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Hi I had a intermittent loss of power started happening on a trip. It wasn't misfiring just would lose power then come back on. Two days later it was still happening I went down a bump road and it he ret of the journey 200 km it was fine. Yesterday it just died whilst driving along. Advised to change the fuel pump which I did. It will turn over but not fire. There was a wire which was attached to the metal cover on the top of the engine , the over end not attached to anything - it looks like it may have been attached to the -Ve battery connector - is that an earth strap , could it have been cause of the problem, shorting on the chassis perhaps and now buffered the alternator ?

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I have removed the mechanical components of the a/c system

I have removed the mechanical components of the a/c system on my 1987 Toyota celica. Is there any electrical modifications I need to do also

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Pete Last night the add engine oil, battery and drain water

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I have a 2004 toyota avensis 1.8 just to-day vsc and trc off

i have a 2004 toyota avensis 1.8 just to-day vsc and trc off have appeared on my dashboard also a diagram of an engine .As it is the 3oth of december i cannot contact my garage,can i continue to drive and how serious is it . My car is due for service in january JeffAssistant: How many miles are on the car? How has the car been handling lately?Customer: 135000 miles no problems handling to-dateAssistant: What is the model of your '04 Toyota?Customer: 1.8 terra salonAssistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: no i havent tried anythingAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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We have a RAV4 2,0 D4-D, 2005. Bought secondhand a couple of

Hi. We have a RAV4 2,0 D4-D, 2005. Bought secondhand a couple of years ago (we are Brits living abroad). Around 8 months ago we started having problems starting the car. It would turn over for a while before starting (but we quickly eliminated battery or starter motor issues with our mechanic at the time). Then the car got even harder to start through summer, and on a few occasions started cutting out completely during a journey when the engine was hot and had been running for some time. Our mechanic tried many solutions including changing two fuel gauge sensors, changing the alternator, changing braking sensors on the engine head (not sure if that is correct, I am translating this from his report), running diagnostics while the engine was hot etc. We searched several UK forums and realised that this problem seems to affect many RAV4s of this age and model. There were many suggestions and ideas but no-one seemed to have conclusive answers. Even the official Toyota dealership here in this country just shrugged their shoulders at the problem. Our mehanic is tearing his hair out and we don't drive the car because it is so unreliable. You can drive it for a week and it will be fine and then it will suddenly stop in the middle of the road and you can't start it for 15-20 mins until the engine is cool, causing traffic chaos. If you have any experience of this we would appreciate advice. I should add that in desperation we have now also changed the starter motor (same problem still happening), moved to a high volt battery as suggested by someone, and also had a new clutch (surely unrelated to this issue but anyway it was needed!). Reluctant to put any more money into trying to fix the issue since we don't know what to try next.Assistant: Have you changed a battery before?Customer: yesAssistant: What year is your RAV4?Customer: 2005Assistant: Are you fixing your RAV4 yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: No, mechanic is fixing it - problem is described above along with all our fix attempts so far.Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no, thanks, ***** ***** info is given above great thanks

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I have ano Easytronic Aygo (2013) model & bought it in 2014.

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Toyota rav 4. 87000 mls for sale 3495. looks well hardly any

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Greg re: fj cruiser 2013 I just purchased the fox shocks 2.5

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