DRC58

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About DRC58

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  • First Name
    David
  • Toyota Model
    Auris
  • Toyota Year
    2007
  • Location
    Bridgend
  1. DRC58

    Instrument Cluster

    Hey guys. Thanks for the info. As i can hear the indicator working i think i will leave it for now.
  2. Hi Guys. The L/H Indicator light on my instrument cluster has stopped working. I know the Indicator still works as I can hear it. Is there a way to replace the bulb rather than go to Toyota to get it sorted. Any advise would be gratefully received. Regards DaveC
  3. Yusuf Battery is new at only 4 months old. Plenty of power in it as it turns engine over nicely. getting a local auto electrician out soon hopefully to have a look, on the company too.
  4. Hi all, Hope you can advise/help me with this one. I have a 52 plate 1.4 vvti. a couple days ago she started to miss fire just got to work as the engine management light started flashing. Parked her up and switched her off. today the boss asked me to start her up and put her into the workshop so he ( an engineer in agricultural machines ) could put his diagnostic unit on to see what the problem was.She started on the third try, turned key and nothing happened just a click, once started she drove reasonably well for the 50 yards then cut out halfway into workshop. she would not start after that and to make things worse there are no lights on the dash at all bar the door open and oil light. There is nothing to show the ignition is on at all, nothing on the mileometer, the radio only shows the time, she turns over but that is all. when he connected diagnostic it just kept saying Ignition not on. I checked the fuses etc and they all look ok. has anyone got any ideas what the problem could be and how to solve it. Much appreciated. Dave
  5. DRC58

    Engine Reving

    Many Thanks Oldcodger for the info. I replaced the battery about two months ago so cant be that. As I said in the original post she was standing idle for 4 days so maybe its a piece of dirt trapped in the line somewhere or condensation in the tank. Did it a couple times today but I have since been out and had her running at tick over for half an hour with no problems, I sprayed connectors etc with some silicon so who knows maybe that did the trick. Will try again later. Fingers crossed. If not local garage tomorrow I think.
  6. DRC58

    Engine Reving

    Hi All. Wonder if anyone can help. Started my 52 plate T3 VVti 1.4 this morning, first time in 4 days. Started fine and ran no problem, when I stopped at lights noticed rev counter showing 1100 when normal tick over is about 6 to 700. thought ok stood for a while needs to warm up. However she still did it when at normal temp. Stopped at shop and sat there with engine running, slowly the revs dropped to normal, ticked over for a few seconds then dropped and almost stalled then back up to 1100 and back to normal. Sat there for ten minutes and it did it 3 more times.Normal, drop to almost stall then up to 1100 and back to normal all in a second or two. Any ideas why and how to cure it. This is the first time this has happened.
  7. DRC58

    Starting

    Update on Starting Problem. Yep it was the battery. Went out this morning and it just enough juice to turn over, very slowly, but she fired up. Went to halfords and purchased a new battery. Had a couple of other problems with radio not working nor internal lights or remote locking. Checked fuses and all looked ok so decided to check them one by one with continuity checker, yep found one that looked ok but was not, replaced and all seems fine now, fingers crossed. Thanks to Oldcodger for his time and input, much appreciated.
  8. DRC58

    Starting

    Yep the battery is over 8 years old. jump started her and went to Halfords for a battery check, 25% so think a change is required. The camera does have its own internal battery and I just wanted to try it out for 5 minutes then nothing from my girl. Been out for a 20+ mile motorway drive just to see how she goes, will try start he in morning if all goes well will pop to kwikfit for another battery check. Bosch S3 you say, will look into that. Cheers for all the info and advice.
  9. DRC58

    Starting

    I have had car since 2007 so its at least 8 years old, Just had the gearbox re built, new clutch etc and a service and battery checked out ok then. Bought an incar camera and connected that up for 5 mins its after that that my girl didnt want to know. I think the camera may be faulty and with an old battery !!! 2 + 2 maybe. Daughter coming over to see if we can jump it, if that works then I will go kwikfit / halfords tomorrow for battery check. Will let you know what happens. Cheers Oldcodger
  10. DRC58

    Starting

    Hope someone can help. Corolla 1.4 vvti wont start. Was going ok turned her off for couple minutes then went to go and nothing. Turn key and dash lights come on ok, turn further to start and lights go out and then start flashing and clicking noise . Any ideas please. cheers
  11. DRC58

    Gearbox

    Konrad C Cheers for the input. Have found a local engine & gearbox reconditioning firm so have sent them a quote request for both recon and repair. Will update site with news as and when
  12. DRC58

    Gearbox

    Avensisd4d786. Been looking into the Breakers yard boxes but at mo nearest who has one is over 50 miles away and is £300 with 1 month warranty and 152k miles. I have only just hit 90k so dont want to fit one that's seen more hardships. Local Garage just quoted £500 for reconditioned box with 12 month warranty and £80 for new clutch. Just negotiating with him about fitting rates but think he may get the job. Thanks for the input though much appreciated.
  13. DRC58

    Gearbox

    Trevorb33. Thought of that too but I am unemployed at the mo so gotta make every penny count. She is a very reliable motor and still runs beautifully bar the noisey gearbox. Garage said its one of them things that could last for months & months or go tomorrow, so just covering my options.
  14. DRC58

    Gearbox

    Hi All. Does anyone know a good company who do Recon Gearboxes for my 2002 (52) 1.4 T3 VVT-I , ZZe12. Local garage say the bearings are on their way out . I have been quoted £998 for recon Box, New Clutch, Oil, Fitting and Vat. Local Toyota centre quoted £1550 for the same. Any info would be much appreciated. Cheers all. DRC58 (Dave)
  15. Hi all. Just a bit of info required on my Corolla 1.4 T3 2052 plate Clutch. I have had the car now for 7 years and while I am used to driving it I have always wondered why it does what it does. I bought it from a dealer who serviced it for the first three years but never mentioned it as a problem, i did tell them but was told they could not find anything wrong. typical. To specify. Normally the biting point is about an inch from the floor and the car moves off no problem but sometimes it does not fully engage until I get nearly to the top of the pedal travel. There is no changes to the way she drives. Sometimes when going down the box from 4th to 3rd it will not go into gear unless i give the throttle a gentle push to bring the revs up a bit. I have tried the usual tests to see if the clutch is on its way out or slipping like leaving hand brake on and trying to pull away, no problems. also tried the flooring it in 4th at 35 mph and dipping the clutch and releasing clutch to see what revs do, come down fast. The car has done 87k miles and I got it with 35k so 52k in 7 years not bad. I do not find this a problem as I am used to her and her ways, it just baffles me why. any ideas out there.