Toyota Cars & Trucks - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Shocks or struts?
I have 161,000 on my 00 Runner. Have had the shocks/struts changed TWICE.... (thats cause I have FUN with mine over the years) Personally, I would go with what the dealership says, then just replicate that at a good shop for cheaper price.
2 days ago
I have a 1998 Toyota Sienna and the Ignition wont turn, EDIT: the steering wheel we were able to lock it.... ??? help please ;)
Your minivan may need a new ignition lock cylinder. Before going too far. Do you have more than one key? If the key/s don't work try spraying WD-40 or a similar penetrating oil into the key cylinder. Toyota uses Half Tumblers which can hang up when they get old or worn. This works most of the time and is worth trying. Be patient, this will take some time to work the fluid into the tumblers. After spraying into the cylinder take the ignition key and slide it in and out of the cylinder normal and listen for clicking. At first you may hear nothing. If that is the case then the tumblers are stuck. Continue to move the key in and out at normal speed 12 times and try to turn the key to RUN. If the key still doesn't work. Remove the key and spray more fluid. Like I said, Patients. You may need to repeat this procedure six or more times. At some point you should hear the tumbles clicking. Side note: Try no to go too crazy with the oil. If you put too much oil into lock cylinder it may leak out behind the dash and leak onto your carpet. Also when you remove the key it should be covered with a black oily film. This is normal and temporary. It is from years of use and is combination of old aluminum and metal dust. Place an old Tee shirt, towel or rags down onto the floor to protect the carpet and have a towel, napkin or rag available to wipe the key off as needed. Any questions please feel free to write back. Good luck.
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on Dec 08, 2019
My Toyota hiace 2002 ignition 20 amp fuse keep blowing
Was the van in for repairs recently? Have you looked around the engine compartment at all? There are several harnesses that wrap around the engine. It's possible one of them is soaked with oil (or not) and has shorted against the block. You don't want to waist too many fuses trying to find the short. I recommend a short finder tool to locate the source. If you don't have this tool a test light will work but it will take longer. Clamp the light's lead to battery power and connect the probing side to the fuse terminal (leading to the short). Wiggle each section of each harness until you see the test light flicker of go out. This should help put you in the right direct or the source. Let me know if this helped or if there is anything else. Good luck.
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on Dec 06, 2019
Main /con rod torque
Here are the torque specs you requested:
MAIN BRG CAPS= 29FT/LBS THEN TIGHTEN AN ADDITIONAL 90 DEGREES in sequence(two step process)
ROD BEARING CAPS= 18 FT/LBS
CYLINDER HEAD BOLTS= 29FT/LBS + 90 degrees + another 90 degrees in sequence from the center out ward, (3 step process).
Please let me know if you have any questions
on Dec 05, 2019
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