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  1. I had the same issue with my girlfriends car. I couldn't work it out at all. She strolled over and 'click', in it went. So my advice is find a woman to do it for you 😁
  2. As above maybe the fan belt. Alternator perhaps?
  3. I understand that, but Flux didn't advise me to go elsewhere. If they had, and had been honest in the first place I'd still be using them. Sheila's Wheels of all places quoted me just over £200 FC.
  4. I can tell you about Flux. I was with them for about 20 years insuring my Suzuki 4x4's. Last one was a heavily modified 1981 LJ80, and with an agreed value of £8K and all mods declared FC was about £150. This also included being insured off road. When I got my 2003 1.0l Yaris I asked them for a quote. 3rd party only was the cheapest option and it was £540. Needless to say I have never used them again.
  5. I shall check that too. If the mats are wet then there must be a leak somewhere...
  6. Thanks John I'll check that.
  7. Poke a little bit of Blu Tac in the hole. Hopefully the needle will come out with it.
  8. Hi everyone This afternoon I noticed the inside of my girlfriends car...the windscreen was dripping wet. All the other windows were dry as a bone. I thought at first maybe a door seal had gone but surely then some other windows would have been wet too. Any ideas on what's causing this? Alex
  9. Another option is a cassette adapter. Goes into the tape player with a cable that connects to an ipod or a phone. It's what I use. About £2 off eBay.
  10. Bit of relief here. New clutch is in and no more release bearing death rattle. The whining problem turns out to be the alternator. Easy enough and I will order one!
  11. It needs a new clutch regardless but before they start I'll ask them to take it for a spin and see what they say. Thanks for all the advice everyone.
  12. I like my Yaris. Don't know about everyone else but I form a bit of an emotional attachment to my bikes and cars! Did a bit of ringing around and best price is £360 including parts labour and VAT. She goes under the knife, sorry, spanner, on Wednesday.
  13. So it's a bit of doom and gloom then. I can do most things but not a clutch. They seem cheap enough for the kit but gawd knows how much to get one fitted. Might be cheaper to get another car!
  14. My 1.0 vvti had a knackered clutch release bearing when I bought it, and that makes a noise sometimes but today a whole new one! Clutch pressed in, all fine, release it and drive off the whine starts and gets louder the faster I go. The noise goes away completely when I depress the clutch pedal or I'm sitting in neutral. Could this be a gearbox issue (box seems fine to me) or maybe the water pump? I hope someone has an idea and that it won't cost the earth to fix!
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