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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 Tundra 4wd failure/won’t engage/light blinks – A.D.D. failure

By |November 2nd, 2015|

Toyota Tundra 4wd failure/won't engage/light blinks - A.D.D. failure and replacement
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Toyota 4Runner 4WD failure – shift actuator replacement and transfer case overview

By |October 15th, 2015|

Diagnosing, understanding and repairing the complexities of Toyota's part-time, selectable 4WD systems.

Diagnosing leaking Toyota struts and shocks – when to replace, when to wait

By |June 26th, 2015|

Diagnosing leaking struts and shocks - when to replace, when to wait with Toyota, Lexus and Scion struts and shocks
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Toyota Sequoia, Tundra, 4Runner and Land Cruiser, Lexus GX470 and LX470 engine ticking/exhaust manifold leak

By |May 21st, 2015|

Toyota Sequoia, Tundra, 4Runner and Land Cruiser, Lexus GX470 and LX470 engine ticking/exhaust manifold leak
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Toyota and Lexus 4.7L V8 2UZ-FE timing belt replacement note

By |March 25th, 2015|

Replacing the timing belt on a 2UZ-FE, with a little surprise in there for good measure

Toyota and Lexus KDSS service and repair – GX460, GX460, 4Runner and Land Cruiser

By |March 3rd, 2015|

Toyota and Lexus KDSS service and repair - GX460, GX460, 4Runner and Land Cruiser
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Various Toyota and Lexus 2001-2004 air conditioner light blinking

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Getting your air conditioning back up and running with a simple relay replacement

Toyota 4Runner cold start misfire, coolant consumption, P0306 diagnosis tips

By |February 16th, 2015|

Toyota 4Runner cold start misfire, coolant consumption, P0306 diagnosis tips - diagnosing a failed head gasket quickly and accurately
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Toyota and Lexus SUV bump, kick or jump after stopping – sticking rear driveshaft repair

By |February 9th, 2015|

Toyota and Lexus SUV bump, kick or jump after stopping - sticking rear driveshaft repair and maintaining your u-joint and slip yokes