull forward in snow
    I have a 1999 4runner and it has brand new tires. When i reverse in the snow, its great, but if i pull forward, i cant go nowhere. It wont pull forward, and the back wheels dont spin.
     
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