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  1. Wonder where ole Tex is hiding these days. If it...

    Wonder where ole Tex is hiding these days. If it were mine I'd put a new EFI temp sensor in it.
    You don't seem to have any complaints on operating temperature drivability.
    On Toyotas which I know...
  2. Good details! Ok, we know the trunk latch work...

    Good details! Ok, we know the trunk latch work mechanically, but not electrically.
    You may need to pull back some felt carpeting, to look for any exposed wiring near the hinge area.
    Or look in...
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    You just have to keep band-aid repairing those or...

    You just have to keep band-aid repairing those or toss them all together.
    They're good to have with that being said. They do strengthen the lower front bumper cover
    somewhat and protect from splash...
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    You could always remove the front valve cover and...

    You could always remove the front valve cover and observe if the valves are moving. Also remove one plug and feel for TDC and test valve lash #1 cyl. for slipped timing chain.
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    No, it must match your truck exactly. Try eBay

    No, it must match your truck exactly. Try eBay
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    First you MUST get a new key fob, then hire a...

    First you MUST get a new key fob, then hire a locksmith or have towed to the dealer as long as you can prove ownership.
    There is no aftermarket way of doing this. Always have a spare key readily...
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    Yes, like these ...

    Yes, like these
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    If you have a tow hitch there's an other option....

    If you have a tow hitch there's an other option. You can keep it securely stored in a lockable safe that fits inside your tow hitch.
    This way you don't need to remove the battery. The safe is small...
  9. Question: Engine

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    I don't see this as doable. Not enough room and...

    I don't see this as doable. Not enough room and suspension couldn't handle the added weight. The 3.4L V6 is and had a supercharger option if you can still find them.
  10. Question: Ignition issue

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    All 1996 and newer vehicles are OBDII.

    All 1996 and newer vehicles are OBDII.
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    If the car has egr, I'd be looking into that....

    If the car has egr, I'd be looking into that. Could be leaning out at that speed.
  12. If you can get it turn to the accessory position...

    If you can get it turn to the accessory position with the old key, then super easy. Just a new key cyl and key.
    If the lock just turns and turns, then it's broken inside the key cylinder housing...
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    First off, you MUST have a check engine light...

    First off, you MUST have a check engine light with the key on and engine off. If you don't, then start looking into the EFI fuse under hood. And or EFI main relay. That's the protection for the ECM....
  14. Generally, at 3/32" they're close, at 2/32"...

    Generally, at 3/32" they're close, at 2/32" they're even with the wear bars and done. So, to answer, yes. One more season as long as the edges are still good and not showing secondary rubber (bald...
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    That is so not true. You should be able to...

    That is so not true. You should be able to duplicate at least 2 more. Is this a sales person that told you that? Factory trained technician here. Yes you can.
  16. Question: Low tickover

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    When you have power interruption ie:...

    When you have power interruption ie: disconnecting the battery, you have erased the 'learned value' in the engine computer. Now it has to relearn the idle speed control. This could take 50 miles or...
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    I have actually seen this before. Oil can wick...

    I have actually seen this before. Oil can wick itself through an engine wiring harness into the dash harness.
    In my case oil bypassed through an internally leaking cam position sensor right into...
  18. Question: Car Starter

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    I Echo those replies

    I Echo those replies
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    Fret not my friend you are perfectly safe. I have...

    Fret not my friend you are perfectly safe. I have never seen one back off as long as the Oring was installed. However, I have seen a lot of aftermarket filter cartridges "crushed" when installed due...
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    I have found most common on these is the magnetic...

    I have found most common on these is the magnetic clutch relay quit working. It's located under the hood in the fuse and relay box. It's cheap enough at the auto parts store to try yourself. Be sure...
  21. TGM is always trying to explain how to check...

    TGM is always trying to explain how to check under hood fuses for simple electrical problems that are posted here at AMHD.
    I find You Tube a great source of explaining how to do this. Ie: Eric the...
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    The second gen Avalon's were recalled for this.

    The second gen Avalon's were recalled for this.
  23. Most aftermarket distributors are junk right out...

    Most aftermarket distributors are junk right out of the box. It leaves even the best of mechanics scratching their heads.
  24. You have a short in the reverse lights circuit. I...

    You have a short in the reverse lights circuit. I commonly find the short in the trunk wiring harness where it bends the most by the left hinge. Good luck finding it. A good electrical guy will...
  25. Here's my take on this. This vehicle has ABS...

    Here's my take on this. This vehicle has ABS brakes with vehicle skid control. When the computers sense wheel slip, the brake actuator starts grabbing the wheel, and the engine power is reduced by...
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    Have him do this while the sending unit is out....

    Have him do this while the sending unit is out. Remove the oil filter, cover with a rag, with a rubber tipped air nozzle, give short blasts of compressed air in the sending unit hole.
    Deposits of...
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    It's sounding like a BCM (body control module)...

    It's sounding like a BCM (body control module) acting up erratically. Or it could be a fault in the drivers master control switch. I recommend dealer on this one and ask for someone well trained in...
  28. You're welcome. Glad I helped. This is a common...

    You're welcome. Glad I helped. This is a common problem as we plug in all kinds of our devices, and "some" just tend to draw too much current in the path of that fuse.
    Just make sure the flip cover...
  29. When I used to see a lot of the 89 PU's being...

    When I used to see a lot of the 89 PU's being towed in due to FP inop, the first thing I'd find was a burnt efi fuse. The problem turned out to be a o2 sensor harness burnt and shorted to the exhaust...
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    Not much to go on, but from what I've read it...

    Not much to go on, but from what I've read it sounds like the fuel injectors are leaking when the car is off.
    I'd try and get a fuel injector cleaning done by a professional shop. I don't mean add...
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    Low tire pressure. But Y2K Corolla didn't have...

    Low tire pressure. But Y2K Corolla didn't have this feature.
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    Sounds like an immobilizer issues if this is the...

    Sounds like an immobilizer issues if this is the case the blinking light security lite on the dash would never go out which means you have a problem
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    Original poster of this thread.

    Original poster of this thread.
  34. ^Yup. That would be a step in the right direction.

    ^Yup. That would be a step in the right direction.
  35. Question: Sound

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    Have you had a windshield replaced recently?...

    Have you had a windshield replaced recently? Also, look down behind the brake pedal where the steering shaft goes through the floorboard. Can you see light through the rubber dust boot?
    Both of...
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    Sounds like the timing belt has stripped out some...

    Sounds like the timing belt has stripped out some of the teeth. Possibly the fuel pump. I'd start by checkng for spark then fuel pressure. Basic checks will get you in the right direction. Report...
  37. Measure the amps it draws under a load. That may...

    Measure the amps it draws under a load. That may lead to something.
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    Ignition coil. Most likely you'll find a heat...

    Ignition coil. Most likely you'll find a heat crack across the face of it. Replace it regardless. Use toyota part.
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    Your clutch has worn to the point where there's...

    Your clutch has worn to the point where there's no grip anymore. Needs replaced.
  40. This sounds like a stick shift car with this type...

    This sounds like a stick shift car with this type of problem. I could explain in very layman's terms if you would report back.
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    Try this, pull the vacuum hose to the brake...

    Try this, pull the vacuum hose to the brake booster. Seal the hose and try again. See if anything changes.
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    Also recommending a throttle body cleaned, paying...

    Also recommending a throttle body cleaned, paying close attn to the idle control valve.
  43. You have a gross leak in the evaporitive...

    You have a gross leak in the evaporitive emissions canister. The most common fault is a emissions hose that has come apart at the air filter box. Take a look behind it for a hose leading to a vacuum...
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    I've seen the distributor cause this. The signal...

    I've seen the distributor cause this. The signal generator inside goes open. Just pull the connector and do a resistance check cold, then when it quits, do the same again and you'll see infinity.
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    Colder temps will cause the ICE (internal...

    Colder temps will cause the ICE (internal combustion engine) to run more because it needs to be at proper running temp to function as it should. Short trips is a prime example, and tire pressure...
  46. Question: Toyota help desk

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    You need to go to each window switch and operate...

    You need to go to each window switch and operate from there holding the switch all the way down and holding an additional 2 seconds, then same for the up travel. This will initialize the power window...
  47. Question: Grinding noise

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    A heat shield vibration

    A heat shield vibration
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    I suspect the rear bearing, guessing you only did...

    I suspect the rear bearing, guessing you only did the front
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    You'd be surprised what diamond in the ruff some...

    You'd be surprised what diamond in the ruff some of these guys find. For nothing!
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    When the 100A Alt fuse pops, you can bet the bank...

    When the 100A Alt fuse pops, you can bet the bank it took more fuses out with it. All of the under dash and under hood fuses need to be checked with a test light.
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