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I have a head gasket in a 2004 Toyota 4runner. Would you

I have a blown head gasket in a 2004 Toyota 4runner. Would you have it replaced?JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?Customer: Yes. V6JA: Are you fixing your 4Runner yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: No. Toyota dealership. It was confirmed on Friday.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: The cost of repairs is $3200. They are suggesting to have heads done as well.

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Toyota Service

Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager

7,508 satisfied customers
My 03 Camery is starting to overheat. does it need coolant?

My 03 Camery is starting to overheat. does it need coolant?JA: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to discuss this further with you. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?Customer: I had my check engine light serviced lately but the light has come back on. This after some sensors were replaced

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Ron Z.

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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I just installed a new radiator and thermostat in my 2007

I just installed a new radiator and thermostat in my 2007 matrix and the temp is half way but it still blows cold airJA: Has the vehicle overheated in the past? And what about servicing? Is it up-to-date on oil changes?Customer: yes up to dateJA: Are you fixing your Matrix yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: yes, the radiator was punctured and needed to be replacedJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: I put a new radiator and fan and thermostat. also how do i know i have enough coolant in the vehicle

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Eric

Retired

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28,144 satisfied customers
2005 prius. Problem warning and red triangle come on then a

2005 prius. Problem warning and red triangle come on then a thermometer shows upJA: Are you fixing your Prius yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: wondering if this is an easy fix or if it needs a mechanicJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: these warnings come on for a brief time then dissappear

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Jared D

Shop Supervisor

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I see a similar situation was dealt with about 7 years ago

I see a similar situation was dealt with about 7 years ago on an older Camry. Situation is this: 2011 Camry, heater blows appropriate temperatures on driver side, but cold air through all passenger side vents; defrost, upper left and right and lower.JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Have you checked to make sure the thermostat is working?Customer: Coolant level is good, just below full. Engine temp is in appropriate range.JA: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: not doing own repair. trying to get a sense of scope of problem before taking it in. or, if possible, determining that there are diy options.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no other malfunctions at this time.

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Eric

Retired

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No heat from rear vents in our 2008 Sienna. This is true

no heat from rear vents in our 2008 Sienna. This is true whether or not we are using the dashboard controls or the rear ventilation control panel. Front heat works well.JA: Have you checked to make sure the thermostat is working? What about the coolant level?Customer: Coolant level is good. Main thermostat seems to work because front heat works fine. Is there a separate thermostat for the rear?JA: Are you fixing your Sienna yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I'll fix it myself if I need to. I haven't tried anything yet, wanted to research firstJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: No I think that's all.

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Skyvisions

Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician

High School or GED

16,162 satisfied customers
At start up Toyota Echo continues to rapid idle, 240,000

At start up Toyota Echo continues to rapid idleJA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?Customer: 240,000 miles, year 2000 EchoJA: Are you fixing your Echo yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: nothing. just let it idle blue light goes off telling it is ok to run. The outdoor temp is below zero,JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Ted Ritter

Team Leader/toyota master tech/retired

High School or GED

5,204 satisfied customers
Heater is blowing cold air. Replaced thermostat, water pump.

heater is blowing cold air. Replaced thermostat, water pump. Blend door actuator is working fine.JA: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced?Customer: has never overheated. always stays in good temp range. never gone above the halfway point. Usually stays a little bit under. It is a 1996 4runner, 90k, last serviced at 87kJA: Are you fixing your 4Runner yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: it has been in a shop. Changed thermostat and waterpump. mechanic says heater core might have a small air bubble, but that it shouldn't affect the heat much with that small air bubble, it is not a cracked heat or blown gasket. Mechanic also checked the blend door actuator and is working just fine.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no. that is all thank you.

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roy

shop foreman

Associate Degree

8,216 satisfied customers
We have a 2001 Camry with the 2.2L 4cyl. I was driving it

we have a 2001 Camry with the 2.2L 4cyl. I was driving it one day and all of a sudden it just died. Tried to restart it, but wouldn't fire. That is when I noticed the engine temp gauge was near the Hot level, but not quite at H. No smoke, and no warning before that whatsoever. I let it cool down and checked the antifreeze and added some more. When I did this, I could hear liquid dripping below the engine, and noticed coolant was dripping out underneath around the area of the pulleys but could not find the source of the coolant leak. Did I blow the head gasket?JA: How old are the hoses? And have you tested the actual mix of your coolant?Customer: I'm sure they are original to the car. haven't checked the mix of coolant, either.JA: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Depends on the seriousness of what could be wrong. So far i've done nothing yet. I'm picking up a new battery today to try to restart it. Last time I tried to restart it, it finally fired, but ran really choppy. That was just after this all went down. The old battery eventually died after several attempts.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: Nothing that I can think of.

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Amedee

Service Manager

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

21,224 satisfied customers
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