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25 05, 2017

Toyota Rav4 Rear Differential Leak – Preventing Reoccuring Leaks

By |May 25th, 2017|Differential, Oil Leak, Rav4, Repair, Toyota|Comments Off on Toyota Rav4 Rear Differential Leak – Preventing Reoccuring Leaks

Toyota Rav4 Rear Differential Leak - Preventing Reoccuring Leaks
29 03, 2017

Sienna broken rear spring

By |March 29th, 2017|Sienna, Toyota|Comments Off on Sienna broken rear spring

Sienna broken rear spring
29 03, 2017

LS460 coolant leak – a failing water pump

By |March 29th, 2017|Lexus, LS460|Comments Off on LS460 coolant leak – a failing water pump

LS460 coolant leak - a failing water pump
13 03, 2017

IS350 fuel leak from an odd location

By |March 13th, 2017|IS350, Lexus|Comments Off on IS350 fuel leak from an odd location

IS350 fuel leak from an odd location
13 03, 2017

LX470/Land Cruiser water leak – windshield installed incorrectly with water damage

By |March 13th, 2017|Land Cruiser, Lexus, LX470, Toyota|Comments Off on LX470/Land Cruiser water leak – windshield installed incorrectly with water damage

LX470/Land Cruiser water leak from the windshield.
2 02, 2017

GX470 height control problems – too low, too high, air bag failure and leaks

By |February 2nd, 2017|GX470, Lexus|Comments Off on GX470 height control problems – too low, too high, air bag failure and leaks

GX470 height control problems - too low, too high, air bag failure and leaks
17 01, 2017

Prius broken rear spring – 2004-2009 Toyota Prius suspension failure

By |January 17th, 2017|Prius, Repair, Toyota|Comments Off on Prius broken rear spring – 2004-2009 Toyota Prius suspension failure

Prius broken rear spring - 2004-2009 Toyota Prius suspension failure
6 12, 2016

Toyota and Lexus V6 oil leak – rear main seal leak that isn’t a rear main seal

By |December 6th, 2016|Lexus, Maintenance, Oil Leak, Repair, Toyota|Comments Off on Toyota and Lexus V6 oil leak – rear main seal leak that isn’t a rear main seal

Toyota and Lexus V6 oil leak - rear main seal leak that isn't a rear main seal
6 12, 2016

Toyota and Lexus engine growling, grinding noise – water pump bearing failure and leaking

By |December 6th, 2016|Coolant, Lexus, Scion, Toyota, Water Pump|Comments Off on Toyota and Lexus engine growling, grinding noise – water pump bearing failure and leaking

One of the most common failures, across all Toyota and Lexus models, starts with a concern over a growling, grinding or rubbing noise out of the engine when the engine is running.  The cause is almost always the water pump pulley bearing failing, digging into the bearing race, and allowing coolant to leak out […]

16 09, 2016

Toyota and Lexus growling/humming noise that gets worse with speed – a common salt belt failure

By |September 16th, 2016|Lexus, Repair, Scion, Toyota|Comments Off on Toyota and Lexus growling/humming noise that gets worse with speed – a common salt belt failure

One of the most common concerns we’re asked to address here at CARspec is a growling, humming, or grinding noise that gets worse with speed.  The guest often notes that the noise changes going a particular direction.
The most common cause of this concern is a failing wheel bearing, although a proper diagnosis is required in […]