Question Answered: battery light comes on when undercarriage get wet
September 17, 2010, 10:42 AM
Make sure your splash guard is installed under the engine and the belt tensioner works correctly. When the water hits the belt it could slips therefor the pulley won't turn with the correct tension.
Question Answered: Transmission Shifting Hard
September 17, 2010, 09:28 AM
You need to take it to a qualified repair shop and get a computer diagnostic.
Question Answered: po700 code in a acura tl
September 17, 2010, 09:12 AM
It's a generic transmission fault. I bet there is an other -more specific- code also in the system. I don't think I have ever seen the P0700 code by itself.
Anyway, when you fix the other P07XX code, the P0700 will disappear.
Question Answered: lean code. now little to no acceleration with sputtering/ hesitation
September 17, 2010, 09:07 AM
Start with the basics first. Compression and fuel pressure are confirmed and good?
No intake leaks at all?
Resistance on MAF and MAP doesn't mean the sensing element actually working. Can you see live data through ECM? When you disconnect the MAF it works better?
When you reset the ECM it works perfectly until code returns?
What about O2 sensor readings? Can you check the wave form of it?
Question Answered: Water intrusion from heavy rain
September 17, 2010, 09:00 AM
Usually there is a solution - it might not an easy one though. Could you be more specific about the location of the leak?
Is it leaking at the sunroof, windshield, door's weather strips?
Question Answered: why does my f
September 17, 2010, 05:33 AM
It would be good to test drive it and feel what's going on exactly, but here:
I assume your rims are good and tires are balanced.
How about front shock absorbers, upper and lower control arms and steering shock?
Question Answered: Timing belt and water pump replacement
September 17, 2010, 05:28 AM
You should replace ALL THE TIMING components (idler pulley, tensioner and even crank and cam seals) not just the belt and water pump.
The failure of the above parts can cause serious timing / engine problems.
Problem Reported: Internal Transfer Case Problem on the 4WD models
February 27, 2011, 05:22 PM
An abnormal noise may develop from the transfer case. At this time parts are not available to repair internal damage to this type of transfer case, replacement is the only option. It is not uncommon for irregular tire wear to cause a similar noise. Diagnoses should be performed to confirm the actual cause of the driveline noise. Tire noise can be reduced by rotating the tires at least every 5000 miles.
Car Review: 2005 Toyota 4Runner
September 14, 2010, 08:26 PM
I bought tis car new and ever since she served the family well.
I had to wait for it an extra 3 weeks, because I wanted one without the sunroof and leather/electrical seat.
I'm a tech, so I take care of all the maintenance or repair and the car gets all the best - OE or better parts.
Beside the reg. services I replaced the following:
-all tires @ 40K
-front brakes @ 50K
-A/C evaporator @ 55K (that's the reason for 3 stars on the A/C system)
The only thing I miss is an MP3 capable CD player and a switch for the traction control. There are some off-road situations when it would be better off. Overall - it's a great car, I'd buy one again.