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Ted Ritter

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returns 12/31/2017

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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Vic01/28/17101010Learned something new. Thank you so much .....
don01/13/17101010THE best! thanx, Ted

Recent Answers from Ted Ritter

2017-02-21 Rear Differential:

Hello, I wouldn't worry about that brake drum weight unless you're going to go over 100 mph on a regular basis you won't miss it. As for the differential if the only thing is that you're concerned about

2017-02-08 2005 Corolla toyota:

Hello, I have a hard time believing that the fuel pump just went out, I've worked at Toyota dealers for over thirty years and I know how they sometimes try to cover up their mistakes, unless you have already

2017-02-05 2008 4runner Automatic Transmission Shudder:

Hello, the first thing is always to check the transmission fluid, if this is a "saealed" transmission that has no dipstick, you'll need to follow the factory manual procedure to check it or consult a Toyota

2017-01-31 vacuum reading:

The timing chains should last the life of the engine so I don't believe that to be the problem unless it wa replaced for some reason before you bought it and not installed correctly, the tensioner is controlled

2017-01-31 vacuum reading:

Hello, check the timing belt.


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