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06-22-18, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Oro

The tensioner does not always last 2 intervals. I...

The tensioner does not always last 2 intervals. I would actually trust the belt to go 180~200k (not that I would actually do it!) before I would trust the tensioner based on real world experience....
06-18-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Oro

Since you were smart to include your location, I...

Since you were smart to include your location, I would double check the diagnosis. A 2003, unless it is VERY high mileage or sever short-trip, should no need a starter yet in ID. It's very climate...
06-17-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Oro

A decent plan, but the problem is that the ones...

A decent plan, but the problem is that the ones that are likely to seize are the ones you can't test - in the rear bank. It runs MUCH hotter back there and is the reason why the PCV valve was less...
06-15-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Oro

We've had a 2002 (same generation as the 05) for...

We've had a 2002 (same generation as the 05) for years and it is nearing 300k. I have only on one occasion been annoyed at the low-speed gear hunting - we were leaving downtown Seattle the exact time...
06-13-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Oro

uh, “wireless” is the “wi” in “wifi.” It is a...

uh, “wireless” is the “wi” in “wifi.” It is a wifi signal your phone will recognize and then you connect to it. The data will be exchanged via the wifi signal. You wll see the elm unit as a...
06-13-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Oro

The newer cheap elm327 units will have the...

The newer cheap elm327 units will have the protocol you need. I had problems with ones a few years ago and my Acura/Isuzu protocols from that vintage. But newer ones and the protocol Toyota uses are...
06-09-18, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Oro

I meant to add, if you haven’t bought the t-stat...

I meant to add, if you haven’t bought the t-stat yet, see how much the OE one at a dealership is, or possibly on Amazon or Ebay. The typical replacement Stant, Motorrad, etc. units are very flimsy...
06-06-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Oro

If it is taking a long time to get to temp...

If it is taking a long time to get to temp (indicated via the dash gauge moving slowly), that's a classic sign of a stuck-open thermostat. IF the gauge is moving, then your temp. sensor is likely...
06-06-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By Oro

In wet and corrosive (salt used) climates, it is...

In wet and corrosive (salt used) climates, it is really good to smear dielectric grease or vaseline on the posts periodically. Another thing is to keep the battery clean, I even spray floor wax on...
06-04-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By Oro

Right, it doesn’t sound like that’s the problem...

Right, it doesn’t sound like that’s the problem from what you added. You have to actively blow that fuse by mishandling wires/cables. Also, IIRC, you can see the fuse very plainly from the top so you...
06-02-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By Oro

Yes, you do have more than average rust on there!...

Yes, you do have more than average rust on there!

I might speculate you drove in winter and then it went into a heated (or at least warm/attached to a house) garage? That can really accelerate...
06-02-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By Oro

Yes, that’s some ugly rust but just on the...

Yes, that’s some ugly rust but just on the surface of the cheaper steel stamping of the cartridge body. And the cheap pot metal stampings of the clips, etc. are bad looking, but functional.

Just...
06-02-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By Oro

I cannot imagine a 96k car, even in New England,...

I cannot imagine a 96k car, even in New England, needing that much suspension work unless it was severely abused as a taxi in urban central Boston traffic.

This pic is a 1991 Audi I have. It was...
06-01-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Oro

Get a cheap (<$10) code reader from Amazon or...

Get a cheap (<$10) code reader from Amazon or Ebay. Read the code and clear it that way vs. hack of pulling the battery cable or fuses.

If you search under "elm327" you will find the units I am...
05-31-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Oro

Do the Lubegard, it’s not “mouse milk” - eg,...

Do the Lubegard, it’s not “mouse milk” - eg, snake oil. Before you do the next AT drain/fill, try some SeaFoam or B-12 Chemtool for a week before hand. I hate adding either to a sealed system as...
05-15-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Oro

Yes, definitely try patience, cleaning, etc....

Yes, definitely try patience, cleaning, etc. before throwing parts at the problem. You are on the right track at least for now.

You can get an “ELM327” reader off of ebay or amazon for cheap...
05-15-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Oro

Spring time with changing temps, coupled with any...

Spring time with changing temps, coupled with any engine work always generates codes for me. I cleaned the throttle body a little while ago and my idle improved. But five days later an evap code was...
05-09-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Oro

I solved this problem once on another car, I...

I solved this problem once on another car, I think it was an old BMW 2002. The rubber seal had just become a bit compressed over time. I took some little bits of black closed-cell foam, like 2” x...
05-03-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Oro

The only quickstrut I would put on with...

The only quickstrut I would put on with confidence would be the KYB (use the one for the same year Camry; as you figured out, it is just coil rate that is different). Moog would probably be OK, but I...
04-26-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By Oro

Not sure what the “threadcra&&ing” post above...

Not sure what the “threadcra&&ing” post above achieves, so we’ll head back to the helpful zone I hope:

Sorry I also thought the ‘98 had the VVT-i - it did come out that year but not until 99 in...
04-19-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Oro

+1. Inadequately tightened top mounts...

+1.

Inadequately tightened top mounts will, among other things, mimic bad mounts. Did you suspect that before, and are you sure the upper nuts are done correctly? it is a little tricky.
03-30-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Oro

Just to cover the basics, but did you remove the...

Just to cover the basics, but did you remove the locking bolt from the bottom, and the circlip at the transmission? They secure the half shaft at that point. If you did that, and can't get it off...
03-26-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Oro

This is by a good margin the messiest filter on...

This is by a good margin the messiest filter on any car that I've ever had.

What I have learned to do is three fold to minimize the mess:

a) I split open a large trash bag and spread it out...
03-25-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Oro

That is a good review and experience to hear. ...

That is a good review and experience to hear.

I think on the 02+ the rear plugs just can't be got at w/o intake removal (I had to do that). Good to note that some earlier ones can be serviced w/o...
03-22-18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Oro

If your car is sagging that much all around, your...

If your car is sagging that much all around, your springs are severely worn, front and rear. A quick strut would simplify things for you.

I would likely brake this into two jobs. Consider buying...
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