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  1. I had mine replaced yesterday, my local mechanic charged £33 for the belt and fitting. The manual says it should be checked at 6 years/60000 miles then at every 10000 mile interval. No mention of when to actually replace it
  2. The belt on the left side of the engine (aux drive belt??) on my 2007 1.4d4d is squeaking/squealing for a minute or 2 on a cold start, you can see it bouncing up and down while it is squealing and then it runs silent as soon as the belt runs smoothly. Can this be adjusted or does it need replacing? If so how much would the replacement cost? It has now covered 115,000 trouble free miles and returns 55mpg so i don't begrudge replacing it if that is necessary. Thanks
  3. My drivers side one touch window is not working, I have to keep hold of the switch to raise or lower it all the way. Also, the 'auto' light on the window switch is now flashing. Anybody know what the problem could be?
  4. The noise is more like a creaking or squeaking noise which seems to come from the actual pedal (not sure if it can be hears from the engine bay). It does make the noise with the engine off too. Does something need lubricating? Whereabouts could I spray some WD40?
  5. In a 1.4d4d? I am approaching 70,000 miles and have noticed a creaking sound when using the clutch. It changes gear ok and there is no slippage in the clutch, so is it wearing out or just a 'characteristic' of the car?
  6. Recently the 'oil maintenance soon' reminder has been showing on the dash display when I start my car up. How can I disable this or reset it? (I took it to a back street garage for the last service, 50k). Also, I have the 1.4 D4d, does this engine have an timing belt or chain?
  7. My Auris' clutch pedal has a lot of travel too.
  8. walfice

    New Owner

    Mine is a 1.4 D-4d in Dacuma grey, '07.
  9. walfice

    New Owner

    I picked up my Auris last week after owning an Aygo for 18 months and I'm very pleased with it so far. It's only the lowly T2 model so I have 2 questions: Is there a way to use the radio without having the key in the ignition? This was possible in the aygo but doesn't seem so the Auris (unless I'm missing something). Also, there is no lid on the centre console, is this available to buy seperatley and does it fit on without too much fiddling around?
  10. I'm thinking of trading in my aygo for a yaris d4d. I would appreciate any comments on the yaris d4d (good or bad). I'm looking at an '07 model, either a zinc or t-spirit. Am I right in thinking the extras on the spirit are climate, front fogs and keyless start? Have I missed anything? I had a test drive today (also drove a 207 1.6 hdi 90) and found the engine in the yaris very flexible and forgiving but no quicker than the 207 (eventhough the 0-60 time is 2 seconds quicker in the yaris.)
  11. The speedo can be seen from the passenger side on the mk2 yaris. I have just come back from a test drive in one, very nice it was too.
  12. February '07 aygo black 46,000. (I bought it in feb '08 with 5k on the clock) Had new brake pads at 30,000, new clutch at 43,000. Not too bad at all for a driving school car.
  13. Today the gears became much harder to select (even harder when I changed through the gears whilst stationary). And when selecting reverse there is a 'crunch' which isn't normally the case. Does this sound like the clutch is on it's last legs? If so will it be covered under the warranty (or at least get some contribution from toyota for the replacement)? My car has covered 43,000 and was registered 02/07.
  14. Is this an easy job? Is there a 'how to' guide anywhere (I did a search on here but couldn't find one)
  15. I have noticed the engine sometimes stutters just a little when the AC is on. If it stutters without the AC on then your spark plugs may need replacing.
  16. I think the problem is the continental tyres (which is strange because they have given me good mileage on previous cars). Mine were worn out at 15000. I replaced them with Yokohama A-drive tyres and they have covered 25000 so far (I would estimate they have 3-5000 miles left in them). My rears are now pretty low so I am going to replace them soon. I have seen some Toyo 350 tyres for £36 fully fitted from tyre shopper so I might give them a try.
  17. Took my Aygo in to have a rattle looked at today. I knew the rattle was coming from the seat back in the rear seats so explained this to the tech. Half an hour later I'm told it will need a new seatback (50/50 split rear seat model), unfortunately it couldn't be done there and then because they needed authority from Toyota UK due to the cost of the replacement..........£1049!!!!!!! I must say it was good service (had brakes sorted too after squealing), quick and efficient while I waited. Benfield Toyota Wakefield.
  18. I had this with a mini I used to have. The clutch failed pretty quickly after it started (can't remember which part of the clutch failed). There are various ways a clutch can fail (thrust bearing, pressure plate etc), it's not just when it slips that it needs replacing. Let us know what Toyota say. P.S. how many miles have you covered?
  19. I had my front pads replaced today at my local toyota dealer (£75 after covering 27,000 miles). They told me the discs are 'lipped', they measured 18.556mm, and said they recommend changing them before they measure less than 18mm. How thick are the discs when new and how much longer do you think they will last? I have never replaced discs before reaching 50k on other cars.
  20. My local Toyota dealer uses 5w-30 semi synthetic when servicing all their cars.
  21. I picked up an oil filter and 5 litres of oil from my local toyota dealer today for the 30,000m oil change. I was pleasantly surprised at the price of £23.28 for the lot. It is 5w30 semi synthetic, the same as what is used in all the cars they service there.
  22. Can anybody tell me what type of plug is in the sump for draining the oil?
  23. I think he has been ripped off. The 10k service should be around £100, 20k around £180 mark (these are still rip off prices but thats another topic). I have never paid more than £5 for an oil filter (from renault, bmw, vauxhall etc), the engine only holds 3.3 liters if I remember correctly, so they should at least have left him, a 1 liter top up bottle of oil. If I were you I would go back and question the extra charges, extras should only be done with the customers permission.
  24. Im pretty sure W does not stand for winter.
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