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    1994 Toyota Tercel Brake lights are not working!!

    1994 Toyota Tercel 4dr 120k miles Auto. This car was bought recently by my friend and she got a ticket for not having working stop lights. Yesterday I went and check and no brake or 3rd light is working when you depress the brake pedal. I check the bulbs and looks fine, checked the brake light...
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    2001 Vw Beetle CEL is off but the codes still in the system??

    2001 VW Beetle Auto 65k miles. Today after changing the Mass Sensor and after 20 miles of driving. While I was driving the Check Engine Light went off. So I stopped the car and used the Obd2 scanner and it shows no codes but when I use the function to read codes. The codes can still be read. Is...
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    2001 Vw Beetle codes Po455 and Po171??

    2001 Vw Beetle 65k miles. I thought I got rid of all codes and the car passed with clean emmision flying colors part of the smog check but it falied the monitors which had to be cut down to only 1 monitor so the attendant told me to drive the car on the freeway to activate the monitors. And...
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    2001 Vw Beetle I got rid of all my obd2 codes yet the car will not pass the Smog

    2001 Vw Beetle 65k miles. I got rid of all my obd2 codes and took it for smog test and the car has clean exhaust yet they check the monitors when the car is off and it won't pass because the Obd2 monitor is not ready. |!!| (|0|) The catalyst monitor and the Evap monitors are not ready. After...
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    2001 Vw Beetle Oxygen sensor replacement??

    2001 Vw Beetle 2.0 O2 sensor. The part number for this car is #17085 or #17351 Bosch with 5 wires and I have a #17014 Bosch with same connectors and 5 wires laying around. Can I replace my bad sensor with the #17014 Bosch or its not a good idea. Any feedback will be highly appreciated...
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    2001 Vw Beetle now I keep getting code PO171??

    2001 Vw Beetle 65k miles. I keep getting code PO171. I can't seem to find vacuum leaks , I've heard that if you have a cracked oil dipstick funnel tube you will trigger this code but I am not so sure. I have to check mine because this plastic thing don't last too long. Any ideas will be highly...
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    2001 Vw Beetle , I keep getting code po103 I can't get rid off!!

    2001 Vw Beetle Auto,65kmiles. I have replaced the fuel pressure regulator, air filter, plugs, new maf sensor, a broken vacuum hose. I still keep getting the code Po103 with the check engine light on. After I erase the code will come back in one day. |!!| I'll try to clean the throttle body and...
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    95 Geo Prizm TPS adjustment??

    95 Geo Prizm 185k miles. When I had problems with my timing pointer I unscrewed my Tps thinking the I could change my timing but now I know this is wrong because I got wrong information before. But now I know my Tps adjustment is off because I didn't mark the Tps to the bracket. Is there a way...
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    95 Geo Prizm ignition timing issue??

    95 Geo Prizm 1.6 engine 4 door sedan Auto 185k miles. I know my cylinder number one is the one close where my timing belt is located and if you are standing in front of your car is on the left. So when I am connecting the timing light sensor I will connect it to cylinder one but when I point...
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    2004 Toyota Sienna Brake calipers hardly move and rotors worn uneven??

    2004 Toyota Sienna Auto v6 121k miles. I replace the brakes and rotors 2 years ago and I had to replace the disk brake rotors again because the uneven wear it made the car vibrate a lot when applying the brakes at higher speeds. When I replace the disk brakes I notice that the calipers hardly...
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    1995 Geo Prizm Ignition Timing pointer was moved!!

    95 Geo Prizm 4dr Sedan Auto 190k miles. I was checking my ignition timing so I can bring my car for smog test. The car is running just fine the way it is. But when I check the timing it was off like by 20 degrees. I didn't adjust the timing since last smog check 2 years ago. But it hasn't...
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    1999 Toyota 4runner did not pass the Smog Check test because of CEL on????

    99 Toyota 4Runner 27k miles. My friend took his truck for the Smog Annual Test and it failed because of the check engine light. Every thing else passed with flying colors. The weird thing is that they didn't give no codes on where it failed. They only marked the Cel light as failed on the...
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    2005 Vw Jetta 1.8 Turbo unable to pull the motor mount to pull the timing belt??

    2005 Vw Jetta 1.8Turbo. I am trying to replace the timing belt but in order to do it I have to take out the motor mount. So I took out the motor mount but the motor mount bracket is the one that won't come out and is on the way to access the timing belt. The bracket is already unbolted but it...
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    1995 Geo Prizm 4dr auto, problem with my spark plug ignition wires??

    95 Geo Prizm 188k 4dr auto, I bought new aftermarket ignition wires recently and all of sudden when driving the car starts missing and loosing power, sometimes it felt like the transmission slipping gears. Then when I open the hood I found that 1 or 2 of the ignition wires connections to the...
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    2004 Toyota Sienna the van keeps cutting out, how can I adjust the Rpm?

    2004 Toyota Sienna Auto trans 100k miles. If you start the van from cold it keeps cutting out and the rpm stays at 500Rpm or less. This happened all of a sudden, before it was fine. Is there any screw to adjust the rpm or maybe something wrong with the van. Any ideas will be highly...
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    1997 toyota tercel, cLutch slave cylinder or clutch master cylinder is bad?

    97 Toyota tercel 5sp 150k miles. I just replaced a brand new clutch slave cylinder and a new clutch master cylinder less than 2 months ago and now it seems that the original problem came back. Its very hard to shift unless you pump the clutch pedal several times. I did try to bleed the...
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    1997 Toyota Tercel unable to open the hood with a broken hood cable?

    1997 Toyota Tercel 2dr sedan 159k miles. While trying to help my cousin to give her a battery jump start. I pulled the hood cable release and the cable broke off from the hood side. I have no idea on how to open the hood or try to change a new cable. I don't really want to destroy my grille...
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    2003 toyota corolla 200k no start, no crank??

    2003 toyota corolla auto trans 200k no start, no crank?? The car all of a sudden won't start any more. The problem developed slowly. It was starting all the time, then in the morning you will start the car drive for a while then you will park for 20 or 30 minutes and when you came back the car...
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    Unable to replace the clutch master cylinder on a 1997 Toyota Tercel???

    1997 Toyota Tercel 2dr sedan 5 speed 150k miles. I just bought this car about 2 weeks ago and I had problems to put it on gear unless I pump the clutch pedal a couple of times. I did replace the Clutch slave cylinder and it help with this problem but I decided to change the Master cylinder as...
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    1997 toyota tercel my front door is sagging and needs hinges?

    1997 Toyota tercel coupe 2 dr 149kmiles. I need hinges for my front sagging door and it looks like is very hard to find in the auto parts store ???. I haven't gone to the dealer. I was wondering if I can just change the hinges pins. Any ideas will be highly appreciated, thanks Joe
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