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Toyota 4Runner A/C not working, warm air from vents – hard to find leak

By |June 27th, 2017|

Toyota 4Runner A/C not working, warm air from vents - hard to find leak
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Toyota Rav4 Rear Differential Leak – Preventing Reoccuring Leaks

By |May 25th, 2017|

Toyota Rav4 Rear Differential Leak - Preventing Reoccuring Leaks
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Sienna broken rear spring

By |March 29th, 2017|

Sienna broken rear spring
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LX470/Land Cruiser water leak – windshield installed incorrectly with water damage

By |March 13th, 2017|

LX470/Land Cruiser water leak from the windshield.
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Prius broken rear spring – 2004-2009 Toyota Prius suspension failure

By |January 17th, 2017|

Prius broken rear spring - 2004-2009 Toyota Prius suspension failure
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Toyota and Lexus V6 oil leak – rear main seal leak that isn’t a rear main seal

By |December 6th, 2016|

Toyota and Lexus V6 oil leak - rear main seal leak that isn't a rear main seal
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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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Toyota and Lexus growling/humming noise that gets worse with speed – a common salt belt failure

By |September 16th, 2016|

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 […]

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GX470, 4Runner whining noise from engine, battery light on

By |September 15th, 2016|

CARspec has been seeing increased complaints of whining noises from GX470 and V8-powered 4Runner owners, specifically from the engine. This is often followed by the battery light illuminating and the vehicle stalling during operation.  The cause has almost universally proven to be a failing alternator.

Originally we were, if the alternator was the cause of […]

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Toyota Avalon Maintenance Guide

By |June 7th, 2016|

Toyota Avalon Maintenance Guide
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