My 2005 Corolla Verso was just guven it's 30,000 mile service and the EGR valve replaced as there was a lack of power under 1800 revs. When I picked up the car, the steering wheel is now out of alignment, by about 2-3 cm to the left. i.e when I straighten the wheel the car drives to the right.
I am sure the wheel was not like this before it went to the garage. Could this have been caused by the work done, or should I be looking for another cause for it, and can you suggest what this might be.
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P0406 indicates high voltage on the EGR sensor circuit. this is recommended for every 30,000 miles be inspected. although EGR system do not requires periodic inspection. instead, check only if engine trouble's develop. most EGR's requires replacing EGR valve, cleaning passages and installing new vacuum hose. misrouted vacuum hose causes engine poor operation. so. not just to unplug it.
Instead of an EGR valve you have variable timing on your cam shaft. I would talk to a Toyota dealer. There may be a service bulletin about replacing the ECM (control box) for the variable cam timing which would effect the fuel economy of your vehicle the same way a stuck or plugged EGR valve would.
The spark plugs should have been changed at 60,000
Gas filter every 3 years
Air Filter every 3 years or sooner
The MAF Sensor cleaned every year
By now the O2 Sensors are slow to respond
If they have 100,000 change the front 2 sensors
Check TPS Voltage
Check Fuel Pressure at the fuel rail
Egr Valve most likely bad
If you have COP Ignition Coils, they may be misfiring,
common ford problem
Unrelated--change trans and power steering fluids
every 3 years,never go over 30,000 miles on any vehicle
bad steering problems,,your steering rack most likely,but,have you recently been stuck in ditch? when wheels are straight, look at front of car when parked. do wheels look funny? one going one way, and the other going the other? may be alignment. is it leaking any fluid on either side of the front of the car? drivers side? passenger side? if it's not out of alignment,,,wheels out of alignment,,the steering rack is the problem. it may be faulty. if not leaking fluid,it may still be bad. first i would make a visual test look under the vehicle while someone turned the steering wheel to right and left while car is in park,emergency brake on!! look at the steering arms while they turn the steering wheel from right to left. no fluid leaks? any resistance in turning the wheel? any leaks,if so,go to leak and repair with steering line replacement.no leaks? suspect a bad steering rack. hope this helps and thank you for choosing fixya.com i love to volunteer
oil/filter/lube every 3,500 miles synthetic oils every 5,000 miles
tire rotation wheel align check balance every 7500 miles
transmission service every 30,000 miles
air filter gas filter cabin air filter evry 30,000 miles
if engine has a timing belt(rubber substance) replace every 60,000 miles if it has a metal timing chain lasts almost forever
spark plugs should be good for 75,000-100,000 miles before replacing
Spark plug wires every 50,000-60,000 miles approx.
fuel injector flush every 30-40,000 miles approx.
the power stering pump, when turning, puts a load on the engine. the rpm must be maintained when this occurs. idle control circuits must be inspected. ensure spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor are in good shape. perform a tune up if it has not been done in a while. typically 20,000-30,000 miles. check the egr system. a partially open egr valve could cause low rpm. change the air filter if dirty. check the fuel pressure for proper psi.
Yes it needs to be replaced its already time for that.
IntervalsHere is what I recommend for maintenance intervals. There are exceptions to all of these including severe duty, which most northern cars fall into.
Change Transmission filter-30,000 miles, 90,000 and 150,000 miles and fluid at 60,000, 120,000 and 180,000 miles.
Change oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, unless you use Mobil One, in which case 6 months/6,000 miles.
Chassis lube every 3,000 miles, assuming there are fittings.
Spark plugs: Conventional plugs: 30,000 miles, Double platinum: every 50,000 miles (100,000 mile plugs are best to be changed well before that, although some can reach it).
Fuel filter: 35,000-40,000 miles. Unless it is in the tank. But if the tank is ever dropped, do it then
Ignition cap, rotor, wires: 60,000-80,000 miles. (if it has them).
Timing Belt, if applicible: 60,000 miles on many but check with gates or dayco or the manual or dealer, as many different intervals are now present.
Coolant flush -- green: 2 years/24,000 miles.
Coolant flush -- dex-cool or long life: 5 years/50,000 miles.
Tire rotation: 5,000-8,000 miles.
Alignment: 15,000-20,000 miles., unless tire wear is not a problem and car goes straight.
Brake fluid flush and power steering fluid flush: 2 years or when dirty or discolored.
Air filter, pcv valve and cabin air filter: as needed.
Professional fuel injection service: 40,000 miles.
Throttle bore plate cleaning: 20,000 miles.
Air induction service: 20,000 miles.
MaintenanceEvery auto manufacturer lists their required maintenance on their web sites and in the owners manual the maintenance service intervals vary between manufacturers.
Your car is a moving piece of machinery, it needs maintenance, if you want this car to last you need to service it. Do not just do the minimum recommended services that are listed in you service manual. Make sure you service your cooling system which prolongs the life of the radiator and water pump, and the power steering system, which will extend the life of your cars power-seeking pump and gear box or rack. It will cost you much more than you want to spend when you fail to maintain your car and larger problems surface. I recommend that you review your owners manual and get acquainted with a reputable auto repair facility. A good relationship with you car and your car's mechanic will benefit you in the long run, providing you with a long lasting and safe car.
At 30,000 miles you should also service your cooling system, transmission, fuel system and power steering; this should be repeated every 30k miles. I recommend flushes of the later mentioned items to prolong these systems' life span.