Sep 012016

2005 Toyota SiennaI have a 2005 Toyota Sienna Limited with Code P0705. I checked fuses, replaced neutral safety switch and still get codes. No reverse camera and reverse lights stay on. Can it be a beaker switch under dash and how and can this be fixed.

Thanks for your time, Kirk Asher


Sounds like the Neutral Safety Switch/Gear Selector may just need to be adjusted.

Code P0705 – Transmission Range Sensor Malfunction

Code P0705  Description

The park/neutral position (PNP) switch includes a transmission range switch. The transmission range switch detects the selector lever position when the shift lever is in the N or P shift position and sends a signal to the Transmission Control Module (TCM).

Code P0705 Possible causes

  • Faulty Park/Neutral Position Switch
  • Misadjusted Park/Neutral Position Switch
  • Park/Neutral Position Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Park/Neutral Position Switch circuit poor electrical connection

Neutral Safety Switch Adjustment

(a)Apply the parking brake and turn the ignition to ON.
(b)Depress the brake pedal and check that the engine starts only when the shift lever is set in N or P position.
(c)Check that the back-up light is on and the reverse warning buzzer sounds only when the shift lever is set in R position. If a failure is found, check the park/neutral position switch for continuity.

Neutral Safety Switch - Gear Selector Switch 2005 Toyota Sienna

(a)Loosen the 2 bolts of park/neutral position switch and set the shift lever to the N position.
(b)Align the groove and neutral basic line.
(c)Hold the switch in position and tighten the 2 bolts. Torque: 5.4 Nm (55 kgf’cm, 48 in. ‘lbf)
(d)After adjustment, perform the inspection described in step 1.

Aug 272016

2000 Toyota CorollaI had a burnt valve and put a complete head from a junkyard on with new gaskets. Everything was cleaned and torqued to spec. No water in oil and no leaks, now it wont start unless I put a little gas in breather tube, and then it misses and smokes a little. Its blue smoke that kinda clears up after warming up, but still misses. Codes are P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315. Says igniters. What can I do???? Please help! Thanks


In most cases when the car is running normal and one of these codes appears it would be as simple as replacing the coil related to that specific cylinder. Not sure if these codes were there before you replaced the head or after. I am going to assume after. Double check your work. Sounds like your Timing is off. Check your timing marks again and when your done, check them again. Make sure the Crankshaft Position Sensor and Camshaft Position Sensor are plugged in. Check for intake leaks.

timing marks diagram 2000 toyota corollaIf all your work checks out I would treat this issue as a random engine misfire since all cylinders are complaining.

Possible causes for engine misfire
– Faulty spark plug (s)
– Faulty ignition coil (s)
– Clogged or faulty fuel injector (s)
– Intake air leak
– Fuel injectors harness is open or shorted
– Fuel Injectors circuit poor electrical connection
– Ignition coils harness is open or shorted
– Ignition coils circuit poor electrical connection
– Insufficient cylinders compression
– Incorrect fuel pressure



Code P1300 – Igniter Circuit Malfunction No. 1

The P1300 code is for the ignition coil No.1 and is set when there is no IGF signal to the ECM during engine operation.

Direct Ignition System (DIS) is a 1-cylinder ignition system that ignites one cylinder with one ignition coil. Ignitor is integral to ignition coil. The Engine Control Module (ECM) determines ignition timing and outputs a ignition signal (IGT) for each cylinder. Based on the IGT signals, power transistors in the ignitor cut of current to primary coil in ignition coil, causing ignition coil to fire spark plug. After delivering a command to turn off primary circuit on the IGT wire, ECM monitors IGF circuit to ensure primary switching occurred.
Possible causes

– Faulty Ignition Coil No. 1

– Ignition Coil No. 1 harness is open or shorted

– Ignition Coil No. 1 circuit poor electrical connection
– Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

Code P1305  – Igniter Circuit Malfunction No. 2

The P1305 code is for the ignition coil No.2 and is set when there is no IGF signal to the ECM during engine operation.

Possible causes

– Faulty Ignition Coil No. 2
– Ignition Coil No. 2 harness is open or shorted
– Ignition Coil No. 2 circuit poor electrical connection
– Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

Code P1310 – Igniter Circuit Malfunction No. 3

The P1310 code is for the ignition coil No.3 and is set when there is no IGF signal to the ECM during engine operation.

Possible causes

– Faulty Ignition Coil No. 3
– Ignition Coil No. 3 harness is open or shorted
– Ignition Coil No. 3 circuit poor electrical connection
– Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

Code P1315 – Igniter Circuit Malfunction No. 4

The P1315 code is for the ignition coil No.4 and is set when there is no IGF signal to the ECM during engine operation.

Possible causes

– Faulty Ignition Coil No. 4
– Ignition Coil No. 4 harness is open or shorted
– Ignition Coil No. 4 circuit poor electrical connection
– Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)
Aug 242016

2003 Toyota 4 Runner LimitedReplacing xreas shock system on my 2003 Toyota 4 Runner Limited.
I am removing the xreas system and replacing with conventional shocks.
I have read a list of threads online and what I have found online is that people replace with Bilstein HD shocks 4600 Heavy duty or 5100 series.
Also, replacing front and rear springs with FJC brand. And replacing existing sway-bar bushings that are attached to shocking system mounts!

Are these the Products you recommend?


Blistein HD shocks seem to be the way to go when replacing the xreas shock system. However I like to replace the complete assembly when available. This makes the install quicker and complete. I recommend BILSTEIN 6112 Struts & Coils 46-227287 because they come Assembled & Ready for Installation. These are good for vehicles with 0 – 2.5″ lift.

Aug 082016

2009 Toyota CamryMy 2009 Toyota Camry LE completely shuts down when idling at a stoplight. Everything shuts down I am not able to use the emergency lights. Recently my radio will shut down and then start back up again. Please advise what it could be. There are no indicator lights on the panel, no check engine lights. Help.


This sounds like a loose electrical connection or poor connection. I would look at the connections at the battery first. If there is any signs of corrosion, clean the battery terminal ends.

battery corrosion

If your Toyota still has the original battery, I would recommend replacing it as it is now 7 years old.

Aug 032016

1994 Toyota 4 RunnerIt has a terrible vibration when pressing on the accelerator.


If this vibration does not occur when in neutral or park, then concentrate on the suspension and drivetrain components.

If occurs when in park or neutral, concentrate on the engine. If the check engine light is on, pull the codes and post them below in the comments. If the check engine light is not on, concentrate on the ignition components. What I do is pull each plug wire off one at a time with the engine running. When there is no change, I know this is the affected cylinder to concentrate on.

Run at the D position lock -up or 0/D gear and check for abnormal noise and vibration. HINT: The check for the cause of abnormal noise and vibration must be made with extreme care as it could also be due to loss of balance in the propeller shaft, differential, torque converter clutch, etc.


Use the table below to help you find the cause of the problem. The numbers indicate the priority of the likely cause of the problem. Check each part in order. If necessary, replace these parts.

Vibration troubleshooting 1994 Toyota 4 Runner

Jun 192016

1994 Toyota CamryI had my windshield replaced in my 1994 toyota camary xle 6 cyl. The windshield wiper motor also replaced, motor tested good now I have not working windshield wipers. The windshield wipers worked before having windshield replaced. Replaced windshield wiper motor and wipers still don’t work what could it be?


Check for battery voltage going tot he wiper motor. If battery power is getting to the motor, replace the motor. If no battery voltage is found, trace the wiring and repair as needed. It could be as simple as the wiper fuse(20A) being blown. Use the wiring diagram provided to help assist you.

windshield wiper motor 1994 Toyota Camry

Remove 2 nuts and 2 wiper arms.
(a) Disconnect the connector, then unfasten 4 bolts and remove the motor. (b) Disconnect the wiper link.

1994 Toyota Camry Windshield Wiper motor Wiring Diagram

Jun 082016

I removed signal switch to clean connectors cause right signal isn’t working.. Now my high beams won’t go off unless I unplug the signal switch??


Replace the signal switch and or double check your work.

Jun 072016


Periodically, my traction light, VSC, ABS, and BRAKE lights come on. No other lights. They go off quite often and will randomly come back on. 75,460 miles – no other issues, no weird noises, — just want to know what the issue is.


If the brake fluid level is low it may cause the lights to illuminate, check this first. If the level is low, make sure there are no leaks and replace the warn brake pads as needed. The brake system is a sealed system and should not require added fluid unless there is a leak. Once the fluid level is low, replacing the warn pads will bring the fluid level back up to full.

Most likely a failing speed sensor or the tires are spinning. An ABS code should be stored each time the lights illuminate. An ABS scan tool is required to extract the codes.