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    Jim
  • Toyota Model
    avensis T27 D4D
  • Toyota Year
    2012
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    Renfrewshire

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  1. Not quite sure what is leaking exactly. If you intend to replace tensioner and chain it's not a simple DIY job.
  2. Can you tell us what the garage have done? For example have they replaced the ignition switch and all relays in the starting and fuelling circuits.
  3. Had a similar fault traced to the clutch on the air-conditioning unit try and engage air con when idling and see if it does away.
  4. Need to know model and engine type and capacity.
  5. As far as I know there is no dip stick as gearbox is sealed,as far as getting first year sounds like clutch is worn.
  6. I noticed a similar issue with mine, on inspection both the rear pads and disks had worn below limits.A new set of disks and pads sorted it out.I disks and pads are ok sometimes a caliper can be seized but this usually results in a check rear parking brake warning light.I have ran two Avensis as taxis and both suffered the same faults and cures.
  7. Battery light is always problem or a problem in the making, both my Avensis required replacement alternators around 170000 both displayed battery light on sometimes but charge when tested was normal. I can only guess but your alternator looks to be on way out.
  8. I had a similar problem with a T25 D4D, the same warning lights came on but it was battery charging light that stated on.After an AA visit no fault could be found however about 6 months later the same lights came on and all the warning lights and it was then diagnosed with a faulty alternator.But to be honest I have never found the Toyota warning light system to be even remotely accurate.
  9. The driveshaft needs to be removed to allow alternator to drop down. To much hassle on driveway just went local garage they charged £285 which included a recon alternator.
  10. I have put 248000 mls on a 2.2 d4d with no injector issues I regularly used Shell or Esso the car was used as a private hire taxi with mileage covered 4 years 6 months. I also used injector cleaner regularly. I also put 189000 in a 2.0 d4d using same fuel etc. Other drivers in the fleet reported numerous injector issues with various manufacturers. I can only guess that the dubious sources of supermarket fuels can bring contamination into play not just water but high levels of silicon.Also bio additives can play havoc with seals etc.
  11. Cabin and air filter easy. Oil filter in housing underneath covered by bottom engine cover this must released at the back and it folds down towards the front car must be quite high off ground so if no ramp available then it's quite tricky an adapter is required. The fuel filter is tucked away at the back and requires to be detached cartridge changed and then reassembled system then needs to be primed. Both oil and fuel filter jobs can be messy.
  12. jimtaxi

    2016-Brakes

    You will need piston rewind tool and suitable socket set with 18 " breaker bar.You have to remove the calipe r mounting bracket.The two bolts are always tight do not use anything other than a close fitting socket as rounding these bolt heads will cause problems.The rest is straightforward.Make sure you disabled the auto function on the electric parking brake before you start.
  13. After months of searching for a mirror cover I went and got one from Toyota main dealer it was £43 went to auto shop bought a tin of closest blue spray paint painted it three coats and job done. Any body shop is looking at £250 for same job, if your car is 10 years old just do it yourself.
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