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Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 762
Posted By artbuc
+1. You even have to inspect the seals on jugs of...

+1. You even have to inspect the seals on jugs of oil and ATF. People return their used stuff and the clerks accept it apparently without even looking at it.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-28-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By artbuc
Only because the original wiring harnesses were...

Only because the original wiring harnesses were different lengths. Quite sure these two p/n's have been merged, at least they have been on most 1MZ-FE's.
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-28-15, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By artbuc
Thanks. Yep, this sensor had almost zero chance...

Thanks. Yep, this sensor had almost zero chance of working.
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-26-15, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By artbuc
What brand? It may help others to know. Thanks.

What brand? It may help others to know. Thanks.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-15-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By artbuc
With all of the mergers, acquisitions, re-boxing...

With all of the mergers, acquisitions, re-boxing and outsourcing, buying aftermarket parts is a total crapshoot, plain and simple.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-15-15, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By artbuc
I read many DIY auto forums and the general...

I read many DIY auto forums and the general consensus is that Moog quality is in the toilet. Their Problem Solver line is better than the rest of their junk but even they are getting sketchy. Quite a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-13-15, 01:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Lots of info available on this code combo, eg ...

Lots of info available on this code combo, eg

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/26-yaris-vitz-echo-forum/930785-p0171-p0420.html

Based on your symptoms, I would focus on fuel delivery. What are...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-04-15, 01:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Any progress?

Any progress?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-31-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 56,935
Posted By artbuc
8mm x 1.25 pitch.

8mm x 1.25 pitch.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Good-luck. Sorry I could not help you.

Good-luck. Sorry I could not help you.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
You need to have someone with the right equipment...

You need to have someone with the right equipment and knowledge diagnose your car. You can roll the dice and replace all 3 sensors starting with the downstream O2 sensor. If that does not work,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Have you reset and driven after cleaning MAF...

Have you reset and driven after cleaning MAF sensor? If yes, did you still get 0171 and 0420? Hopefully you do not have a bad cat converter but that is a possibility. If your downstream O2 sensor is...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Why? Based on what? If you have a bad A/F sensor...

Why? Based on what? If you have a bad A/F sensor it will throw a code.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
You should have seen two wires and the difference...

You should have seen two wires and the difference between clean and dirty is quite apparent.

http://priusdiy.com/tutorials/engine/massairflowcleaning.html
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Do you know how to clean the MAF sensor? If not,...

Do you know how to clean the MAF sensor? If not, search for tutorials with pics. What you are cleaning are the heated wires deep in the body of the MAF sensor. You must use MAF cleaner and be careful...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
http://engine-codes.com/p0420_toyota.html

http://engine-codes.com/p0420_toyota.html
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Did you replace the A/F fuse? On the MAF sensor,...

Did you replace the A/F fuse? On the MAF sensor, make sure you clean the heated wire and not the IAT sensor bulb which is a common mistake. What are C and EV monitors?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
So, if the "mechanic" who replaced the A/C...

So, if the "mechanic" who replaced the A/C compressor pulled the fuses, your MIL would have had the CE light on since the work was done, but you say the light just came on. Can you determine if the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 04:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Please let us know how you are doing with this,...

Please let us know how you are doing with this, especially if you are able to determine root cause for the codes.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-28-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
TB = timing belt. Stretched or skipped a tooth?

TB = timing belt. Stretched or skipped a tooth?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-28-15, 05:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Assuming this is a new problem, which I doubt, I...

Assuming this is a new problem, which I doubt, I would clear the codes and then see which codes reappear first. This could be something very difficult to pinpoint like a bad ECU or poor ground but I...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-28-15, 05:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Who did the work? How did they know it was a bad...

Who did the work? How did they know it was a bad VVTi sensor? Did the CE light ever go out after the VVTi work?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-28-15, 01:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By artbuc
Doubt it is VVTi because you do not have VVTi...

Doubt it is VVTi because you do not have VVTi specific p134X or 135X codes. The main codes indicate you have two bad A/F sensors. Unlikely that both failed at the same time. Do you know how long the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-25-15, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By artbuc
"Don't buy anything Fel-pro, it just doesn't fit...

"Don't buy anything Fel-pro, it just doesn't fit right and it probably will leak. Generally, I'm an advocate for using chewing gum and tape whenever possible for a repair, but I'm a full supporter of...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-18-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By artbuc
You can easily drop well over $1k at a Lexus...

You can easily drop well over $1k at a Lexus stealership for scheduled maintenance so your point is not made unless you specify exactly what was done on the Mercedes for $1k.
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