Toyota Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Toyota

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Toyota Problems

Problem With Door Mechanism in Electric Sliding Doors

Models with electric sliding doors can develop problems with the door mechanism. The cable in the door becomes frayed, which will damage the electric motor.

Worn Shift Bushings Will Cause Manual Transmission to Pop Out of Gear

On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.

Power Steering Leak From Pump and/or Hose

The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks, particularly in the V6 models.

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Toyota Questions

Replace radiator or just upper hose? (1 answer)

Brought car in for coolant dashboard light warning. Toyota dealer diagnosed "Radiator leaking from upper outlet hose. Radiator will need to be replaced." Does the whole radiator need to be replaced or possibly just the upper hose? Seems like the cost difference could be +/- $200.

i need to know what the 3 fuse box on the positive cable is for (1 answer)

fuse box on positive battery cable what is it for and do i need it to have my car started

Is there a fusible link or sensor that might completely shut down electrical sys (1 answer)

Tried to jump it and no lights or nothing working can't even get it out of park. Battery light came on before it was turned off

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Toyota Recalls

Rear Suspension Arms Loosen And Fail

The rear tie rod adjusting lock nuts may not have been properly tightened after servicing. The rear arms may loosen and fail as a result. Dealers will replace both rear suspension arms and encapsulate the lock nuts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Side Curtain Air Bag Inflators Eject Into The Passenger Compartment

The side curtain air bag inflators may crack and fracture. Dealers will install retention brackets to the curtain shield bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

Load Rating Label Inaccurate After Accessory Installation

The vehicle certification label may have the incorrect load carrying capacity listed on it. Toyota will provide owners with a corrected label, and dealers will aid in installation if necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Toyota Reviews

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____ + I own a 1997 Toyota corolla CE (Classic Edition) with 147,000miles. I am the Second Owner of this vehicle. Color is Beige. It runs with a 1.6L (4A-FE) Engine and transfers the power to the wheels on a 5 speed manual (C50) transmission with synchronizers. ____ + The Drivetrain is awesome on this vehicle, but the cv joints are leaking grease which makes me believ...

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