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marco polo

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  1. has any one got a diagram for serpintine belt replacement where the tensioner is etc and waterpump change
  2. where is the nuts and bolts assembly is it handy to get at
  3. where is the nuts and bolts assembly is it handy to get at
  4. i am getting a creaking sound from drivers side dash board, it sounded like the metel of the windwipers was chatering at the wind screen put i checked that out and it wasnt that. it is very annoying anyone had that problem
  5. thanks lads for replys cheers
  6. thanks pal for reply, the coolant has not been changed for about 3 years 050,000 kilometers there is 210,000 on her now. i am a taxi driver who lives about 80 kilometers from work which explaines high milege on clock.since coolant has not been changed in a while might explain how air lock has crept in over time.if i was to replace coolant what coolant do i use and is there a drain plug to drain old coolant out, is it a big or small job
  7. hello guys, when i start car in the morning , i am hearing a trickle of water coming from air blower inside the car when first starting up then it stops, the car runs okay , it only happens when car is first started up or left lying till cold.there is no coolent loss or white foam on dipstick. other taximen on the road have said its the head gasket . has anyone experenced this.
  8. thanks lads, justed passed nct ,i fitted new shoes on weds, i adjusted everything , i done a handbrake on gravel and compared the 2 skid marks for the same lenght, the new shoes were bosch genuine toyota shoes as well , i did not replace springs used old ones and greased the back plate, but i passed luckily 43% justed under the 50%,i tought i would of been as low as the 17% imballace the previous year, does anyone know if i could have balanced them out a bit better, it also was raining would that affect the accuracy of the machine aswell, justed seemed like a lucky escape under the 50% marker even with new shoes been fitted.
  9. lads does anybody know, the brake shoes seem to be the same size thickness leading and rear shoe, is this right for my model,because on youtube on different model cars it is said that the leading shoe is said to be bigger or thicker than the rear shoe
  10. thanks lads, i will wait till later to get advice , after installing new shoes, whats the best way to adjust the rear wheel adjusters to get a ballanced handbrake
  11. lads , i was on about the parking brake fail over the imballace in the parking brake 75%, i am working on it now and removed the calipers but cannot seem to get disc/hub off i have backed off adjuster nut and slackened handbrake at handbrake end, do i need a hub pullers or is it bolted on from inside
  12. thanks lads for all the replys , i have till 19 feb for a retest , so i will get to work on them over the weekend , i am a taxi driver who drives from laois to dublin 4 days a week, which is 80 kilometers each way , i work in dublin , thats how the milege has clocked up, i will let you guys know how i get on many thanks
  13. justed failed nct or mot across the pond, my parking brake was 75% inbalaced , the tester said it could be something stuck and said that the shoes might not need to be replaced,there is a disc on the rear and shoes as well which operate handbrake, they are in the wheel hub, i have relaced pads before , but never done shoes or adjusted them in the hub, i adjusted handbrake cable at handbrake end to 7 clicks prior to nct test, any body have any ideas on whats causing the inbalace , tester said it could also be the cold weather recently that we had causing things to stick on one side its a 2008 d4d avensis with 195,000 kilometers on clock any ideas would be much appreciated.
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