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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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Toyota technician since 1979,expert in electrical systems,OBD systems,engine repair, driveability problems,EFI systems,ASE certified,Toyota master technician.
Certified Hybrid Vehicle technician.


Toyota master technician, ASE certified in eight catagories, Hybrid vehicle certified. Toyota technical training: Engine Automatic transmission Manual transmission Drivetrain Electrical systems Brakes and chassis Air conditioning Engine performance and diagnostics Hybrid systems

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Recent Answers from Ted Ritter

2016-11-19 2007 Toyota Tacoma:

If for some reason there is a leak at the gaskets mating surface or the surface is damaged and the gasket can't seal properly it will burn out in a short time so be sure the two pipes fit together correctly

2016-11-16 No crank/no start after accident.:

Pull the starter relay out, turn the key on, there should be 12 volts to two of the terminals in the fuse box, can you confirm this. I may be able to forward a diagram to you but first let me know if there

2016-11-16 Camry transmission problem:

Hello, I assume that plug goes to the transmission neutral start switch, is this correct, if so you could swap the switch from the old transmission. Also check the transmission number on the VIN plate

2016-11-15 Repairs Myself?:

It has a timing belt, the recommended interval is every 90,000 miles, if it gets to the point where it's worn it may slip on the pulleys and this will cause a noticeable misfire and rough idle, they seldom

2016-11-15 No crank/no start after accident.:

hello, is it an automatic or manual transmission?


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