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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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2016-10-19 08' Highlander Sport 3.5L a/c problem:

There are no common issues that would cause this and I know of no common leaks on this model, you can inspect for leaks visually under the hood at the a/c fittings but the best way is to have an a/c tech

2016-10-10 Toyota Repair/1995 Camry Code 71:

You're getting this code because there is not enough egr gas circulation, this is most likely due to a clogged egr passage from the valve where to the throttle body opening, it may be a clogged egr valve

2016-10-09 Buying a Used 4Runner:

If it:  Has no major oil leaks  No excessive engine noise  transmission shift without slipping  Drives straight with no vibrations  No smoke from exhaust  No excessive noise when driving at all speeds

2016-10-05 Rear Axle Seal replacement:

Hello use the Toyota seal, the metal outer part will bottom out against the inner lip on the housing and give you the correct depth so it will go on the bearing retainer correctly. If there was an improvement

2016-09-28 Toyota Celica GTS Speedometer Problem.:

hello, I can only give you my opinion I can not diagnose the problem any further than what your mechanic has already done which was correct, it is an intermittent electrical issue no mechanical or it would


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