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Your minivan may need a new ignition lock cylinder. Before going too far. Do you have more than one key? If the key/s don't work try spraying WD-40 or a similar penetrating oil into the key cylinder. Toyota uses Half Tumblers which can hang up when they get old or worn. This works most of the time and is worth trying. Be patient, this will take some time to work the fluid into the tumblers. After spraying into the cylinder take the ignition key and slide it in and out of the cylinder normal and listen for clicking. At first you may hear nothing. If that is the case then the tumblers are stuck. Continue to move the key in and out at normal speed 12 times and try to turn the key to RUN. If the key still doesn't work. Remove the key and spray more fluid. Like I said, Patients. You may need to repeat this procedure six or more times. At some point you should hear the tumbles clicking. Side note: Try no to go too crazy with the oil. If you put too much oil into lock cylinder it may leak out behind the dash and leak onto your carpet. Also when you remove the key it should be covered with a black oily film. This is normal and temporary. It is from years of use and is combination of old aluminum and metal dust. Place an old Tee shirt, towel or rags down onto the floor to protect the carpet and have a towel, napkin or rag available to wipe the key off as needed. Any questions please feel free to write back. Good luck.

Toyota Cars &... | Answered 5 hours ago

Since there is very little fluid movement when you press in on the master cylinder and the fluid travels down, it can be very annoying to try to get a clutch system to bleed. The best luck I have ever had was to push in the clutch pedal with my right leg until it got tired and then switch to my left. When it was tired i'd switch back to my right. If you press the pedal all the way down about 100 times, it usually has enough pressure to operate.

Toyota Cars &... | Answered Yesterday

Sounds like you have 2 problems, 1) you have a weak battery, 2) fuel starvation i.e choked fuel filter or faulty fuel pump, or both.

Toyota Cars &... | Answered Yesterday

The service and repair manual with diagram will provide you all the knowledge you need to fix the problem and you will get the manual from the given link

Toyota Cars &... | Answered Yesterday

The service and repair manual with diagram will provide you step by step help to locate and fix the problem on your own easily and you will get the manual from the given link

Toyota Cars &... | Answered Yesterday

The service and repair manual with diagram will provide you step by step help with diagram to locate and fix the problem on your own easily and you will get the manual from the given link

Toyota Cars &... | Answered Yesterday

Was the van in for repairs recently? Have you looked around the engine compartment at all? There are several harnesses that wrap around the engine. It's possible one of them is soaked with oil (or not) and has shorted against the block. You don't want to waist too many fuses trying to find the short. I recommend a short finder tool to locate the source. If you don't have this tool a test light will work but it will take longer. Clamp the light's lead to battery power and connect the probing side to the fuse terminal (leading to the short). Wiggle each section of each harness until you see the test light flicker of go out. This should help put you in the right direct or the source. Let me know if this helped or if there is anything else. Good luck.

Toyota Cars &... | Answered Yesterday

The On/Off switch and the 'Tuner' are two separate switches on a radio. Sounds like the 'tuner', ability to switch stations is functioning but the On/Off switch is broken. Either a radio repair shop can fix it or you probably can find one in a wrecking yard for $50.00 to $75.00 that will work and will less expensive then fixing you present radio. Bring the vehicle to a radio repair shop and have it checked out and then make the decision based on the costs.

Toyota Cars &... | Answered 2 days ago

Here are the torque specs you requested:
CYLINDER HEAD BOLTS= 29FT/LBS + 90 degrees + another 90 degrees in sequence from the center out ward, (3 step process).
Please let me know if you have any questions

Toyota Pickup... | Answered 3 days ago

things like that are controlled by an ECU, aptly named Electronic Control Unit. No more bi-metal plug ins.

Toyota Cars &... | Answered 3 days ago

For radiator replacement procedure. I suggest you to click the link below and follow the detailed procedure :-----

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2001 Toyota... | Answered 3 days ago

A VSC light can come on for many reasons. Rather than ask us to guess which trouble code is stored in your computer, how about getting it scanned so you know exactly which code is stored?

Toyota Cars &... | Answered on Dec 03, 2019

Chec owner book or fusebox covers

Toyota Cars &... | Answered on Dec 03, 2019

The catalytic converter has an oxygen sensor in front and behind it. When the vehicle is warm and running in closed loop mode, the upstream oxygen sensor waveform reading should fluctuate. The downstream O2 sensor reading should be fairly steady. Typically the P0420 code triggers the Check Engine Light if the readings of the two sensors are similar. This is indicative of (among other things) a converter that is not working as efficiently as it should be (according to specs). It is part of the vehicle emissions system.
Symptoms You will likely not notice any drivability problems, although there may be symptoms.
Causes A code P0420 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
  • Leaded fuel was used where unleaded was called for
  • An oxygen sensor is not reading (functioning) properly
  • The engine coolant temperature sensor is not working properly
  • Damaged or leaking exhaust manifold / catalytic converter / exhaust pipe
  • Retarded spark timing
  • The oxygen sensors in front and behind the converter are reporting too similar of readings
Possible Solutions Some suggested steps for troubleshooting a P0420 error code include:
  • Check for exhaust leaks at the manifold, pipes, catalytic converter. Repair as required.
  • Use a scope to diagnose the oxygen sensor operation (Tip: The oxygen sensor in front of the catalytic converter normally has a fluctuating waveform. The waveform of the sensor behind the converter should be more steady).
  • Inspect the downstream heated oxygen sensor (HO2), replace if necessary
  • Replace the catalytic converter
One thing to note is that many vehicle manufacturers offer a longer warranty on emissions-related parts. So if you have a newer car but it's out of it's bumper-to-bumper warranty, there still may be warranty on this type of problem. Many manufacturers give a five year, unlimited mileage warranty on these items. It's worth checking into.

1999 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 03, 2019

check your battery and alternator. make sure the battery connection not lose and the alternator giving the charging.

2002 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 01, 2019

Voltage doesn't start cars ..Amperage does. Try to jump start and if it still clicks then your starter is suspect.

2006 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 01, 2019

Bad ignition switch?

Toyota Cars &... | Answered on Dec 01, 2019

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