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Is it is still important to have my child seat inspected?
recently my alternator gave out on me . the mechanic that replaced it told me that it was a rebuilt alternator. he installed it and gave me a price of 245.00. he said it would carry a warranty of 1 year.at that point i told him i would have to give him half now ,and half next week.when i went to pick up the car he changed the warranty to six months . can ...
I have a code 72 from the pcm and the mechanic told me he doesn
What is the right price for a new car? What amount off sticker? How much to trust "invoice" prices?
I have a 1998 Toyota Forerunner. It runs perfectly. It
Dear Patty, I just leased a 06 4 Runner in the end of March 07...I traded in my Sienna thinking it would get great gas mileage like my Sienna. I was not smart and bought the car then found out it is a gas hog! I have a 3 yr. lease, pymts almost $500 mth. for 3 yrs. and I put $15,000 down.
HELP!!! Can I get out of my mess I got myself into without losing $$$
Hello. My name is Hildegaard and I own a 1998 Toyota Rav4-L. In December 2007 I was broadsided by a driver who ran a red light. The insurance deemed the car fixable. I am not so sure. The front tire had to be replaced along with the tie rod and spindle hub. Now the car makes a strange noise (ticking sound) when breaking. My question: although I expected new ...
I would really appreciate some help deciding which type of car would I be better off buying this year. I am in sales and drive between 70 to 100 miles a day and about 25,000 miles a year. It is probably a 60/40 split highway to city. I usually buy a slightly used car with low miles so I don't "take the hit" on a new car and keep a car 8 to 10 years. I would ...
What exactly do they service at 30000 miles and how much does a 30k maintenance service cost? barring that everything is good.
What would cause a left drive axle in a 95 Toyota Corolla to break? My mechanic says he has never seen one do that before. $225 worth of repair bill, but no explanation of why. What would the risks of driving with a broken axle in the CV be? I drove on it for two months before it was correctly diagnosed. The dealer had said it was "a bent tie bar or a flap ...
Help! My 95 Toyota Corolla just required a new left drive axle for $220 last month but the engine still runs rough. The mechanic (who I trust) put industrial strength fuel cleaner (90%) in to smooth out the engine and it ran like a top for about a month or so.
After a new tank of gas from Krogers, last Thursday at midnight while driving home in dry ...
This is a follow-up to a question I posted a couple of months ago. I am the original owner of a 95 Toyota Camry LE with only 45,000 miles on it. In the last six months or so (and perhaps coincidentally, right after I'd had the timing belt replaced), it has started doing a weird thing. Around town and on short hops on the freeway, it runs fine. But when I ...
Why would the truck grab (and make grinding noise) when hits a bump or in reverse?
My step mom works at a salvage yard and when cars come in, employees siphon out the gas, filter it, and take it home. My dad and step mom use the gas and say it is perfectly fine. I am very skeptical on putting the gas in my car...is this gas okay to use?
I have a 1990 Toyota 4Runner with about 75,000 miles. It's in perfectly good shape but with gas prices as they are (and living in the city), it just no longer makes sense to own it. Does it make sense to try to sell it? If so, how? If not, then what?
My little Betty will not down shift or up shift from 1st to 2nd anymore.
I have to do it, but after I drive for about 20 mile it is fine. What could be the problem?
I just bought a 2008 Toyota 4 Runner, would you recommend buying the maintenance warranty and extended protection warranty?
I recently got a tune-up and noticed that the timing of the gear was a little off. It was a little strange at first but then it disappeared. A few weeks later, I was driving and I noticed that when I pushed on the accelerator the engine roared like it was on neutral (with the accelerator being pushed down) and the gear had a hard time shifting. It ...
Hi there: My window wiper blades work but do not shoot any fluid out. What could be the problem and where should I go to get the problem fixed?
I have a new care lease and want out of my contract due to financial hardship. What are my options please.
How is Toyota rav4 4x4 performance record in winter weather driving ?
Where is the location of my data linking connector on my 1996 Toyota 4-Runner, automatic transmission, 4 cyl.?
There this guy in my school and i have a crush on him. I see him everyday in the hallway. But he noticed me. But until a few days ago he stared at me two times. What does it mean?
replaced battery car won*t smog because of OBD test. What should I do?
Hi. How much should I be paying for installation of new water pump, timing belt, idler and three seals?
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What is best way to shop for auto repairs?
Can you recommend any shops?
What if service garage says Will not give quotes on phone, only do diagnostic and take it from there. What is a decent diagnostic fee?
My a/c is blowinng hot air and it was just serviced
Hi,I was in a car accident with my 2003 camry on thanksgiving.Tried to avoid hitting the driver ahead of me when he suddenly stopped on the freeway, and instead lost control and hit another car.I have not been told yet if the car will be totaled, but with both air bags out and the front badly damaged, I think that it will be.I just wanted to know the kind ...
What is better a Honda pilot or Toyota 4runner?
What is the Florida sales tax if buying a used car from a dealer?
NO PROBLEMS - LOVE THIS VEHICLE!Original owner *98 4Runner, 4WD, 4 cylinder, 111,000 miles, Very clean, serviced regularly at dealer for first 10 years, now looking elsewhere (felt I was getting ripped off at dealer - too expensive, and charging for things I didn*t think I needed) - original clutch, original brakes. New tires. New exhaust system (catalytic ...
Are hybrid vehicles worth the extra cost?
Today while driving down the road, my 99 4 runner made a strange noise and then began to smell and put off a smoke or steam..not sure. Obviously I pulled over and turned off the vehicle. There was fluid leaking from underneath. When starting back up...it made a very noticeable noise while running..maybe knocking like. Any ideas on what this could be?
NO PROBLEMS - LOVE THIS VEHICLE!Just want some advice: Original owner, *98 4Runner, 4WD, 4 cylinder, 111,000 miles, Very clean, serviced regularly at dealer for first 10 years, now looking elsewhere (felt I was getting ripped off at dealer - too expensive, and charging for things I didn*t think I needed) - still have original clutch, original brakes. New ...
I have a very tiny crack in the paint of my car and it is starting to rust. What is the cheapest thing I can do to prevent it from spreading and rusting further?
I am getting 4 new tires installed and my car and the majority of parts guys I have spoken with have told me that I only need them balanced and mounted and that an alignment was not necessary. I have always had new tires aligned and was told how bad it was not to have them aligned. My current tires have worn evenly and I have never had issues with them, so ...
Yesterday, I made a sharp turn into a parking spot. Immediately smelled a strong odor like wire burning, kids said it smelled like a sharpie pen. When I backed up to drive away, the low gas light was flashing (I have full tank of gas), gas needle was down to empty.I took a chance and drove home (about 10 miles). Any ideas? I am wondering if it is safe to ...
Two weeks after my car repair(new idle control valve,tune-up, gas/oil filters)I noticed an unusual RPM like my car is going to stall. Luckily my car kept running smoothly. Any ideas as to what might cause this?
I am getting a code P1135 - Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1) on my 2001 Toyota Highlander V6. How much can I expect to pay for this repair? Thanks!!
I have a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner and it has 162K miles on it. It is in great condition and I have done little repair on it. My mechanic has recommended a transmission fluid flush and power steering fluid flush (or change maybe. Are these necessary? I was told by someone these are closed systems and not exactly necessary procedures.
Hi- The windshield on my Toyota 4Runner seems to catch every bug around. Is it because of the angle of the windshield, and would a bug guard be the answer? I've had 4X4s before and never had this problem. Also, the washer fluid doesn't seem to work very well. Could I just need new blades?
would a faulty altrenater make the check engine light come on in this model 4runner
just bought a car which only had 35.000 miles on it and is in great shape, but when I take off from start it has a hesition, not like its not getting gas, but maybe the transmission? The car has a ton of power, shifts fine thru gears, it's just 1st and second gear feels different from my highlander. Are there any transmission concers with a Toyota 4 ...
I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner. Suddenly it will not move in reverse and engine will die in drive.
depending on oil how often should i change my oil & filter?
The Toyota dealer is saying my catalytic converter needs replaced...for the cost of $1600. I have 157,000 miles on my SUV and I'm wondering if it's worth the repair?
Also, they mentioned I could just have "one side" replaced...what the heck does that mean??
When it rains and when I go to the car wash, there is a strange odour in the cab. Smells like urin. How can I find where it's coming from, or maybe there is a leak?
Whenever I'm driving my traction control light comes on. Sometimes it comes on and flickers for 2 minutes and sometimes it comes on and stays on for 4 minutes while driving. And other times it comes on sporadically. Does anyone know what might be the cause of this?
What should I expect to pay for a new alternator.
I changed my steering rack and later did alignment. The mechanic opened the steering cover where the horn switch is to finally correct the alignment.
after some time I realized that it was becoming very difficult to start my car any time I wanted to start it. Now the car cannot start at all. If you put the key in and turn, it will unlock the steer but the ...
i replaced my fuel pump and checked all the fuses but my engine still will not start, although it will yurn over. do you think its the spark plugs or what? there is a line running to the gas tank but not one for the purge. please help, my mind is boggled!!!!
CEL light came on 3rd week of Dec-2012. Light stayed on. Car was parked for 1 1/2 I was out on vacation. When I came back on April 17th, battery dead, went to get a new one at Toy dealer. A month later the car lost power. Took it to a mechanic kept on giving code P0171..mechanic have checked and installed new or used parts: MAF, fuel injectors, fuel ...
My Toyota 4Runner needs new tires. What is a good all season tire?
I drive a 2013 Toyota 4runner and I want a new Camry LE under $26000.
Where is the best place to purchase car?
My 2004 Toyota 4runner is giving a break light, buzzer notice and ABS light on it does not seem to have breaks. Checked break fluid and its full when I pump breaks it does have pressure .. And of course we are out of town any help would be great!
I changed out the alternator and battery on my Toyota 4Runner and now my radio will not work, any ideas???
My 1987 Toyota 4Runner has a wacking noise (for lack of a better description!) from (it sounds like) the left front end, that starts at about 40 mph and increases as the vehicle speeds up. I've checked for something wrapped up in the drive shaft and axles, but can't find anything...help!
Water leaking from 1987 4 runner toyota
CUSTOMER ASKED ME TO LUBRICATE AND OR SERVICE THE ALL WHEEL DRIVE. WHAT DOES HE MEAN?
I have been losing brake fluid lately. Today while driving down the highway I started hearing all kinds of noise coming from the rear driver side tire. I pulled over and smoke was coming out from behind the rear wheel. The smoke was only coming out of a little spot where it looks like a rubber oval shape thing is missing. Could my rear brake pads on the ...
My girlfriend has a 2002 Toyota 4Runner that has the 3400 engine in it. She had the timing belt replaced got the car back and it is running like crap -- got fluids leaking all over the place went to change the drive belt and the original size belts for the 3400 would not fit but found out that the belts for the 3.0 would. very strange how can I find out if ...
I have a 2008 4Runner SR5 V6. I need to flush my cooling system. Does anyone know if I am supposed to use the red or pink coolant? Also, about how much do I need (I'm trying to decide if I need to order two containers)?
I found some Pentofrost pink coolant on Amazon. Can I use that or is it imperative I use Toyota-brand coolant?
My Toyota 4Runner vehicle stalled on freeway in traffic but soon after I was able to drive it again. The AT/Tem light came on two days ago after a trip to and from an elevation of 2000 feet and about 80 miles. Later I check the tran oil, and it was black. I have owned it more than 8 years and 125,000 miles and have not had any service on the ...