2001 vehicle, with 115000. Purchased new by me, FSH. Five times failed to start in last 3 months. Battery replaced on first occasion, alternator on second, without result. Won't jump start. Merc service station have run all checks, and advise that problem is "undiagnosable"
It is believed that the Tomtom lead, which was permanently plugged in to the cigarette lighter, has caused the battery to drain, when the engine is not running. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
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Call your dealer & give them your VIN number. I believe your water pump is defective & Toyota dealer will fix it for free. Bring in your receipts and see if you can recoup your costs on the other water pumps. Make sure you register for car for other recall information with the dealership.
According to the website:
"Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 2.77 million vehicles around the world for a water pump problem and a steering shaft defect that may result in faulty steering - the latest in a spate of quality woes for Japan's top automaker."
Of those vehicles, some 620,000 spanning five hybrid models, including the Prius, have a defective water pump in addition to the steering shaft defect. Those vehicles were produced from 2001 to 2010 in Japan, and from 2003 to 2011 overseas. Another 10,000 vehicles with only a pump problem are also being recalled."
Head gasket i would suspect on a vehicle of this age ,both oil and water are being drawn into the cylinder ,which one ? i suspect no1 look at the plugs this will give a very indication .All head gaskets fail after 6/7 yrs of age on nearly all cars
It is common practice to replace belts that are 3 years or older depending on the type belt it is. The stretch and break over time with heat and cooling that goes on. Some mechanics are not trained in the proper maintainance of belts and hoses You should be having the timing belt change to. I believe if it is the ribbed type belt it is supposed to be replaced at 60 thousand miles. If you don't and the belt fails it's a $3000.00 repair minimum so $200.00 IN maintiance is in my opinion worth it. And belts can just fail even new ones. However you could also have a Tensioner pulley bearing going out causing the problem so I suggest you try a different shop. Hope this helps and thanks for using fix-ya.
This is beginning to look like a pervasive problem not unique to your vehicle. It would be interesting to learn exactly what failed inside the pumps you changed. I don't have any good answers yet but I would make a direct ground connection from the battery to the pump harness to eliminate any possibility of overheating of the pump motor from a poor ground, and see if it helps any. Also check all pump connections before you install it.
if you pull radio out write down serial # off radio. once you got # call dealer and they shold be able to give you radio #. if they don't I could get it for you. I work at an independent shop in MA and we work on merc bmw porsche land rover volvo . My e-mail is email@example.com