Jul 202017
 

1999 Toyota 4Runner

I have replaced the thermostat and gasket and I am trying to replace the water outlet gasket also. There is a metal bar across the housing of the water outlet that is the L and R fuel line for the injectors. I need to be able to move that line in order to get to the housing and replace the gasket. How can I do that?


REMOVE DELIVERY PIPES AND INJECTORS

  • Be careful not to drop the injectors when removing the delivery pipes.
  • Pay attention to put any hung load on the injector to and from the side direction.
  1. Remove the 4 bolts and delivery pipes together with the 6 injectors.
  2. Remove the 4 spacers from the intake manifold.
  3. Pull out the 6 injectors from the delivery pipes.
  4. Remove the 2 O-rings and insulator from each injector.

Fuel rail 1999 Toyota 4runner

 

Jun 262017
 

Toyota Avalon

Wiper motor problem

I have a 2004 Avalon XLS with wiper motor problem. The intermittent speed does not work. I have had the motor replaced 4 times and the problem occurs with each motor. Oddly, the replacement motor number 2 would not work intermittently at first but after several weeks of use it just started to work. Then several months later the motor just stopped working. The repair shop replaced the motor again two more time but I still have no intermittent speed.

Here is another twist, when I last had to use the wipers, they occasionally would not shut off until I turned off the car. When I I turned the controls on the wiper arm switch to off but it kept running. Should I return it again to the repair shop? Is the problem is not with the motor but the switch or some other controller?


I would think the problem would be in the combination switch if not in the motor. It is about the only thing left other than the wiring harness itself.

Wiper Motor Wiring Diagram 2004 Toyota Avalon

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Jun 142017
 

1999 Toyota CamryIts having trouble starting at times, the battery & oil light are one, it also turns off when stopped or slowing.


I would start with the battery light. This is an indication of the alternator no longer charging the battery. This could give you a weak battery situation and cause difficulty starting. Have the alternator tested and fully charge the battery. Of course I am assuming you have already confirmed the oil level is sufficient.

Mar 292017
 

2000 Toyota CorollaHave to give gas to start and continue running. I have cleaned idle control and changed plugs and coil packs. Reads cylinder 2&4 misfires. It has been sitting unstarted for a year. Previous owner said it started sputtering going up a hill and died. Has been sitting since.


RESPONSE

One possibility is the Idle Air Control may need replaced. The most likely cause though would be a faulty intake gasket or blown head gasket. You can test for both. The most common being the intake gasket.

Toyota Code P0302 Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected

Code P0302 means that cylinder 2 misfire is occurring or is randomly misfiring. Start by checking for intake leaks. If no leaks are found the next step is to replace the spark plugs on cylinder 2 or all effected cylinders.

Code P0302 Possible causes

  • Faulty spark plug 2
  • Clogged or faulty fuel injector 2
  • Faulty ignition coil 2
  • Fuel injector 2 harness is open or shorted
  • Fuel injector 2 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Ignition coil 2 harness is open or shorted
  • Ignition coil 2 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Insufficient cylinder 2 compression
  • Incorrect fuel pressure
  • Intake air leak
Feb 242017
 

2004 Toyota HighlanderI need to know if I need to disconnect anything on my highlander before towing it on a car dolly.


RESPONSE

Towing FWD

If this is the FWD model you need to make sure the front wheels are on the dolly and the park brake is not activated.

Towing AWD

If this is an AWD model the vehicle needs towing on a car trailer or flat bed. It is possible to put the front wheels on the the dolly and remove the rear driveshaft but I do not recommend it.

 

 

 

Feb 192017
 

 Toyota CorollaI bought a wheel bearing hub assembly but its for a car with anti lock breaks and my car does not have anti lock breaks. Can I install it anyway without hooking up the abs sensor?


RESPONSE

If it bolts up, I don’t see why not. You will want to cut or remove the wiring from the hub bearing so it is not is the way.

Typically the hub bearing without the sensor is cheaper. Exchanging the bearing might be more cost effective unless there is excessive shipping costs involved.

Jan 162017
 

Toyota Pickup5 speed manual trans will go into all gears but will not move can put into gear and it doesn’t move at all. Full clutch pressure. Feel like clutch isn’t fully releasing was told it could be a coulmn things. What do you think it could be?


RESPONSE

Missing a drive shaft or the clutch disc is shot. If it is a 4WD the transfer case may be in neutral.

Jan 162017
 

lo-jack wire 2011 Toyota Tundra

Are any of these the lo-jack wiring??


RESPONSE

Call Lo-Jack @ 1-800-4-LOJACK for a wiring diagram and installation instructions.

If the wiring harness is attached to a small box that looks like this.

Lo-jack

What is Lo-Jack

Lo-Jack is an aftermarket security tracking device. When a vehicle is stolen the owner reports the stolen vehicle. And then contacts Lo-Jack for further assistance. Once the Police are contacted they are able to track the location of the vehicle. This is done by receiving a unique signal sent from the stolen vehicle.