Jun 022014

I have replaced the spark plugs on the car which is a CE model. When the plugs were replaced by removing the connector rail that connects the coils together, I noticed a wire that leaves the rail assembly from the left side and falls behind the engine to a sensor or something related. The wire is broke off, it has a prong sticking out and the cap to it which looks brittle is broke off. It is causing the car to ride rough. I want to replace it, however I do not know what this part is called.? Please help.

Apr 232014

I have replaced all struts on my tercel, lower control arms as well. And now have developed a really bad shake from my passenger side tire. I’ve rechecked everything and seems to be in correct. But I have noticed one of my studs is bent slightly. Could this be the problem?

Feb 072014

pickup has 235,000 miles.at about 150,000 miles starter relay started clicking very loud. then it sporadically started not engaging starter., but still clicks. if i leave it sit anywhere from an hour to all night, it will engage starter. so i changed starter relay. new relay clicked from beginning. now does same as old relay, periodically will not engage starter. what now?

Jan 222014

cold start system does not work . i have changed c/s inj. time switch, coolant temp. sensor (2 wire next to c/s inj.time switch ) connector on c/s inj.time switch was broken, so got new connector cap, but wires may have been installed backwards . when key is turned to start, 4volts in black / white striped wire. when cold (at 35 degrees) when hot, 12 volts at b/w wire when b/w wire @ c/s injector is grounded to battery. c/s injector works when wire with 12 volts is connected , & ignition switch is activated .

Jan 202014

Hi. I have a 91 Toyota 4runner which just broke down on me. the problem is that it wont go into gear.. Ive had this problem before and the mechanic (my friend) said that it was the clutch, so he replaced my clutch, when I got it back it worked just fine. although I noticed some consistent problems with it as before. 1, the clutch will not engage (when I push the clutch in or whatever) until it is nearly all the way to the floor. 2, After the 7th day of driving it, it became harder and harder to get it to shift into any gear. finally came to where I could go into any gear (this happened while I was driving on my way home). So I looked the problem online and people were saying its either the clutch or the master. Those were an easy fix so I replaced both of them, I bought a pint of dot 3 brake fluid as required for the vehicle and continued the bleed out process. I did that and even had a clear hose line to make sure there was no air in the system. I do know that there are no leaks in the line also. after I had finished everything, I turned it on and still could not get it to shift, it was almost as if I wasn’t even pushing in the clutch. one more thing to state, I can still shift when the car is off, you can even hear it shift into each gear I go into, nice and smoothly. so my question is, is my pressure plate bad or is it the throw out bearing or does anyone know of what it could definitely be?

Dec 012013

I had a hose which carried coolant blow while I was on my way home. I didn’t notice untill I started smelling coolant, looked at temp guage and noticed it running hot and pulled over immediately. The hose that blew was located on top of engine. I obtained a replacement hose, and filled radiator. I started the truck and ran it for approx. 30 sec. When the truck was turned off it was as if there was a large amount of backpressure that expelled a lot of coolant out of the coolant reservoir. My question is: Is this normal, or the sign of something bad? I also checked the oil to see if it looked like choc milk and it did not. Oil looked fine.