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motor surges really bad with the air conditioner on. It is really bad while driving that I have to turn ac off. Not quite as bad with just headlights on alone. could this be a alt. problem

It's difficult for it to rev. Why?

I recently had a diagnostic test because CEL, VSC, and 4WD/TRAC (Check Engine Light, Vehicle Stability Control, and 4-Wheel Drive/Traction Control lights went on. The code was P0138-I had the Bank 1 Sensor 2 replaced yet the lights above went back on in a day or 2.
I read that the problem may be a defective charcoal canister filter which costs about 1500.00 to repair. How can I determine what the real issue is before dishing out that much $$$. Will Toyota pay for those repairs if it is a defective canister filter?

Cruise control quit, then would not start next morning, jumped thought it was battery, lights shinning but not on, changed fuse, it started, would not engage out of park, no radio, wipers or break lights. Never had problem before. Just changed brake pads a week ago, should have no effect.

Driving home from work my wife had the car lose power and the mentioned lights came on. Now every time I start the car those lights come on and stay on. The engine is "sputtering" for lack of a better word. Please help?

Car was checked by a friend /mechanic he's not sure why the vsc/trac would come on. Codes are for the evap system can you shed some light on this problem

I nedd the third row seat

I had my front pads and rotars replaced by a mechanic friend in Oct 2014, now only 6 months later a well known auto repair place is telling me they put the wrong size on and they need to be replaced? I went to Autozone and they are telling me there is just one size available. Who's right?

My fan only works on the highest setting then stops

Cleaned the surrounding area and I am pretty sure it's one of the high pressure hose lines leaking power steering fluid.

After several resets by dealer & self and replacing spark plugs (not spark coils) still getting codes. Dealer only seeing misfire codes 1 cyl at a time; I am now getting the multiple random DTC and several individual. Engine very rough on cold starts & throwing misfire codes then. On cleared hot starts is fine until heavy load or high rpm acceleration, sometimes won't shift to 4th. Get 1 sec flash check engine and rough rpm. Since all cyl affected suspect fuel or vac leak. Vehicle has 108,000 miles. Have run fuel inj cleaner in one tank, now running dry-gas in another tank at dealer recommendation. Can't find reliable info on fuel filter replacement. Vacuum leak possible too? Getting no other DTC's. Thoughts?

pleas help to repair it or know which part maybe need to check .

this problem is worst with the air on , but is very noticeable at highway speeds as well as idle. but turn off fan swithch and its ok


Also, will I absolutely need to replace engine mounts as a part of this repair? How much should I expect to pay for this?

It appears that I need a heater core replacement.
The description of the symptoms are spot on for my car.
Toyota has quoted me about $2,000.
My car is 19 year old, but I can't afford to replace it, yet. Any useful information will be appreciated.

About 4-5 months ago I was driving my rav4 when I heard some squealing and grinding noises from under the hood I was told that its probably the cam belt needing replaced,I can't remember right off hand but I think it has 160-180,000 on the engine,I've been keeping it maintained regularly this is an issue that concerns me so after I heard the noises I stopped driving the vehicle and its been sitting ever since.I haven't had the means or way of fixing it,due to lack of hours at work. Any advice or concerns would be greatly appreciated

Hi, six months ago I purchased this car cheap cause of seized engine, so we did an engine swap of another used 3s( it was in pretty good condition, compression 175, sealed), but since that the check engine light is on, the code is p0401, so I put a brand new vsv, egr modulator and egr valve(non oem), then I cleaned with carb cleaner, cleaned the lines and checked them to be connected as supposed, and the problems is still there. As I changed those and the light keep coming, I decided to take it to the mechanic, I took it like 5 times to the first mechanic and he never could fix it, neither the second, the second one seemed to know more, but he couldnt, this one also tried cleaning the throtle body, the intake manifold.
One thing he told me is that the egr valve when you push it, the engine should start stalling, but it doesnt.