Posts Tagged ‘toyota’
My son in-law has a 1986 Toyota PU he had just gotten that had a new engine but the transmission was out, I recommend him to a cert. mechanic that has done some work for me and others I referred to him without any issues. The truck was brought to him and it was explained he had just gotten the truck and did not know a lot about it’s past. Would it be standard for a cert. mechanic to assure the transmission that was in the truck was the correct one for the truck? The reason I ask the last one is after ordering a rebuild kit and rebuilding it and it did not work right they said "oh now you need to buy a new valve body” after months of them not getting the part they said it kept being the wrong valve body then they discovered they were ordering the part of the transmission that should have been in the truck not the one that was in the truck. In the end they said fragments of the old transmission was in the old valve body I say daaaaaaaa you told us the first day you took it apart it was in peaces does it not reason that a part of it would get inside the valve body? Also is it standard for someone to flush out the valve body when they rebuild a transmission? Also so you know he has the truck back but has to manually move it through the gears.
While all of this going on with my son in-law, my son who has a 1991 Ford F-250 who had his transmission rebuilt by this very same mechanic around a year before was driving to find his transmission on fire having to jump out and put it out. In the end his transmission is now trash, they say it was just past it year warranty so they will do nothing. My son looked at his receipt and noticed they had not flushed his valve body nor transmission cooler and he also wonders if this is why his transmission failed so quickly.
i had the most interesting conversation with a man from Iraq at the ford dealership a few minutes ago , he was saying look , there is no blame for bush , no blame for Obama . not Mccain , not Palin , not Clinton , his view was this , sure the presidents do add to the fire of economic woes , but here is the problem in america , you tend to send so much of your economy over seas , half of the people want to drive a Tundra , a Mercedes , a Volvo , and so and so on , the price of these vehicles is so high and the money goes over seas , this is with any foreign product . he also stated that not only is it the American consumers fault but the auto makers , of course people are going to buy a toyota with 40mpg compared to an american vehicle with 19 mpg , if ford made a truck that got 35 mpg , sure who wouldn't buy one , but for years people have said , buy american , keep the money here and the jobs here , instead we send it all over seas , what can do to bring economic growth back to America . are we going to rely on a president to fix our faults , he can only do so much ! im not sure how many of you have actually been out and seen what is happening right at this very minute , but where i am i am seeing jobs flying out the window left and right this month alone with no end in sight , sure all the bashing of Obama and McCain and Bush is sometimes fun on yahoo , but people we have to come togather somewhere down the road and act like americans , what can we do to achieve this ? how can we once again be brothers and sisters and be proud of who we are ?
My car got flooded and when i drove it there was blue smoke coming underneath the hood. So there was a fire. I got scared and left my car on the street and went for help. Apparently after i left someone called the firetruck, they popped open my hood and put out the fire. As a result the infront of the car was totally deformed. I towed it to a mechanic. He told me a lot of stuff were burned under the hood, but the engine and transmission are still good. He said including everything, like buying new parts and his labor, it'd cost 00 to repair and it's not guaranteed it's not gonna have any problems anymore. He offered i can sell the car to him for 0 b/c he does junkyard work too. Is it a rip-off? I guess i can sell the parts separately but i really dont know anything about cars and dont have the time to deal with it. So should i take the offer?
THanks a lot!
PS:it's an old care, 95 toyota corolla, only 58,000 miles though.
How much are engine and transmission worth?
So I have an 87 Toyota Tercel Wagon with the A3 engine. It's just had a water pump done. We just bought it a few weeks ago because one cylinder wasn't firing (it was just a bad spark plug) but it does burn oil. For some reason there is oil in the radiator water. Does anyone have any idea as to why it would be in there? Give me all of them. (The timing belt also had oil on it if that helps.)
Every year we give 19 billion in foreign aid. For them to do with what they please and no strings attached. Seems to me that we should put a stipulation on that money. If that money is to be used for things such as infrastructure, food and such, they should be made to buy any of that stuff that is available here in the country that is helping them. For instance, when these countries buy new ambulances, police cars, fire trucks or general government vehicles, they should be required to buy those from GM, Ford or Chrysler, not Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi or Honda. I have been to many of these countries in my military career and not one uses our goods except Israelm but Israel doesnt need our money. Heavy equipment for the building of bridges, roads and such should be bought from CAT, John Deere, CASE or another U.S. manufacturer. Foods should also be bought from us. Just a simple idea that will not go through. Good idea or not?
I went and got an old carb off an 83 toyota mine is an 87. Both are the same engines and carbs. But when I placed the used carb on my truck and bolted it in and everything cranked it up it started back firing. Flames would come out of the carb. I may have not hooked up the vaccuum lines correctly.. Can someone please tell me what is wrong with it?
My truck is getting fire from the coil to the distributor. but no fire through the wires to the plugs have recently replace the rotor button (but on the other distribitor cap) What could be wrong? Could the rotor be gone already ( bought one friday thought it was the reason it wasn't cranking. This is a 87 toyota 4 cylinder
I have a 1986 toyota 4x4 truck. I blew the radiator hose that is over the alternator. After replacing the radiator hose I fired up the truck and took it for a drive around the block, I noticed that the charge light came on then went out then came on then went out by that time I was back home and parked the truck. Later on that same day I went to move the truck and it was dead. So I check to see how many volts were in the battery there was like 2 volts. I removed the positive bat. cable and charged the bat. up, when I went to put the bat. cable back on I noticed an arc when I touched the bat. post with the bat. cable. I started the truck up and check what the votls were at the bat. 13.86 volts ruffly, so that's telling me the alternator is charging. But when I rev the motor up the charge like comes on, when the motor comes down to an idle it go's off. What's going on inside my alternator and what can I do to fix it with out buying a new alternator.
I was just on the phone with my mom and she said they were just leaving a restaurant on Friday and when my dad tried to start the car, the engine caught on fire. They bought it brand new about 3 months ago and it has 7,000 miles on it and my dad has already had 3 oil changes on it. They were able to douse the fire with some water from the restaurant but they called 911 when it first happened so the fire department looked over the vehicle and put on the report that the cause of the fire was a mechanical defect. My parents said that the dealership doesn't want to do anything and neither is Toyota headquarters. My dad threatened a lawsuit in the event of another fire and this, apparently, made corporate change their mind and said that someone would follow up by Monday. Anyway, has anyone else had a similar problem with their Yaris? If so, what was the outcome?