May 222015

2007 Toyota Highlander with 2.4L engine. AC Compressor shot. Mechanic wants $900 to do complete job. Sounds about right, but I dont have the scratch. I am fairly mechanical. I know there are “tricks to the trade” with replacing AC compressors. Would anyone be able to provide “detailed” instructions or reference a “detailed” video on how to replace the compressor, crossing all the “T’s and dotting all of the “I”‘s? Thank you.

May 052015

For the pass 6ys my engine has came the dealer told me I need Cataylis converter, I have replaced it twice and the oxygen sensor front and back what can it be.

May 032015

I’m trying to remove the oil filter cap I have the right tool but even with a lot of torque the cap is not moving I’m going counter-clockwise should I try tapping the ratchet with a hammer. I don’t want to damage the plastic cap. Is this a normal problem?

Apr 282015

My car had a misfire, rough idling and unstable rmp plus stalling. i took it to the workshop and they sealed the EGR which helped. The misfire reduced significantly and idling smoothed out however the rmp instability is still there…sometimes drops too low to about 250 with vibration this is however intermittent. to raise the rmp i need to step on the accelerator and it improves. Stalling has happened only once since. What could be the problem?

Apr 122015

Last week, my check engine light came on. After I filled my gas tank and drove about 200 miles it went off. It came on again yesterday. I stopped at autozone and the guy there said it was reading a multiple misfire. I took my car to firestone for my oil change and had them run the diagnostic. They told me that my car’s computer would not connect with their machine. Does this generally mean that the computer is in need of repair? or hopefully not replacement? Could it just be a fuse? I have an appointment at at toyota dealer saturday

Apr 062015

Hi – the driver’s side window randomly retracts without pressing the down-window button. Not only that, but it retracts with the engine OFF! That’s right, we’ve turned the engine off, removed the key and watched the window roll down.