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    How to remove electrical connector from brake light switch_1987 Toyota Camry

    I am trying to remove the electrical connector plugged into the brake light switch. 1) The brake light switch and electrical connector for the 1987 Camry are located at the top of the brake pedal arm. 2) Blocking my view is the steering assembly (steering wheel column and supporting...
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    1987 Toyota Camry brake light switch cushion (or plug)

    Guys, This, for you, is an ez question. I found out the hard way that my brake lights were staying on; the brake light switch malfunctioned because the cushion( small rubber plug) had deteriorated and fallen in pieces to the floor. I bought a new cushion at the dealer (very cheap). After...
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    2002 Toyota Highlander transmission fluid

    EZ question. In the past I have always used trans fluid Type T-IV purchased from Toyota dealer currently $6.99/qt(with my 10% disc $6.29). However Walmart has "Castrol Transmax Import Multi-vehicle" trans fluid $5.78/qt. The front of bottle lists Toyota and the back lists it is suitable for...
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    2002 Toyota Highlander_Transmission Fluid Leak

    My 2002 Toyota Highlander is leaking transmission fluid. V6, 3.0 engine, appx 160,000 miles. Key points: 1) First noticed transmission fluid on garage floor 11/28. Appx 6 inches across. 2) When my wife arrived home with the vehicle I checked the transmission fluid level with dip stick and it...
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    2002 Toyota Highlander Brake Light

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Highlander YEAR:2002 MILES:142,000 ENGINE:v6 DESCRIBE ISSUE....Last year early 2016 the rear brake light, passenger side, would not work on my Highlander. (Note the driver side brake light works good.) If I disconnected the...
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    Toyota Highlander_Trouble code P1135

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Highlander YEAR:2002 MILES:130,000 ENGINE:v6 DESCRIBE ISSUE....The Highlander failed the state emissions test. According to technician the trouble code is P1135. What is the likely cause? Thanks.
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    Totyota Highlander Check Engine and VSC Light

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Highlander YEAR:2002 MILES:130,000 ENGINE:v6 DESCRIBE ISSUE..... Couple years ago after checking the air filter, the VSC and Check Engine Light were coming on, and BatAuto member Jim Fairbanks correctly diagnosed the problem...
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    2002 Highlander VSC Light and Check Engine Light

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Highlander YEAR:2002 MILES:130,000 ENGINE:V6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Couple years ago the VSC and Check Engine Light were coming on and BatAuto member Jim Fairbanks correctly diagnosed the problem as a loose vacuum hose. So I...
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    2002 Toyota Highlander (1) Air Conditioner not working and (2) VSC Light somes on

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Highlander YEAR:2002 MILES:125000 ENGINE:6 cylinder DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Some times when I open the upper air filter housing I will accidentally disconnect a vacuum hose. I did not this unknowingly years ago and afterwards the VSC...
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    2002 Highlander rear center high mounted brake light(also called third brake light)

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Highlander YEAR:2002 MILES:130000 ENGINE:v6 DESCRIBE ISSUE....The rear center brake light on my Highlander stopped working, so I assume it's the bulb. So I removed the interior trim piece, disconnected the electrical connector...
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    2002 Toyota Highlander Brake Light

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Highlander YEAR:2002 MILES:125000 ENGINE:6 cylinder DESCRIBE ISSUE....Previously replaced the rear passenger side brake/tail light bulb. Initially I thought the problem was the bulb holder with all the wires running to it but...
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    2001 Toyota Camry-Brake Warning Light

    My neighbor has a 2001 Camry LE. At first the brake warning light came on occasionally, but now the light stays on constantly after you start the engine. (1)The car starts fine, (2) the brake fluid level is fine and (3) the emergency brake is off. I checked my Toyota service manual and found...
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    88 Camry-Timing Belt Replacement

    A couple of weeks ago my 88 Camry stopped suddenly while driving. A few days after getting the car home I removed a couple of bolts from the timing belt cover and peeked inside and saw the top of the cam sprocket, but no timing belt visible. Apparently the belt broke and is at the bottom of the...
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    88 Toyota Camry runs rough and now stalls. Message for Paul, Jim Fairbanks and N

    Guys, Please pardon the delay in getting back to you about my car stalling problem, originally posted back in September 2012. Paul you were right! I cleaned the throttle body with throttle body cleaner and an old tooth brush and afterwards the car runs good. So thanks Paul, but also thanks to...
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    88 Toyota Camry-runs rough and now stalls

    88 Toyota Camry, 4cylinder, 5 speed, appx. 218,000 miles, 1) About 10,000 miles ago the engine started to run rough and hesitate at acelleration. Examined at a repair shop and they recommended tune up (1) distributor cap+wires (2) spark plugs and (3) ignition coil. 2) I found an old distributor...
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    88 Toyota Camry-Badly rusted exhaust bolts

    I plan to replace the exhaust resonator pipe. There are 2 bolts where it connects to the front pipe(front pipe goes to the catalytic converter). The resonator pipe and the front pipe each have a flange. The bolts join the two flanges and thus the pipes together. My problem->(1)this is the first...
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    88 Toyota Camry-warning lights all come on at same time

    Driving home today after church when i touched the brakes 3 warning lights (rear lights,charging and brake)came on simultaneously. When I accellarated away all warning lights went off. When I braked to stop all 3 came on again, and accelerate away all 3 went off. And so on all the way home...
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    2002 Toyota Highlander-Antifreeze Change

    I plan to change the antifreeze in my Highlander which has about 83,500 miles. Questions: 1) According to my Haines repair manual the antifreeze does not need a change until 100,000 miles. Does that sound correct? Basic directions to change antifreeze according to Haines repair manual 1) To...
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    88 Toyota Camry hesitating in 1st gear (possibly clutch slipping?)

    Last sunday my 88 Camry 208,000 miles 5 speed transmission started to hesitate in 1st gear as if the something was not engaging correctly. I think the clutch is slipping. The stick slips into all gears smoothly just there is a noticeable hesitation in 1st and sometime 5th gear. Questions: 1. if...
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    87 Toyota Camry upper shoulder safety belt and beep warning

    1. Couple of mornings ago my 87 Camry as it sat with the motor off , started to make a mild "beep"(as if the key was in the ignition, however no key was in the ignition). 2. I got in and started the engine and the beep stopped. I turned the motor off and the beep sound was gone. I left for the...
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