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

By |December 6th, 2016|

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 […]

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2001-2009 Prius coolant replacement precautions

By |June 10th, 2015|

2001-2009 Prius coolant replacement precautions and bleeding air from the system
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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Lexus RX400h inverter coolant replacement and air bleeding

By |May 18th, 2015|

Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Lexus RX400h inverter coolant replacement and air bleeding

Toyota and Lexus 3.0/3.3L 1MZ/3MZ V6 engine timing

By |April 20th, 2015|

Toyota and Lexus 3.0/3.3L 1MZ/3MZ V6 engine timing with photos of where the crankshaft and camshaft need to be when removing or installing a timing belt.
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2004-2009 Toyota Prius no heat and/or P1121, P1120, P1122, P1123

By |March 12th, 2015|

2004-2009 Toyota Prius no heat and/or P1121, P1120, P1122, P1123 caused by a stuck coolant flow control valve
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2001-2009 Toyota Prius water pump leaking coolant

By |March 12th, 2015|

2001-2009 Prius water pump leaking coolant - notes on the cost to replace your water pump and other options
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