2004 Toyota 4Runner Maintenance Reminder

2004 Toyota 4runner

Toyota 4Runner On the 2004 Toyota 4Runner, when the “MAINT” light comes on, this is  the reminder that it is time to change the engine oil and filter. When you drive for about 8000 km (5000 miles) after engine oil replacement, this light flashes for about 3 seconds and then about 12 seconds with the ignition key is turned to “ON” position. If you continue driving without engine oil replacement, and if the driving range exceeds 12000 km (7500 miles), the light will come on after the ignition key is…

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2007 Toyota Prius Valve Adjustment

2007 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius On the 2007 Toyota Prius, according to the Toyota Normal Service Schedule, the Valve Clearance is to be inspected at intervals of every 60,000 miles and adjusted as necessary. On this vehicle, however, the likelihood of the Valve Clearance being off and “need” to be adjusted is very rare. If the valve clearance were to be off, you’d hear “chatter” on the top end of the engine. As long as you are not hearing any unusual noises then, it’s a safe bet to assume all is well, and…

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2004 Honda Odyssey Maintenance

2004 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey On the 2004 Honda Odyssey, the Maint Req’d light is pre-programmed to come on at certain mileage intervals. It’s just to alert you when it’s time to change the engine oil and oil filter. If the light is not reset at the time of the oil change, the light and the “actual” oil change interval will not be in sync. To reset the light us this procedure: -Turn off the engine. -Press the select switch and reset switch at the same time, turn the ignition switch ON (Position…

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2003 Honda Civic Transmission Service

2003 Honda Civic

Honda Civic On the 2003 Honda Civic, according to the Honda Normal Service Schedule, the Transmission fluid should be replaced at intervals of every 120,000 miles. There is no recommended interval at which to “check” the fluid, but common practice is at every Oil Change. As long as there are no leaks, the system should never fall below recommended levels. When replacing the transmission fluid, you must make absolutely sure that the system is refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 fluid. The use of ANY other fluid, or “universal” fluid WILL cause…

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2008 Chrysler Aspen Fuel Filter Service

2008 Chrysler Aspen

Chrysler Aspen On the 2008 Chrysler Aspen, there is no external, stand-alone Fuel Filter. The Fuel Filter is built into and part of the Fuel Pump Assembly. There is a filter built into the Pump Assembly Housing and an “inlet” (aka “sock”) filter at the base of the pump assembly. The Fuel Pump Assembly is located inside the fuel tank. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and get your answers on this problem now!

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