2004 Toyota Sequoia EVAP P-Codes

2004 Toyota Sequoia

Toyota Sequoia On the 2004 Toyota Sequoia, the P0441, P0446 and P2418 are recorded by the ECM when there is an evaporative emissions leak or when there is a malfunction in either the Purge Solenoid (VSV for EVAP), the Vent Solenoid (VSV for Vapor Pressure Switching), or in the EVAP Vapor Pressure Sensor itself.Diagnostic trouble code P0455 points to an EVAP System Large Leak Detected.So- begin by triple-checking the Fuel Cap. Check the underside of the fuel cap for any cracks or signs of defects that may keep the cap from sealing…

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2003 Toyota Highlander EVAP P-Codes

2003 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander On the 2003 Toyota Highlander, P0440 is recorded by the ECM when there is an evaporative emissions leak from the components or when the vapor pressure sensor malfunctions. P0441 and P0446 are recorded by the ECM when there is an evaporative emissions leak from the components. When there is a malfunction in the VSV for EVAP, the VSV for pressure switching valve. Or in the vapor pressure sensor itself. So best place to start here is to inspect the vacuum lines to the VSVs for any cracks, holes…

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2006 Toyota Avalon Strut Replacement

2006 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon On the 2006 Toyota Avalon, there are a few different things that can be a sign that new struts are needed. First, the average life span/recommended replacement interval is every 50,000 miles. If the tires are showing signs of “cupping” (run your hand back-to-front on the flat part of the tire. When there is any feel of “edgyness” this is “cupping). If the vehicle tends to hit bumps a little harder than what you feel it should, or not handle as tightly in corners as you feel it…

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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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1996 Toyota Tacoma P1300 Ignition Module

1996 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma On the 1996 Toyota Tacoma, the P1300 is a straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Igniter. This is also referred to as the Ignition Control Module. This module is responsible for sending spark at the correct time. So when faulty or intermittent, it can present with the poor idle. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, replacing the Igniter should solve the problem. The p0420- this IS the code for a failing…

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1998 Toyota Avalon P1300 Ignition Module

1998 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon On the 1998 Toyota Avalon, the P1300 is pointing to a fault with the Igniter. This is also referred to as an Ignition Control Module. Check the EFI Relay. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness between the Igniter and the ECM. If the visual inspections check ok, most commonly, the Igniter will need to be replaced. You can find the igniter located on the lower left, rear corner of the engine compartment. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified…

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2006 Toyota Sienna P0057 Oxygen Sensor

2006 Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna On the 2006 Toyota Sienna,  the “Sensor 2’s” (aka “Downstream”) sensors are NOT A/F Sensors. They are “Heated Oxygen Sensors“. Only the “Sensor 1’s” (aka “upstream”) Sensors are A/F (Air/Fuel Ratio) Sensors. So… with the P0057, this is pointing to a fault with the internal heater for the Bank2 Sensor2 Oxygen Sensor. The on-board computer uses this internal heater to get the sensor to normal operating temps within a matter of seconds on cold starts. When it tries to activate the heater and sees no response, the P0057…

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1994 Toyota Camry Dead Battery

1994 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry On the 1994 Toyota Camry, the “rapid clicking” is a common, tell-tale sign of a battery that has less than 12v. The accessories like lights, radio, power windows, etc only require 9v to operate, whereas the Starter needs a full 12v (12.4v optimally) to crank the engine over. If you have access to a voltage meter, take a quick reading across the battery posts, I think you’ll find the voltage is well below 12v. I believe replacing the battery should solve the problem. After replacing the battery, you…

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