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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by olumzzz(m): 8:19am On May 10
Gurus in the house,
Biko which kind 04 Camry has this engine?

Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by seanfer(m): 10:38am On May 10
olumzzz:
Gurus in the house,
Biko which kind 04 Camry has this engine?

That is 3.0 6 cylinder engine...
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 10:49am On May 10
olumzzz:
Gurus in the house,
Biko which kind 04 Camry has this engine?

You are going the V6 way again? tongue

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by dynadang(m): 11:48am On May 10
Hello house , I noticed some kind of unpleasant smell intermittently when my ac is on and have accelerated to long distance on my Toyota(it just smells and stops)it smells like an a burning odor , it doesn't happen on short distance.
Took notice of it after toping my coolant with a Toyota coolant to the one the car came with.
The same pink color.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by olumzzz(m): 12:14pm On May 10
GAZZUZZ:


You are going the V6 way again? tongue
Yes, but not this o. It's the ES as advised.
Was just curious, saw it online
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Bizzyliss(m): 1:19pm On May 10
olumzzz:
Gurus in the house,
Biko which kind 04 Camry has this engine?
1mz fe
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by honsule(m): 3:39pm On May 10
I got a Toyota Corolla 2005 Sport car of recent- May, 2021. it came with the "check light" on. I fixed some fuses that i discovered made the Dashboard light to trip off and also made the scanning tool not to power on initially. cleared the initial error code of Evap leak, and i discovered the check engine light went off. After driving for a whiled, I Scanned the car for error code and it displays DTC NOT FOUND. I have been driving the car for 2 days now without any check light. But out of curiosity i asked a mechanic to help me observe if the car has catalyst (Indomie), he said the car doesn't. My question is, can a scanner not detect a car without catalyst so as to display DTC ?
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by DMechy: 4:39pm On May 10
honsule:
I got a Toyota Corolla 2005 Sport car of recent- May, 2021. it came with the "check light" on. I fixed some fuses that i discovered made the Dashboard light to trip off and also made the scanning tool not to power on initially. cleared the initial error code of Evap leak, and i discovered the check engine light went off. After driving for a whiled, I Scanned the car for error code and it displays DTC NOT FOUND. I have been driving the car for 2 days now without any check light. But out of curiosity i asked a mechanic to help me observe if the car has catalyst (Indomie), he said the car doesn't. [b]My question is, can a scanner not detect a car without catalyst [/b]so as to display DTC ?

It will! It will report a catalyst efficiency below threshold, after two drive cycles, except you have a spacer installed.

Now, to how your catalyst got missing! I leave that to someone else lipsrsealed
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by dynadang(m): 5:26pm On May 10
dynadang:
Hello house , I noticed some kind of unpleasant smell intermittently when my ac is on and have accelerated to long distance on my Toyota(it just smells and stops)it smells like an a burning odor , it doesn't happen on short distance.
Took notice of it after toping my coolant with a Toyota coolant to the one the car came with.
The same pink color.

Any experience with this?
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by honsule(m): 8:03pm On May 10
DMechy:


It will! It will report a catalyst efficiency below threshold, after two drive cycles, except you have a spacer installed.

Now, to how your catalyst got missing! I leave that to someone else lipsrsealed

The drive cycle is more than 2. Still no check engine light display. I bought the car from a professor this month, so I wouldn't know if spacer is installed. But he ordered it from USA, from the custom papers with me and he has been the sole user before the sales
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Michael781: 12:12am On May 11
DMechy:


Olist, Jiji, Cheki.

Just search for the car you want. You could actually get for lower than your budget. But a good one, will probably be higher.

Also, ensure the vehicle is inspected before buying, so you wont end up with a lemon.

You can reach out for inspection.



Thanks bro
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Michael781: 12:13am On May 11
9icetoo:

For the Camry, budget 2.5 and above
For the es 350, budget 3.5 and above.
These are budgets for toks.



I really do fancy the ES
CAN I GET IT FOR 2.5 -3M
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Etizz: 7:50am On May 11
Good morning to all car gurus, pls I observe my power steering oil keeps draining I have to buy ATF oil once every 2days and I just changed d power steering pump, I took the car to my my mechanic and he said something steering beam leaks and gave me two option,

1. To replace it totally or

2. Amend it by fixing the leakage,

My question is, is it safe to amend it? Secondly, when and how can my power steering pump knock or breakdown? I am hearing a sound from the power steering pump, does it mean the pump is bad? Cause the steering is still soft


The car is Toyota avensis 2004-5
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by kingreign(m): 7:59am On May 11
Etizz:
Good morning to all car gurus, pls I observe my power steering oil keeps draining I have to buy ATF oil once every 2days and I just changed d power steering pump, I took the car to my my mechanic and he said something steering beam leaks and gave me two option,

1. To replace it totally or

2. Amend it by fixing the leakage,

My question is, is it safe to amend it? Secondly, when and how can my power steering pump knock or breakdown? I am hearing a sound from the power steering pump, does it mean the pump is bad? Cause the steering is still soft

The last time I checked, Man truck of 1965 doesn't need ATF for their steering boxes.

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Etizz: 8:01am On May 11
kingreign:


The last time I checked, Man truck of 1965 doesn't need ATF for their steering boxes.

Thanks a lot sir, but I think this system need it, it keep making that noise when on motion anytime the car is on motion Sir
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by kingreign(m): 8:05am On May 11
Etizz:


Thanks a lot sir, but I think this system need it, it keep making that noise when on motion anytime the car is on motion Sir
It's a Bedford truck or a man truck. It needs condemn engine oil or just high temperature grease.

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Etizz: 8:09am On May 11
kingreign:

It's a Bedford truck or a man truck. It needs condemn engine oil or just high temperature grease.

Mine is Toyota avensis and it needs this ATF oil to work fine....
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by DMechy: 8:44am On May 11
Etizz:
Good morning to all car gurus, pls I observe my power steering oil keeps draining I have to buy ATF oil once every 2days and I just changed d power steering pump, I took the car to my my mechanic and he said something steering beam leaks and gave me two option,

1. To replace it totally or

2. Amend it by fixing the leakage,

My question is, is it safe to amend it? Secondly, when and how can my power steering pump knock or breakdown? I am hearing a sound from the power steering pump, does it mean the pump is bad? Cause the steering is still soft


The car is Toyota avensis 2004-5

Repair Possible?
Yes
Will they do it right?
Slim - Money pit, you and your mechanic go quarrel las las.

Advice.
Replace! do it early enough before it ruins your pump.

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:57am On May 11
Etizz:
Good morning to all car gurus, pls I observe my power steering oil keeps draining I have to buy ATF oil once every 2days and I just changed d power steering pump, I took the car to my my mechanic and he said something steering beam leaks and gave me two option,

1. To replace it totally or

2. Amend it by fixing the leakage,

My question is, is it safe to amend it? Secondly, when and how can my power steering pump knock or breakdown? I am hearing a sound from the power steering pump, does it mean the pump is bad? Cause the steering is still soft


The car is Toyota avensis 2004-5

With the right parts you can rebuild the steering rack. The right parts are not readily available. Rebuild will be poorly done.

The leak in your powersteering rack is causing an introduction of air pockets in the system. The air in the system is causing the noise.

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by kingreign(m): 9:05am On May 11
Etizz:


Mine is Toyota avensis and it needs this ATF oil to work fine....
You just stated it. Replace the affected part with a good tokumbo or brand new unit.

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Etizz: 9:38am On May 11
DMechy:


Repair Possible?
Yes
Will they do it right?
Slim - Money pit, you and your mechanic go quarrel las las.

Advice.
Replace! do it early enough before it ruins your pump.

thaks a lot Sir, i really appreciate
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Etizz: 9:39am On May 11
GAZZUZZ:


With the right parts you can rebuild the steering rack. The right parts are not readily available. Rebuild will be poorly done.

The leak in your powersteering rack is causing an introduction of air pockets in the system. The air in the system is causing the noise.

Thanks a lot Sir, I know I can count on u guys, God bless u Sir

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 11:43am On May 11
honsule:
I got a Toyota Corolla 2005 Sport car of recent- May, 2021. it came with the "check light" on. I fixed some fuses that i discovered made the Dashboard light to trip off and also made the scanning tool not to power on initially. cleared the initial error code of Evap leak, and i discovered the check engine light went off. After driving for a whiled, I Scanned the car for error code and it displays DTC NOT FOUND. I have been driving the car for 2 days now without any check light. But out of curiosity i asked a mechanic to help me observe if the car has catalyst (Indomie), he said the car doesn't. My question is, can a scanner not detect a car without catalyst so as to display DTC ?

you have a catalyst in the exhaust manifold, but might not have one under the car .

Manifold is monitored , under the car is not.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by honsule(m): 1:33pm On May 11
GAZZUZZ:


you have a catalyst in the exhaust manifold, but might not have one under the car .

Manifold is monitored , under the car is not.

ok. Thanks

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Alba3: 1:38pm On May 11
Appreciate nice contributions here.
I visited Ekiti with 04 Vibe. Had to change a coil and fuel pump due to misfiring and difficult starting car.
Look for a place to scan but only found one whose obd failed to detect car. I was advised to change fuel pump again and filter. After this car had shut off about 3 times on motion, though working very fine except this; had to leave it behind and travel till I can scan it. The check engine light is on and some mechanics suggest I change brain box(ECU) or fuel pump and filter again, also coldstart. Any suggestion, please?

GAZZUZZ Kingreign DMechy and other gurus
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Ahijo1990(m): 9:55pm On May 11
Good day my Bosses in the House.

My Honda EOD just tripped off on Sunday last week while I was trying to park. Several attempts to restart it was futile. Called my Mechanic and he said it's faulty fuel pump.

Had the fuel pump changed.

Since then, the Car jerks while in motion with the Tachometer dropping and picking up. My Mechanic seems confused at this point and suggested I see an Electrician.

Any possible cause of this pls? And remedy too?
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Wisdom1991: 6:05am On May 12
Please my car ( 2009 mazda 6) Is having transmission problem( TCM) and I don't know where to buy it I have checked around both in onitsha and Lagos. Please can someone here help. The parts code is ( aw61 18 9e1 c) thanks

Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 10:00am On May 12
Alba3:
Appreciate nice contributions here.
I visited Ekiti with 04 Vibe. Had to change a coil and fuel pump due to misfiring and difficult starting car.
Look for a place to scan but only found one whose obd failed to detect car. I was advised to change fuel pump again and filter. After this car had shut off about 3 times on motion, though working very fine except this; had to leave it behind and travel till I can scan it. The check engine light is on and some mechanics suggest I change brain box(ECU) or fuel pump and filter again, also coldstart. Any suggestion, please?

GAZZUZZ Kingreign DMechy and other gurus

The average roadside mechanic, can detect a failing fuel pump. Issues is electronically related. Scanning vehicle is essential.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 10:01am On May 12
Ahijo1990:
Good day my Bosses in the House.

My Honda EOD just tripped off on Sunday last week while I was trying to park. Several attempts to restart it was futile. Called my Mechanic and he said it's faulty fuel pump.

Had the fuel pump changed.

Since then, the Car jerks while in motion with the Tachometer dropping and picking up. My Mechanic seems confused at this point and suggested I see an Electrician.

Any possible cause of this pls? And remedy too?

Check the fuel pump assy again. This time around ensure it was properly connected.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 10:04am On May 12
Wisdom1991:
Please my car ( 2009 mazda 6) Is having transmission problem( TCM) and I don't know where to buy it I have checked around both in onitsha and Lagos. Please can someone here help. The parts code is ( aw61 18 9e1 c) thanks

Cc Oluwaseunla
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Alba3: 10:21am On May 12
GAZZUZZ:


The average roadside mechanic, can detect a failing fuel pump. Issues is electronically related. Scanning vehicle is essential.

Thanks, sir. When I go back, will definitely scan vehicle.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by adeinfinit(m): 10:34am On May 12
Happy Holidays!

I am experiencing a continuous flunctuating rpm (it suddenly goes up and sometimes takes a while before returning to normal) on my 07 Honda civic both while in idle and in motion. Throttle body has been changed, Cam shaft sensor cleaned. Car has been scanned and currently no codes.
I need help with possible solution or a competent mechanic around Ojodu berger. Thanks

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