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Ted Ritter

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I have more than 28 years experience as toyota technician, I will be able to answer most questions related to the Toyota product line up to the present year models,I am located in the US but welcome questions from other regions of the world. When asking a question please provide specific information: year,model, engine,transmission information. Provide as much information as possible including a brief repair history if possible. I have been a volunteer here for more ten years an have answered over 16,000 questions helping Toyota owners with their problems and save thousands of dollars without any compensation, some of my answers are published on many other websites including google and various automotive forums. DONATIONS ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED, IF YOU HAVE RECIEVED HELPFUL INFORMATION PLEASE MAKE A DONATION. AS OF TODAY (JULY 22, 2014) ALL REQUESTED GRAPHICS, ILLUSTRATIONS, DIAGRAMS, PHOTOS, WILL REQUIRE THE MINUMUM DONATION UP FRONT.

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2014-10-15 abnormal noise from differential:

Looking at the service bulletin the time allowed by the factory is 7.1 hours to complete this operation, the dealers almost never use "warranty time" for customer pay work, so it will be more like 12 hours

2014-10-15 95 toyota lite ace:

That vacuum unit is designed to hold the throttle plate open a little after the engine is shut off and there is no vacuum, as soon as the engine is running vacuum is applied and the diaphragm is pulled

2014-10-13 92 Corolla noise:

Thanks for the update  Unfortunately any bearings inside the transmission require transmission removal and disassembly, the differential bearings/gears can be replaced without completely taken the transmission

2014-10-12 2001 Chevy Prizm 5-speed manual transmission bearing(s):

Hello,   If you only hear the noise when going over bumpy roads and not while driving on smooth roads the problem is in the suspension and not the transmission, bearings make noise all the time and usually

2014-10-11 Jerking/missing at 80km/h:

I'm not too familiar with this model or what engine it has, some later models do not have a distributor, they have a coil for each cylinder and these sometimes cause problems, if it has a distributor try

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