gar

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    yaris 1.3 cdx

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  1. I have recently had water ingress too, hence my return to the forum... I have removed and am drying the floor mats and both sheets of underlay/soundproofing from front passenger football. I partially lifted carpet so as to look at bungs. They look ok without blasting with water but I am going to drive around for a few days with the heater on full, aimed down and windows cranked open, to help dry out the old girl! (02 mk1 CDX). I then plan to start my investigative work. I have already slid an electricians cable-pull tape down the sunroof drain tubes, filled by quite warm water, to help dissolve any potential blockage. The tape went quite some way down both front, left and right of the roof, (Forgot to look for rear end drains on the sunroof). Also, warm water might be easier to detect, as its.... Warm! So, now as it dries, I am planning on setting up my fog machine in order to fill the car with smoke, to see if it comes out in unusual places. This is the same system for "Fogging" The air conditioning so it will kill two birds with one brick round the back of the head! The fumes usually come out places such as non sealed door strips, vents, door handle apertures, etc where there are smallish escape routes. The trick is to fill the car with fumes, leave it ten/fifteen mins, then open the doors to let the fumes escape. This is done with the A?C on full and on recirculate, to clean and decontaminate the system. It is also anti-bacterial so helps eliminate bugs and odour. I will be keeping a close eye on any unusual fumes escaping where not expected. If I have any success, I will be sure to brag, oops, sorry, post it here for others to contemplate, if they are suffering the same problem. Oh, I forgot, I have yet to investigate the spare wheel compartment for sogginess. That'll be on the agenda too, just in case.
  2. You can get a replacement off eBay quite cheaply. I did and it was original. Got it cut at... Timpsons!
  3. I have no experience of these models as my Yaris is an auto but have you got a dual mass flywheel on this car? are the engine mounts secure/worn? Either of these can cause severe vibrations.
  4. Hi, I am returning to the Yaris forum after many years away for no real reason other then busy and "Forgot"! However, I have owned and driven the same Yaris now, since it was new back in 2002. (1.3 CDX auto) My daughter also drives it and I returned to the forum to look into leakage in the front passenger footwell but this made me wonder who still owns and drives the same car, from new, the longest? (Not in garage, off road, on sorn, etc). Regards, GAR.
  5. gar

    Brake Pads

    Padsd arrived on time, got a text from the dealer and colected them today... The tekkie assured me they were the correct fit so only time will tell. He also said that Totota had to lower many consumables as the likes of euro car parts and similar were decimating Toyota's after-sales business so it may well be worth getting a quote for the genuine stuff, proior to buying after-market spares for your car!
  6. gar

    Brake Pads

    Well, my front brake pads have finally worn out! Wouldn't pass the MOT as they need replacing. As the car is an 02 automatic, I consider that a fair wear and tear issue! I got a Quote from Mr.T and they said £23, plus change, including VAT, so I ordered them. As they worked from my reg number, I am hoping they have the correct information to suply the correct pads, first time round!At that price, I didnt even bother looking around for a better deal, either!Lets hope the tekkie got it right!
  7. gar

    Yaris Towing Thread

    Please also be aware that, after a certain date, it became law to pass an additional test if you wanted to tow anything above a certain weight AND you are legally restricted to a max of 60mph on national speed limited roads!
  8. If you are refering to the one in the wing... Surely they are switchable? Aslo, some can have bulbs changed, some are sealed! I got a set of smoked ones from ebay some years back as they looked nicer than the clear fried eggs Toyota supplied.
  9. BLIMEY! The point of the cleanable filter, apart from working better, is to avoid having to keep changing the little buggers! :P
  10. dont go for a m/cycle one as this will be an overkill and much to noisey.the one on ebay maybe a better choice and if thats also too loud you can wrap something around it to reduce the volume to suit. pity you cant get an adjustable volume ones. Reasonable point.... BUT if it is stashed away in the dash somewhere or in the engine compartment, the sound will soon be "Lost" among the engine, road and stereo noise! On the bike, they will be placed in such a manner as to be heard with the helmet on!
  11. gar

    Radio Fuse?

    Many radio systems have a fuse located on the back of the unit itself but also there will be a fuse to the stereo in the fusebox too. It protects (In the Yaris) other stuff too so has anything else gone off? In my Yaris, the first thing you notice is the interior light not working. Also, the clock among other things. Ther should be a fuse rated 15 amps, if I remember rightly to protect these things and they do blow quite easily if you try to connect/disconnect things clumsily, with the circuit live.
  12. When you say too high... I suppose you have used the seat hight adjuster first, to lower it? :!Removed!:
  13. Had a Kand N since the first service... Eight years old now and not had any worries or had to clean it. It has paid for its self, now too!