eDrive

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  • First Name
    Kevin
  • Gender*
    Male
  • Toyota Model
    Avensis T-Spirit
  • Toyota Year
    2004
  • Location
    Dublin
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  1. It was the starter motor after all Kinga. I put in a new ignition assy, but no change. Brought the starter motor to an autoeletrician and €80 later, the car is starting no probs. The only strange thing though is that the idle seems lower and irregular. It almost feels like it's close to stalling and the idle fluctuates a bit. It never used to do that. Any ideas why?
  2. I've bitten the bullet and bought an ignition assy for my 04 2.0 TSpirit. I've been bumping the car for a week, have hit the starter motor with a hammer a few times, sprayed WD40 on it and the car hasn't started or tried to start with the key. It just suddenly stopped starting, so I'm relatively sure it'll be the ignition assy that's causing the problem. I've taken off the casing around the steering column, but the electrics look pretty damn different from your 99 Avensis Rvall. The assy isn't obvious to see. Does anyone know if there's a tutorial or even a manual with this job in it for a 04 Avensis TSpirit? Thanks
  3. Thanks Kingo. Is there a definitive test though to check which is faulty?
  4. Any idea how to test to see if it's the starter motor that's gone or if it's the ignition switch? My 04 Avensis 2.0 vvti TSpirit had "hesitated" for a split-second on two occasions before starting, then the next day, it's just not turning over. There's no "Click" when I turn the key, just silence. The battery is fine, it was tested and is 100%. I've pushed the key in as far as I can to see if maybe it's the Ignition Switch Assy, but there's no difference there. Rather than go and buy another starter motor or go and buy a new switch assy, how do I tell which is causing the problem? Cos sod's law says if I buy one, it'll be the other that needs replacing. The car has done 70,000 miles and otherwise is working well. It starts no problem if I jump it on a hill and drives normally. No other issues. Thanks.
  5. Great post Rawll. Well explained and documented. The wife must have been very impressed! One thing though, do you have any idea how to find out if it's the starter motor that's gone or if it's the ignition switch that's gone? My 04 Avensis 2.0 vvti TSpirit had "hesitated" for a split-second on two occasions before starting, then the next day, it's just not turning over. There's no "Click" just silence. The battery is fine, it was tested. I've pushed the key in as far as I can to see if maybe it's the Ignition Switch Assy, but there's no difference there. Rather than go and buy another starter or get that one reconditioned, and rather than go and buy a new switch assy, how do I tell which is causing the problem? The car has done 70,000 miles. Thanks.
  6. Any idea how to test to see if it's the starter motor that's gone or the ignition switch? My 04 Avensis 2.0 vvti TSpirit had "hesitated" for a split-second on two occasions before starting, then the next day, it's just not turning over. There's no "Click" just silence. The battery is fine, it was tested. I've pushed the key in as far as I can to see if maybe it's the Ignition Switch Assy, but there's no difference there. Rather than go and buy another starter or get that one reconditioned, and rather than go and buy a new switch assy, how do I tell which is causing the problem? The car has done 70,000 miles. Thanks.
  7. Thanks oldcodger. I'll tell him to try that and see how he goes. It's been like that for a few months now. I'll let you know how he gets on.
  8. I'm posting this for a pal of mine as his broadband is down. He has a 2003 Corolla 1.4 petrol vvti. His automatic choke appears to be sticking on. When he starts the car, the revs remain high but even after the car is warmed up, it fluctuates constantly between 1,000 and 2,000 rpm. It's drinking petrol as well. Any idea if this is just a simple case of lubricating the choke chain or if it's a sensor problem? Many thanks
  9. Thanks James and Pete. I'm going through your nick of the woods tomorrow on my way to Scotland. I got those Pagid disks. She's braking like new now! Any ideas how to tighten the hand brake though? I'm not sure if it's only adjusting the little wheel inside the dustcap on the brake discs or if there's more to it than that?
  10. Brilliant article. I managed to do mine in just over an hour following this piece. Thanks a mill. Can anyone tell me please, is the little wheel underneath the black dust cap for tightening your handbrake? Mine is a little loose and I have to pull probably 9 or 10 clisk before it holds the car, but it wouldn't hold the car on a steep hill. Is all I need to do is to tighten that little wheel under the dust cap? Thanks
  11. Thanks Pete, I'm in Ireland though. Originally it was a UK car and I don't know the original reg number. I guess I could find another T-Spirit the same year and use their reg number. I'll give it a bash.
  12. I'm changing the rear brake discs on my 2004 2.0 TSpirit. I've been looking at parts suppliers and there seems to be a range of brake discs with different sizes available for this. As far as I know, only one size should fit it, but other sizes are listed on the same parts sites. I'm a little confused and want to get the correct part first time. Does anyone know what the correct part number is or size? and also, is there a site or list anywhere that has the Toyota part numbers all listed? Thanks
  13. 1. I have a 2004 TSpirit and the destination function disappears and reappears on the display. This seems to happen more fequently if I'm driving. I'm wondering if this is a disk or software problem (I don't seem to have any DVD disk in the car) or if it's a loose connection or something else? It never seems to lose connection to the satellite while I'm actually using it to navigate, but often when I go to put in a destination, the destination option doesn't appear. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem? 2. Also, I think I'll probably need to update the disk as it seems to take the long route sometimes even though there's been a new road in place for a couple of years. I see there's a thread below about new DVD's. I take it the most recent DVD would be the one I'd need to buy? Does it need to be model-specific (ie for 2004 models) or can I just buy the latest for "Avensis" Thanks in advance. Kev
  14. I found it!!! Service done!! Incidentally, can anyone tell me what engine is in the 2004 T-Spirit? 2.0 litre Petrol?